Steps to Getting Started at Cascadia
To learn more about Cascadia, attend an on-campus Information Session held most Wednesdays from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm in room CC1-250. Check our events calendar to see upcoming sessions.
*Please note: RUNNING START Information Sessions (Running Start prospective students ONLY) are held on the second Wednesday of the month beginning October 2014 - October 8, November 12, December 10, January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13.
UPCOMING: December 17; January 21 & 28
- Please visit the calendar and/or Facebook for dates NOT available.
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- Please click Campus Map for directions on campus
Adult members of the community 18 years or older*, or those with a high school diploma, GED, or high school equivalency certificate are eligible to enroll in courses at Cascadia College.
*Students under 18 years of age may qualify for an exception under Cascadia's Running Start or Underage Student admission process.
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Once you've applied, check your financial aid status in the Financial Aid Portal.Financial Aid for additional information OR contact them by email at email@example.com or by calling (425) 352-8860.
There are a number of ways to meet course prerequisites depending on whether you are a new first time college student or a transfer student with one or more quarters of college experience.
- Take the COMPASS placement test. This English and math assessment test is available on a walk-in basis on the first floor CC1 in Kodiak Corner.
- Submit advanced placement test scores and ask an advisor if your scores can be approved for prerequisite credits
Submit your high school transcript to see if you can receive a prerequisite override for qualifying chemistry and Math classes. (Math is only for Northshore School District)
Transfer students can meet course prerequisites by:
- Scheduling an appointment with an advisor by calling the Kodiak Corner at (425) 352-8860.
- Submitting unofficial transcripts for evaluation of transferable credits and to satisfy English and Math prerequisites 48 hours prior to your appointment. Unofficial transcripts can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted to the Kodiak Corner. (You may need to take the COMPASS placement test if your math coursework is over 24 months old and/or your coursework does not satisfy the English prerequisites.)
IMPORTANT: In order for previous college courses to apply towards a Cascadia degree or certificate you must submit official transcripts to and a completed Transcript Evaluation Request form to Kodiak Corner for official evaluation.
Five Ways to PayThe quarterly tuition deadline is posted in the Academic Calendar. Tuition must be paid in full by the tuition deadline to avoid being dropped from classes.
- Pay Online by 9:30pm at Washington State Colleges Payment Page with VISA or MasterCard. Your Student ID Number and Student Pin will be required.
- In-Person by 5:30pm at the Kodiak Corner with cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and Union Pay Credit Card. Bring your Student ID Number. If you are paying with a credit card, the credit cardholder must be present, or the student must have a signed note from the card holder authorizing payment of tuition, parking pass, etc. The card holder's signature and the amount of the payment must also be included on the note.
- Phone Payments by 5:30pm at (425) 352-8860 with VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and Union Pay Credit Card and have your Student ID Number.
- In the Payment Drop Box located outside the Kodiak Corner / Student Services Center by check or cash and include your Student ID Number. Payments must be received by the times below and will be reflected in your account within that day. The pick up for the drop box is Monday through Friday at 8:00am. On the tuition deadline day, there will be an additional pick up at 4:00pm.
- By Mail to Cascadia College, Business Office, 18345 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011 and include your Student ID Number. It must be received on the Tuition Deadline Date, not postmarked.
Attend JumpStart Orientation
JumpStart Orientation for Winter has already passed. The next JumpStart will be offered shortly before the Spring Quarter starts in April. JumpStart is an extension of CORE and NOT a replacement. This is where you will learn about:
- become familiar with resources
- the classroom experience
- student life
- information about choosing a major
- campus safety
- free time to take care of any last minute tasks like, buying books, getting your Student ID card, and signing up for your Cascadia email account and UW NetID for library access.
Purchase your books:
- Campus Bookstore
- Online sites selling textbooks: use the textbook's ISBN number found in the quarterly class schedule to purchase your books