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Students who meet admission requirements are admitted to CPTC on a first come, first served basis. An admitted student will have paid the non-refundable admission fee and met the College admission requirements. Specific program prerequisites will be met by the date of enrollment.

Eligibility for Admission

Students are eligible for admission to full-time programs at Clover Park Technical College are as follows:

In accordance with WAC 131-12-010, any applicant for admission to Clover Park Technical College shall be admitted when, as determined by the chief administrative officer or his/her designee, such applicant:

  1. Is competent to profit from the curricular offerings of the college; and
  2. Is eighteen years of age or older; or
  3. Is a high school graduate (diploma or GED certificate); or
  4. Has applied for admission under the provisions of student enrollment options program such as Running Start, Elective High School, or other local enrollment option program.

Some programs may have additional entrance requirements which can be found in the program description section of the College catalog.


Those students aged 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.

Persons not meeting the eligibility criteria for admission may appeal for special admission on 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 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 vice president for instruction or designee.


Prospective students may apply for admission to CPTC online or using the paper form available from the Enrollment Services Office, the Advising & Counseling Office or at a Program Information Session.

High School seniors interested in starting college after graduation may apply for admission to Clover Park Technical College at any time during their senior year.

High School students interested in Running Start may apply for admission as early as 16 years of age. Interested students must contact the Running Start Counselor in the CPTC Advising & Counseling.

A non-refundable admission fee will be paid upon acceptance to Clover Park Technical College. College Bound Scholarship students are exempt from paying the admission fee.


Adopted: 2015

Revised:  N/A