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Got Questions?

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Keep Track of Your Steps!

Keep Track of Your Steps!

Download the admissions checklist to ensure you complete all of the steps. See below for an interactive guide where you can click on the steps to get more info. 

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Follow the Steps Below

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1Apply to Olympic College

Complete the Online Admissions Application or download and return a print application. Visit our How to Apply page for step-by-step instructions. 

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2Activate Your Student Accounts

Activate your ctclink, email, and Canvas accounts. The ctcLink Student Homepage is your all-access account that will remain with you throughout your time at Olympic College. Visit our Student Accounts webpage for more info and instructions. 

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3Fund Your Education

There are numerous funding sources available to Olympic College students including scholarships and grants that do not have to be paid back. Many of our students graduate debt free. The first step is to apply for financial aid. 

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4Determine English & Math Placement

An important step in the admission process is to identify your math and English starting points. Find out more about the options for establishing your placement. 

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5Complete New Student Orientation & Intake Survey

Find out everything you need to know about Olympic College at New Student Orientation. The Intake Survey will help us connect you with an advisor and resources to meet your unique needs. You can attend in-person or online. 

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6Schedule Advising

Meet with a Student Success Coach to explore your educational goals and select your academic pathway.

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7Enroll in Classes

Enroll in classes once new student registration has begun. It's easy to enroll in ctcLink. Visit our How to Enroll webpage for helpful instructions and info. 

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8Pay Tuition & Fees

Pay for your classes by the quarterly payment deadline. Pay tuition and fees in ctcLink, or visit the Cashier's Office webpage for info on payment options. 

Admission Eligibility

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Admission Eligibility

Olympic College is an “open door” institution, meaning – unlike universities – virtually everyone who applies to the college is admitted. To be eligible for general admission to the college, one of the following is required:

  • 18 years of age or older, or
  • High school diploma or GED, or
  • A written release from the high school district

Applicants under the age of 16 are not usually offered general admission.

What Type of Student Are You?

Before starting your journey, help us identify the admissions process and academic path that is right for you.