I have attended a college other than Clark

· Apply for Admission
· Submit College Transcripts
· Apply for Financial Aid
· Complete Placement Testing

· Meet with an Advisor
· Online Orientation
· Register for Classes
Apply for Admission

If you are at least 18 years of age, have graduated from high school, or hold a GED certificate, you are qualified to attend Clark College. Special consideration may be given to students who do not meet these requirements.

All new incoming students are required to submit an admissions application, along with a non-refundable, one-time application processing fee of $20.  You can apply for admission any time during the year. You are encouraged to apply early and must meet the Admissions Deadline.
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Submit College Transcripts

If you intend to use credits earned at another institution(s) towards your program at Clark College, send an official transcript to the following address:

Enrollment Services Office

1933 Fort Vancouver Way GHL 134

Vancouver, WA 98661  

Please note that continuing student registration access times are given priority based on accumulated credit values. 

Apply for Financial Aid

You must complete an application for admission prior to applying for financial aid. The Financial Aid Office cannot process your file until the Admissions Office has received your application. Visit the Financial Aid section of this web site for financial aid application instructions and deadlines.

Complete Placement Testing

Placement testing is required before you can register for any course with a prerequisite of math or English, or that has a specific Reading assessment requirement.  The COMPASS exam is offered on a walk-in basis, Monday-Friday.  For current testing hours, please visit the Assessment Centerwebpage. If you have already completed math or English at your previous institution, you do not need to take the placement exam if your previous school meets transferability requirements and you have submitted an official transcript to the Welcome Center-Admissions Office.

Meet with an Advisor

Academic advisors are here to help you define your educational goals and select classes required to complete your degree or certificate.  All incoming students are required to meet with an advisor their first quarter, then at specific intervals based on accumulated credits.  Visit or call the Advising Center to schedule an appointment. During registration periods, the center serves students on a walk-in basis.

Register for Classes

If you complete an application by the admissions deadline, you will be emailed a registration access date/time. Your registration access date/time will be based on the date your application was received.  Please note you will need your student ID (SID) number and a registration PIN before you can utilize the online registration option.  Plan early to meet with an advisor to avoid a delay in your registration opportunity.