All members of the community are eligible for admission to Clover Park Technical College if they meet these requirements:
- Are 18 or older
- Have a high-school diploma or GED certificate
- Are competent to profit from the College's curricular offerings
You're also eligible for admission under the provisions of Running Start, Elective High School, or other local enrollment option programs. Some programs have additional entrance requirements, which can be found in the catalog.
Students age 16 and over who meet the provisions of “Title III-Adult Education Programs” may enroll in certain adult basic education classes. Individuals admitted into such classes will be allowed to continue as long as they are able to demonstrate, through measurable academic progress, an ability to benefit.
Individuals who don't meet the eligibility criteria for admission may appeal for special admission on a course-by-course basis. Criteria for granting an appeal are competency at an appropriate academic level and/or artistic or technical skill level, as well as the ability to participate in an adult learning environment. The College does not desire to replace or duplicate the functions of the local public schools. Appeals may be filed with the vice president for instruction or designee.
Step 1Paying for College and Applying for Financial Aid
Create a financial plan on how to pay for college and apply early for possible financial aid, including scholarships, grants and loans.
Step 2Attend a Get Started Workshop and Program Information Session
Step 3Take the COMPASS Assessment
- There's a $19 fee for the assessment. Find out more on the COMPASS page.
- Or you can use a prior college transcript — an unofficial transcript works for getting started. Out-of-state transcripts must be submitted to Student Records for review.
- You can also use a Prior Learning Assessment, if it's less than two years old.
Step 4Meet with an Advisor for an Education Plan
- You won't be able to register for any courses until you meet with an advisor. Schedule an appointment with Counseling & Advising by calling 253-589-5548
- Make sure you bring one of the following:
- Official COMPASS scores taken in the past two years
- College transcripts from any Washington State college
- Assessment Scores from Student Records for out-of-state transcripts.
Step 5Apply for Admission and Pay the $20 Fee
Step 6Register for Classes
Step 7Pay Tuition
- To prevent your classes from being dropped for non-payment, make sure your tuition & fees are paid by the quarter fee deadline.
- Contact Financial Aid or your funding agency.
- Pay in person at the cashier in Building 17, or pay online.