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How to Apply to CPTC

Welcome! Here are 4 easy steps to guide you through the CPTC entry process.

Step 1 Explore Careers

Check out all the programs available at our college.


Attend an online or in-person program info session.

Step 2 Apply

Kickstart your journey by applying for admission at

Step 3 Connect With Us

Review placement options with an entry coordinator in the Welcome Center. Take a short survey to help us find the right classes for you and get the support you need to be successful. Bring along your transcript or GED, SAT/ACT, Smarter balanced scores for the initial meeting (If applicable)

Step 4 Apply for Aid

Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) and submit all additional documents to the Student Aid and Scholarships Office (Building 17)

Fast Facts

  • Enrollment: 5,273 students; 3,152 FTE (full-time equivalent)
  • Student body: female: 60%, male 40%
  • Students of color: 51%
  • Median age: 28
  • Students receiving need based financial aid: 37%
  • First time in college: 44%
  • Students with children: 41%
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1
  • Average class size: 11

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Did you know?

CPTC is a open enrollment, non-competitive college. There are no fees and no deadlines to apply for general enrollment. Students can apply any time for the following quarter. 

Programs with competitive enrollment set their own application timelines, fees, and entry criteria. Information is on their webpages.

Feeling Lost?

Reach out to Enrollment Services directly:

253-589-5806 | 
The Welcome Center, Building 17, Room 101

Clover Park Technical College is committed to providing equitable access to College events, programs, training, and services to individuals with disabilities. If you need any disability-related accommodation in order to access programs, training, and/or services offered by CPTC, please contact the Disability Resources for Students (DRS) at

Please be aware that some accommodations require several days to arrange and providing as much advance notice as possible of your need for accommodations will increase the probability that we will be able to provide the accommodation when needed.

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