Transfer Student

Transfer Student

Did you attend another college or university but now plan to attend CBC? We're glad to have you! Transferring to a new school can be overwhelming, so we've done our best to break it down for you--follow these simple steps to transfer to CBC!

Instructor with students


  • 1. Admission

    We're happy you're interested in transferring to CBC! Our admission application is free, and applying is easy. We encourage you to apply for financial aid early and start thinking in advance about paying for college. You'll also get familiar with CBC by using Getting Started. Don't forget to send your official transcripts to us as soon as possible for evaluation!

    Apply now!

    Complete and submit the online Application for Admission to begin your educational journey at CBC. There's no application fee and it should only take you about 30 minutes to fill out.

    Once your application has been processed, you will receive an acceptance email to the email address listed in your application including your unique student ID number and temporary PIN.

    Application processing times vary based on the quarter  for which you are applying. To see when application processing begins for your start time, check out the table below!

    Apply now!

    Did you know that you may be eligible to receive financial aid to attend CBC? Apply as soon as possible--you never know what you might be eligible for!

    Visit the Financial Aid page for more information on how to apply.

    You can also check out our Paying for College page to see what other options might be available to you as well.

    We'll need your official transcripts to transfer your credits over and help you register for classes with prerequisites. If you've attended more than one college or university, you'll need to provide official transcripts from each institution you previously attended before we can begin your evaluation. This process can take up to four weeks to complete, so we encourage you to begin as soon as possible.

    For more information on submitting official transcripts, visit our Transfer of Credit Process page!

    In your acceptance email, you'll be encouraged to login to Getting Started. Getting Started is a web-based program that helps you check everything off of your list to get started at CBC. The first few things you'll be prompted to do are change your PIN, set up your CBC email and learn about available resources.

  • 2. Register for classes

    Once your transfer credits are evaluated, you'll complete Student Orientation to Advising and Registration (SOAR) online to learn more about life as a CBC student. Once you complete SOAR, you can schedule an appointment with a completion coach to look at your transcript and help determine which classes you should take during your first quarter at CBC!

    Students transferring to CBC often need assistance choosing the right classes and getting registered for their first quarter. Although it is not required, we highly encourage our transfer students to meet with an completion coach to gain valuable information about the courses and programs offered and to become familiar with the registration process.

    Our Counseling and Advising Department is always willing to sit down with you and take the time to ensure you're taking the classes that best suit your goals.

    Once you've determined what classes would be appropriate for you to take during your first quarter at CBC, you'll be ready to register. Each quarter you'll be assigned a registration access time based on the amount of credits you've earned at CBC. View your registration access time by logging into MyCBC.

    Registration can be as simple as a few clicks via Web Registration, but it's okay if you need a little help. If you know exactly what you'd like to register for, Hawk Central can help you with the registration process in person or Student Records can help you over the phone!

    If you're still having trouble deciding what classes to take, we recommend visiting Counseling and Advising to ensure you're choosing the best classes possible.

  • 3. Get ready for school

    Once you're registered for classes, you're almost ready for the quarter to start! Don't forget to make sure your classes are paid for before the tuition deadline and plan to buy textbooks. If you have questions or need help, we're here every step of the way!

    Once you've registered for classes, you'll see charges on your student account for the tuition and fees associated with your classes. In order to keep your seat in the classes you've registered for, it's important to pay your tuition by the deadline.

    You can always find the tuition deadline on our Academic Deadlines calendar.

    For information on paying for college, including payment options and financial aid, visit our Paying for College page.

    Now that you've registered for classes and paid your tuition, you're ready to buy your textbooks! To find out what books you'll need for your classes, stop by the CBC Bookstore or visit the Bookstore website.

    It's official: you're ready to attend classes as a CBC student! We're so glad you've chosen to pursue your education at CBC and we're here to help you every step of the way. If you're struggling or need assistance, don't be afraid to reach out.

Apply early to save your spot!

Fall 2021
  • Processing Begins: January 1
  • Recommended Deadline: August 29

Winter 2022
  • Processing Begins: September 1
  • Recommended Deadline: December 12
Spring 2022
  • Processing Begins: December 1
  • Recommended Deadline: March 13
Summer 2022
  • Processing Begins: January 1
  • Recommended Deadline: June 5



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  • Address:2600 N. 20th Ave., Pasco, WA 99301

  • Office Hours:Monday to Wednesday: 7 am to 4:30 pmThursday: 9 am to 4:30 pmFriday: 7 am to noon

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