Enroll in Classes

Enrollment is the process of enrolling in classes each quarter. To search for classes visit our Class Search tool. To enroll for classes use ctcLink.

Enrollment Appointments

Prior to enrolling for classes. View your Enrollment Appointment time or the Open Enrollment Dates by selecting Student Homepage-->Manage Classes--> Enrollment Dates-->Select the term and select 'Continue' to view your Enrollment Appointment time or the Open Enrollment Dates for the term in ctcLink. Enrollment Appointments are only used during priority enrollment week. Appointments are assigned based on the number of credits earned. However, prior to your enrollment appointment you can add courses to your shopping cart. Additionally, prior to your enrollment appointment time you can use the Shopping Cart to validate your courses. To validate means you are able to plan your schedule before you are allowed to enroll by choosing several combination of classes and checking to see if the enrollments will be successful. 

For questions regarding your enrollment appointment contact enrollmentservices@tacomacc.edu. When either your enrollment appointment time has occurred or open enrollment has begun, you can enroll into classes by: 

Enroll in Classes

To enroll for classes login to your ctcLink account. Your Student ID Number/ctcLink ID can be found by visiting My E-Services. For password assistance contact Information Commons

How to Guide: Enrolling in Classes 

  • Select Student Homepage
  • Select Manage Classes
  • Select Class Search and Enroll
  • Select the correct Term and College (Example: SPRING 2022, Tacoma Community College)
  • Enter class you want to search for in the search box
  • View classes and select your option
  • Select Next 
  • Select Accept- A permission number is optional in Step 2. Instructors can assign numbers for a  prerequisite override, class overload or for classes that require instructor permission.  
  • Select Next for Step 3, the enroll field should be selected. If the enroll field is not displaying then registration for the term is not available. You can check the Enrollment Dates tab for enrollment appointments.  
  • Submit 

Reference the Academic Calendar to see the listed deadlines for the last day to add credit classes without instructor permission and the last day to add credit classes with instructor permission. If instructor permission is required a permission code is needed. Permission Codes can only be generated by instructors. Instructors who are seeking instructions on generating permission codes can visit the Staff and Faculty- Instructor Permission Codes site.

ctcLink Account

Academic Calendar

Shopping Cart Enrollment

After your enrollment appointment time has occurred. You can add classes that are in your Shopping Cart by selecting Manage Classes--> Shopping Cart--> Term and Tacoma Community College-->Selecting Courses--> ENROLL. A confirmation message will display asking, "Are you sure you want to enroll?" select yes. After enrolling review your class schedule by selecting View My Classes.

Need a Permission Number?

Permission numbers are provided by instructors. A Instructor Permission Code can override closed classes, pre-requisites,  consent required and career restrictions. Reach out to your instructor if you need a permission code. 

Enroll with Permission Code/s

HOW TO GUIDE: ENROLLING Using Permission Codes

  • Select Student Homepage
  • Select Manage Classes
  • Select Class Search and Enroll
  • Select the correct Term and College (Example: SPRING 2022, Tacoma Community College)
  • Enter class you want to search for in the search box
  • View classes and select your option
  • Select Next 
  • Select Accept- Enter permission number in Step 2. If the permission number box does not appear. This means a permission code was not generated for the course. Consult your instructor for the specific class number associated with the permission code.
  • Select Next for Step 3, the enroll field should be selected. If the enroll field is not displaying then registration for the term is not available. You can check the Enrollment Dates tab for enrollment appointments.  
  • Submit 

Prerequisites

Placement can review unofficial transcripts for milestone placement. Milestones can indicate to the system you have completed the prerequisite and will allow you to enroll. To submit unofficial transcripts to placement for milestones email placement@tacomcc.edu . For math prerequisites, math placement or math permission codes contact the Math Advising Resource Center.

An advisor can verify and assist with your prerequisite questions. Advisors can be reached at advising@tacomacc.edu. Lastly, an instructor can approve a prerequisite override by issuing a permission code to the student or by submitting a Add or Drop Form (PDF). Instructor signature or approval email required. 

ADD OR DROP FORM (PDF)

Closed Classes

An instructor can approve a closed class override by issuing a permission code to the student or by submitting a Add or Drop Form (PDF). Instructor signature or approval email required. 

ADD OR DROP FORM (PDF)

Waitlist 

The waitlist process allows students to become enrolled for classes through their ctcLink account As spots become available in a full class, students on the waitlist can automatically be enrolled in the class, in the order they appear on the waitlist.

Instructions on how to add yourself to a class waitlist and for more information regarding waitlist view additional  waitlist information

Waitlist Information

Late Add a Course

Adding a class after the 10th instructional day of the quarter must be petitioned. You must have been participating in the class prior to the 10th day of instruction and must provide documentation of extenuating circumstances that prevented registration by the established deadlines. If approved, you will be required to pay a late add fee of $36.50 per class. If petition is approved, payment for the class will be due immediately.

Late Add Petition

Senior Citizen Tuition Reduction

Enrollment for Senior Citizen Tuition Reduction opens on the first instructional day of the quarter, on a space available basis. Space availability is determined by the number of open seats
below the capacity of the class. Enrolling for classes earlier than the first instructional day can result in disqualification of the reduction.

Senior Citizen Tuition Reduction

State Employee Space AvailableTuition Waiver

As space is available, state employees can take up to two classes not to exceed 10 credits total per quarter. The cost is $5 per class plus applicable fees. State Employees will be manually enrolled in classes starting the 1st instructional day of the quarter. To qualify for the waiver complete the State Employee Space Available Tuition Waiver once complete submit the form to Enrollment Services, Building 7 or email to enrollmentservices@tacomacc.edu.

State Employee Tuition Waivers


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