Explore the information below to learn how to register for a class using class search in ctcLink.
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Step-by-Step ctcLink Enroll in a Class Tutorial
Step One: Log in to ctcLink.
Visit wa080.ctclink.us OR open your ctcLink mobile app then enter your ctcLink ID and Password.
Note: Students must activate their ctcLink account to log in.
Tip: Forgot your password? Select ‘Password Help’ on the same screen you enter your ctcLink ID. This prompt is not available on the Password entry screen.
Step Two: Select Class Search.
Expand the ‘Class Information’ dropdown and select ‘Class Search’.
Tip: Not familiar with class search? View a tutorial at bellevuecollege.edu/ctclink/students/training/class-search.
Step Three: Search for Your Class.
Search by Subject, Keyword, Instructor Last Name, Time, Days, Instruction Mode, and many other criteria.
Note: ‘Term’ is a required field.
Tip: Want to find classes using additional criteria? Select ‘More Filters’. Tip: Plan your classes before you want to register. Check out a tutorial: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/ctclink/students/training/plan-classes
Step Four: Select ‘Search’ When Ready
Check ‘Show Open Classes Only’ to show those courses with space available. Do not check this if you want to see courses with Waitlists.
Tip: Pay attention to the subjects that have—and do not have—(CCN). CCN stands for Common course numbered. These courses allow for easier transfer of credits between colleges in the Washington state community and technical college system. CCN course names will display with an “&” after the department name. For example: a CCN English course name starts with ENGL&. Academic Organization displays both CCN and non-CCN courses.
CCN courses are listed after non-CCN courses. Subject allows you to display courses separated by those with CCN courses and those without non-CCN courses.
Step Five: Review Course Results
Review Course Results.
Expand course(s) you want to learn more about or register for.
Summary fields include:
- Days: Indicate what days of the week the course takes place.
- Start/End: Indicate start and stop times for classes.
- Room: Where class is located on campus.
- Instructor: Who teaches the course.
- Status: How many spots are available.
Tip: Pay attention to the Section name. This provides information on the course format.
- LEC: Lecture.
- LAB: Laboratory/Studio
Step Six: Select Course Registration Option
Available options include: ‘Add to Planner’, ‘Add to Cart’, or ‘Enroll’. Located in bottom-right in expanded view.
Enroll: Most direct method to register for a course. Enroll in one course at a time.
Add to Cart: Adds the course to your ‘Shopping Cart’. This option allows you to revisit and view all courses at once before you register. A great option if you want to see a “full quarter” view.
Add to Planner: Adds the course to a planner that contains other “saved” courses. Best used if registration is not open or you want to make note of the course for future quarters.
Tip: You can enroll from the course summary information by clicking the three vertical dots (additional options).
Step Seven: Indicate Waitlist Preference. Click ‘Save’.
Indicate Waitlist Preference. Click ‘Save’. You do not need a permission number for every course. The box still displays even if a permission number is not required. It is an optional field.
Note: A pop up message displays if the class is successfully added to your cart
Step Seven: Enter Permission Number (if required) and Indicate Waitlist Preference
You do not need a permission number for every course. Note: a pop up message displays if the class is successfully added to your cart.
Step Eight: Continue to Add Courses from the Class Schedule
Remember, there are several ways to complete registration: enroll directly, from your shopping cart, or from the planner.
Step Nine: How to Register From Your Shopping Cart
Step One: Expand ‘Enrollment’ Drop Down and select ‘Shopping Cart’
Step Ten: How to Register From Your Shopping Cart
Step Two: Select (check) the courses you want to register for and click ‘Enroll’
Tip: Before you click ‘Enroll’, click ‘Validate’ to make sure you can register for the selected course(s). An error message will display for the course(s) you cannot register for.
Tip: Make sure you select the appropriate registration term.
Step Eleven: View Your Enrollment Results
If you registered for more than one course in your shopping cart, they will all display. If registration is not successful, a detailed error message will display.
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Last Updated December 10, 2021