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.
- 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. High School Programs participants pay on-site. All others 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.
- Assess your Starting Point
Placement tests assess your current reading, writing and math levels. For more information about placement, see https://placement.highline.edu. Take the COMPASS and/or MyMathTest at the Placement & Testing Center. Bring your receipt and a photo ID. No appointment is necessary and you do not have to take all subjects in one sitting. If you do, allow yourself 2 hours. All new students are expected to take placement tests other than in a few very specific cases. Brush-up workshops are available!
- Get Oriented
- All new Highline students who have not previously attended a college will be required to participate in a New Student Orientation in-person or online. 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.
- Student athletes are required to meet with their athletic advisors.
- Interested in a campus tour? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Make a Plan
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.