Steps to Enroll as an Under Age Student
Step 1: Schedule an Admissions Meeting
In order to make sure Under Age enrollment is right for you, it is best to start with an Admissions Meeting with the Director of K12 Partnerships & Recruitment. At this meeting, you'll review college readiness and expectations and talk about the admission process. A parent or guardian is encouraged to attend this meeting with the student.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your meeting and please make sure your email includes:
- Student’s name (first and last)
- Student’s current grade level & school (or indicate homeschooled)
- Parent/Guardian name
While not a required step, this can be very useful in walking through the admissions process! If you feel confident in your ability to move forward, you can move on to Step 2 without an admissions meeting.
Step 2: Apply
Submit a free admissions application online. When filling out your application, you will want to select the following:
- College: South Puget Sound Community College
- I will be enrolling as a…: First Year
- Program: Non-Award Seeking
- Term: the term you wish to start classes
- Degree or Certificate: Non-degree- Other
- Academic Focus Area: None
Fill out the rest of the application as the information applies to you. Please make sure to review that the student’s name and date of birth are on the application! Auto-fill is a tricky thing and if the parent/guardian information gets loaded in by mistake you will have to come to Enrollment Services with a photo ID in order to get it corrected.
Step 3: Submit the Under Age Enrollment Form
The Under Age Enrollment Form (below) requires review and signatures from your school counselor or K-12 administrator. Once complete, send the form to email@example.com.
Under Age Enrollment Form
Step 4: Activate Your Student Accounts
When your application and Under Age Enrollment forms have been processed, you’ll receive an acceptance email with your ctcLink ID. Use your ctcLink ID to activate your two student accounts.
Step 5: Get Placed
Under Age Students are required to take the English Guided Self Placement (GSP) to assess college-level reading and writing readiness. After activating your ClipperID, go to the GSP Surveys page and log in using your ClipperID and password. Complete the GSP Survey online using a computer. The English GSP must be completed before you can enroll in classes.
If you are looking to take a math course or course with a math prerequisite there are two ways to place- either with completion of high school math courses used for placement or by taking the appropriate MATH WAMAP exam. You can learn more about math placement on the Options for Placement page.
Please keep in mind that until a student has completed Algebra II or Integrated III at the high school there are very few math placement options available at the college. We highly encourage students to stay enrolled in their high school math program until completion of Algebra II or Integrated III.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-596-5770 if you have additional placement questions.
Step 6: Register for Your Class
Once you have completed your enrollment steps above, you will email the Director of K12 Partnerships & Recruitment to complete your registration. They will set up a meeting with you to review your admissions, placement, and the class you wish to register for. A parent or guardian is encouraged to attend this meeting with the student.