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If not, follow these steps to get started at Shoreline:
Apply to ShorelineApplying 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 AccountYour acceptance email will include your ctcLink ID number which allows you to access ctcLink, Shoreline's online student portal.
Activate your account
Complete New Student Orientation, onlineNSO includes information about degree pathways, Math and English placement, and funding. NSO also includes an introduction to Academic Advising. If you have transcripts for test scores, you can upload them in NSO. You will need your ctcLink number and passcode to log into NSO.
More information about NSO
Meet with an Academic AdvisorAll 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 classesPlan your courses and register
Set Up Your Shoreline Network AccountOnce 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 & FeesPay 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
More you can do, to prepare to succeedGet 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
Or drop by the front desk on the middle floor of the 5000 ("FOSS") building during regular business hours.