ctcLink for Students

hands holding smart phones with the ctcLink interfaces on it

Students, you may activate your ctcLink account now.
 

The new ctcLink system is now open for student use. Students are asked to activate their new ctcLink account and receive their new student ID. Be sure to write down your new ctcLink ID number (EMPLID) when you get it and keep it in a safe place. You will need it to login to ctcLink and to register for Spring Quarter classes. Watch your email for additional details.

  • Training and Q&A sessions for students will be offered on Zoom March 1-5 and 8-12 twice daily starting at 10 am and 1 pm.
     
  • Note: you should continue to use your SID and PIN number when logging into Canvas until Spring Quarter. Starting Spring Quarter, you will use you ctcLink ID and password to access Canvas coursework.
     
  • On Wednesday, March 3, registration for Spring Quarter will begin for returning students using the new ctcLink system. (Note: Continuing Education students will continue to register using learnatnorth.org, learnatcentral.org, and learnatsouth.org.)
     
  • If you forget your ctcLink ID after you activate your account, you can retrieve your credentials by entering your SID and PIN at tools.seattlecolleges.edu/Initialize/mycredential_bySID.

ctcLink Information/Q&A Sessions for Students on Zoom

Need information about how to navigate and work with ctcLink? Information sessions are planned for March 1-5 and 8-12. These sessions will be held twice a day starting at 10 am and 1 pm on Zoom. Each session will cover student account activation, enrollment, and standard payment options functionality within ctcLink. The time includes a 45-minute presentation and 45 minutes for Q&A. Zoom access will be the same for each session: https://zoom.us/j/91827975797.

 Monday, March 1 - Zoom access

 10:00 to 11:30 am

   1:00 to 2:30 pm

 Tuesday, March 2 - Zoom access

 10:00 to 11:30 am

   1:00 to 2:30 pm

 Wednesday, March 3 - Zoom access

 10:00 to 11:30 am

   1:00 to 2:30 pm

 Thursday, March 4 - Zoom access

 10:00 to 11:30 am

   1:00 to 2:30 pm

 Friday, March 5 - Zoom access

 10:00 to 11:30 am

   1:00 to 2:30 pm

 

 Monday, March 8 - Zoom access

 10:00 to 11:30 am

   1:00 to 2:30 pm

 Tuesday, March 9 - Zoom access

 10:00 to 11:30 am

   1:00 to 2:30 pm

 Wednesday, March 10 - Zoom access

 10:00 to 11:30 am

   1:00 to 2:30 pm

 Thursday, March 11 - Zoom access

 10:00 to 11:30 am

   1:00 to 2:30 pm

 Friday, March 12 - Zoom access

 10:00 to 11:30 am

   1:00 to 2:30 pm

 

ctcLink Resources for Students

The video below offers a basic overview of the ctcLink Student Homepage where you can access and update your student information, including viewing Financial Aid awards, updating contact information, paying tuition, registering for classes, and many other tasks.

Registration Begins for Returning Students on Wed., March 3 using ctcLink

  • Quick tips for using the new class schedule (NorthCentralSouth): 
    • Review the help guide: How to Browse and Search for Classes.  
    • Common Course Numbered (CCN) classes are listed as a separate subject. You will want to search for classes in both subjects. (See Step 5 in the guide). 
    • Make sure to uncheck the “See Open Classes Only” box so you can see all classes, including those that may be closed. (See Step 11 in the guide).
       
  • Course permission numbers (formerly known as entry codes) will be available when registration opens and can be obtained at your college in the same way they were previously available.
     
  • Remember, online tutorials and step-by-step help guides on how to enroll in classes are available at the ctcLink Resources for Students web page.
     
  • Note: Continuing Education students will register as they have been using learnatnorth.org, learnatcentral.org, and learnatsouth.org.
     

Key Dates for Students

In the accordion box below you will find key dates important for you to keep in mind during Winter Quarter 2021 and beyond. Please review this information and plan accordingly.

NOTE: Financial aid and scholarship disbursements will not occur between February 8 and March 1, 2021.  Financial aid applications will begin processing again Monday, March 1.
 

  • Wednesday, February 10 (by 4:30 pm) – last day for student and department cashiering transactions in business offices at all colleges. Cashiering Offices will not be able to process any transactions again until March 1.
     
  • Thursday, February 11 (by 4:30 pm) – Last day for Winter Quarter enrollment and registration changes.
     
  • Friday, February 12 (by 4:30 pm) – Legacy web admissions portals close at 4:30 p.m. until new ctcLink admissions portals open on Monday, February 22.
     
  • February 12 to March 1 – Students will not have access to their student records online in MyNorth, MyCentral, or MySouth. These records include information about student accounts, financial balances, class registration, enrollment, and transcripts.
     
  • February 15 to March 1: ctcLink Preparation and Deployment – Payroll, Accounting, Admissions, Advising, College Business Offices, Enrollment & Registration, and Financial Aid Offices are closed at all campuses.
     
  • Monday, February 15 – Presidents Day Holiday - no classes, campus offices closed
     
  • Tuesday, February 16 – Students look for email information about their new ctcLink ID and using ctcLink to register for Spring Quarter 2021 and online training resources.
     
  • Monday, March 1 – Students are invited to activate their new ctcLink accounts.
    Please do not attempt to activate your account before March 1.
     
  • Wednesday, March 3 – Registration for Spring Quarter begins for returning students using ctcLink. 
    (Note: this is a change from earlier published information that had registration beginning February 8).
     
  • Monday, March 8 – Registration for Spring Quarter begins for new students using ctcLink.
     
  • Monday, March 15 – Tuition payment deadline (originally March 8).
     
  • Wednesday, March 24 – Winter Quarter ends.
     
  • Monday, April 5 – Spring Quarter classes begin.
  • Friday, April 9 – Spring Quarter last day to withdraw with 100% refund.
  • Friday, April 9 – Last day to register for Spring Quarter (South).
  • Friday, April 16 – Last day to register for Spring Quarter (Central, North).

Note: effective November 6, 2020, through March 30, 2021, all Student Services offices at all colleges will be closed on Fridays. This allows staff to complete required ctcLink training and testing sessions, attend staff meetings, and catch up on work. We ask for your patience as our staff works to balance training, testing, and daily work in two systems—our current system and the new ctcLink environment. Please know, we will do our best to meet your needs as we transition to ctcLink.

  • Many college offices will be closed or have limited hours from February 15 to March 1 to focus on the transition. This includes Admissions, Advising, Business Offices, Cashiering, Enrollment and Registration, Financial Aid Offices, and Payroll. 
     
  • You still have access to your coursework in Canvas. You also have access to email and Office365, Starfish, library systems, and remote access to computer labs. 
     
  • On Monday, March 1, you may begin using ctcLinkPlease do not attempt to activate your account before March 1.   
  • Online training sessions for students will be offered twice daily March 1-5 and 8-12 starting at 10 am and 1 pm. (refer to the schedule information, including Zoom link info, in the section above).
     
  • Registration for Spring Quarter begins Wednesday, March 3 for returning students using ctcLink.  
    • Learn how to enroll in a class at the ctcLink Resources for Students web page
    • Note: Continuing Education students will register as they have been using learnatnorth.org, learnatcentral.org, and learnatsouth.org. 
       
  • Registration for Spring Quarter begins Monday, March 8 for new students using ctcLink. 
     
  • Learn how to use ctcLink with step-by-step guides and tutorials at the ctcLink Resources for Students web page.
     
  • A mobile app is available for ctcLink. Search for “ctcLink” and download it at your mobile app store.  
    • You must activate your ctcLink account before using the mobile app or its web-based version. 

screen capture of ctcLink app as it appears on a mobile device - features ctcLinklogo and related informationA ctcLink Mobile App Is Available 

One exciting feature of ctcLink is an app you can use on your mobile devices. Search the app store (iPhone) or play store (Android) on your mobile device for “ctcLink” to download and install this free app today. Note: You must activate your ctcLink account before using the mobile app or its web-based version. Please see the ctcLink Resources for Students web page for account activation instructions and for more information about the app. After you activate your ctcLink account on March 1, you’ll be able to access ctcLink directly through your mobile device using the app.
 

Updates

Following is an archive of update messages sent to students about the transition to ctcLink from our current systems. It is intended for reference and review.

Now that ctcLink is live, we want to offer you a few tips on registering for Spring quarter and where to find financial aid information. 

Registration

  • You must activate your ctcLink account before registering for Spring Quarter classes. If you haven’t yet, activate your ctcLink account now. When you receive your new ctcLink ID number, be sure to write it down and keep it in a safe place. If you forget your ctcLink ID after you activate your account, you can retrieve your credentials by entering your SID and PIN at tools.seattlecolleges.edu/Initialize/mycredential_bySID.
     
  • You are encouraged to carefully read the Browse and Search for Classes Help Guide. This will help you become more familiar with the new registration system.
     
  • Course permission numbers (formerly known as entry codes) will be available when registration opens and can be obtained at your college in the same way they were previously available.
     
  • Tutorials and step-by-step guides about how to enroll in a class and do other things using ctcLink are available on the ctcLink Resources for Students web page. Some quick tips are below.
     

Quick Tips for Using the New Class Schedule
Following are three important things to note when using the new class schedule.

Make sure to select Spring 2021 in the term dropdown menu to see Spring Quarter classes. It defaults to our current quarter, so you may see Winter 2021. (Refer to Step 4 in the Help Guide.)

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Common Course Numbered (CCN) classes are listed as a separate subject. You will want to search for classes in both subjects to see all your options. (Refer to Step 5 in the Help Guide.)

arrow pointing at "Chemistry" and "Chemistry (CCN)" from web screen capture


Make sure to uncheck the “See Open Classes Only” box so you can see all classes, including those that may be closed. (Refer to Step 11 in the Help Guide.)

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Financial Aid
Your Winter and Spring Quarter financial aid information will continue to be accessed through your college’s Financial Aid Portal. You will use your MySeattleColleges login.

Help Is Available
You won’t be alone as you begin using ctcLink. IT staff will be on standby to assist with technical issues. Online help and support—both self-service tutorials and Zoom meetings will be available.

  • If you encounter problems activating your account, contact the IT HelpDesk.
  • Zoom information sessions are available March 1-5 and 8-12. These sessions are held twice a day starting at 10 am and 1 pm. Each session will cover account activation, enrollment and registration, and standard payment options using ctcLink. The sessions include a 45-minute presentation and 45 minutes for Q&A. Zoom access will be the same for each session: zoom.us/j/91827975797.
  • For step-by-step help guides and tutorials, visit the ctcLink Resources for Students web page.
  • Find answers to common questions at the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for students page.

ctcLink is big change for all of us. Don’t hesitate to reach out for help, and we ask for your patience as we learn to use ctcLink together. 

 

 

Last week faculty and staff began using ctcLink. Now it’s your turn. As of today, Monday, March 1, you have access to this new tool to help you manage your college information and business.

We know moving to ctcLink is a big change for you. Don’t hesitate to ask for help, but please be patient. There is a large amount of new information, and everyone is learning this new system—including faculty and staff.

First Step: Activate Your ctcLink Account
To activate your new ctcLink account complete the following steps.
video and step-by-step help guide are available at the ctcLink Resources for Students web page.
 

  1. Go to the Students web page for your college: North | Central | South.

  1. Click on the ctcLink icon to get to the ctcLink login screen.

        screen shot of icons on student pages with ctcLink icon circled 

  1. Click “First Time User?” at the lower right of the ctcLink login screen.
    Note: if you already have a ctcLink ID from another Washington community or technical college or you have activated your ctcLink account, you do not need to click “First Time User?”.

  1. Enter the information as requested and click Submit.

  1. Choose three security questions by clicking on the dropdown menus.

  1. Answer your security questions.
    Note: Answers are not case sensitive. Write your answers down or take a screen shot to help you remember them.  

  1. Create your password and confirm it. Then, click Submit. 

  1. Your account is now activated. After you write down your ctcLink ID number, click OK.
    Note: You will receive your new ctcLink ID number (called an EMPLID in the system).
    Be sure to write down your new ctcLink ID number when you get it and keep it in a safe place. If you forget your new ctcLink ID number, refer to this help guide.

  1. Click Close. For security purposes, make sure to close your browser before logging in to ctcLink.

  1. Now you can login to ctcLink and get started.
     

You Will Have Help
You won’t be alone as you start using ctcLink. IT staff will be on standby to assist with technical issues. Online help and support—both self-service tutorials and Zoom meetings will be available.

  • If you encounter problems activating your account, contact the IT HelpDesk.

  • for step-by-step help guides and tutorials, visit the ctcLink Resources for Students web page.

  • Find answers to common questions at the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for students page.

  • Zoom information sessions are available March 1-5 and 8-12. These sessions are held twice a day starting at 10 am and 1 pm. Each session will cover account activation, enrollment and registration, and standard payment options using ctcLink. The sessions include a 45-minute presentation and 45 minutes for Q&A. Zoom access will be the same for each session: zoom.us/j/91827975797.
     

Spring Quarter Registration Begins March 3 Using ctcLink
On Wednesday, March 3, registration for Spring Quarter begins for returning students using the new ctcLink system. Step-by-step enrollment help guides and tutorials are available at the ctcLink Resources for Students web page. And feel free to attend any of the Zoom information sessions mentioned above. Note: Continuing Education students will register as they have been, using learnatnorth.org, learnatcentral.org, and learnatsouth.org.
 

A Mobile App Is Available
One exciting feature of ctcLink is an app you can use on your mobile devices. Search the app store (iPhone) or play store (Android) on your mobile device for “ctcLink” to download and install this free app today. After you activate your ctcLink account, you’ll be able to access ctcLink directly through your mobile device using this app. Note: You must activate your ctcLink account before using the mobile app or its web-based version.

This week faculty and staff in departments across Seattle Colleges are working with our new ctcLink system. They are settling in and getting ready to serve students and other employees. They are focused on becoming more familiar with ctcLink and checking to make sure information has transferred correctly. Many college offices will be closed this week to prepare to serve and support you on March 1, when you will begin using ctcLink.   

Learn More about ctcLink Now 
Now is the time to start learning more about how to use ctcLink if you haven’t already. 

Begin Using ctcLink March 1 
On Monday, March 1, you will begin using ctcLink. Online help and support—both self-service tutorials and online zoom meetings—will be available. IT staff will be on standby to assist with technical issues. Please do not attempt to activate your account before March 1. 

  • We encourage you to start with online tutorials and step-by-step help guides available at the ctcLink Resources for Students web page
  • Online training sessions for students will include information about account activation, enrollment, and payment. Sessions will be offered twice a day March 1-5 and 8-12 starting at 10 am and 1 pm. 
  • The IT HelpDesk will offer LiveChat and phone support for account activation, browser, and access issues.
     

Spring Quarter Registration Begins March 3 Using ctcLink 
On Wednesday, March 3, registration for Spring Quarter begins for returning students using the new ctcLink system.  

  • Quick tips for using the new class schedule (NorthCentralSouth): 
    • Review the help guide: How to Browse and Search for Classes.  
    • Common Course Numbered (CCN) classes are listed as a separate subject. You will want to search for classes in both subjects. (See Step 5 in the guide). 
    • Make sure to uncheck the “See Open Classes Only” box so you can see all classes, including those that may be closed. (See Step 11 in the guide).
       
  • Course permission numbers (formerly known as entry codes) will be available when registration opens and can be obtained at your college in the same way they were previously available.
     
  • Remember, online tutorials and step-by-step help guides on how to enroll in classes are available at the ctcLink Resources for Students web page.
     
  • ctcLink Student Info sessions that cover account activation, enrollment, and payment steps will be held twice a day March 1-5 and 8-12 starting at 10 am and 1 pm. Click here for schedule and access information (scroll to ctcLink Info Sessions for Students on Zoom).
     
  • Note: Continuing Education students will register as they have been using learnatnorth.org, learnatcentral.org, and learnatsouth.org.
     

A Mobile App Is Available 
One exciting feature of ctcLink is an app you can use on your mobile devices. Search the app store (iPhone) or play store (Android) on your mobile device for “ctcLink” to download and install this free app today. Note: You must activate your ctcLink account before using the mobile app or its web-based version. Please see the account activation instructions at the ctcLink Resources for Students web page and for more information about the app. After you activate your ctcLink account on March 1, you’ll be able to access ctcLink directly through your mobile device using the app.  

We know moving to ctcLink is a big change for everyone. Please be patient as we learn this new system together. 

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What to Expect During the Transition to ctcLink at Seattle Colleges 

  • Many college offices will be closed or have limited hours from February 15 to March 1 to focus on the transition. This includes Admissions, Advising, Business Offices, Cashiering, Enrollment and Registration, Financial Aid Offices, and Payroll. 
     
  • You still have access to your coursework in Canvas. You also have access to email and Office365, Starfish, library systems, and remote access to computer labs. 
     
  • On Monday, March 1, you may begin using ctcLink.  
  • Online training sessions for students will be offered twice daily March 1-5 and 8-12 starting at 10 am and 1 pm. 
     
  • Registration for Spring Quarter begins Wednesday, March 3 for returning students using ctcLink.  
    • Learn how to enroll in a class at the ctcLink Resources for Students web page
    • Note: Continuing Education students will register as they have been using learnatnorth.org, learnatcentral.org, and learnatsouth.org. 
       
  • Registration for Spring Quarter begins Monday, March 8 for new students using ctcLink. 
     
  • Learn how to use ctcLink with step-by-step guides and tutorials at the ctcLink Resources for Students web page.
     
  • A mobile app is available for ctcLink. Search for “ctcLink” and download it at your mobile app store.  
    • You must activate your ctcLink account before using the mobile app or its web-based version. 

We are beginning the transition to ctcLink. Many college offices will be closed until Monday, March 1 to focus on this change. Please be aware that you will not have access to your student records until March 1. We know this is inconvenient, but it is necessary so we can make the change to ctcLink successfully. 
 
You still have access to your coursework in Canvas. You also have access to email and Office365, Starfish, library systems, and remote access to computer labs.  
 
Please Start Learning about ctcLink Now 
We encourage you to start learning more about how to use ctcLink by visiting the ctcLink Resources for Students web page. For information about important dates, refer to the Key Dates for Students section of the ctcLink for Students webpage. We also have a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for students page to help you find answers to some common questions. 
 
You Will Have Help 
On Monday, March 1, you will begin to use ctcLink. You’ll receive more information over the next few weeks to help prepare for this change. IT staff will be on standby to assist with technical issues. Online help and support—both self-service tutorials and zoom meetings will also be available. Watch your email for details. 
 
You Will Receive a New Student ID Number 
To activate your new ctcLink account in March, you will enter your existing SID to receive your new ctcLink identification number (called an EMPLID in the system). Be sure to write down your new ID number when you get it and keep it in a safe place. With this you will have one ID number to access your information across Seattle Colleges as well as across the Washington community and technical college system. Your ID and records will follow you within the community and technical college system. 
 
Look for an important email on March 1 with more details. Until then, take two minutes to watch a short video on how to activate your account. Watch it a few times to have a good starting level of preparation. 
 
Registration Begins March 3 Using ctcLink 
On Wednesday, March 3, registration for Spring Quarter will begin for returning students using the new ctcLink system. (Note: Continuing Education students will register using learnatnorth.org, learnatcentral.org, and learnatsouth.org as they have been.) We will be there to offer help and support as you get comfortable using ctcLink to register.  
 
We hope you have had a chance to begin reviewing the new class schedule as you plan for Spring Quarter: 

If you have questions, take advantage of our help guide: Searching and Browsing Classes
 
Please be patient as we work together to learn this new system. ctcLink’s new tools and features will help us better serve you. 

The process of moving from our current student data, finance, and business systems to the new ctcLink system will begin soon. To make the transition, we need to shut down our current systems and transfer the data. This means you will not have access to your records and some services for a period of time in February. We apologize for this inconvenience, but it is necessary.  

Access to Student Records Paused February 12 to March 1 
Please be aware that you will not have access to your student records online in MyNorth, MyCentral, or MySouth from Friday, February 12, to Monday, March 1. These records include information about your student accounts, financial balances, class registration, enrollment, and transcripts. If you need this information, please access it online before Thursday, February 11, at 4:30 pm. You will have access to your student records again beginning on March 1 in ctcLink. 

Other Services Paused During ctcLink Transition 
Please note the following dates when other services will be paused for the ctcLink transition. 

  • Many college offices will be closed or have limited hours from February 15 to March 1 to focus on the transition. This includes Admissions, Advising, Business Offices, Cashiering, Enrollment and Registration, Financial Aid Offices, and Payroll.  
  • Financial aid and scholarship disbursements will not occur between February 8 and March 1.   
  • The last day for cashiering transactions in business offices at all colleges is Wednesday, February 10, before 4:30 pm.  

Services That Will Remain Open and Accessible 
Your coursework in Canvas will not be interrupted. You will also have access to email and Office365, Starfish, library systems, and remote access to computer labs. 

Changes in Login and Authentication Begin February 22 
How you login to your student portal — MyNorth, MyCentral, and MySouth — will change as we move to ctcLink. Beginning Monday, February 22, you will use your MySeattleColleges login information instead of your SID/PIN to access your student portal and many other apps.  

*Note: Your MySeattleColleges login is the same login information you use with Microsoft Office365 and Outlook email (typically firstname.lastname@seattlecolleges.edu and associated password). 

Most of the services—like the class schedule, registration, student records and personal information, and business functions—are moving to ctcLink from MyNorth, MyCentral, and MySouth, but your student portal will be available during the transition and after. 

ctcLink Opens for Student Use March 1 - Start Learning Now 

  • On Monday, March 1, you will be asked to activate your new account in ctcLink. Once activated, it will provide access to your student records and information in ctcLink. Watch your email for details on how to do that.  
  • Curious about how you’ll activate your ctcLink account beginning March 1? You can visit the ctcLink Resources for Students web page to start learning today about how you will use ctcLink. 

Keep watching for important announcements, especially in your email and Canvas. Please make it a priority to read messages about ctcLink and take any actions you are asked to complete. 

We are excited to bring these new tools and features to you. 

We're changing our systems and online tools to better serve you. Later this month Seattle Colleges will launch a new and improved technology and data system called ctcLink. These improvements will make the way you access your information more user-friendly with more self-service and mobile-friendly features available.

Many systems, like registration, will be changing. To learn more about these changes, refer to the ctcLink for Students website at seattlecolleges.edu/ctclink/ctclink-students.

What can you expect during the transition?

New Look for Spring Class Schedule
Start planning your next quarter with the new Spring 2021 class schedule, available on Tuesday, February 2. You'll notice a new look and some changes to how it works as you view the class schedule in ctcLink. We hope these improvements will assist you. If you have questions, take advantage of our help guide, Searching and Browsing Classes, and get ready to register starting March 3.

Pause in Services During Transition 
Preparing for ctcLink will mean a pause in many current services, and several college offices will be closed from February 15 until March 1. This is necessary to prepare for the changeover of data systems and to test and verify our new systems. We know this is inconvenient, but we ask for your patience during this time. It is extremely important to make sure the data in the new system is accurate.

Offices and services affected include:

  • Admissions 
  • Advising  
  • Business Offices and Cashiering 
  • Enrollment and Registration 
  • Financial Aid  
  • Payroll and Human Resources 
  • You will not have access to your student accounts and information in MyCentral, MyNorth, or MySouth, during this time.

You will still have access to: 

  • Coursework on Canvas 
  • Email and Office365 
  • Starfish 
  • Remote access to computer labs 

 
Important Dates 
Following are important dates and notes about the change to ctcLink. Watch your email for details.

  • From February 15 to March 1, many of our offices and data systems will be closed to prepare for this change and test and verify our new systems.
     
  • If all goes well, on Monday, March 1, the new ctcLink system will open for your use. You’ll be asked to activate your new ctcLink account and receive your new student ID. Watch your email for details.
     
  • On Wednesday, March 3, registration for Spring Quarter will begin using the new system. Watch your email for details. (Note: Continuing Education students will still register using learnatnorth.org, learnatcentral.org, and learnatsouth.org.)

We’re excited to bring these new tools and features to you to help make your college experience more user-friendly and serve you better.

When we move to our new data system, ctcLink, starting on Monday, February 22, the changes will make the way you access your Seattle Colleges information more user-friendly. Your experience will be more comprehensive and consistent whether you are attending Central, North, or South.

The preparation for and transition to ctcLink will affect the services you’ll be able to access. During the time we change systems, access to your current student account and a number of student services will be unavailable. We’ve made every effort to minimize the impact on students, but this is necessary to make sure everything is accurate and running smoothly as we move from the old system to the new system.

NOTE: You will still have full access to your coursework in Canvas.
Canvas will NOT be interrupted by our transition to ctcLink.


Following are important dates for you to keep in mind. Mark these on your calendars.

Funding Disbursements Paused Between February 8 and March 1
Due to the transition to ctcLink, financial aid, scholarships, Workforce and other fund disbursements will not occur between February 8 and March 1. Financial aid application processing and funding disbursements will resume after Monday, March 1.

Cashiering Transactions Paused Between February 11 and March 1
The last day for student and department cashiering transactions in business offices at all colleges is Wednesday, February 10 until 4:30 pm. Cashiering services will begin again on Monday, March 1 using the new ctcLink system.  

Access to Your Online Student Account and Records Paused from February 15 to March 1
Please be aware that you will not have access to your student account and records using our current systems, MyCentral, MyNorth, or MySouth, from Monday, February 15, until Monday, March 1. This two-week period is required to transfer our current data systems into ctcLink and ensure the information is intact and accurate. You will still have access to Canvas, Office365, Starfish, and remote access to computer labs.

Various Student Services Will Not Be Available February 22 to March 1
Several offices will be closed Monday, February 22 through Friday, February 26 to focus on the transition and ensure the data transfer was successful. They include Cashiering, Admissions, Business Offices, Enrollment & Registration, Financial Aid Offices, and Payroll at each of our colleges. These offices will reopen on Monday, March 1.

While we understand moving to a new system will limit service temporarily, we hope you will be patient with everyone as we all learn to work with ctcLink together. We will keep you informed of the things you’ll need to do as well as other important details about this transition, including resources, tutorials, and information sessions to help you navigate and use ctcLink. Please continue to watch for the important emails you receive about ctcLink and read them.

As always, if you want more information, refer to the ctcLink for Students website at www.seattlecolleges.edu/ctclink/ctclink-students

This quarter, Seattle Colleges – Central, North, and South – will change our student technology and data systems to ctcLink, which will replace MyCentral, MyNorth, and MySouth. While we’ve all grown accustomed to our current system, it uses outdated technology that doesn’t offer the integrated online services you need. Our new system, ctcLink, offers many services online in a mobile-friendly way.

This email is the first in a series of emails you will receive with information about our move to ctcLink. We ask you to please pay close attention to information in these emails, as this transition will affect every student attending Seattle Colleges.

Following are important upcoming dates for you to keep in mind.

  • Spring Quarter Schedule Available Online Monday, February 1
    As we look ahead, be aware that the Spring Quarter class schedule will be available to preview online for your planning purposes on Monday, February 1.
     
  • Funding Disbursements Will Not Occur Between February 8 and March 1
    Due to the transition to ctcLink, financial aid and scholarship disbursements will not occur between February 8 and March 1, 2021.  Financial aid applications and funding disbursements will begin processing again after Monday, March 1.
     
  • Cashiering Transactions Unavailable Between February 11 and March 1
    The last day for student and department cashiering transactions in business offices at all colleges is Wednesday, February 10 until 4:30 pm. Cashiering services will begin again on Monday, March 1 using the new ctcLink system.
     
  • Registration Begins for Continuing Students on Wednesday, March 3
    You will be using the new ctcLink system to register for classes beginning on Wednesday, March 3. We will have videos and other online resources to help guide you through the new registration process using ctcLink. We’ll send you information about that in mid-February as we get closer to registration.

    Note to Continuing Education Students: Students taking a Continuing Education class should continue to register directly with us at learnatnorth.org, learnatcentral.org, and learnatsouth.org.

Keep Watching Your Email for More Important Information
Look for regular email updates as we get closer to our “go live” date of Monday, February 22, 2021. 

We’ll work to keep you informed of the things you’ll need to do and the important dates when services may not be available due to the transition. We’ll also let you know about online information sessions we’re planning that will help answer questions and guide you through the transition to ctcLink.

While we understand moving to a new system may cause some frustration at first, we hope you will be patient with everyone as we learn this system together.

As always, if you want more information, refer to the ctcLink for Students website at www.seattlecolleges.edu/ctclink/ctclink-students.

We hope your classes are going well. As you plan ahead, we want to make you aware of a significant change coming in February. On February 22, 2021, Seattle Colleges (Central, North, and South) will move to a new system for student registration and self-service called ctcLink. 

ctcLink will provide a set of mobile-friendly tools for you to manage your college business online. It will allow you to:

  • View or update your student information and manage personal contact info.
  • Register for classes, add, and drop.
  • Pay tuition and fees and handle financial aid processes.
  • View your grades, track academic goals, and apply for graduation.
  • Contact your instructors or advisor.

Staff Now Training and Testing
College staff members are now building the new system, training, verifying data, and testing to ensure it is ready to use. You may notice a slowdown in responsiveness, processing information, or day-to-day activities in some offices and services over the coming months and up to “go live.” 

We ask for your patience as our staff are working in our current system and the new ctcLink environment. We will do our best to meet your needs during the transition. 

More Details in the New Year 
In January and February, as we get closer to the go live date of February 22, you'll receive more information. For now, we simply want you to be aware of this upcoming change. If you want to learn more, go to our student ctclink webpage:
www.seattlecolleges.edu/ctclink/ctclink-students.

We’ve also developed a one-page document that has a general overview of the project and what you can expect. That document is available on the website and by following this link.

We are excited about the improvements ctcLink will bring to your experience at Seattle Colleges. All the best to you for the rest of the quarter.

What are the benefits of ctcLink to me as a student?

While we’ve all grown accustomed to our current system, it uses outdated technology that doesn’t offer the integrated online services you need. This new system, ctcLink, offers many services online in a mobile-friendly way. The move to ctcLink will help you better manage your entire college experience. Using the new online student center, you'll be able to do the following 24/7 from your mobile device, laptop, or home computer:

  • View or update your student information and manage personal contact info.
  • Register for classes, add, and drop.
  • Pay tuition and fees and handle financial aid processes.
  • View grades, track academic goals, and apply for graduation.
  • Register for specific courses that apply to remaining program requirements.

If you are a current student, you will be assigned a new ID number on March 1, 2021a ctcLink ID—and, after launch, all new incoming students will receive a ctcLink ID. With this new ID, you will have one login to access your information across Seattle Colleges as well as at all Washington community and technical colleges. If you transfer in from or out to another community or technical college in Washington state, you will be able to use that same ID to access your information, which will follow you.

Refer to the document below for more information: