Underage Student Admission

Cascadia College does not wish to duplicate or replace the functions of local high schools.  However, high school students may request special admission to take specific courses at the college on a quarterly basis. Underage students (16-17 years old) who are not Running Start students may enroll under exceptional circumstances. Students seeking enrollment as an underage student on a long term basis should explore admissions through our Running Start Program.

Follow all the steps below to apply for underage student admission:

What to Do

 How to Do It



Get an underage student admission packet.

Review the information in the packet.

 Two ways to get the packet:


Apply for admission to Cascadia.

Classes fill quickly, and we cannot guarantee admission to a particular class. For the best chance of getting into the class you want, apply before the priority underage student application deadline in the calendar. There is a $30 application fee.

After we receive your application, we will send you a student ID number via email or U.S. mail.

 Two ways to get the packet:




Determine Placement.

You must demonstrate academic preparedness for college level work. To qualify for underage student admission, you must place into English 101.


Visit our placement page for information on available options.

 4. Schedule an appointment to submit all the required documents noted in your packet.

To schedule an appointment:

Permission to enroll as an underage student is granted on a quarterly basis. Approval to enroll for one quarter does not guarantee enrollment for a future quarter. Students wanting to enroll in a subsequent quarter must submit a signed Parent/Student Release and School District Enrollment Release Form each quarter they want to enroll.


Pay tuition and fees. If you do not pay on time, you will be withdrawn from all classes.

See Waivers for information on reduced tuition.

See How to Pay.


 6. Get your student ID card.

Go to the Kodiak Corner.

You must bring photo identification and a printout of your student schedule to show that you have paid tuition.

 7. Get your computer and email account information.

Visit the Student Accounts page for information about setting up your network and email account.

 8. Buy your books..

Check the Academic Calendar for important dates and deadlines.