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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
Activate 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
Set Up Your Shoreline Network AccountOnce accepted, you'll receive instructions via email to activate your network account. You'll need this to connect to campus wifi, log into Canvas, and access many other on-campus and online systems.
Check your email for instructions.
Find FundingThere are many sources of funding and aid that can help with tuition, fees, books, and food.
Explore funding and aid resources
Placement Into ClassesPlacement determines where you're at with your learning and ensures you take the right college-level courses to be successful, which saves you time and money.
Find the best placement option
Transfer Your Credits (optional)If you have AP, IB, or other college-level credits you want to put toward your degree, transfer your credits to Shoreline by submitting your high school or college transcripts.
Learn more about transferring your credits
Plan Courses & RegisterDuring the registration process, students reserve their spot in their classes for the quarter. Work with an advisor or use a planning guide to determine your program’s course requirements before registering.
Plan your courses and register
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
Prepare to SucceedAttend New Student Orientation: Success starts here! Find out how to be a college super star and get acquainted with everything that Shoreline has to offer.
Buy your textbooks and supplies: Our bookstore can help you figure out what books you need for your classes and set you up with supplies and Shoreline gear.
Check out the Current Students portal: Located at the top of every page for easy access, the Current Students portal is your one-stop spot for all of the information and resources you need while taking classes at Shoreline.
Plan transportation & parking: Get your parking permit, a discounted ORCA card, or explore carpool options, and plan out your transportation ahead of time to avoid first-day stress or over-paying.
Learn about Canvas: Canvas is the online portal where most instructors post course materials like assignments and grades, answer questions, and host classroom forums. Make sure you know how to login and take time to familiarize yourself with the portal before classes start.