Are you new to the Whatcom Community College family?  Maybe you’ve earned a few college credits and now you’ll complete a certificate or degree?  Great – we look forward to learning from you as your knowledge and experiences enhance our campus community.

Whatcom Community College welcomes future students who are at least 18 years of age or who have graduated from high school  or earned a GED certificate.  Current high school students are encouraged to contact the Running Start Program to learn more about their options at Whatcom.

  • Applications received by the priority deadline receive priority registration access times.
  • Applications received after the priority deadline register without a registration access time during the General Registration.  
Students Under age 18


Steps to Enroll


Apply or Reapply

We're excited to get to know you.  Apply or reapply online or in-person at the Registration Office, 237 Kellogg Rd. in Laidlaw Center 102.  

Returning Students

  • If you've been away from Whatcom for less than one year, email or call us to reactivate your account.
  • If you've been away for more than one year, please complete a new application.   

Transfer Students

  • Complete a Whatcom Community College application.
  • Students who plan to graduate with a degree or certificate should have official transcripts from previous institutions sent to Whatcom's Registration Office for evaluation.  
  • Submit a Transfer Credit Evaluation Request form.    


  • Students who have not previously completed college-level Math and English need to make a placement test appointment as soon as possible.  A one-time $20 placement testing fee is due prior to testing.  Contact Entry & Advising at 360.383.3080.
  • ESLA and Individual placement tests (e.g. Math only) are available on a limited drop-in basis in the Testing Center. Contact the Testing Center at 360.383.3052.



Whatcom provides a variety of advising services to new and currently enrolled students, including

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Specialized Programs

Check with individual programs for admissions policies.  


Your Team

Registration & Records

237 West Kellogg Road, LDC 102
Bellingham, WA 98226


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Janis Velasquez Farmer
Associate Registrar 

9922101624_64969f7e5b_s.jpg Carolyn Jovag
Credential Evaluator 
 11091721634_3f431f87f9_s.jpg Cindy King
Credential Evaluator 
  Cathy Bertschler
Credential Evaluator 
 michelle2.jpg Michelle North
Program Coordinator 
  Chris Evans
Registration Assistant 
 11091744144_e1996fa4d3_s.jpg Leah Thies
Registration Assistant 
 11091716374_52dbb2a59f_s.jpg Vanessa Stevens
Registration Assistant 
 doug2.jpg Doug Hamilton
Registration Assistant 
  Dan Swigart-Harris
Registration Assistant