2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 21, 2024  
2014-2015 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

New Students: Get Started

425.640.1143 Lynnwood Hall, First Floor
www.edcc.edu/getstarted | info@edcc.edu | 425.640.1000

Step 1 Apply Early for Financial Aid.

Find out about the options available to help you pay for college at www.edcc.edu/finaid, or call 425.640.1457 or stop by Financial Services, first floor, Lynnwood Hall.

Step 2 Apply for Admission.

This is the first step in registering for classes. You can apply online, pick up a form at Enrollment Services, or ask to have one mailed to you.
425.640.1000 | www.edcc.edu/es/apply

Step 3 Determine Your Math and English Placement. 

You may be required to take the ACCUPLACER® assessment to determine proper placement in math and English classes.

Step 4 Meet With an Adviser.

Upon finishing the placement test, sign up to see an advisor. Advisers will interpret your placement scores and help you choose first quarter classes. The college also offers Steps to Success , Express Career Planning , and Test Taking Success  classes.
425.640.1458 | www.edcc.edu/advising

Step 5 Register for Classes.

You may register online or in person at Enrollment Services. | www.edcc.edu/es

Step 6 Pay Tuition and Fees.

Whether your long-term goal is to earn a bachelor’s degree from a university or to learn a new skill and go to work, you can save money at a community or technical college. There are several options available to pay your tuition, including a tuition payment plan.
425.640.1563 | www.edcc.edu/tuition

Step 7 Go to Orientation.

Discover opportunities to help you succeed at Edmonds Community College. Look online for locations and more information.
425.640.1458 |  www.edcc.edu/orientation

Step 8 Get Your EdPass.

Get your EdPass (college I.D.) or ORCA enhanced EdPass card (college I.D. plus bus pass) at the EdPass Office on the second floor of Lynnwood Hall. Your EdPass will allow you to check out books from the library and is loaded with 25 pages worth of on-campus printing per quarter.
425.640.1143 | www.edcc.edu/edpass

Step 9 Purchase Books.

Buy your books online or from the college store.
425.640.1672 | www.edcc.edu/bookstore

Education Pays in Higher Earnings and Lower Unemployment Rates

Earning an associate degree boosts median weekly earnings to $785 (from $652 with a high school diploma) and lowers unemployment rates to 6.2 percent (from 8.3 for high school graduates).

A bachelor’s degree — in any discipline — lifts wages to $1,066 per week and drops unemployment to 4.5 percent.

Source: U.S. Labor Bureau

Extra Benefits of Being an Edmonds Community College Student

  • Free parking
  • Free tutoring
  • Student housing
  • Tuition payment plan
  • Affordable campus childcare (ages 3 months to 5 years)
  • Bus pass: $15 (unlimited rides on local Community Transit buses every quarter) and one-time $10 ORCA enhanced EdPass card fee
  • 250+ online classes offered throughout the year (plus online degrees and certificates)


Paying for College in Washington State

Students are more likely to drop out of college because of debt and money management issues than low grades. Set a budget, watch your debt levels, and plan ahead.

For more information on ways to pay for college, go to www.checkoutacollege.com.