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New Student Advising and Orientation

You belong at Edmonds, and we're so happy you've taken steps to apply for admission and start your experience with us.

The next step for all new degree and certificate-seeking students* is to complete mandatory New Student Advising and Orientation. This process involves in-person and virtual options and is designed to be flexible to your needs and preferred advising style. Please begin by following the steps outlined below.

**PLEASE NOTE: The following student groups are still welcome to utilize the resources on this page but should reach out to their specific program for advising and registration: WATR Center, Corrections, ELA, International HS, HS 21+, HS Completion, GED, EDCAP, i-Best, OIP (International), CIHS/ WBW, FLED, Early Achievers Grant, BAS programs, Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) and WorkFirst.

1. Completing Online OrientationThis interactive experience will let you explore Edmonds College, learn about valuable resources, and let us warmly and virtually welcome you to the Triton community! (Click to expand and begin):

2. Choosing Your ProgramIt is important to consider your long-term goals so that you can develop a personalized plan from the start. This will include exploring areas of study, determining potential careers or educational goals, and using these to select a degree or certificate program. Click to expand for tips on selecting a program:

3. Understanding Placement and Using Prior TranscriptsMany degree and certificate programs require placement into English and math levels before you can sign up for classes. You may need prior coursework reviewed for potential credit before selecting your first classes. (Click to expand for more details about placement options and reviewing transcripts):

4. Advising Check-inThe Advising Resource Center is here to assist with any of your questions. (Click to expand for our contact page link, and examples of common check-in topics):

5. Requesting Your Starting PlanOnce you have selected a program and processed your required placements, you are ready to request a starting plan. (Click to expand and learn more):

6. Signing Up for ClassesOnce you have a starting plan, you can use this tutorial to sign up for classes. The video below outlines how to log into ctcLink, search for courses, understand course listings, enroll, and pay for classes. (Click to expand):