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ESL Students

Steps to enroll for ESL Studends

English as a Second Language classes are for adult immigrants and refugees. Courses focus on written communication (reading and writing), oral communication (listening and speaking) and technology. ESL classes cost $25.00 tuition per quarter.

Steps to Enroll

Complete a Transitional Studies Interest Form

Please complete this five-question interest form to get started with Transitional Studies at Clark College. Our team will respond directly to you and help you through the steps to begin with Transitional Studies.

Complete the Transitional Studies Interest Form

Apply for Admission

To apply at Clark College please follow the link, which will take you to the state-wide application. You will receive an email confirmation within 48 hours of applying that contains your ctcLink ID and your next enrollment steps.

Need help with your application? You can either reach out to the Transitional Studies team via email at tssupport@clark.edu or work with our Welcome Center at 360-992-2078 or email start@clark.edu for help.

Sign Release Form (16-18 year old students) 

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.

Transcript, Prior Credit and Work Assessment

Submit your previous educational transcripts (high school or university), completed GED tests you have passed, and work experience. We will get started by evaluating your transcripts and documents to determine credits you have satisfied and credits you need to earn. Please email transcripts to tssupport@clark.edu.

Meet with an Advisor and select classes

Set an appointment with our friendly Transitional Students Office at tssupport@clark.edu or call 360-992-2741.

Please remember to leave your name and contact information in the message or email and we will respond and set an appointment time that works for your schedule. At this session our staff can help you activate your online student accounts.

Become familiar with student support services

Transitional Studies students receive the same wrap-around holistic services and resources that other Clark College students do—including access to technology assistance (loaner laptops and free hot spots), career counseling, mental health care, diverse student clubs, and helpful workshops on how to overcome obstacles to learning.

Transitional Studies Tutoring Center offers:

  • Individual, group, and in-class tutoring
  • English conversation and pronunciation
  • Practice groups
  • Computers
  • A learning resource library

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.


Not an English as a Second Language (ESL) Student?

If you are not an ESL student, you may have different steps you need to follow. Review our options to determine what type of student you are and get the correct steps for you!

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Virtual Support Center


Connect with our services through Zoom in our virtual support center. Here you will view a list of Clark College services and departments that have team members available during virtual office hours. Zoom can be used on a computer, tablet, or smartphone or you can call in.

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