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Get Started at Highline College!

Highline College Admissions

The following checklist is intended to support you during your admissions and enrollment process here at Highline College. Depending on your goals and previous experience, some steps may not apply or be in the same sequence.

In addition, visit the Entry Advising Get Started page for more information on getting started at Highline.

Questions? Contact Entry Advising at entryadvising@Highline.edu.

Complete the online admissions application. You will then receive your student ctcLink ID number: your key to navigate Highline. Check the email you used in your application to receive your admissions letter with your next steps.

College costs include tuition, fees, transportation/parking, and books/supplies. Financial aid is available and has specific eligibility and deadlines. Be sure to connect with the appropriate funding department about submitting additional documents. Explore the many funding sources and payment options that you may be eligible for.

Your ctcLink account is used to enroll in classes, pay for classes, manage financial aid, access student records, etc. Once you have received your ctcLink ID number in your admission letter, you can activate your ctcLink account.

Your myHighline account provides access to key online resources and tools, such as Canvas and Google, that are available to you as a Highline student. The ITS Department will send you an email with instructions on how to activate your myHighline account and set up your student email.

Getting started at Highline College involves several steps, and your Entry Advisor is here to support you throughout the process so you’re ready for next quarter’s registration! Most students will be asked to fill out a Get Started! Questionnaire in their admissions letter, which will prompt you to schedule a meeting with an Entry Advisor. If you did not receive this questionnaire or you would like to connect with an Entry Advisor at any time, you can find them in Building 6 (Upper Lobby) or contact entryadvising@highline.edu or 206-592-3620.
Other contact information and hours of operation can be found at: https://admissions.highline.edu/get-started/

Most courses require placement into a particular English or Math course by assessing your reading, writing, and math skills. Placement helps to identify which classes are right for you through a variety of methods; it is not just a test. Bring your high school transcript, GED, SAT/ACT scores, or other placement scores to the Entry Advising department in Building 6. Learn more about placement measures. If none of these measures work for you, you will take one of Highline’s placement tests. If you are transferring credits from another college, or have an accredited degree from another country, submit your official transcripts and request an evaluation from Registration & Records.

Getting familiar with college and Highline’s campus resources is important to your success. Orientation is encouraged for all students, and it is required before enrolling in classes if this is your first time attending college.

There are many educational opportunities at Highline, including certificates, 2-year and 4-year degrees. Before you begin taking classes, it will be important to select a Degree Pathway that fits your personal academic or career goals. Career and degree exploration assistance is available through the Career and Student Employment (CASE) and Counseling Center.

This is the fun part! Use your Academic Advisement Report and the class schedule and find available classes to enroll in. Class enrollment is open during specific dates.

Pay your tuition and fees by the deadline to save your spot in your classes. Follow up with your funding sources to confirm eligibility or sign up for a payment plan.

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Academic Pathway Advisor during their first two quarters! Advisors will help create your academic plan and choose courses, clarify and explore pathways, connect you with resources, and match you with a faculty advisor!