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Getting Started

First Time Students

Getting Started

First Time Student

Getting Started

First Time Student
First time enrolling at Skagit Valley College

First time enrolling at Skagit Valley College

Use the following steps below as a guide to becoming an SVC Cardinal! If you have any questions, contact Outreach and Recruitment at [email protected] or by phone at 360.416.7600.



Apply through the Online Admissions Application Portal (OAAP).

International Students: Click here to apply.


Explore and Apply for Funding

SVC offers numerous programs and services to assist you with funding your education. Please explore the list of programs and services.

Activating Student ctcLink Account

Student must activate their student ctcLink account prior to enrollment. Click here for visual guides.


Establish Placement

There are multiple options to determine your starting point and courses.

Attend Cardinal Take-Off

New students are required to attend an in-person or remote group advising session, Cardinal Take Off (CTO), where they will meet with an Advisor and enroll for courses!


Activate Your SVC Email Account

Once enrolled in courses, you will need to activate your MySVC account.


Complete Cardinal Pre-Flight Orientation

This online, self-paced orientation is hosted within your SVC Canvas student tool box account. You will need your MySVC account activated and know your password. Learn about SVC programs, educational pathways, resources, and more!

Admissions Resource Videos

Step by Step SVC’s Admissions Videos / Videos paso a paso sobre procesos de Admisiones en SVC

Click on the links below to find step by step videos designed to help you navigate through the Intake process:

View Videos

Admissions and State Application Videos– How to complete your Online Admissions Application in ctcLink/ Video paso a paso de como completar su aplicación de admisiones en ctclink

How to activate your ctclink account/ Como activar su cuenta en ctclink

If you have additional questions about any of the steps of your intake process, please contact [email protected] or by phone at 360.416.7600.

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