College and Career Foundations | Cascadia College

College and Career Foundations (CCF)

The College and Career Foundations (CCF) office is your central location for support with English Foundations (EF), English as a Second Language (ESL), Math Foundations, GED® prep, and high school completion (HS+).

 

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18215 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011 Library Annex (LBA) 102

College and Career Foundations (CCF)

International students should visit International Programs for information.

Application Dates

College and Career Foundations starts taking applications 6-8 weeks before the start of the next quarter.

  • Summer - application opens end of May 2024
  • Fall - application opens in August
  • Winter - application opens in November
  • Spring - application opens in February

Quarterly Schedule

We offer morning and evening classes. We have some online classes for students working on their HS+ diploma or GED®. See the Quarterly Class Search for the up-to-date class schedule (search for academic group CCF – College and Career Foundations).

Certificate of Completion

The College and Career Foundations office will provide students with a certificate of completion if a student completes and passes a level, and certificates of attendance if requested.

College Transition

What comes after College and Career Foundations (CCF)? Our program is designed to help students transition into college, career, or both. Students have the opportunity to improve their skills, earn a high school diploma or equivalent if they need one, and discuss their future plans with a program advisor. Many students continue at Cascadia in college level classes, or find an I-BEST or a professional technical program in the area.

Advising

Start planning for what is next after English as a Second Language (ESL) or Basic Education for Adults (ABE). You can think about your goals, how to transition into college or a career, and what you need to make that happen. Your CCF advisor will help you complete the following, so you're able to transition to your next journey: Applying for Admissions Online, taking the Accuplacer, participating in CORE, and filling out your FAFSA.

Make an appointment with Neda Rabbanian, the CCF Advisor, to start planning for the future! You can email Neda at nrabbanian@cascadia.edu

Students in upper CCF levels are asked to meet, at least once, quarterly with the advisor. Students will complete a “CCF and Beyond” plan with the advisor in order to prepare for what comes after CCF, what scholarships are available, and get support to reach their goals. This meeting is the start of creating an academic plan.

Transition Scholarship

The Cascadia College Foundation scholarship is awarded to a limited number of students interested in continuing at Cascadia after the College and Career Foundations (CCF) program is completed. Students are encouraged to apply as part of your college application process. If you have questions about how to apply, contact the CCF advisor, Neda Rabbanian, at nrabbanian@cascadia.edu.

Tuition and Payment

College and Career Foundations classes cost $25.00 per quarter. The government believes it is important that people who live in Washington, and want to complete a high school diploma, go to college, and get a good job have that access.

Students not eligible for CCF programs:

  • Students who are in the United States on temporary visas or student visas. We can only serve people who live permanently in the United States. We cannot serve anyone with an F-1, M- 1, J-1, B-1, or B-2 visa. If you are here on a temporary or student visa, please let staff know and you will receive information about programs where you can study English.
  • Students who have demonstrated skills above the level of our program (basic skills) by taking college level classes in the United States.

How to Pay Tuition

Please choose one of the 2 payment options below to pay your quarterly tuition

Option 1 - Pay Online

  • Go to: ctcLink Cascadia Login, ctcLink Login, Financials, What I Owe
  • Pay with Visa or Mastercard
  • You will need your ctcLink ID and account password

Option 2 - Pay by Mail

  • Mail payments to Cascadia College, Finance Office, 18345 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011 and include the Student ID Number & Student Name.
  • The tuition payment must be received on the Tuition Deadline Date, not postmarked.
  • Accepted form of mail payment: Check, made payable to "Cascadia College", please include student ID number and student name in memo line.
  • Do not mail cash.

Waivers

The College and Career Foundations program provides some financial assistance to students who qualify. Students can apply for waivers to assist with tuition and a parking permit or bus pass. New and returning students can apply during orientation. Current students can apply in the program office in the LBA. Students must apply every quarter.

Tuition waivers cover the $25.00 program tuition fee.

Parking waivers cover 25% of the cost of a quarterly pass, and 100% of the bus pass fee.

Waiver approval is based on financial need. Continuing students must also maintain eligibility by meeting the following requirements:

  • Paying tuition on time (before the program deadline)
  • Attending at least 80% of all classes
  • Taking CASAS post-tests at the end of the quarter

 

The documents below are helpful tutorials to assist with frequent processes and tools. Please contact eslabe@cascadia.edu with any questions.

All student resources are located in the Student Toolbox. Below are a few frequently used resources for CCF students. 

  • Enrollment Services - Services welcome area that can help with all of your initial student services-related questions. Office hours and in-person and virtual drop-ins. 
  • Help Desk - Computer and account support.
  • Counseling Center - Counseling services are available to any student who is struggling with issues including family conflict, divorce, substance abuse, depression, grief and loss, anxiety about academic achievement, and any other issue affecting a student’s mental health.
  • Activities and Recreation Center - Fitness center, events, and study space.
  • Undocumented Student Resources 
  • Kodiak Cave - Food resource center.
  • Policies and Procedures - Important information regarding your safety and acces.
  • Q: When do I have to pay for my class?
  • A: Tuition is due by day 5 of every quarter.
  • Q: Can my family member call the office and ask about my classes?
  • A: Student records are protected by federal law, but you may give us permission to share information with someone by completing a Release of Information form at the College and Career Foundations office.
  • Q: I don’t understand my level placement. Who can I talk to?
  • A: If you are a new student, talk to a College and Career Foundations staff member. If you are a continuing student and need help understanding your final grade, talk to your teacher.
  • Q: I need a high school diploma, but I’m confused by the options. Which one is best?
  • A: The best option depends on a lot of individual factors. Make an appointment to talk to the College and Career Foundations Advisor to discuss the different options and which one is right for you.
  • Q: Can I start taking college classes after I finish CCF classes?
  • A: Yes! Meet with the CCF Advisor to plan your transition to college.
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