How to Apply

Steps to Getting Started at Cascadia

STEP ONE: Determine Your Admissions Process

First identify your student category  

 

Below are a list of categories. Please read and select the closest option for you.

 

New, First Year Student

Applicants that have not attended a college or university following the summer of their high school graduation (includes Running Start, IB, AP, and College in the High School).

ABE, ESL, High School Completion

Applicants interested in Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, and High School Completion.
Bachelor Degree Applicants that have completed an associate degree or meet the prerequisites for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Practices.
International Student Applicants who need a student visa to study in the U.S. or who have any other type of temporary, non-immigrant visa.
Non-matriculated, non-degree seeking

Applicants not pursuing a degree or certificate need to:

 

Apply for admissions

Pay the $30 application fee

Contact Advising to submit unofficial copies of college transcripts

Returning Cascadia Student

Applicants that have previously attended Cascadia, but have not completed their degree program.

 

Schedule an appointment with an advisor by calling Kodiak Corner - 425.352.8860, Option 4.

Running Start (prospective student) Applicants seeking admission into the Running Start program and will have 11th or 12th grade status.  
Transfer Student Applicants that have attended a college or university following the summer past their high school graduation that have not earned a bachelor's degree.
Underage Student Applicants are 16-17 years old, and not enrolling in the Running Start program.
Veteran Applicants are veterans of the United States military services and working with a G.I. bill. 
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STEP TWO: Attend An Information Session

Learn more about Cascadia and attend an on-campus Information Session

 

Information Sessions are held most Wednesdays from 4:00p-5:00p in room CC1-202. Check our events calendar to confirm dates and room location. No reservation needed. 

 

*Please note: RUNNING START Information Sessions will begin again Fall 2015. 

 

  

UPCOMING SESSIONS

 

Sep 2, 9, 16, 23 | RM CC1-202 | 4:00p-5:00p

 

Directions to Campus

Parking Information

Campus Map

 

 

For general admissions questions, please email admissions@cascadia.edu

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STEP THREE: Apply for Admissions 

All students must apply for admissions

 

Only students who have previously applied to Cascadia, and have a Cascadia student ID number, do not need to re-apply. 

  • Apply online or in-person at Kodiak Corner AND
  • Pay the nonrefundable $30.00 application fee. You may pay online or in person.

 

PLEASE NOTE: In order to allow new students enough time to complete the application and registration process before the quarter starts, we recommend that students apply by the suggested application submission deadline.

 

 

Quarter Starting Suggested Date to Apply By:
Fall 2015 (Monday, September 28) Monday, September 21, 2015
Winter 2016 (Monday, January 4) Monday, December 28, 2015
Spring 2016 (Monday, March 28) Monday, March 21, 2016

 

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STEP FOUR: Pay for College

Apply for Financial Aid

Need help with the financial aid process?

Once you've applied for FAFSA, check your financial aid status in the Financial Aid Portal

See Financial Aid for additional information: 

Contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@cascadia.edu or by calling (425) 352-8860.

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STEP FIVE: Register for classes

Are you eligible to register for classes? 

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.

 

New, First Year Student

(no credits)

New, First Year Student

(some  credits)

Transfer Student

(1+ quarters of college experience)

Take the COMPASS Placement  

Take the COMPASS Placement 

 

If applicable...

 

Submit advanced placement (AP) test scores to admissions@cascadia.edu

 

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)

 

Submit College in the High School transcript

Schedule an appointment with an advisor by calling Kodiak Corner - 425.352.8860, Option 4.

 

Submit your unofficial transcript to advising@cascadia.edu or submitted to Kodiak Corner.

 

You may need to take the COMPASS Placement if your math coursework is over 24 months old and/or your coursework does not satisfy the English prerequisites.

ATTEND CORE

 

Sign up to attend an orientation and registration session

ATTEND CORE

 

Sign up to attend an orientation and registration session

You will register at your academic advising appointment after transcripts have been reviewed
  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. 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.
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STEP SIX: Now What?

Pay Tuition


The 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.   

Visit Paying for College for additional information on tuition prices, estimated college costs, fees, refunds, tax credits, and waivers.


 

Attend JumpStart Orientation


JumpStart is an extension of CORE and NOT a replacement. All new college students (with no prior college experience) are expected to attend. Here you will learn about:

  • Give you opportunities to meet other new students just like yourself.
  • Give you opportunities to get to know staff and faculty at Cascadia.
  • Spend more in depth time learning about what’s available to you as a student that were not covered in CORE.
  • Introduce you to leadership opportunities and how to get the most out of your time here.
  • Get your last minute questions answered, errands completed, and ready for the Fall Quarter.
  • Get you excited about starting your first quarter at Cascadia College.

JumpStart Orientation for Fall 2015 takes place on Thursday, September 24th from 8:30am-4:00pm.

Please let us know if you will or will not be attending through this RSVP.


 

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

 

Park on campus OR ride the bus


 

 Important Dates and General Information

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