Welcome to fall quarter!

Whether you are a new student, returning after spring or summer, or it’s been a few years, we are glad you are here!

Even for experienced students, the beginning of fall quarter can be a bit overwhelming. Remember to stop and ask for directions, be they academic or geographic, whenever you need. We are all happy to help. Continue reading

WAOL Online Classes Start Today

Online courses with a section code of “ONL” (also known as WAOL online courses) start today, a week ahead of other online and campus courses.  If you’re registered in one of these courses, go to the eLearning page of Whatcom’s web site and click the Angel Login button to get access to your “virtual classroom.”  To log in to Angel, you’ll use your student ID number as your username and the first five letters of your last name (all the letters, if your name has fewer than five) as your password.
If you have technical problems, contact the Student Help Desk at studenthelpdesk@whatcom.ctc.edu.  For other questions, write to Leslie Clark at advise@whatcom.ctc.edu.
Today is also the last day to register for any online class with the “ONL” section code.  If you register today, you’ll have access to the class tomorrow, after overnight communication between our registration system and the WAOL course system.
Keep an eye on the extra-early deadlines for dropping a WAOL course for a tuition refund.  For a 100% refund, the deadline is September 26th.  For a 40% refund, it’s October 8th.

29 million middle-class jobs that DON’T require a B.A. | Marketplace.org

“..many economists will tell you that a college degree is about as good a ticket to the middle class as you can find. But a study out this morning says there are 29 million jobs that offer middle class pay but don’t require a bachelor’s degree.”

29 million middle-class jobs that don’t require a B.A. | Marketplace.org

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Final Tuition Due Date: September 25th

If you are registered for fall 2012 classes we wanted to send a quick reminder that the third, and final tuition due date is Tuesday, September 25th. That is next week! After this date if your tuition is not paid, you may be dropped from these classes for non payment. This can be frustrating as you will have to re-register, and risk losing space in the classes you want.

This tuition due date is only for students that registered for classes through September 24th. If you register for classes after the 25th you will be expected to pay for those classes the same day. Please consult the Registration Calendar for more information on tuition due dates.

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