Get Ready! Getting Started at Highline
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Apply to Highline
Admission to Highline is a one-time process; re-applying is not necessary (and highly discouraged). Our online application process is for admission only (do not use it to update information). All students apply; including transfer students.
- Plan Ahead for Expenses
Apply for financial aid at www.fafsa.gov with college code #003781. Next steps, deadlines, the HCC Data Sheet and information are available on the Financial Aid website. Applicants should check the financial aid portal regularly! Other funding sources include Workforce Education Services and WorkFirst. Eligible for resident tuition under HB1079? Check out http://www.readysetgrad.org/hope.
- Pay the Application Fee
Planning to take COMPASS/MyMathTest? Qualify for a discounted rate by paying your application fee first. The application fee (currently $17) is non-refundable; allow 2 business days for your student record to reflect your payment. You can pay online, in-person, or by mail to Cashiering. The application fee is reviewed annually and may change. The amount due is the application fee rate that is current at the time payment is being made.
- Activate your myHCC
It is your key to HCC. You use it to participate in classes, take myMathTest, receiving school communication and pay for parking online!
- Assess your Starting Point
Placement testing is one way Highline assesses your current reading, writing and math ability. Take the COMPASS and/or MyMathTest at the Placement & Testing Center (Bldg 25, 6th Floor). Pay for your test at the Cashier and bring your receipt and a photo ID. No appointment is necessary and you do not have to take all subjects in one sitting. Prepare before you take any placement test. You can also get placement into courses through other methods.
- Get Oriented
- All new students who have not previously attended a college are required to participate in orientation. For details visit Educational Planning.
- Running Start and High School Completion students meet this requirement with High School Programs. Workforce Education Services (WES) participants meet this requirement with WES.
- Interested in a campus tour? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Decide on a Program of Study
What career choices are good for you? What are you interested in studying? EPAC Advisors are available on a drop-in basis or by e-advising to support you with educational planning and course selection. Bring college transcripts if applicable. If you have previous college coursework that is related to your program of study, submit official transcripts to Registration for evaluation.