Enrollment Procedures for New Students

If you have never taken credited classes at Grays Harbor College before, you are considered a new student, even if you have been a student at a previous college.

Apply for Admission

You can apply online for free.  For a paper admissions application, please contact the Welcome Center.

Apply for Financial Aid

(You do not need to apply for financial aid if you will not be requesting financial assistance)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available online. If you plan on applying for financial aid, you must complete the FAFSA. If you need assistance with your FAFSA, please visit the Welcome Center or contact financial aid directly at 360-538-4081.

Additional information about the different types of financial aid is available on the Financial Aid page.

Take College Placement Test (CPT)

Additional information about the CPT is available on the Placement Testing page.

Entry Advising & Registration

You'll be advised and registered for classes through our Entry Advising Process. For more information and to schedule your appointment, please visit the Student Support Center in room 2314 in the Manspeaker Building (2000) on GHC's Main Campus or call us at 360-538-4099.

Pay for College

Paying your tuition & fees can be done by phone, online through ctcLink, or in-person at the Cashier's window in the 2000 building.

Attend New Student Orientation

Attending New Student Orientation (NSO) is a required activity for new students. At NSO, you will learn all about GHC before classes begin! All new students (or students who have not attended GHC in the past 5 years) must complete the course. Students will be automatically added to the Canvas NSO Class at the beginning of their first time. More information will be found in that NSO course on Canvas.