How to Activate Your ctcLink Account (Students)

Before You Begin

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You must have your ctcLink ID in order to activate your ctcLink account. See below on where to obtain your ctcLink ID. If you still cannot locate your ctcLink ID, please contact Enrollment Services for assistance:

  • New Students (Registered Spring Quarter 2021 and beyond): Your ctcLink ID number will be included in your admissions email.
  • Returning Students (Registered between January 2015 - Winter Quarter 2021): Prepare your old SID. This will be used to obtain your ctcLink ID when you activate your account. You may also use the Student ctcLink ID Lookup Tool which requires your old SID and PIN: CTCLINK ID LOOKUP (RETURNING STUDENTS)
  • Former Students (Registered anytime before 2015): You will need to reapply to Edmonds College to obtain your new ctcLink ID.


1. Go to the ctcLink Login page
2.Click on Activate Your Account
3. Follow the instructions by entering your First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth and ID number. Under 'ID Type', select 'ctcLink ID'. 
Note: Current Winter 2021 students and returning students with an SID number: 
  • You may change the 'ID Type' to 'SID (old)', and enter your SID number. 
  • Alternatively, you may look up your new ctcLink ID using the Student ID Lookup Tool
4. Once all of your information has been entered, click on Submit. If you run into an error, verify the accuracy of the name, date of birth, and ID you entered.
5. You will now be prompted to set up your account. Enter your email, and complete the security question/answer information.
  • Enter a personal email address that you have reliable access to. College communications including registration, financial aid, etc. will be directed to this address
  • You’ll need your security answer to reset your password, please remember them!
  • Tech Support CANNOT recover questions or answers for you
6. Create a password that has:
  • At least 8 characters
  • 1 UPPERCASE letter
  • 1 lowercase letter
  • 1 number (0, 1, 2, 3…)
Re-enter the password below to confirm.
7. Click on Submit when you are done
8. Your account will be activated right away. Be sure to take note of your ctcLink ID

You may now proceed to the ctcLink login page and sign in with your ctcLink ID and newly created password.

Additional Resources

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