Graphic Design Registration

Graphic Design is a two-year, lockstep program that leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and a strong employment outlook. It focuses not only on fundamental design skills but also integrates emerging technologies and keeps students current by continually evolving and responding to industry needs and standards. Entry into the program is competitive. New students are only enrolled fall quarter of the first year, which ensures the development of a tight cohort for the duration of the program.

Approved List

Because there is often more interest in this program than we can accommodate,
and because it is Fall entry only, students’ names are collected throughout the year and placed on the Approved List.

Admission to Seattle Central College

You must apply to the school and use a valid email address to receive a response.

After you submit your application, your college admissions office will review and process your application and send you an email. Your admissions email will include your unique ctcLink ID number.

You will use your ctcLink ID number to activate your account. (You only need to start once.)

  • Go to the ctcLink Gateway page.
  • Select “First Time User?”.
  • To activate your account, use your first name, last name, date of birth, and ctcLink ID number.

Acceptance to Seattle Central College does not guarantee entrance into the Graphic Design Program. To ensure the application process to the Graphic Design Program is complete, you must follow all the steps below.

Academic Requirements

Students must show that they are ready to take College Composition (English 101) and Pre-Algebra (MAT 081) by either (a) taking the placement test for admissions or (b) providing transcripts from any previously attended accredited institution(s).

Testing Center


Send an email including your ctcLink ID number and interest in the Graphic Design Program to Jayjay Pastores, Academic Advisor, BE 1102D, He will set up your program file.

For additional information, you may contact or 206.934.4068.

Portfolio Review

Students wishing to enter this program must also submit an entrance portfolio that will be evaluated by faculty members in the Graphic Design program. Students are not eligible to join the program until their portfolio has been approved.


A FREE portfolio workshop for people wishing to enter the Graphic Design program who are working on an entrance portfolio. Registration Link: Portfolio Workshop

Once your entrance portfolio has been approved, you have completed the application process to the Graphic Design Program. Your name will be added to the list at the next update.

Build Your Portfolio

Portfolio Submission Dates for Fall 2024

Fall 2023 – October 30th – November 3rd, 2023
Winter 2024 – February 5th – 9th, 2024
Spring 2024 – May 6th – 10th, 2024
Summer 2024 – July 22nd – 26th, 2024

After the summer review, if we have not reached capacity, we will switch to rolling admission for the remainder of the summer. 

Open House: We strongly recommend attending an Open House about this program at your earliest convenience. Open House is scheduled at the beginning of each quarter from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on the fifth floor of the main building. You may drop in anytime, and no RSVP is required.

Fall 2023 – October 18th
Winter 2024 – January 25th
Spring 2024 – April 24th 

Enrollment and Registration: Prospective students on the Approved List will be contacted by e-mail late in Spring Quarter. The program will be filled in the order applicants were placed on the Approved List. Suppose the program reaches capacity before we can offer you a position. In that case, you will be invited to declare your wish to remain available to fill any late openings or defer to the following year. DEFERRAL: Students on the Approved List may delay entry by one year with an e-mail request to the Division Office. This can be done only once; at that time, no other process will be necessary.

E-mail Changes: You are responsible for informing us if your e-mail information changes. Please notify the Division Office directly by e-mail.