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Planned Admissions Application Outages (posted 10/20/21): 

Hello future South Seattle College students!

The statewide CTCLink admissions application system you will use to apply to South Seattle College will not be available during the following dates and times due to planned outages:

  • Thursday, Oct. 21, 9 p.m. until Friday, Oct. 22, 4 a.m. 
  • Friday, Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. to Monday, Oct. 25 at 8 a.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 4, 9 p.m. until Friday, Nov. 5, 4 a.m. 
  • Friday, Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. to Monday, Nov. 8 at 8 a.m.

For students taking one to three classes (one quarter) to transfer to your home institution, or are seeking dual enrollment at South and your home institution.

1. Admissions 

Complete our free online admissions application. Once your application has been processed, you will receive your ctcLink ID (EMPLID) via email with the steps required to activate your account. 

2. Plan Your Funding 

Learn about current cost of classes (tuition), fees, and payment deadlines and how to pay for tuition.

If you are receiving financial aid at your home institution, you will need to complete a consortium agreement for funding to be transferred to South.

3. Orientation 

Go to the New Student Orientation homepage and watch our online New Student Orientation

4. Register 

Email and include the following information: 

  • Name and ctcLink ID (EMPLID)
  • Classes you would like to register for including
    • Item Number
    • Section Number
    • Course Name
  • Attach unofficial transcripts from your home institution which show you meet the necessary perquisites for your desired class

5. Pay 

Ensure that your classes and fees are paid for by the Tuition Due Dates. Learn about our numerous Payment Options.

6. Prepare 

Your ctcLink account stores information about your student accounts, financial balances, class registration, enrollment, and transcripts. Watch this short video to learn more. 

Visit our student ctcLink Resource Page to learn more. 

Go to and select “Get My Credentials” to activate your Seattle Colleges email address. You will be provided with your email and login credentials. After this, you will set your password by selecting “Set/Reset Password.”

Starfish is your online portal to schedule appointments with your Success Network, as well as give you access to other important online resources. To activate your account, go to the Starfish login page and enter your email login credentials.

You can buy your books from the South Seattle College Bookstore after determining your class schedule for the upcoming quarter.

Student ID cards can be purchased at the Cashier’s Office, located in Student Services lobby (RSB). Student ID’s are $7.50 each. After payment, bring your receipt to the Information Desk to obtain your card. Student Identification Cards are issued to all new students taking 3 or more credits.

Learn about Parking and Transportation options to get you to class!