Student Info, Resources, & ctcLink


You’ve decided to enroll in a CHS course – now what? The good news is most of the work for your class goes on behind the scenes. After you apply for admission, enroll, and pay your fee (or make arrangements with your school), you’ll be all set. But did you know you are not just a student at your high school? You’re a North Seattle College student, too.  That means you have the college’s resources available to you. It also means you’ll have the same rights and responsibilities as any other NSC student. See below for more information.


You will use the state’s operating system, ctcLink, to enroll, check grades, monitor your academic progress, update your personal information, and other tasks. After you apply for college admission (see the How to Apply for College Admission link on the College in the High School home page), the state will send you your 9-digit ID number. Save this number in a safe (and memorable) place!

The first thing you’ll need to do is activate your account. This is where you’ll set your password. Use the link below for directions on how to activate your account. If you are already enrolled, you’ve already completed this step. In many cases, your teacher will work with your class to activate your account and enroll in your class.

If you need to log in to ctcLink in the future, go to the North Seattle College website, click on Students (at the top of the page), then click on the ctcLink icon. It’s the first icon in the upper left corner.

College Resources

As a College in the High School student, you are a student at your high school and at North Seattle College. That entitles you to use any of North’s services. A few of them are listed below. For additional services, go to the NSC Website and click on Student Services.

Policies and Handbook

The Seattle Community College District (including North Seattle College) is committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity for all its students, employees, and applicants in education, employment, and services. The Seattle Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, color, age national origin, religion, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, political affiliation of belief, citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or the presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disability except where a disability may impede performance at an acceptable level. In addition, reasonable accommodation will be made for known physical or mental limitations for all otherwise qualified persons with disabilities.

North Seattle College follows guidelines that support a respectful and inclusive community and ensures fair treatment. As a College in the High School student, you are held to the same standards for civil discourse, academic integrity, honesty, and plagiarism as on-campus students. You’ll find these policies and other useful information in the NSC Student Handbook at the first link below. The second link outlines your rights and responsibilities as a student, including contact information if you feel your rights are being violated.

Academic Honesty

Academic honesty is highly valued at NSC. A student must always submit work that represents their original words or ideas. If any words or ideas are used that do not represent the student’s original work, the student is expected to cite all relevant sources both in the text and in the references listing at the end of the paper. Words or ideas that require citations include, but are not limited to, all hardcopy or electronic publications, whether copyrighted or not, and all verbal or visual communication when the content of such communication clearly originates from an identifiable source.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA affords students certain rights pertaining to their educational records at North Seattle College. NSC must treat students enrolled in the CHS program in the same way as all other students registered at the college. This means college staff may not discuss or disclose a student’s grades, records, or progress with anyone other than the student. This includes parents and legal guardians. When inquiring about student grades, the request must come from the student.