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 option that best fits your reasons for attending.

 

New, First Year Student

Applicants 18 years or older or those with a high school diploma or equivalent that have not attended a college or university following the summer of their high school graduation (includes those Running Start, IB, AP, and College in the High School credit earned while in high school).

BEdA, 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.
Non-matriculated, non-degree seeking

Applicants not pursuing a degree or certificate need to:

 

Apply for admissions (Indicate "Non-Degree Seeking" when asked intended major area of study on application.)

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 seeking a degree, that have attended another college or university.

Students that have Running Start, AP/IB credit, and College in the High School credit should apply under "New, First Year Students."

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®. 

 

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

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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. If you are paying online, do not use Autofill features on your browser at this time, as that can cause incorrect information to be submitted. 

         Applicants with who have confirmed financial need (Expected Family Contribution of zero as determined through FAFSA) 
         may
    complete a Request for Admissions Application Fee Waiver and submit it along with the required verification information.
         Running Start students can request that the application fee be waived by submitting the Running Start Fee Waiver along with the
         documentation requested on the form to the Running Start Office.

 

For application assistance, please refer to this step-by-step instructional document: [Application Instructions PDF]

 

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:
Winter 2018 (Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018) Thursday, December 21st, 2017
Spring 2018 (Monday, March 26th, 2018) Monday, March 19th, 2018
Summer 2018 (Monday, July 2nd, 2018) Monday, June 25th, 2018
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STEP FOUR: Financing Your Education

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: Placement & Register for classes

Are you eligible to register for classes? 

Most courses at Cascadia require an assessment of a student's skill level in reading, writing, and math in order to determine whether or not a student is prepared to succeed in the courses. These assessments are not pass/fail in nature but are tools to assist advisors with appropriate class selection. 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. Find your pathway below for placement information and the registration process.

If you are uncertain of your situation, or have questions regarding your placement, please contact admissions@cascadia.edu

 

Which best describes your situation?

Ways to Determine Placement

How to Register

 I Attended High School within the last 2 years

Smarter Balanced Assessment

 

English Placement via High School Transcript

 

Math Placement via High School Transcript

 

Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB)

 

ACCUPLACER Placement (recommended only if the above methods do not apply)

 

WAMAP (Alternate Math Placement)

Attend CORE

 I Attended High School more than 2 years ago

ACCUPLACER Placement (recommended only if the above methods do not apply)

 

WAMAP (Alternate Math Placement)

Attend CORE
I Completed Courses at another College

College Transcripts

 

ACCUPLACER Placement (recommended only if the above methods do not apply)

 

WAMAP (Alternate Math Placement)

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

 

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STEP SIX: Tuition, Orientation, Books, Parking/Bus Pass

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.

  • 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. NOTE: Please do not use Autofill features on your browser at this time, as that can cause incorrect information to be submitted. 
  • 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.
  • Payment Plan - Student Tuition Payment Plan (STPP)

    • Available for tuition balances over $1000.
    • Plan Details:
        • 1st installment (50% total tuition and fees) and $10 Enrollment fee are due upon signing up for plan.
        • 2nd installment (50% of remaining tuition and fees) is due by the 20th calendar day of the quarter. (Date adjusted for summer.)
        • 3rd installment (all remaining tuition and fees) is due by the 40th calendar day of the quarter. (Date adjusted for summer.)
    • Students sign up in person at the Kodiak Corner / Student Service Center during office hours.
    • Additional details are available on the Student Tuition Payment Plan Enrollment Form.
  • 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.   

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


 

Attend JumpStart Orientation!

 

JumpStart is Part 2 of Orientation at Cascadia, where as CORE is Part 1.  Please join us in kicking off the Winter 2018 quarter right!  This time around, JumpStart will be fully online and offered through Canvas, Cascadia’s online learning platform.  We strongly encourage all new students to attend.  Highlights include:

  • A “classroom experience” module where students get a taste of what learning is like at Cascadia!
  • A “career exploration” module where students learn more about themselves and possible careers that would complement their personality and passions!
  • A “financial literacy” module in which students will learn how best to manage their finances throughout their college career; module includes information on grants, loans, scholarships, and the use of credit!
  • A chance to interact with Cascadia student leaders, including Cascadia Student Government officers! 
  • A “live” Q&A session!
  • Student Resources at Cascadia!

CLICK HERE to sign up for JumpStart!

 

Questions about JumpStart Orientation? Please contact admissions@cascadia.edu.


 

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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