New Student Checklist

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International student?

Students who plan to study in the U.S. on a student visa are considered International students.

View your next steps

Running Start student?

High school students who've applied to the Running Start program should follow the link to see their next steps.

See your next steps

Military student or Veteran?

Active duty, reserve members, veterans, and eligible family members should click through to see their next steps.

View your next steps

English as a Second Language student?

Non-native English speaking immigrants, refugees, and citizens should follow these steps to become a student.

See your next steps

Adult Basic Education student?

If you are enrolling in ABE classes, complete the following form to finish applying to the College.

Complete the form

High School program student?

If you are entering a high school program like CECO, High School+, or GED classes, select your program to see your next steps.

See our high school program options

If not, follow these steps to get started at Shoreline:


Apply to Shoreline

Applying is simple, fast, and free. Once you apply, you'll get a ctcLink ID number which makes it easier for us to help you find funding and register.

Apply online or in person

Check your email for acceptance notification


Set up your ctcLink Account

Your acceptance email will include your ctcLink ID number which allows you to access ctcLink, Shoreline's online student portal.

Activate your account

Complete Online Onboarding Course- OCEANS

OCEANS includes information about degree pathways, Math and English Placement, and funding. OCEANS also includes an introduction to Academic Advising. If you have transcripts for test scores, you can upload them in the course. You'll need your ctclink number and passcode to log into OCEANS.

More information about OCEANS

Meet with an Academic Advisor

All new students are encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor after New Student Orientation and before registering for classes. Domestic students can contact our main office to schedule an appointment: 206.546.4559

More information about Academic Advising

Register for first quarter classes

Plan your courses and register

Set Up Your Shoreline Network Account

Once you have registered for classses, you'll receive instructions via email to activate your network account. You'll need this to access your Office 365 applications, as well as many other on-campus and online systems.

Check your email for instructions.

Pay Tuition & Fees

Pay your tuition and fees on time so you don't get dropped from classes. Even if you got financial aid or scholarships, you may still have to take action to apply those funds to your balance.

Pay tuition costs and fees
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More you can do, to prepare to succeed

Get the support you need

Meet with specialists who can help you with funding, housing, food, and transportation
Visit Student Accessibility Services

Transfer your credits from AP exams, IB exams, or other colleges. 

Collect your course materials Our bookstore can help you figure out which books you may need. Our library can help you with loaner texts and loaner laptops.

Check out the Current Students webpage

Explore the tutorials in "Online Learning Resources for Students" in Canvas 

Attend Welcome Week events

Need help?

Or drop by the front desk on the middle floor of the 5000 ("FOSS") building during regular business hours.

Contact Us

Enrollment Services

FOSS (5000) Building, Room 5200
(206) 546-4611
(206) 546-5835
See the College's operating hours