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Ready to apply? Use the orange button below to start the free Washington state community college application. You need a valid email address, know your residency status and have an idea of what area of study you are interested in. For detailed information on how to get started, visit Become a Student

Need help with the application? Get step-by-step application help.

When Do I Apply?

You can complete the online application anytime, but you need to submit your application before the application deadline every quarter so you can make it through all the remaining steps before your first day of class.

Before You Apply

Become a Student

While most areas of study begin with our online application there are specific details for returning students, students seeking basic education, high schools students, international students and plenty of helpful information for getting started in our Become a Student section.

What to Study

Exploring the different things you can study is an important part of your college experience. You will work with academic counselors, make an academic plan and more based on what you are studying. Start exploring the areas of study to find videos, photos and tesimonials form students that have completed a program. Plus, some program have specific admission steps which can be found on the area of study pages only.

Explore our areas of study on the What to Study page.

What is Next?

Completing your online application is the first step. Now you need to explore how you will pay for college, get scheduled for testing, learn about new student orientation, counseling and the registration process. 

Start Your Application Process

Follow these six steps to get started.