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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 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 benefit 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.


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 office.


Adopted: 2015

Revised:  2017