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ctcLink Resources for Students

We'll be rolling ctcLink out to students beginning March 25, 2020. There are a number of tools for students in the new system that we think you're going to love. Want to go through the Canvas course on Student Self Service in ctcLink? Please email Wendy Hall at whall@lowercolumbia.edu and ask her to sign you up for the class (be sure to include the email address you use for Canvas in the request).

What students will do in ctcLink

  • Register for classes
  • View class schedule
  • Add, drop or swap classes
  • Manage personal information
  • View unmet graduation requirements
  • Get messages and notifications
  • View grades and unofficial transcript
  • Pay tuition and fees
  • Manage financial aid*

ctcLink ID number - coming March 2020

In ctcLink, every student and employee will get a new ID number, called the ctcLink ID. The ctcLink ID replaces the SID, also called the "900 number."

The first time you go into the ctcLink system, you will select "First Time User" to activate your account. In addition to creating a password, you will set up three security questions that you will have to answer if you forget your password. Please make a note of your new number while setting up your account since it will only display once. After that, you will have to use the retrieve ID webpage to look up your number.

*Note: students who are enrolled before March 2020 will continue to manage their financial aid in the current system through the end of June 2020. All students will manage their financial aid in the new system starting in 2020-21.

Organization of Student Self Service Functions

Within ctcLink, information is categorized into a series of "tiles." Every student will have a number of "tiles" on their homepage in the new system.

The ctcLink Reference Center contained detailed instructions and more information about each of the functions available for students.

See button below for a list of functions available within each "tile." For a downloadable handout about Student Tiles, see red button at bottom of page.

Profile Tile

  • Personal details
  • Contact details
  • Addresses
  • Emergency contacts
  • Ethnicity
  • Privacy restrictions

Task Tile

  • Review or complete "to do" lists
  • Review holds

Message Center and Tasks Tiles

  • Review messages and notifications

Manage Classes Tile

  • View class schedule
  • View exam schedule
  • Review enrollment dates
  • Search for classes and enroll
  • Enroll in classes by program requirements
  • Shopping cart
  • Drop, update and swap classes
  • Browse course catalog
  • Manage class planner (add or move courses to another term)

Academic Progress Tile

  • Review academic progress
  • Use "What-If" Report (shows simulated academic advisement report for what would happen if a student changed their program of study)
  • View advisors
  • View advising notes (note: LCC uses Navigate for advising notes)
  • Apply for graduation
  • View graduation status
  • View expected graduation term

Academic Records Tile

  • Course history
  • View grades
  • View unofficial transcripts
  • View and evaluate transfer credit report (for credits transferred in from another institution)
  • View milestones

Financial Aid Tile

  • Review award year information
  • Review award summary
  • View disbursement dates
  • Accept awards
  • Decline awards
  • Review "Satisfactory Academic Progress" (SAP) status
  • Review LCC's SAP policy

Financial Account Tile

  • Review tuition and fees
  • Review account balances
  • Make payments
  • Review account services, such as 1098-T (tax information)

View or Download Student Tiles Handout


Contact ctcLink Team

  Wendy Hall, Vice President, Effectiveness & College Relations

   (360) 442-2491
  whall@lowercolumbia.edu

  Nichole Seroshek, ctcLink Project Manager/Business Process Analyst

   (360) 442-2113
  nseroshek@lowercolumbia.edu

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