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Enrollment

No application fee. No SAT. No personal essay. Cascadia's admissions and enrollment process is designed with you in mind. Our goal is to make it easy for you to take that important first step toward your academic and career goals. We're ready to assist you.

 

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Kodiak Corner, CC1-1st Floor

Enrollment

You have Cascadia's course catalog, looked at quarterly class schedules and checked out enrollment dates so you're probably wondering what you need to do to enroll in classes.

The Enrollment Services team is located at the Kodiak Corner Front Counter in the CC1/CC2 building, is available to help you answer general questions, admissions or enrollment questions, or find your way around campus.

Day Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wedneday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday NO DROP-INS; NON-INSTRUCTIONAL DAY
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Drop-in for general support and enrollment questions. 

Day Hours / Link
Thursday
  • NO DROP-INS; NON-INSTRUCTIONAL DAY

Virtual appointments can be made for Identity Verification Services such as release of information and fraudulent application verification. Email enrollment@cascadia.edu to schedule an appointment. 

Registration

Class registration for new students follows a checklist to help you get the right classes for your student type. If you haven't applied for admission, please refer to our Get Started information. 

If you are a continuing student, please log in to ctcLink.

Pay Tuition

Review the complete Tuition and Fees information, which includes how to pay tuition.

ORCA/Campus Parking pass

Parking and bus passes are available. Visit Commuter Services for rates and how to acquire the right pass for you. 

Enrollment Materials

The Annual Course Planning Guide show Cascadia’s tentative plan for classes and the quarters in which they are offered. It is intended for planning purposes only, and should not be considered a guarantee of class offerings. Actual quarterly sections may be changed, added, or removed. Students should use the Searchable Quarterly Class Schedule to see up to date class offerings.

ctcLink is the student self-service portal. Students will do all college business (review class schedules, register for classes, pay tuition, review financial aid, check academic progress, view unofficial transcripts, receive messages, and more) through the student portal. 

Learn how to activate and access your ctcLink account.

Visit Admissions for more information and to ensure the classes you take match your skills, needs, and goals.

Interested in seeing which classes are currently scheduled? Use the Searchable Quarterly Class Schedule to see up to date offerings. Please select Cascadia College when using for the first time.

Credits earned at colleges or universities that are recognized by a regional accreditation association or Ministry of Education are accepted for evaluation to transfer to your degree or certificate at Cascadia. No more than 5 credits of "D" level work will be accepted. Official transcripts are reviewed and credits transferred after you have registered for classes for your first quarter. Evaluations are completed in the order in which official transcripts and the Evaluation Request form are received.

Complete the Transcript Evaluation Request Form and send your previous college and university official transcripts. Official transcripts can be submitted electronically directly from your previous institution or mailed to:

Cascadia College
Attn: Enrollment Services
18345 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011

If you have earned a four-year degree, you are not required to submit official transcripts unless credits will be used towards a degree or certificate at Cascadia. Unofficial transcripts may be required to provide evidence of placement level before registering for English or math courses or for courses with a prerequisite of English or math.

Official Transcripts

All official transcripts are imprinted with Cascadia College’s official seal, signed by the Registrar, and sealed in an envelope. Order your official Cascadia transcript online 24/7 through the National Student Clearinghouse. 

A $5.00 transcript fee plus an additional $2.90 processing fee ($7.90 per transcript) is added.

FAQs

Can Cascadia College send Official Transcripts electronically?

  • Yes. If the receiving institution is a Washington state public college or university (e.g. UW Bothell), all transcripts will be sent electronically - despite the National Student Clearinghouse only providing a physical mail option. The UW Seattle and UW Bothell only requires electronic copies of official transcript (not mailed official transcript). Note: If you are sending the transcript electronically, when ordering the transcript, you will be required to enter the recipient's email address in the "Delivery Information" section on the National Student Clearinghouse website.

 

How does Cascadia College deliver printed Official Transcripts?

  • All printed Official Transcripts are delivered via USPS First Class Ground Mail to their intended recipient(s). Outgoing mail is picked up daily Monday through Friday. Cascadia College is unable to track mailed transcripts, as such please connect with your intended receipients(s) for any delivery updates.

 

Can I request multiple copies of my Official Transcript in a single request?

  • Yes. However, multiple copies placed in one order can only be delivered to one recipient. You will need to place one order for every intended recipient. 

 

Can I have an Official Transcript sent to my email address?

 

Can I request an Official Transcript if I do not remember my Student Identification Number?

  • Yes. When submitting your request, you may enter either your Student Identification Number or your Social Security Number.

 

What is the average delivery time?

  • There are several factors to take into consideration, including but not limited to, geographic region of recipient, inclement weather, school closures, delays with mailing services, etc. These are approximate delivery timeframes:

Electronic: 3-5 business days
Mailed: 7-15 business days
International: 21+ business days 

Unofficial Transcripts

View and print your unofficial Cascadia transcript through your ctcLink account. If you have any issues or questions, please email enrollment@cascadia.edu

Note: Former students who attended or graduated prior to Spring 2020 will need to set up a ctcLink account to access unofficial transcripts. Cascadia College now uses a new system for student self-service or new student online system, called ctcLink. As part of this process, all students including former students will be assigned a new ctcLink student ID and login password through the ctcLink system. Learn more and activate your new ctcLink account.

Washington State Residents

For state-supported class tuition purposes, a Washington state resident is one who is a U.S. citizen or one who has permanent resident immigration status, or conditioned entrant status, and:

  • Has established a domicile (residence) in Washington state primarily for purposes other than educational for the period of one year immediately prior to the first day of the quarter and was financially independent from parents or legally-appointed guardians for the calendar year during which college enrollment begins, or:
  • Is a financially dependent student, one or both of whose parents or legal guardians have maintained a domicile in Washington state for at least one year immediately prior to the last day of the quarter.

A Washington state resident must have lived continuously in Washington state for the last 12 months. Students cannot qualify as legal residents of Washington for tuition calculation purposes if they possess a valid out-of-state driver's license, vehicle registration, or other documents that give evidence of being a legal resident of another state.

Washington state residents typically document their legal residence by showing that they have done all of the following for the entire 12 months immediately preceding the beginning of the quarter:

  • Held a Washington driver's license or identification card, and
  • Had their vehicle registered in Washington, and
  • Have been registered to vote in Washington

Determination

For New Students who have an undetermined residency status based upon their online application for admissions, you have two options regarding applying for in-state residency tuition.

Option 1

You can qualify for in-state residency using the Washington State Higher Education Residency Affidavit if you meet all the following conditions:

    • You have received a high school diploma (or equivalent).
    • You maintained a primary residence in Washington for at least 12 consecutive months immediately before your first term at the college determining residency. The Washington residence must be for purposes other than college. If you take any courses at another Washington college during the prior 12 months, you cannot have taken more than six credits in any given term. If you exceed that limit, you must prove that you have a Washington residence for non-college reasons.
    • You will affirm that you are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or that you will file an application to become a permanent resident of the United States as soon as you are eligible to apply.

 If you meet all the above requirements, you can use the updated Washington Higher Education Residency Affidavit to request a change in residency status, and email the completed form as an attachment to enrollment@cascadia.edu. 

Note: If you applied or will apply for state financial aid using the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA), then you do not need to submit this affidavit form separately. The affidavit is part of the WASFA.

Option 2

If you are not eligible for the above affidavit, please complete the MS Form Residency Status Waiver to ensure that you are charged the appropriate tuition rate.

Out of State Residents

Students cannot qualify as legal residents of Washington for tuition calculation purposes if they possess a valid out-of-state driver's license, vehicle registration, or other documents that give evidence of being a legal resident of another state.

Some exceptions apply for active duty military personnel and some employees of public higher education institutions. Visit Enrollment Services in Kodiak Corner for additional information.

Exceptions

Certain students who are not permanent residents or citizens of the United States may be eligible for resident tuition rates. To be eligible students must have met the following conditions:

  • Earn a high school diploma, GED, or diploma equivalent before your first term at the college determining residency, and
  • Maintain a primary residence in Washington for at least 12 consecutive months immediately before your first term at the college determining residency. The Washington residence must be for purposes other than college. If you take any courses at another Washington college during the prior 12 months, you cannot have taken more than six credits in any given term. If you exceed that limit, you must prove that you have a Washington residence for non-college reasons.

Students who meet the above criteria and have filed an application for admission must submit a signed WA Higher Education Residency Affidavit to the enrollment@cascadia.edu or the Welcome Desk. 

For Continuing Students who currently have out-of-state residency status looking to petition for a change to in-state residency statusindividuals must fill out the following Residency Questionnaireand send it enrollment@cascadia.edu, along with supporting documentation showing they meet the following guidelines to establish Washington domincile:

  • Physically reside in the state for at least 12 consecutive monthsprior to the first day of the quarter student is seeking residency.
  • A legal resident must also relinquish all valid legal ties with their former state/country of residence and affirmatively create legal ties and relationships in the state of Washingtonin accordance with state and local legislation.

Supporting documentation include three (3) or more of the following items listed below:

  • Lease/rental agreement, mortgage settlement or rent receipts
  • Washington driver's license
  • Washington motor vehicle registration (not title)
  • Washington voter registration card
  • Evidence of full-time employment (employer statement noting hire date and full-time status)
  • Checking or saving account
  • Address listed on selective service registration
  • Membership in professional, business, civic or other organizations
  • Receipt of benefits under public assistance programs
  • Hunting or fishing license

Any questions, please contact our Enrollment Services at enrollment@cascadia.edu; or call 425-352-8860; or come visit us during our open hours at the Kodiak Corner (CC1).  

Forms

Can't find the form below? Contact enrollment@cascadia.edu for assistance. 

Forms completed by hand, should be filled out in pen. Return all completed forms to Kodiak Corner front counter with your photo ID. 

Admissions

Records and Registration

  • Assessment Score Request

To request a copy of your Cascadia Assessment Scores, please email enrollment@cascadia.edu with your full name, date of birth, and last four digits of your Student ID number. Requests can take up to 1-3 business days. Only Cascadia scores available.

  • Credit Registration 

Students can register, add, drop, or withdraw online through the ctcLink account before deadlines. Launch your ctcLink account. During the late registration period and while in remote operations (while campus is closed and online services are offered), students who receive permission from the instructor can register or add a class by sending a email to enrollment@cascadia.edu. The email must include: 

    • Full name

    • Last Four Digits of your Student ID number

    • Item number of the class

    • Course name and number

    • Approval email from the instructor clearly stating their approval with item number, course name, and approval for over-enrollment 

Students with holds on their accounts must email enrollment@cascadia.edu with your full name, date of birth, and the last four digits of your Student ID number to address the necessary steps to remove these holds. Requests can take up to 1-3 business days. 

  • Diploma Reorder Form - for students who have lost or misplaced thier diploma. 
  • Enrollment Verification Form - verify your enrollment as a credit-earning student at Cascadia.
  • Late Add Petition - Add a class after the 10th day of the quarter. Students are eligible to add/drop classes during the 10-day add/drop period after the start of the quarter, and do not need to use this form.
  • Name Change Form - officially update your legal name on your student record. 
  • Official Transcript Request - all transcript information.
  • Unofficial Legacy Transcript Application - designed to deliver historical student information not coverted into ctcLink during the colleges’ migration to the new system PeopleSoft. If you attended Cascadia College during the years of 2000-2019, you will need to fill out this form in order to retrieve your unofficial transcript.
  • Program Update Form - officially update your program of study on your student record.
  • Release of Information Form - authorizes the release of FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) protected student information by Cascadia to a family member, friend, or other person whom you designate. 
  • Repeat Class Form - completed to request that an “R” be posted next to the previous course grade(s) on the official transcript. The lower grade will be removed from Cascadia's Grade Point Average calculation (GPA). Students submit this form after final grades are posted. Courses may be repeated up to two times (or enroll in the class up to three times). 
  • Residency Affidavit - Washington Higher Education Residency Affidavit must meet certain criteria. Submit the Residency Affidavit to the enrollment@cascadia.edu or the Welcome Desk. 
  • Residency Classification - Information about eligibility for residency for tuition paying purposes in Washington State.
  • Residency Questionaire- Information about eligibility for residency for tuition paying purposes in Washington State.
  • Student ID Number Recovery - request your Student ID Number or ctcLink ID Number.
  • Transcript Evaluation Request - evaluate credits from another college or university and apply the credits towards your Cascadia degree.

These requests-for-withdrawal forms are intended for extreme circumstances only, relating to medical or military-related situations. Please review the instructions on the MS Form in the links below to understand eligibility requirements. The forms cannot be reviewed if turned in after the end of the current term.

  • ES Petition - fill out between the 10th day of the current term to the last day to withdraw.
  • Hardship Withdrawal - fill out between the last day to withdraw from a course and the last day of the current term.

Please review the waiver options below. If you are uncertain if you qualify, contact enrollment@cascadia.edu

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Huda Sarhan

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