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The mission of the Admissions/Registration department is to serve the community and support the connection between the educational process and a career, by providing professional, unparalleled customer service through commitment and enthusiasm.

Policy Change Notice:
A $75.00 late fee will be charged to students currently enrolled in a program at RTC who have not registered before the first day of the quarter. This does not apply to new students registering for the first time.

Entrance requirements
Applicants must be 18 years of age, possess the vocational interest and goals related to their chosen program of study, and are able to benefit from instruction. Individual programs may have additional entrance requirements related to licensure or require specific educational credentials. Admission to the College may be initiated in person, by mail, fax, and web or through referral by an agency.

Admission procedures
Prospective applicants interested in enrolling in a Full-Time Career Training program must:

See: Getting Started

  1. Apply for Admission & pay a $30 admissions fee
  2. Pay for the COMPASS assessment test
  3. Take the COMPASS assessment test
  4. Make an appointment with a counselor
  5. Apply for financial aid, if applicable
  6. Register
  7. Pay tuition and fees
  8. Purchase books and supplies
  9. Begin your education journey

Individuals registering for any Continuing Education or Community Education class can register:

  1. In person in the Registration office
  2. By mail to Renton Technical College, 3000 NE 4 th Street, Renton, WA. 98056
  3. By fax at 425-235-7826
  4. Through the web by clicking on Registration at Online Services. If an individual is new to the college and wishes to register with the web option, they are required to apply for admission through Online Services. When the admission application is processed, the individual will be provided with a student identification number and PIN. The web registration option requires that students have a student identification number and PIN number to access web registration.
  5. Pay tuition at the time of registration
  6. Purchase required books, tools and/or supplies.

Individuals registering for Adult Basic Education or GED classes:

  1. Must complete a registration form
  2. Pay a $25.00 quarterly fee.
  3. Must be 18 years of age or older. Individuals under age 18 must have a completed high school release form.
  4. No placement test is required.

Individuals registering for English as a Second Language classes:

  1. Complete a registration form to be placed on pre-registration list if applicable..
  2. Take a CASAS test to determine appropriate level.
  3. Pay a $25.00 quarterly fee when notified to start classes.

Tech Prep students:

  • Individuals wishing to enroll under Tech Prep guidelines, register through the South King County Tech Prep Consortium.

Apprenticeship programs:

  • Individuals wishing to enroll in various apprenticeship programs offered at Renton Technical College must enroll directly through the specific apprenticeship program.

All checks and money orders must be payable to Renton Technical College.

Refund Policy
Please note that all tuituion refunds are made in accordance with the College's Institutional Tuition Refund Policy

Registration office hours:
Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Registration office: 425-235-2352, press zero, then press 1

Cashier hours:
Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.