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Highline College Admissions

How do you get started at Highline College? For college-credit courses, students (including Running Start and transfer students) should use this process*:

Are you unsure what to study? Highline can help. Consult our Advising Center or take advantage of our online Career Coach. You can choose from more than 100 areas of study at Highline. During your time at Highline, our educational planners and faculty advisers will support you with personalized educational advising and professional support.
Explore all of your funding options, including financial aid, scholarships, WorkFirst Services, Workforce Education Services, Veterans Services, and the Student Tuition Easy Payment Plan (STEPP). We recommend that you apply for financial aid, even if you think you are not eligible. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online using Highline’s federal college code #003781. Check the Financial Aid Portal as well as your Highline student email account regularly for the status of your aid and awards.
Apply online before coming to campus. It allows us time to create your account and ensures your start will be as quick and smooth as possible. Allow two business days to process your application. If you would prefer to apply in person, come to Admissions in Building 6. After we process your application, you will get a student identification number (SID).
Your myHighline account is your key to Highline. You will need it to take placement tests as well as to participate in classes, receive Highline information, pay for parking and more.
Certain courses and programs need placement. Placement can be determined using high school transcripts, GED scores, smarter balanced scores, placement tests you’ve already taken or by taking a math or reading assessment. If you need to take MyMathTest, we have brush-up workshops to support you. When you are ready for assessment, bring a photo ID to Highline’s Placement and Testing Center (Building 25, 6th floor).
If this is your first time attending a college, you are required to participate in new student orientation during which you will learn how to register for classes. Interested in a campus tour? Outreach Services will show you around.

Fall Quarter 2016

September 26-December 16

Winter Quarter 2017

January 9-March 24

Spring Quarter 2017

April 3-June 15

Class Schedule

Registration Dates

Finals Schedule

Getting Started

*For other courses and programs, see our Quick Start Guides for information on starting at Highline:

Visit the Quick Start Guides

Continuing Education
Finish High School
International Students
Learn English

Other Information

Pay for College
College Cost
Financial Aid
Scholarships & Grants
Veterans Services

Important Dates

Winter 2017 Quarter Registration

November 1, 2016 – Registration Begins

Spring 2017 Quarter Registration

February 14, 2016 – Registration Begins

Financial Aid Deadlines

October 6, 2016 – Winter 2017

February 9, 2017 – Spring 2017

April 6, 2017 – Summer 2017