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At Clark College, we believe that students need the right environment to discover the possibilities inside themselves. That’s why we provide a range of services that help you set your goals, find your path, and get the support you need to reach your destination.

 

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We are excited that you are thinking about enrolling at Clark College. The enrollment process does vary, depending on what educational experience you have. Discover what kind of student you are and find out the first steps of your educational path.

First-Time College Students

First-Time College Student

First-time college students are new students who have had no previous college experience. Though many first-time college students are students who have recently graduated from high school, any new student who has no college experience belongs in this category.

Steps to Enroll:
  1. Apply for Admissions

    Apply either online at our Admissions webpage.

    Need help with your application? Call 360-992-2078 or email start@clark.edu for help.

  2. Apply for Financial Aid

    Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) online. More funding options can be found on our Financial Aid webpage.

  3. Activate Your Online Student Account

    Visit the MyClark@ctcLink webpage and follow the ctcLink account instructions to activate your account.

  4. Meet with an Enrollment Navigator

    Review your remaining enrollment requirements with an Entry Services staff member.

    Email start@clark.edu to schedule an appointment.

  5. Review and Complete Placement

    Visit our Placement webpage for more information.

  6. Attend an Orientation

    Prepare for your first term at Clark College. View your options on the Orientation for New Students webpage.

  7. Register for Classes

    Register online through your MyClark@ctcLink student homepage or ctcLink Mobile App.

Please visit the college COVID-19 Information Page for campus-wide updates and access to our Remote Help Desk.

 

Returning Students

Returning to study at Clark College

We have converted to a new software system called ctcLink. Follow these steps to re-activate your student account and update your information.

Steps to Enroll:
  1. Update Your Information

    If it has been four terms or longer since you last attended Clark College, you will need to complete a new Admission Application which you can do online.

  2. Apply for Financial Aid

    Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) online. More funding options can be founds on our Financial Aid webpage. 

  3. Activate Your Online Student Account

    Visit the MyClark@ctclink page and follow the instructions to activate your account.

  4. Meet with an Enrollment Navigator

    Review your remaining enrollment requirements with an Entry Services staff member.

    Email start@clark.edu to schedule an appointment.

  5. Update Your Educational Plan

    Visit our Advisor Contact Information page or email advising@clark.edu to schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor. 

  6. Register for Classes

    Register online through your MyClark@ctcLink student homepage or ctcLink Mobile App

Please visit the college COVID-19 Information Page for campus-wide updates and to access to our Remote Help Desk.

 

Transfer students

Transferring from another college

Transfer students are those who have previous college experience but have not attended Clark.

Steps to Enroll: 

1. Apply for Admissions

Apply online at our Admissions webpage.

Need help with your application? Call 360-992-2078 or email start@clark.edu for help.

2. Submit College Transcripts

Send official transcripts from other colleges to enroll@clark.edu or by postal mail to:

Clark College Enrollment Services Office
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663

Please expect approximately 6-8 weeks for official transcripts to be evaluated.

Unofficial transcripts may be used for placement and Advising purposes while waiting on your official transcript evaluation.

3. Apply for Financial Aid

Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) online. More funding options can be found on our Financial Aid webpage.

4. Activate Your Online Student Account

Visit the MyClark@ctcLink page and follow the instructions to activate your account.

5. Meet with an Enrollment Navigator

Review your remaining enrollment requirements with an Entry Services staff member.

Email start@clark.edu to schedule an appointment.

6. Review and Complete Placement

Visit our Assessment & Placement webpage for more information. 

7. Meet with an Advisor

Plan your classes and review incoming credits with an Academic Advisor. Visit our Advisor Contact Information page or email advising@clark.edu to schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor.

8. Register for Classes

Register for classes online through your MyClark@ctcLink student homepage or ctcLink Mobile App.

Please visit the college COVID-19 Information Page for campus-wide updates and access to our Remote Help Desk.

 

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Running Start Student

Running Start students are current high school students who are looking to get an early start on their college education. Students interested in the Running Start program must first check with their High School Counselor to see whether they are eligible. The steps to enroll and more information can be found on our Running Start webpage.

Please visit the college COVID-19 Information Page for campus-wide updates and access to our Remote Help Desk. 

 

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English as a Second Language (ESL) Student

ESL students are immigrants or refugees who want to become fluent in reading, writing, listening, and speaking English.

If you are visiting on a student, au pair/exchange, or tourist VISA (F-1, M-1, J-1, B-1 or B-2), please see the International Office.

Clark College does not require students who are taking ESL classes to provide Social Security Numbers, proof of citizenship, or to identify their national origin.

For more information on English language classes, visit our English as a Second Language (ESL) webpage or call 360-992-2741.

Steps to Enroll:

  1. Apply for Admissions 

    Apply online at our Admissions webpage.

    Need help with your application? Call 360-992-2078 or email start@clark.edu for help. 

  2. Choose your classes with a Pathways Advisor

    Email the Transitional Studies Office at tssupport@clark.edu or call 360-992-2741 and leave a message with your name and phone number for an appointment.

Please visit the college COVID-19 Information Page for campus-wide updates and access to our Remote Help Desk. 

 

 

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High School Diploma and GED Preparation Student

High School Diploma and GED Preparation students are students taking Career and Academic Preparation (CAP) classes toward a high school diploma or for GED test preparation.

Students between the ages of 16-18 without a high school diploma or GED need a signed release form from their home high school or school district office.

For more information on High School completion options, contact the Transitional Studies Office at 360-992-2741.

Steps to Enroll:

1. Apply to Clark College 

Apply online at our Admission webpage.

Need held with the application? Call 360-992-2078 or email start@clark.edu for help.

2. Choose your classes with a Pathways Advisor

Email the Transitional Students Office at tssupport@clark.edu or call 360-992-2741 and leave a message with your name and phone number for an appointment.

Please visit the college COVID-19 Information Page for campus-wide updates and access to our Remote Help Desk. 

 

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International Student

International students are students who would like to study abroad in the United States. Students interested in the International program must first check with our International office to see whether they are eligible. More information can be found on our International Office webpage.

Steps to Enroll:

  1. Visit our International Programs Page

Review program requirements and apply at our International Admissions webpage.

Please visit the college COVID-19 Information Page for campus-wide updates and access to our Remote Help Desk.

 

 


 

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