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:
- North Seattle Admissions
- Seattle Central Admissions
- South Seattle Admissions
Detailed instructions for web admissions are available online.
Note: the username and password you create as a prospective student to apply in the ctcLink admissions portal is separate and different from your ctcLink ID number and password you will receive when you are admitted as a new/current student.
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.)
- Go to the ctcLink Gateway page.
- Select “First Time User?”.
- 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.