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
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.
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.
Prospective applicants interested in enrolling in a Full-Time Career Training
See: Getting Started
Apply for Admission & pay a $30 admissions fee
Pay for the COMPASS assessment test
Take the COMPASS assessment test
Make an appointment with a counselor
Apply for financial aid, if applicable
Pay tuition and fees
Purchase books and supplies
Begin your education journey
Individuals registering for any Continuing Education or Community Education
class can register:
- In person in the Registration office
- By mail to Renton Technical College, 3000 NE 4 th Street, Renton, WA. 98056
- By fax at 425-235-7826
- 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.
- Pay tuition at the time of registration
- Purchase required books, tools and/or supplies.
Individuals registering for Adult Basic Education
or GED classes:
Must complete a registration form
Pay a $25.00 quarterly fee.
Must be 18 years of age or older. Individuals under age 18 must have a
completed high school release form.
No placement test is required.
Individuals registering for English as a Second
Complete a registration form to be placed on pre-registration list if
Take a CASAS test to determine appropriate level.
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.
- Individuals wishing to enroll in various apprenticeship programs offered at
Renton Technical College must enroll directly through the specific
All checks and money orders must be payable to Renton Technical College.
Registration office hours:
Please note that all tuituion refunds are made in accordance with the College's Institutional Tuition Refund Policy
Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Registration office: 425-235-2352, press zero, then press 1