Current Students

Registration

Running Start Registration

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Registration Dates

    December 1st
    Winter Quarterly Schedule available

      December 1st
      Winter Quarter General Registration begins 8:00am

        December 3rd
        Fall WAOL Classes End

          December 4th
          Winter Tuition and Fees Due

To Continue in Running Start

Running Start students must register in person at BTC.

There are 4 steps to complete each quarter to register and be prepared for classes. If you need assistance with any part of these steps, please contact us.

Contacts

    Running Start Advisor

  • Email: rstart@btc.ctc.edu.
  • Location: College Services (CS) Building, Room 106
  • Phone: 360-752-8345
  • Running Start Office Drop-in Advising Hours:
  • Wednesday 2 pm – 4 pm
  • Advising available other times by appointment

    Registration

  • Email: registration@btc.ctc.edu.
  • Location: College Services (CS) Building, Room 110
  • Phone: 360-752-8350
  • Office Hours:
  • Wednesday 2 pm – 4 pm
  • Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

4 Steps to Register each quarter

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Registration Dates

    December 1st
    Winter Quarterly Schedule available

      December 1st
      Winter Quarter General Registration begins 8:00am

        December 3rd
        Fall WAOL Classes End

          December 4th
          Winter Tuition and Fees Due

1

    Plan Classes

    Plan Classes with Parents & Counselors

Plan quarterly classes to reach your goals

Your goals and interests with your parents or guardians, your high school counselor, and a BTC advisor and choose classes to reach your goals..

Your high school establishes graduation requirements. Work with your high school counselor and verify exactly what credits you need for graduation.

Reminder: Holiday and break schedules differ from high school calendars - BTC is on a quarterly system, not the semester system of high schools. Refer to the BTC College Calendar for holiday and vacation dates.

Browse any or all of these class lists to see what interests you at BTC and when it may be offered. When you are ready to register for classes, we recommend using Class Offerings by Quarter, Schedule Planner, and Continuing and Community Education Classes.

Classes

Weekly Running Start Drop-In Advising

Advising is available for Running Start students and their parents/guardians every Wednesday from 2-4pm on a walk-in basis. Advising sessions are typically 15-20 minutes long with the Running Start advisor, where you can complete any of the following:

  • Review Admissions process
  • Overview of RS requirements
  • Complete Verification form
  • Determine HS credit equivalencies
  • Learn about fee waivers

Meet with our Running Start advisor so you can strike a balance between your high school course goals, college course goals and financial abilities.

Continue the admission steps on the Verification tab

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Registration Dates

    December 1st
    Winter Quarterly Schedule available

      December 1st
      Winter Quarter General Registration begins 8:00am

        December 3rd
        Fall WAOL Classes End

          December 4th
          Winter Tuition and Fees Due

2

    Verification

    Complete Running Start Verification form

Make it Official!

Get the Running Start Enrollment Verification Form.

You will complete a new Running Start Enrollment Verification Form each quarter. Have your counselors and parents assist you with completing this form and sign it! Your quarterly Running Start status is dependent on this form. 4 Signatures

  • Your own
  • Your parent or guardian
  • Your high school counselor
  • Your BTC Running Start Advisor

Required Details

The Running Start Enrollment Verification form must be complete to be valid.

  • Number of high school FTE (full time equivalent) you are attending your High School
  • Number of college credits you are allowed for Running Start at BTC
  • College classes or program your high school has approved for you to take including both Running Start and non-Running Start eligible classes.

Class eligibility

Each class must meet all of these guidelines to qualify as Running Start and tuition free.

  • College level class (100-400 level, not below 100, not in 900 level)
  • Credit class – for College credit (not non-credit or non-graded)
  • State Support (not self-support)
  • Approved by the high school on the Running Start Enrollment Verification Form
  • Required as part of the program you are admitted into
  • Within the allowed hours/credits (FTE’s) indicated on the Running Start Enrollment Verification Form as determined by the number of hours attending at the high school. Running Start Funding Limit
  • You will be attending class all quarter (not challenging the class – If you challenge a class, you will be required to pay full price.)
  • Class is taken during Fall, Winter, or Spring quarters (Running Start is not available Summer quarter. Summer students pay full price.)

For more information, contact: Jade Roberts at 360.752.8385 or e-mail rstart@btc.ctc.edu.

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Registration Dates

    December 1st
    Winter Quarterly Schedule available

      December 1st
      Winter Quarter General Registration begins 8:00am

        December 3rd
        Fall WAOL Classes End

          December 4th
          Winter Tuition and Fees Due

3

    Running Start Register and Pay

    Enroll early for next quarter!

Now you have been advised and have your Running Start Enrollment Verification completed, you are ready to sign up for classes!

When can I register?

Check my Access Time. Not there yet? Check the Calendar to see when Access Times will be posted and when "Continuing Program Student Registration" begins. If you have questions, talk with Registration.

If you are being admitted into a program, check with Registration and watch for an invitation to register into the program. Check both your BTC email and your mail.

How do I register?

Bring your completed Running Start Enrollment Verification form to Registration. You will register in person each quarter.

Pay Tuition and Fees

  • Running Start students pay no tuition for Running Start eligible credits.
  • You will pay certain program fees, class fees, administrative and student approved fees. Program and class fees are class specific. See Running Start Costs to see rates for Administrative and student approved fees
  • If you are enrolled for more high school and college credits than are identified in the Running Start Funding Limit, you will be responsible for paying your college tuition for the additional credits.

Pay When?

  • All Tuition and fees are due by the tuition due date for the quarter.
  • If you register during the Summer for Fall quarter, your Tuition and Fees are due in full by the first Friday in September to allow for you to obtain your Running Start Enrollment Verification form high school signatures.

Pay Where?

  • Pay online with a VISA or MasterCard credit (not debit) card
  • Or at the Cashier window, College Services (CS) building, where you may use cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, or financial assistance.

Low Income?

Contact the Running Start advisor rstart@btc.ctc.edu or call 360-752-8459 if you think you may qualify for the Low Income Running Start Waiver. Note: The low Income Waiver remains in effect for the remainder of the school year. Keep in touch! Ask questions!

If you have questions about registering for classes, contact our Running Start advisor 360-752-8345 or rstart@btc.ctc.edu or talk with Registration 360-752-8350 or registration@btc.ctc.edu. Additional registration resources are available to you on the Registration webpage.

Continue the registration steps on the Attend tab

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Registration Links

Registration Dates

    December 1st
    Winter Quarterly Schedule available

      December 1st
      Winter Quarter General Registration begins 8:00am

        December 3rd
        Fall WAOL Classes End

          December 4th
          Winter Tuition and Fees Due

4

    Prepare to Attend

    Gear up for class

Log-In Online

Are you signed up to take an online class? Be sure you have logged-in, in advance by following these steps:
  1. Click the Student Login link located on the BTC homepage (www.btc.ctc.edu).
  2. Click ANGEL Login, located in the Student Applications section.
  3. Enter your Username and Password
    Hint:
    Username = Student ID number
    Default password= first 5 letters of last name
  4. Click Log On

Need more help? Contact e-learning at: elearninghelp@btc.ctc.edu

Attend New Student Workshops

Learn how to use the BTC Student Portal, network log-in, and much more. Find workshop dates, times, and locations.

Get a Student ID Card

A photo ID or Student ID card (available for $8.00 at the Campus Store) is required for some registration transactions. Your Student ID qualifies you for discounts on Whatcom Transit Authority (WTA) bus passes and at many local vendors, plus access to the Western Washington University and Whatcom Community College libraries.

Purchase Books

Find textbook lists. Or, take your printed class schedule to the Campus Store, in the Campus Center (CC) building. Tip: We do NOT recommend purchasing texts for any other quarter than the current one in which you are registered.