Getting Started at CPTC

4 Easy Steps

1. Connect with an Entry Coordinator

  • All new students must meet with an Entry Coordinator in the Welcome Center (Bldg. 17).
  • Explore career pathways and college services and discuss entry requirements.

2. Apply for Admission & Financial Aid

  • Apply for admission online at
  • Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at or your Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) at The College code for both applications is 015984. 
  • Check FAFSA/WASFA status on the financial aid portal on the ctcLink Student Services Center, Financial Aid tab and submit all additional documents to the Financial Aid Office (Bldg. 17). 

3. Assess & Review Your Placement

  • Review placement options with an Entry Coordinator in the Welcome Center (Bldg. 17).
  • Select a program, review education plan, and choose your classes.

4. Register for Classes, Pay Tuition, & Buy Books

Clover Park Technical College is committed to providing equitable access to College events, programs, trainings and services to individuals with disabilities. If you need any disability related accommodation in order to access programs, trainings 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.

Our staff is here to help you succeed at Clover Park Technical College.