You’ve made the hardest decision yet -- to get started with your educational journey. Your first step is to complete the FREE State of Washington Community College Application.
Additional and Important Application Information
You must complete your application by the application deadline listed below to be admitted for the quarter you want. All applications received after the deadline are automatically rolled over to the next quarter.
Do you know what program you intend to study?
Some programs have additional things you need to complete before being admitted, like an interview with the program director or prerequisite classes. Check out our list of additional program requirements below.
Not sure what to study?
Start exploring more than 140 degrees programs (SCC | SFCC) or select undecided in the application and we’ll help you figure it out later with the help of a counselor.
Start exploring your opportunities now, with our virtual career coach software. You'll start by taking a simple quiz to establish your interests, then Career Coach will offer suggestions and related jobs.
Once your application has been processed (usually takes us a couple days), you'll receive an email containing your ctcLink number (student ID #) and instructions for your next steps for placement testing, academic counseling, orientation and registration. In the meantime, you can get started on your financial aid. Visit Step 2, Financial Aid, to get details.
Programs with Additional Application Steps or Prerequisites
Some programs have additional admission requirements and deadlines on top of the state application linked above. They may require an interview or have a waitlist. Some courses listed below also require certain prerequisites and courses be completed before applying. For more information on admission to these programs, visit the program pages: