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Does Cascadia have the program or degree I want?

Cascadia has seven areas of interest and 71 different pathways that lead to a variety of certificates, degrees, and careers. What is your goal?

Is the Cascadia community right for me?

No two colleges are the same. Location. Size. Number and type of students. Focus areas. Faculty. Amenities. Support systems. Age of facilities. What is important to you?

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Student Demographics

The data tells the story of Cascadia’s uniqueness. But our students aren’t numbers to us. Each of you brings your own story, talents, and goals. Check out our student enrollment profile.

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Dedicated Faculty

Cascadia faculty members are not just your teachers, they are also your allies. In addition to being experts in their disciplines they are also engaged in their communities and in life-long learning. Don't be afraid to connect with them.

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Focus on University Transfer

This is our specialty. Spend your first two years at Cascadia then we help you transfer all your credits to the university of your choice. See where our students are going!

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Can I afford to attend

Can I afford to attend?

Tuition and Fees

We believe students shouldn’t go into debt to fund their education. We’ll show you how to cut costs.

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Financial Aid

Cascadia offers federal and state funding for eligible students. We’re here to guide you through the process.

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Scholarships and Grants

Free money! The Cascadia College Foundation supported 256 students in 2021-22 with scholarships and emergency grants.

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How is Cascadia different from other colleges?

Cascadia is more than a college. It’s an experience. And you get to decide how you want to college!

Ready to Apply? Start here.

Choose one that best describes your goal

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Take courses to Earn a Degree, Certificate or Transfer to a University

I want to earn a certificate or degree, launch or advance my career,  get college credit as a high school student, or earn credits to transfer to a university.

Overview of enrollment process for 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.

If you are a Workforce Education student with no prior college experience, please begin here.

1. Submit an Online Application (it's free!)

  • Select "Cascadia College"

  • Select "First Year"

  • Select "Academic"

  • Enter required information and click "Submit"

2. Establish English and Math Course Placement

  • Students are required to establish English and Math course placement that will determine a starting point at Cascadia.

  • Visit Placement for more information.

3. Attend Cascadia Orientation and Registration Experience (CORE)

  • CORE is hosted in-person and virtually. You will learn about student support resources, and meet with an Academic Advisor to register for your first quarter. Visit CORE for additional information.

3. Finance Your Education

  • Learn more about paying for college and resources available to cover tuition, fees, and other emergency expenses. 

  • Visit Financial Aid for additional information and support.

Next Steps:

Please allow 3-5 business days after submitting your application for processing. You will receive an acceptance email with your student ID number and a registration information email with additional enrollment steps. 

Please use this step-by-step guide if you need additional assistance.

Overview of process for applicants in high school seeking college credit, including Running Start, Cascadia in the High School, CTE Dual Credit, and Underage Admissions.

1. Submit an Online Application (it's free!)

  • Select "Cascadia College"

  • Select "Running Start"

  • Select "Academic"

  • Enter required information and click "Submit"

2. Establish English and Math Course Placement

  • Students are required to establish English and Math course placement that will determine a starting point at Cascadia.

  • Visit Placement for more information.

3. Complete Running Start Documentation

4. Attend Cascadia Orientation and Registration Experience (CORE)

  • CORE is hosted in-person and virtually, you will learn about student supportresources and meet with an Academic Advisor to register for your firstquarter.

  • Visit CORE for additional information.

Next Steps:

Please allow 3-5 business days after submitting your application for processing. You will receive a welcome email with your student ID number

Please use this step-by-step guide if you need additional assistance.

Overview of process for applicants that have previously attended Cascadia but have not completed a degree program.

If you are a Workforce Education student who is returning to Cascadia, please begin here.

1. Schedule an Appointment with an Academic Advisor

 

2. Finance Your Education

  • Learn more about paying for college and resources available to cover tuition, fees, and other emergency expenses.

  • Visit Financial Aid for additional information and support.

 

Overview of process for applicants seeking a degree, who have attended another college or university. This does not include students that have Running Start, AP/IB credit, and College in the High School.

If you are a Workforce Education student transferring credits to Cascadia, please begin here.

1. Submit an Online Application (it's free!)

  • Select "Cascadia College"

  • Select "Transfer"

  • Enter required information and click "Submit"

2. Schedule an Appointment with an Academic Advisor

  • Applicants who have previously attended Cascadia but have not completed their degree program need to meet with an Academic Advisor

3. Finance Your Education

  • Learn more about paying for college and resources available to cover tuition, fees, and other emergency expenses. 

  • Visit Financial Aid for additional information and support.

Next Steps:

Please allow 3-5 business days after submitting your application for processing. You will receive a welcome email with your student ID number.

Please use this step-by-step guide if you need additional assistance.

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International F1 Students

I want to attend as an international student.

Please follow these instructions if you are an international student applying to earn the first two years of credits for university transfer

  1. Complete the online international student application

  2. Submit with the application:

    • A financial statement in English that is less than 3 months old showing a minimum amount of $21,177 USD. (If you intend to bring your spouse or children as dependents under an F-2 visa, please add $5,000 USD per each dependent.)

    • Results of English placement scores

    • A non-refundable application fee of $50 USD and we accept credit or debit card payments. We will send instructions on how to pay for the application fee after all admission required documents are submitted correctly.

    • A passport copy.

    • A high school or college transcript. An unofficial transcript is acceptable.

Please follow these instructions if you are an international student applying to improve your English for career advancement or to reach fluency level required for college/university program at Cascadia

  1. Complete the online international student application

  2. Submit with the application:

    • A financial statement in English that is less than 3 months old showing a minimum amount of $21,177 USD. (If you intend to bring your spouse or children as dependents under an F-2 visa, please add $5,000 USD per each dependent.)

    • A non-refundable application fee of $50 USD and we accept credit or debit card payments. We will send instructions on how to pay for the application fee after all admission required documents are submitted correctly.

    • A passport copy.

    • A high school or college transcript. An unofficial transcript is acceptable.

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College and Career Foundations

I want to study English/ESL, Math Foundations, or earn my GED

Welcome! If you are new to our program, or returning after two or more years, there are 5 steps to getting registered

  1. Apply - Complete and submit the CCF Online Application Form. You can apply using the link provided, or you can call or visit our office, and we can help you. Then wait 1-2 business days for a welcome email with next steps. CCF Online Application Form

  2. Complete the placement form - Your welcome email will include a link to a placement form. After you complete the placement form, we will contact you within 1-2 business days to schedule your orientation. ABE/ESL/HS+/GED® students do not need to complete the placement form. We will contact you with orientation dates.

  3. Schedule orientation and testing - Reply to our email to schedule your appointment for orientation and testing. We have morning and evening appointments available. Your appointment will be on campus and will last about 3 hours. We will also send you a copy of our orientation presentation. You can review the information before your appointment.

  4. Attend orientation and testing and register for classes - During orientation and testing you will meet program staff and get ready for classes. All CCF students are required to take a reading (or math) test. Don't worry, this test won't change your class placement! Testing is in-person, on campus. After you finish your test, we will work with you to review your personal goals, talk about your placement, decide your class schedule, register for classes, and set up your student accounts.

  5. Finalize tuition, transportation, and technology - Pay tuition (or apply for a waiver), decide if you need a parking permit or bus pass, and finish any needed account set-up. You did it! Welcome to Cascadia! Please contact our office if you need help with any of these tasks; we are happy to help you.

Our program serves students who are living in the U.S. We welcome all immigrants, refugees, and U.S. citizens. We cannot serve students with short-term visas (for example student visas, au pair visas, and tourist visas).

Please contact us if you have questions about whether you can study in our program: ESLABE@cascadia.edu

International students should visit International Programs for information
 
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Bachelors of Applied Science Degrees

I want to earn a Bachelor's Degree from Cascadia

  1. Complete Cascadia College application either online or in-person at Kodiak Corner.

    • If you are currently or have ever been a Cascadia student, you may skip this step. You will NOT be able to register as a BAS student - please choose an associate level program. This is just to register you for the College, before you will be accepted into the bachelor program of your application.

  2. Complete the Mobile App BAS application:

    Basic Information

    Are you planning to enroll in this program part time (6-11 credits) or full time (12+ credits)
    Are you a current Cascadia College student, or have you completed coursework at Cascadia College in the past?

    Education Information

    Classes are scheduled Monday through Thursday, between 3:30pm and 7:50pm in various modalities. Are you able to participate in the program during these times?
    Are you (or will you be) an International Student on an F-1 visa?
     
    • This is your actual application to the bachelor's level program.

  3. Write a Personal Statement regarding the prompt: Describe your interest in the program and any experience that has helped you prepare for it (2 Pages or 500 words maximum).

  4. Submit official transcripts

    • Have your official transcripts sent from colleges attended even if you did not earn a degree from that college. If you earned credits or a degree at Cascadia, you do not need to submit a Cascadia College transcript.

  1. Complete Cascadia College application either online or in-person at Kodiak Corner.

    • If you are currently or have ever been a Cascadia student, you may skip this step. You will NOT be able to register as a BAS student - please choose an associate level program. This is just to register you for the College, before you will be accepted into the bachelor program of your application.

  2. Complete the BASSP application (submit a PDF form fillable version and email it to bas@cascadia.edu):

    Basic Information

    Are you planning to enroll in this program part time (6-11 credits) or full time (12+ credits)
    Are you a current Cascadia College student, or have you completed coursework at Cascadia College in the past?

    Education Information

    Classes are scheduled Monday through Thursday, between 3:30pm and 7:50pm in various modalities. Are you able to participate in the program during these times?
    Are you (or will you be) an International Student on an F-1 visa?
     
  3. Write an essay (no more than 2 pages, 500 words) answering the following questions:

    • What sustainability challenge (local, national or global) matters most to you and why?

    • What are the ecological, political, social and economic factors contributing to this challenge?

    • How will courses and opportunities from this degree help you address those factors and contribute to alleviating this challenge?

    • How will this degree help you accomplish your educational and career goals?

  4. Submit your resume

    • Skills based resume including all relevant work and volunteer experience.

  5. Submit official transcripts

    • Have your official transcripts sent from colleges attended even if you did not earn a degree from that college. Transcripts should be sent to enrollment@cascadia.edu, or the Assistant Director of Sustainable Practices (below). If you earned credits or a degree at Cascadia, you do notneed to submit a Cascadia College transcript. (Transcripts do not need to be submitted at the same time as the application, but must be received for consideration to enter the program.)

The application window for Fall 2024 is now open for BAS programs! The program will evaluate students on a first-applied, first served basis. See Sustainable Practices for more information.

Please submit your BASSP Application materials including Essay and Resume (transcripts can be sent later or to the enrollment office):

  • Via email to sclassen@cascadia.edu

  • By mail to:

    Cascadia College
    ATTN: Stephan M. Classen, Assistant Director of Sustainable Practices
    18345 Campus Way NE
    Bothell, WA 98011
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