ctcLink for Prospective and New Students

Apply for Admission

Prospective students use the statewide ctcLink admissions portal to apply to North Seattle, South Seattle, and Seattle Central Colleges.

To learn more about admissions to our colleges and to get assistance, please visit our admissions team web pages:


Activate Your Account as a New Student

After you submit your application, your college admissions office will review and process your application and send you an email. Your admissions email will include your unique ctcLink ID number.

You will use your ctcLink ID number to activate your account. (You only need to activate once.)

  1. Go to the ctcLink Gateway page.
  2. Select “First Time User?”.
  3. Use your first name, last name, date of birth, and ctcLink ID number to activate your account.

Watch this video to go over the ctcLink account activation process.

Navigating and Using ctcLink

Additional resources for students about navigating and using ctcLink are available on the ctcLink Resources for Students web page.