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Friday, September 21, 2012

Important Information for Students

Student Records Office Hours
Student Records is open:
7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
7:30 am to 7:30 pm, Wednesday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Friday.

We will also be open the first Saturday of the quarter, September 29, 2012 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Student Withdrawal Reminder

Students who must permanently leave a class are reminded to officially withdraw through the Student Records Office.  Withdrawals may be made by:

1.     Completing the Official Add/Withdrawal form in the Student Records Office

2.     Telephoning Student Records at 253.589.5666

3.     Faxing to Student Records at 253.589.5852

4.     Submitting online to Student Records at www.cptc.edu/register during the first five days of the quarter or online at www.cptc.edu/drop after the fifth day of the quarter

Failure to officially withdraw from a class may result in:
a.    a failing grade
b.    loss of a possible refund
c.    overpayment of funding resources

An “official withdrawal” is notification to Student Records by the student on the day of withdrawal.  Notification from faculty or other sources is considered “unofficial”.

Important Dates to Remember If Your Program Started on September 24, 2012:
            September 23, 2012                                   Last day to withdraw with 100% refund.
            September 28, 2012                                   Last day to withdraw with 80% refund.
            October 15, 2012                                        Last day to withdraw with 40% refund.
            November 13, 2012                                    Last day to withdraw with a “W” grade.


The State of Washington contributes approximately 54 percent of the cost of students’ education through support of the basic instruction costs.  Students are responsible for the remaining 46 percent.  In addition to the state support of the basic instructional cost, students may also receive state supported financial aid if eligible.

Fall Application for Graduation Award Deadline:           October 22, 2012

Students who expect to graduate during the fall quarter (September 24th through December 13th) must complete Step 1 of the Application for Graduation Award and pay the $20.00 Application Fee by October 22, 2012.  Application forms are available on the Student Records counter in Building 17.

The All College Graduation Ceremony for 2012-13 will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the Tacoma Dome.   Please consider attending this event to celebrate your achievement with your family and friends.   Watch the CPTC website beginning March 2013 for announcements of participation deadlines.


Students may also use the web to register, pay fees, withdraw and inquire about their CPTC information.  Simply access the CPTC web site at www.cptc.edu and select “Current Students”.  At this site you can access the following:

Register Online (It is not too late to register for Fall 2012)
Check Email
Get Schedule
Schedule Planner
            Check Wait List
            Pay Fees
            Drop Class
            Change Contact Information
            Change PIN
View Unofficial Transcript  (Fall grades will be online after 8:00 pm on December 17, 2012)
Order an official transcript

Academic Calendar
2012-2013 Catalog
Current Class Schedule
Student Handbook

American Opportunity Tax Credit
Clubs and Organizations
FAQs – View frequently asked questions
Financial Aid
            Student Right to Know
            Tuition & Fees
            Tutoring Services
            Buy/Sell Books

            Employment Listings
            Peer Tutoring Opportunities

Information may be accessed from any PC with Internet access.  Six PCs with direct access to the CPTC web site are available for student use in the lobby of Building 17 from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm, Wednesday and from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Friday.  Also, the library computer lab has PCs available for accessing the Internet.

CPTC delivers quarterly grades only on-line.   Fall student grades will be posted and available on-line after 8:00 pm on December 17, 2012, if your course has completed by the last day of the quarter.  Please go to www.cptc.edu; select “Current Students” then select “View Unofficial Transcript” and enter your Student ID and PIN.  If you need assistance with access to your grade information, please contact Student Records at 253.589.5666.

Worker Retraining Assistance

Are you receiving unemployment benefits from Washington State? Have you exhausted those benefits in the past 2 years? Do you anticipate a job layoff?  Are you an unemployed veteran who has been honorably discharged within the last 24 months?  Are you a displaced homemaker, a vulnerable worker or were you self-employed but lost your business due to general economic conditions?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, please go directly to the Advising/Counseling office for further assistance and possible financial aid grant eligibility.
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