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 activate once.)

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

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 Brandon Carroll, 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 enter the program until their portfolio has been approved.

Fall 2022-Portfolio-Submission-Guidelines

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.

Building Your Entrance Portfolio

Portfolio Submission Dates for Fall 2022

Fall 2021 – November 1st – 5th, 2021
Winter 2022 – February 7th – 11th, 2022
Spring 2022 – May 9th – 13th, 2022
Summer 2022 – July 18th – 22nd, 2022

Open House: We strongly recommend that you attend an Open House about this program at your earliest convenience. Open House is scheduled during the 4th week of each quarter from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. You may drop in anytime and no RSVP is required.

Fall 2021 – October 21st – 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Topic: Fall 2021 Info Session
Time: Oct 21, 2021, 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Winter 2022 – January 27th – 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Topic: Winter 2022 Info Session
Time: Jan 27, 2022, 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting

Spring 2022 – April 27th – 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Topic: Spring 2022 Info Session
Time: April 27, 2022, 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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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. If the program reaches capacity before we are able to offer you a position, 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 defer entry by one year with an email request to the Division Office. This can be done only one time, at that time no further process will be necessary.

E-mail Changes: It is your responsibility to inform us if your e-mail information changes. Please inform the Division Office directly by email.