Next Steps: Getting Started
We designed this to be a comprehensive list. As you work through it, you will find some steps apply to you and others don’t. If you have questions along the way, use the links and the key department contact list.
Placement is necessary for the majority of students. Placement is needed if you are taking a class with a placement prerequisite. These include math, science, English, reading, business technology (BSTEC), healthcare, psychology and communication courses. Placement can be determined using high school transcripts, GED scores, placement tests you have taken elsewhere or by Highline’s assessment tests.
After you register, you can get a Student ID Card from Registration & Records (Building 6, lower lobby), order your books and manage tuition and parking needs. If you applied for Financial Aid, use the Financial Aid Portal to review status and awards.
From your contact information to your program of study, we can serve you best when you keep the information on your student record current.
For assistance with class planning, contact Academic Advising. Once you are certain about your program of study, work with a faculty advisor. And, if you plan to continue your education beyond Highline, use the Transfer Center.
Our Academic Standards encourage a minimum GPA of 2.0. Other programs, including most funders, also have GPA requirements. We also recognize those who maintain exceptional GPAs with inclusion on the Vice President’s and President’s Lists each quarter.
If you plan to join the workforce, take advantage of our Career and Student Employment (CASE) Center. CASE can assist you with resume and interview skill development, job searching, and available employment opportunities.
Key Department Contact Information
|Admissions||View Admissions website||(206) 592-3181||Building 6, 2nd floor|
|Placement and Testing||View Placement and Testing website||(206) 592-3251||Building 1, East Entrance|
|Cashier & STEPP||View Registration website||(206) 592-3126||Building 6, 1st floor|
|Academic Advising||View Advising website||(206) 592-3584||Building 6, 1st floor|
|Registration and Records||View Registration and Records website||(206) 592-3242||Building 6, 1st floor|
|Financial Aid||View Financial Aid website||(206) 592-3358||Building 6, 2nd floor|
|HelpDesk: IT Support||View Help Desk website||(206) 592-4357||Building 30|
|High School Programs||View High School Programs website||(206) 592-3583||Building 6, 2nd floor|
|Access Services||View Access Services website||(206) 592-3857||Building 99, Room 180|
|Bookstore||View Highline Bookstore website||(206) 592-3225||Building 6, 2nd floor|
|Parking||View Parking Information||(206) 592-3218||Building 6, 1st floor|