Frequently Asked Questions
1. How Do I Get Started?
The first step is to apply! The good news is that everyone who applies, gets in!
Keep these important dates and deadlines in mind as you move through the steps. For guidance, check out our application demonstration video below!
2. Do I Qualify for Financial Assistance?
In Washington, there are two different applications for financial aid, but you only need to file one:
- File the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) if you are a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- File the WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) if you are not eligible to complete the FAFSA due to immigration status, defaulted federal loans, or other issues with federal aid.
If you need help with your application or have questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office:
Drop in to the Financial Aid Zoom chat room for live chat
Location: Lynnwood Hall on the first floor
Submit an Online Support Request to ask questions and address financial aid concerns
Note: You must be a current student with an active Triton ID account to use this system.
3. I Have Applied to Edmonds and My Financial Aid is Set. What's Next?
- Next, complete the online orientation, and explore the many different Areas of Study offered at Edmonds College. Consult our Career Coach tool to figure out which career path is right for you!
- Then, your basic math and English skills must be assessed. You must either submit transcripts or take placement test(s). Explore placement and testing options at our Testing Center.
- After you have completed your placement test(s) or submitted your transcripts, your next step is to meet with an academic advisor for New Student Advising (NSA). The advisor will help you understand your placement, choose first quarter classes, and learn how to register. Check out our class schedule in advance to find available classes.
- Lastly, pay tuition, set up a payment plan online or in-person at the Cashier's Office, or see if you qualify for reduced tuition. Make sure to arrange payment by the deadline.
- Congratulations! You are an Edmonds College student now! There are only a couple more things you must do to be all set:
4. Where Can I Get Help Registering for Classes?
Drop in to the Enrollment Services Zoom chat room for live chat
Phone: 425.640.1000 (voicemail-only during remote operations)
Fax: 425.640.1159 (not recommended during remote operations)
Location: Lynnwood Hall on the first floor
5. How Do I Get My GED?
Edmonds College offers a variety of Pre-College programs based on your goals and needs, including a GED program. If you are not sure which pre-college program is right for you, check out a comparison of the pre-college programs.
Connect with the Pre-College Division for guidance and more information:
Drop in to the Pre-College Zoom chat room for live chat
Location: Mukilteo Hall, Room 403
6. What Scholarships Are There for International Students?
There are a variety of scholarships and funding opportunities available for international students at Edmonds College including:
- New Student College or High School Scholarship
- College or High School Merit Scholarship
- Edmonds College Foundation Scholarships
- Complete the Dream Scholarship
For more information for international students, meet with an advisor from the Office of International Programs in-person or virtually.
Office of International Programs (OIP)
Snohomish Hall, Third Floor, Room #301
20000 68th Avenue West
Lynnwood, WA 98036 U.S.A.
7. How Can I Get a Copy of My Transcripts?
Orders for pick-up at the Edmonds College Enrollment Services front counter require a picture ID. Relatives, friends, or agents picking up transcripts for a student must show proof of identification and a written letter of permission authorizing the transcript pick-up. For online orders, written permission authorizing pick-up of a transcript by a relative, friend, or agent may be given by completing the "Special Instructions" field of the Online Transcript Order Website. Please specify the designated person’s name and relationship to you.
If you have questions, call 425.640.1794 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Will My Credits from Other Colleges Transfer to Edmonds?
Depending on the degree or program you study at Edmonds College, your previous credits may apply. Check out the Transcript Evaluation page for more information, and keep in mind that placement is different than evaluation. For more information on transcripts for placement, contact the Testing Center.
9. What Scholarships and Grants Does Edmonds College Offer?
- The Edmonds College Foundation has several annual and need-based scholarships available.
- The Center for Student Cultural Diversity & Inclusion (CSCDI) provides information about scholarships of particular interest to minority students.
- Program-specific scholarships based on your area of study:
For all the information in one place, check out the Edmonds College Scholarship Guide!
- Workforce Grants via StartNextQuarter:
- Worker Retraining Grants are awarded to Washington residents who are receiving unemployment benefits and who have exhausted benefits within the last two years. Dislocated workers may also be eligible. Requires a separate application and is limited to technical programs.
- WorkFirst Grants provide funds for tuition and books to low-income students and approved DSHS clients. Short-term training programs only. Requires a separate application process.
- Opportunity Grants are awarded to low income students who are pursuing selected vocational programs or who have been enrolled in ABE, GED or ESL/ELA classes. Requires a separate application process.
- Basic Food Employment Training (BFET) is a program that can provide financial assistance along with other support services. Requires a separate application process.
- Washington College Grant
- Federal Pell Grants
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
- Tuition Waivers and the Edmonds College Grant
Additionally, there are programs on campus that can provide emergency funding or referrals to outside agencies.
10. I was in Running Start and Now Want to Attend Edmonds College. Do I Reapply?
No, you do not need to reapply. Just find the program of study you are interested in, and register online. If you need assistance, make an appointment with an academic advisor, and they will help you create an academic plan to keep you on track!