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High School Enhancement

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High School Enhancement

High School Enhancement allows underage students, ages 15-17, to enroll in classes at Highline College. Students may take classes to fulfill high school graduation requirements, begin a college degree, or for personal enrichment.

Through High School Enhancement, students are still enrolled in high school and may take all or only some classes at Highline College. Students are responsible for all college costs including tuition, fees, textbooks, supplies, transportation, etc. Students must submit an authorization form every quarter they plan to enroll.


You must be at least 15 years old by the first day of the quarter.

Steps to Enroll

Before you begin enrolling, meet with your high school counselor to discuss your educational plans and complete the High School Enhancement Authorization Form. If you are a home-schooled student, contact your public school district’s high school administrator for signatures. Email your authorization form to Karen Steinbach at

If you are a current Running Start student who plans to take classes during summer quarter, you only need to complete and submit the High School Enhancement Authorization form, you do not need to complete the steps to enroll below. Only new students must complete these steps.

Step 1: Apply for admission to Highline College

Visit Admissions to apply online to Highline College. 1-2 days after you submit your application, you will receive an email with your Highline student ID number (SID) and instructions on how to activate your MyHighline account. Important: moving forward, all communications from the college will be sent to your Highline student email.

Step 2: Determine your English and math placement at Highline’s Placement and Testing Center

The Placement and Testing Center will help you determine your English and math course placement. The class(es) you plan to take at Highline College will determine what placement assessments you may need to complete. For example, math and many science classes require placement into a particular math class. Visit Placement and Testing Center to learn more about placement options and how to prepare.

Step 3: Complete New Student Orientation

Complete New Student Orientation to learn about Highline College programs, policies, resources, as well as how to be a successful college student. Visit our orientation page to determine which orientation program you should attend.

Step 4: Register for classes and pay for tuition, fees, textbooks, and other expenses

Register for classes and pay for tuition and fees online or at the Cashier’s window in building 6 before the tuition and fee deadline for the quarter you are registering for. Pay for any other expenses such as textbooks, supplies, parking, etc. before classes start. If you are 19 years or older and a Washington state resident, you may qualify for reduced tuition.

Contact Us

Please contact Karen Steinbach if you have any questions or would like to submit your High School Enhancement Authorization Form.

Email –

Phone – 206-592-3355

Office location – Building 6, room 226 (Mailstop 6-10)