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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

Activate 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

Set Up Your Shoreline Network Account

Once 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 Funding

There are many sources of funding and aid that can help with tuition, fees, books, and food.

Explore funding and aid resources

Placement Into Classes

Placement 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 & Register

During 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 & 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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Prepare to Succeed

Attend 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.

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Contact Us

Enrollment Services

FOSS (5000) Building, Room 5200
(206) 546-4611
(206) 546-5835
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