ctcLink: For Students

Welcome to ctcLink!

Bates Technical College has moved to a new student technology system called ctcLink. You will manage your entire college experience from your mobile device, laptop or home computer.

With ctcLink you will be able to do the following:

• View and update your student information and manage personal contact info.
• Register for classes, add/drop.
• Pay tuition and fees and handle financial aid processes.
• View your grades, track academic goals, and apply for graduation.
• Contact your instructor or advisor.

ctcLink offers a more consistent experience across the Washington community and technical college (CTC) system. You’ll have 24/7 access to an online student center, and so will your advisors and instructors. You will continue to use Canvas in your classes; this will not change or be interrupted with the change to ctcLink.

Download an informative flyer (pdf)

Key Dates

Various Student Services reduced May 9 – May 20*
Several offices will be closed or operating on limited hours from Monday, May 9 through Friday, May 20 to focus on the transition and ensure the data transfer was successful. They include Cashiering, Admissions, Business Offices, Registration, Financial Aid, WES, and Payroll. These offices will reopen on Monday, May 23.

March 28: Spring Quarter classes begin
April 4: Look for ctcLink information in your student email on how to use ctcLink to register
for Summer Quarter
April 21: The last disbursement of Financial Aid and Refunds sent to BankMobile
April 21-June 6: Financial Aid will not disburse. No refunds can be processed
May 9: ctcLink goes live at Bates Technical College
•*May 9 – 20: College tests, checks and fixes bugs in ctcLink for functionality and accuracy
May 16: Student can begin activating their ctcLink account to access ctcLink
Summer Quarter 2022 registration begins:

May 23: Veterans registration begins. May 25: Continuing student registration. June 1: New student registration.

Student ID Number (SID) is now called ctcLink ID

You can look up your new ctcLink ID using this ctcLink Lookup Tool. 

  • If you transfer in from, or out to, another community or technical college in Washington state, your ID will follow you and you will be able to use the same ID to access your information.
  • All new incoming students also will receive a ctcLink ID.

Important Documents

Download ctcLink Mobile App 

(Please note you must use the ctcLink Full Site to activate your account.)

Google Play 

Apple Store

Student Help Desk




Fall Quarter registration for new students begins July 19. Get started today on your enrollment steps!