Student Self-Help and How-To Guides

Learn how to navigate Student Services with our how-to guides and videos to enroll at LWTech, register for classes, change your address, request transcripts, run a degree audit, apply for selective admissions, and more!

How to Guides and Videos

General Selective Admissions

Learn More About Our Selective Admissions Programs

Selective Admissions in the Design Program

Get Started With LionsLink

View Student Account Activation Guide in Full Screen

Step 1

Open a web browser, and go to the LionsLink Powered by ctcLink activation page (LWTech.edu/LionsLinkActivation).

Step 2

Below the login window, click on ‘Activate Your Account’ link.

Step 3

Follow the instructions by entering your First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth, and ID number. Click on ‘Submit’.

Tip:

  • Current Student? Use your 9-digit student ID number (old SID)
  • New Student? Use your 9-digit ctcLink ID (from welcome email)
  • Getting stuck? Make sure the name you entered is the one you used during admissions

Step 4

Enter your preferred email, 3 required security questions, and account recovery information.

Tip: Answers to the security questions have to be at least 6 characters. You’ll need your security answers to reset your password. Write them down or take a screenshot.

Step 5

Create your password and enter it a second time to confirm it. Then, click on ‘Submit’.

Step 6 

Your account is now activated! Make sure to record your ctcLink ID (this is your new student ID number). Then, click ‘OK’. 

Step 7 

Use your new student ID number and password to log into the classic view of LionsLink (LWTech.edu/ClassicLogin).

Step 8 

You will be on the ‘Gateway’ Page. Click on ‘Student Homepage’ .

Step 9

This is the Classic View Student Homepage. LWTech is now set as your college. You may log out, explore the Classic View Student Homepage, or explore using Student View (LWTech.edu/StudentView).

View How to Log In And Use LionsLink Guide in Full Screen

Tip: Before logging in you will need to activate your account first (one time only). Directions can be found in the Activate your LionsLink Account/ID Number (Start here!) tutorial.

Abbreviated Instructions (Student View)

On the LionsLink Portal, click on ‘ctcLink Login’. Use the left hand navigation features to explore your options.

Some features are unavailable until Summer quarter 2022.

You may use the ‘Full Site’ link to visit the Classic View. 

There are two different online LionsLink environments for students. 

Step 1 (Student View)

On the LionsLink Portal (LWTech.edu/StudentView), click on ‘ctcLink Login’.

Step 2 

Enter your ‘ctcLink ID’ number, and click on the ‘Next’ button. Then enter your ‘Password’ and click on the ‘Verify’ button.

Tip: If you forgot your password, click on ‘Password Help’ to reset it. Additional directions can be found in the Reset Your LionsLink Account Password tutorial. 

Step 3

Use the left side ‘Navigation Bar’, or ‘Main Dashboard’ to complete tasks. 

Tip: To login to the ‘Classic View’ of LionsLink, use the left side ‘Navigation Bar’ and click on ‘Full Site’. This will take you directly to the ‘Classic View’.

Step 4

If you attend multiple institutions, use the ‘Gear Icon’ on the top right of your ‘Dashboard’ to change institutions (colleges). 

Step 5

When finished, log out at the bottom of the left navigation bar by clicking ‘Logout’. 

If you do not log out, your session will expire.

View What You Can and Cannot Do In LionsLink Guide in Full Screen

LionsLink - Things You Can Do Now

  • Address a hold on your account
  • Browse the course catalog (course descriptions)
  • Change personal information
  • Check official grades
  • Confirm your program of study
  • Create preferred email contact
  • Download W2 tax forms
  • Drop classes
  • Enroll in payment plan 
  • Pay for classes
  • Print your student schedule
  • Report time worked, if you’re a student employee
  • Review unofficial transcript
  • Search and enroll for class
  • Swap classes
  • View transfer credit
  • View waitlist information
  • View your enrollment date
  • View your placement results

LionsLink -  Things You Can Do Beginning Summer Quarter

  • Review and accept financial aid package offers
  • Run an Academic Advisement Report (degree audit)

LionsLink - Things You Cannot Do

  • Apply for admission
  • Apply for graduation
  • Change your program of study
  • Check your LWTech email
  • Communicate with your advisor
  • Communicate with your professor
  • Request an official transcript
  • Plan your academic career
  • View your placement results

Why Use LionsLink?

  • LionsLink will be the platform all students are required to use to manage their college enrollment, check grades, and all the other tasks noted above.
  • LionsLink is replacing an outdated student management system.
  • Depending on your needs, you might use either LionsLink Classic [link] or LionsLink Student View.

Different Views

There are two views students will use when using LionsLink:

  • Classic View
    • All students will activate their account (once only) using Classic View.
    • Students needing online accessibility features will use Classic View.
    • Student Employees will use Classic View to report time worked.
  • Student View
    • Students may use either Classic of Student View.
    • Student View has a simpler navigation process.
    • Student Employees may use either Classic or Student View.

Classic View Log on Screen Example

Each menu item, ‘Canvas’, ‘Student Homepage’, and the others, are links to different parts of the LionsLink system students use for different services. These links will be different for different students.

Classic View Tiles

After creating an account in Classic View, logging into LionsLink, use tiles for: 

  • Screen reading accessibility
  • Reporting time for student employees
  • Reporting vaccine attestation

You may continue to use Classic View for class enrollment, but Student View is a simpler platform.

Student View

Student View Left Hand Navigation example. Use search for an enroll in classes, change your personal contact information, or log into ‘Classic View’.

LionsLink 

  • Learning LionsLink will by easy for some students and difficult for others.
  • Additional support will be available on canvas. 
  • Students may access training materials at LWTech.edu/LionsLinkStudentHelp

View Get to Know Your Homepage Guide in Full Screen

Student View

Step 1 (Student View)

On the LionsLink Portal (LWTech.edu/StudentView), click on ‘ctcLink Login’.

Step 2 

Enter your ‘ctcLink ID’ number, and click on the ‘Next’ button. Then enter your ‘Password’ and click on the ‘Verify’ button.  

Tip: If you forgot your password, click on ‘Password Help’ to reset it. Additional directions can be found in the Reset Your LionsLink Account Password tutorial. 

Your Dashboard 

The ‘Dashboard’ displays a summary of your information.

Customize Your Dashboard 

Click on ‘Edit My Widgets’ to select the information you would like to display. Click on ‘Save’ to save your changes.

Classic View

Get to the Classic View of LionsLink

On the left side navigation bar, click on ‘Full Site’.

Tip: You will need to use the Classic View to do the following: 

  • Activate your account. 
  • Enroll in a payment plan. 
  • Complete immunization attestation. 
  • Check/pay account balances if enrolled at another ctcLink school. 
  • Turn on screen reader (students using assistive technologies, may find Classic View more accessibility friendly). 
  • Upload documents. 
Your Student Homepage in Classic View

The Student Homepage in Classic View displays information that may not be visible in the Student View Dashboard.

The upper right icons consist of the following options:

  • Home
  • Search
  • Notifications
  • Actions
  • NavBar

The Student Homepage is comprised of Tiles

Rearrange Tiles
  1. Hover over the tile you want to move.
  2. With your mouse, use the left button, click and hold the button. The tile will turn transparent.
  3. Drag that tile to desired location and release your mouse button.
The ‘NavBar’

The NavBar displays shortcut icons. The number of visible icons depends on the size of your screen and fonts.

Open the NavBar by clicking the compass icon.

  • The calendar clock icon displays last places visited.
  • The start icon displays your set favorites.
  • The paper file icon displays everything available.

Customize the NavBar by clicking the gear icon. You can add, remove, or rearrange the icons.

Set A Favorite Menu Option
  • Open your NavBar.
  • Using ‘Navigator’ navigate to the desired page.
  • Click Three Dots and select Add to Favorites’.
Navigate Between Pages

On the NavBar, use the ‘Left Pointing Arrow’ to go back one page.

Use the ‘Up Arrow’ to go back to the main menu.

The ‘ctcLink Student Homepage’ button takes you back to your Homepage.

View Get to Know Your Homepage Guide in Full Screen

Student View

Step 1 (Student View)

On the LionsLink Portal (LWTech.edu/StudentView), click on ‘ctcLink Login’.

Step 2 

Enter your ‘ctcLink ID’ number, and click on the ‘Next’ button. Then enter your ‘Password’ and click on the ‘Verify’ button.  

Tip: If you forgot your password, click on ‘Password Help’ to reset it. Additional directions can be found in the Reset Your LionsLink Account Password tutorial. 

Your Dashboard 

The ‘Dashboard’ displays a summary of your information.

Customize Your Dashboard 

Click on ‘Edit My Widgets’ to select the information you would like to display. Click on ‘Save’ to save your changes.

Classic View

Get to the Classic View of LionsLink

On the left side navigation bar, click on ‘Full Site’.

Tip: You will need to use the Classic View to do the following: 

  • Activate your account. 
  • Enroll in a payment plan. 
  • Complete immunization attestation. 
  • Check/pay account balances if enrolled at another ctcLink school. 
  • Turn on screen reader (students using assistive technologies, may find Classic View more accessibility friendly). 
  • Upload documents. 
Your Student Homepage in Classic View

The Student Homepage in Classic View displays information that may not be visible in the Student View Dashboard.

The upper right icons consist of the following options:

  • Home
  • Search
  • Notifications
  • Actions
  • NavBar

The Student Homepage is comprised of Tiles

Rearrange Tiles
  1. Hover over the tile you want to move.
  2. With your mouse, use the left button, click and hold the button. The tile will turn transparent.
  3. Drag that tile to desired location and release your mouse button.
The ‘NavBar’

The NavBar displays shortcut icons. The number of visible icons depends on the size of your screen and fonts.

Open the NavBar by clicking the compass icon.

  • The calendar clock icon displays last places visited.
  • The start icon displays your set favorites.
  • The paper file icon displays everything available.

Customize the NavBar by clicking the gear icon. You can add, remove, or rearrange the icons.

Set A Favorite Menu Option
  • Open your NavBar.
  • Using ‘Navigator’ navigate to the desired page.
  • Click Three Dots and select Add to Favorites’.
Navigate Between Pages

On the NavBar, use the ‘Left Pointing Arrow’ to go back one page.

Use the ‘Up Arrow’ to go back to the main menu.

The ‘ctcLink Student Homepage’ button takes you back to your Homepage.

View Online Student Platforms Guide in Full Screen

Platforms

LWTech uses different platforms for students to engage with their learning environment.

  • LionsLink Powered by ctcLink
    • Overall enrollment management

  • LWTech Legend
    • Class-specific management. You can also connect with your advisor and faculty advisor.
  • Canvas
    • Learning system for a specific class; turn in assignments, email your professor.
  • Financial Aid Portal
    • Manage your financial aid packages.
  • Microsoft Outlook Email
    • Communicate with the college, faculty, and peers.

These platforms are part of your academic experience. They help you plan, organize, and maintain communication with your professors and peers.

LionsLink

  • LionsLink is a single, centralized system of online functions, providing modern online services—anytime, anywhere—to all faculty, staff and students of Washington’s community and technical colleges. 
  • LionsLink will provide a set of interconnected software modules to help us streamline and standardize many of the things we do at our college today. 
  • The software modules will cover core administrative processes such as registration and course management, financial aid, financial services, and human resources.
LionsLink - Things To Do
  • Address a hold on your account
  • Browse the course catalog (course descriptions)
  • Change personal information 
  • Check official grades
  • Confirm your program of study
  • Create preferred email contact
  • Download W2 tax forms
  • Drop classes
  • Enroll in a payment plan
  • Pay for classes
  • Print your student schedule 
  • Report time worked, if you’re a student employee
  • Review unofficial transcript
  • Search and enroll for class
  • Swap classes
  • View transfer credit
  • View waitlist information
  • View your enrollment date
  • View your placement results
LionsLink Information
  • Use the online LionsLink support page to create an account, and get training for various components of the system.
  • All students, except for specific tasks, will use the “Student View” system. 
  • LWTech.edu/StudentView

Legend

Legend provides you with a central location to connect to the people and services at LWTech that are available to help you. You will find contact information as well as links and online appointment scheduling–all accessible from your Legend homepage. 

Log into Legend any time of the day for services you need.

Canvas

  • Canvas is an online learning platform.
  • For assistance with using Canvas, visit eLearning online.
  • This is a learning platform almost all students use every quarter to manage course assignments, student-to-professor communications, tests, and grades.
  • Although there are other platforms, all students will continue to use canvas. If you have issues accessing Canvas, contact HelpDesk@LWTech.edu for assistance. Learn more from the eLearning webpage.

Financial Aid Student Portal

  • Until 2022 Summer quarter, all students will continue using the Student Financial Aid Portal.
  • The Portal gives you access to a list of missing requirements, awards, forms, and any special messages from the Financial Aid office. 
  • You may be able to upload documents, in .pdf, .doc, or .jpeg format to your financial aid file. If your awards are in an offered status, you may have the option to accept or reject those awards.

Student Email (Microsoft Outlook)

  • LWTech.edu/Email
  • After being admitted to LWTech, a student will receive an LWTech email. 
  • LWTech communicates with all students through the student-assigned email.
  • That email is always set up as S-Firstname.Lastname@lwtech.edu
  • If a student shares the same name, there may be a number added to the last name. This makes sure everyone’s email is individually set.
  • Using LionsLink Student View, you may add a preferred email contact.
  • After graduation, students may hold onto their college email for up to two years. If a student does not want access to that email, they may request Information Technology to close the email. 

Resources for the Platforms

Manage Your LionsLink Account

View Reset Your LionsLink Password Guide in Full Screen

Step 1 (Student View)

On the LionsLink Portal (LWTech.edu/StudentView), click on ‘ctcLink Login’.

Step 2 

Click on ‘Password Help’. Then click on ‘Reset Password’.

Step 3

Enter your ‘ctcLink ID’ (starts with 101 or 201).

Then select your desired reset contact option.

Tip: If you choose to reset via email, use the email address you used when you activated your account. This may be your LWTech student email address or a personal email address.

Step 4

Follow the instructions sent to your desired method of communication (text, voice call, or email).

Step 5 A (if using email option)

Open the email from ‘Okta’ with the subject line ‘Account Password Reset’. 

Tip: If you don’t see the email in your inbox, check your junk or spam folders.  

Step 5 B (if using email option)

Click on the ‘Reset Password’ button in the email. The link expires 1 hour after it is received.

Step 6 (if using text option)

After you receive the code in your text, enter it into the ‘Enter Code’ field and click on the ‘Verify’ button.

Step 7 (if using live voice call option)

After you receive the code from the live voice call, enter it into the ‘Enter Code’ field and click on the ‘Verify’ button.

Step 8

Create your ‘New Password’. Then enter it again in ‘Repeat Password’.

Click ‘Reset Password’.

Tip: Your password must have at least 8 characters, 1 UPPERCASE letter, 1 lowercase letter and 1 number (0, 1, 2, …).

Step 9

You can now log back into ctcLink

View Set Your Preferred Email Guide in Full Screen

Abbreviated Instructions (Student View)

  • Click ‘My Profile’.
  • Click sub-menu, ‘Contact Info’. 
  • Click ‘Add Email’.
  • Remember to ‘Save” before quitting or logging out.

Continue for detailed instructions. 

Step 1 (Student View)

On the LionsLink Portal (LWTech.edu/StudentView), click on ‘ctcLink Login’.

Step 2 

Enter your ‘ctcLink ID’ number, and click on the ‘Next’ button.

Step 3

Then enter your ‘Password’ and click on the ‘Verify’ button.

Tip: If you forgot your password, click on ‘Password Help’ to reset it. Additional directions can be found in the Reset Your LionsLink Account Password tutorial. 

Step 4

On the left side navigation bar, click on ‘My Profile’.

Step 5

The ‘My Profile’ tab will create a drop down menu.

Click on ‘Contact Info’.

Step 6

The page will include three areas, including ‘Emails’. To add an additional email, other than your @lwtech.edu email, click on ‘Add Email’.

Step 7

After you click ‘Add Email’, a small drop down menu will open, click ‘Home’.

Step 8

After clicking ‘Home’, a window will open. 

The window will contain an Email field for you to input your email, a checkbox to set the preferred email, a Cancel button, and a Save button.

Step 9

Enter the ‘Email’ you want the college to use when contacting you by email. Click on the, ‘Make This Email Preferred’. Click on ‘Save’.

Step 10

You will have a short message of ‘Success’ and the new preferred email will be recorded in your profile.

View Update Contact Information and Preferred First Name Guide in Full Screen 

Abbreviated Instructions (Student View)

  • Click ‘My Profile’.
  • Click sub-menu, ‘Biographical Information’
  • In the upper right-hand corner, click ‘Add Name’.
  • Add additional information as needed.
  • Make sure to save before quitting or logging out.

Continue for detailed instructions. 

Step 1 (Student View)

On the LionsLink Portal (LWTech.edu/StudentView), click on ‘ctcLink Login’.

Step 2 

Enter your ‘ctcLink ID’ number, and click on the ‘Next’ button. Then enter your ‘Password’ and click on the ‘Verify’ button.

Step 3

On the left side navigation bar, click ‘My Profile’.

In the newly appeared dropdown, select ‘Biographical Information’.

Step 4

Click ‘Add Name’. Then click on ‘Preferred’.

Step 5

Fill out information fields and click ‘Save’.

Only first name and last names are required information fields.

Step 6

Use the three options for address, phone, or email to update.

  • Click on ‘Add Address’
  • Click on ‘Add Phone Number’.
  • Click on ‘Add Email’. 

Step 7

Click ‘Save’ after each change. Mark the ‘Preferred’ box to choose the information as your default option.

Step 8

Review your changes in the ‘General Info’ tab.

View Vaccine Attestation Process Guide in Full Screen 

Step 1 (Student View)

On the LionsLink Portal (LWTech.edu/StudentView), click on ‘ctcLink Login’.

Step 2 

Enter your ‘ctcLink ID’ number, and click on the ‘Next’ button. Then enter your ‘Password’ and click on the ‘Verify’ button.  

Tip: If you forgot your password, click on ‘Password Help’ to reset it. Additional directions can be found in the Reset Your LionsLink Account Password tutorial. 

Step 3 

Use the left side ‘Navigation Bar’ and click ‘Full Site’. This will take you directly to the ‘Classic View’.

Step 4 

On your Student Homepage, click the ‘Immunization Attestation’ tile.

Tip: Your Homepage is customizable. Your tiles might be arranged differently.

Step 5

Select an immunization from the drop-down menu.

On the ‘Date Taken field’, enter the date taken. It cannot be a future date.

Select the ‘Plus’ (+)  icon to add additional doses.

Step 6

Answer the ‘Self-Attestation’ and ‘Disciplinary Action’ statements by clicking the slider to display ‘Yes, I agree’.

Click the ‘Submit’ button.

Step 7

A confirmation message will appear. 

The process is complete.

If you attend more than one college, you will need to complete this process for each college.

If there is an issue with your attestation, you will be notified by the college.

Manage Classes at LWTech

View Enroll (Register) for Classes Guide in Full Screen

Please Note

This How-To Guide is for students not enrolled in High School programs.

Lake Washington Technical Academy and Running Start Students: you must register with the assistance of an Advisor. Please add your chosen classes to your Shopping Cart, and then contact your LWTA or RS Advisor for assistance.

Step 1 (Student View)

On the LionsLink Portal (LWTech.edu/StudentView), click on ‘ctcLink Login’.

Tip: You must be logged in to your LionsLink account in order to add classes to your shopping cart and enroll. You can use the ‘Class Search’ tile if you are just browsing classes. 

Step 2 

Enter your ‘ctcLink ID’ number, and click on the ‘Next’ button. Then enter your ‘Password’ and click on the ‘Verify’ button.

Step 3

On the left side navigation bar, select ‘Class Information’. In the newly appeared dropdown, select ‘Class Search’. 

Tip: Depending on the size of your screen, you may need to click on the ‘hamburger’ menu icon on the left side of your screen to expand the menu options.

Step 4

From the first search criteria dropdown, select the ‘Term (Quarter)’ for which you want to view classes for.

The term is required to search for classes. 

Tip: The page may display differently depending on the size of your screen. You may need to scroll to see all information. 

Step 5 

From the second search criteria dropdown, narrow down your search by selecting the ‘Subject’ for which you want to view classes for.

Tip

  • Can’t find the class you want? Try searching under CCN as well as the regular subject name (Example: ‘Accounting’ vs. ‘Accounting (CCN)’).
  • CCNs are Common Course Numbered (CCN) courses and allow for easier transfer between colleges and are noted by an “&” symbol after the department name.

Step 6 (optional)

Select additional filters to narrow your class search results. You may also select ‘More Filters’ for additional search criteria. 

Step 7 (optional)

Check on the ‘Show Open Classes Only’ box to see only classes that have space available. 

Tip: Do not check the ‘Show Open Classes Only’ box if you want to add yourself to a waitlist.

Step 8

Once your filters are set, click on ‘Search’. 

Step 9

Review the class options.

Tip:

  • Pay special attention to the ‘Section’ name. This provides information on the course format. 
    • LEC=Lecture
    • LAB=Laboratory/Studio
  • The ‘Status’ shows how many spots are available. 
    • O=Open
    • W=Waitlist 
    • C=Closed 

Step 10

Expand the course(s) you want to learn more about by clicking the ‘Caret’ button.

Depending on the size of your screen, it may appear as a ‘View’ button.

Step 11A

Review all the class details.

Step 11B

Important class details include:

  • Meets’: Lists the days and times the class takes place. 
  • Room’: Where class is located on campus.
  • Instructor’: Who teaches the course.
  • Status’: How many spots are available.
  • Enrollment Requirements’: Also known as prerequisites. This is a course or other requirement that must be taken before enrolling. 
  • Class Notes’: Gives additional details about class meetings and other important information. 
  • Instruction Mode’: Course format (Example: In person, online, hybrid, etc.)

Step 12

When you are ready to register for a class, click on the ‘3-dot menu’ on the right.

Click on ‘Add to Cart’ to save it in your Shopping Cart while you search for additional classes. 

Important Tips for Lab/Studio Classes:

Some classes require you to enroll in two courses at the same time. For example, a ‘Lecture’ and ‘Laboratory’ class. If so, add both classes to your Shopping Cart by clicking on ‘Add to Cart’.

You may be prompted to choose the lab section. If so, select the option ‘Circle Button’ corresponding to your preferred lab section and click on ‘Continue’.

Step 13

You will notice the ‘Permission Number’. These are not being used in LionsLink. Leave this box blank.

If you want to be added to the waitlist for a class, check the box ‘Wait list if class is full’. 

Click ‘Save’. 

Step 14

To continue to search/add courses from the class schedule and add to your Shopping Cart, click on the ‘3-dot menu’. 

Then click ‘Add to Cart’.

Step 15

When you are ready to enroll in the classes in your cart, select ‘Enrollment’ on the left side navigation bar. In the newly appeared dropdown, select ‘Shopping Cart’. 

Step 16

Check the boxes for the classes that you want to enroll in. Then click on the ‘Enroll’ button. 

Step 17

Review the ‘Enrollment Results’ window to confirm classes have been added to your schedule. 

If you cannot add a class, an ‘Error Message’ will appear. 

When the class has been added successfully, the window will say ‘Added to your schedule’.

Tip: A green results box means that you have either been enrolled in the course or added to the waitlist. A red box means an error occurred and the class has not been added to your schedule. If you have been added to a waitlist, you will see your position number. 

Important Tip - Enrollment Requirements (prerequisites):

If you believe you have met the requirements to enroll in a class, but are being blocked from enrolling, please visit LWTech.edu/LionsLinkStudentHelp for registration assistance.

View Drop/Withdraw From Classes Guide in Full Screen

Please Note

This How-To Guide is for students not enrolled in High School programs.

Lake Washington Technical Academy and Running Start Students: you must register with the assistance of an Advisor. Please check with your LWTA or RS Advisor for assistance.

Please note that dropping/withdrawing from a class: 

  • May impact your Financial Aid and/or your student account balance.
  • Does not guarantee a refund. Pay attention to key refund dates each quarter, which are located at LWTech.edu/Enrollment.
  • Could impact your college transcript and GPA.

Before dropping/withdrawing from a class, you are strongly encouraged to talk to a Financial Aid Specialist. If you are part of a special population program that provides funding, you are strongly encouraged to speak with them as well (ex: Veterans, Worker Retraining, WorkFirst, BFET, Opportunity Grant).

Step 1 (Student View)

On the LionsLink Portal (LWTech.edu/StudentView), click on ‘ctcLink Login’.

Step 2 

Enter your ‘ctcLink ID’ number, and click on the ‘Next’ button. Then enter your ‘Password’ and click on the ‘Verify’ button.

Step 3

On the left side navigation bar, click on ‘Enrollment’.

In the newly appeared dropdown, select ‘Drop Classes’.

Step 4

Check the box next to the class you want to drop. Click on ‘Drop’ button.

Step 5

Click on ‘Drop’ on the confirmation message or ‘Cancel’ to go back.

Step 6

You have successfully dropped/withdrawn from classes.

Click on ‘OK’ to return to your schedule.

View Join a Class Waitlist Guide in Full Screen

Step 1 (Student View)

On the LionsLink Portal (LWTech.edu/StudentView), click on ‘ctcLink Login’.

Step 2 

Enter your ‘ctcLink ID’ number, and click on the ‘Next’ button. Then enter your ‘Password’ and click on the ‘Verify’ button.

Step 3

On the left side navigation bar, click ‘Class Information’. In the newly appeared dropdown, click ‘Class Search’. 

Tip: Depending on the size of your screen, you may need to click on the ‘hamburger’ menu icon on the left side of your screen to expand the menu options.

Step 4

Select additional filters to narrow your class search results. After filters are set, click on ‘Search’.

Tip: Check ‘Show Open Classes Only’ if you only want to see classes with available spots. Leave blank if you would like to be added to a waitlist. 

Step 5

When you have identified the class you would like, click the ‘3-dot menu’on the right. Click on ‘Add to Cart’ to save it in your Shopping Cart

Step 6

On the Enrollment Options page, check the box for ‘Waitlist if class is full’, if you would like to be added to the waitlist.

Remember to click ‘Save’.

Tip: The permission number box is not required. Please leave this blank.

Step 7

To continue to search/add classes from the course schedule to your Shopping Cart, click the ‘3-dot menu’.

Then click ‘Add to Cart’.

Step 8

When you are ready to enroll in the classes in your cart, select ‘Enrollment’ on the left side navigation bar.

In the newly appeared dropdown, select ‘Shopping Cart’. 

Step 9

Check the Box or Boxes’for classes you want to enroll in. Click the ‘Enroll’ button.

Step 10

Review the ‘Enrollment Results’ window and confirm you are added to the class waitlist. 

Tip: A green results box means success! A red box means an error occurred and the class has not been added to your schedule. If you have been added to a waitlist, you will see your position number. 

Step 11

To check on your waitlisted classes, navigate to ‘Enrollment’ then ‘View Waitlist’.

You can view your place in the waitlist line.

View View Your Class Schedule Guide in Full Screen 

Abbreviated Instructions (Student View)

  • Click on ‘Schedule’.
  • Your schedule will appear in the main dashboard to the right. 
  • Use filters at the top to adjust your view.

Continue for detailed instructions. 

Step 1 (Student View)

On the LionsLink Portal (LWTech.edu/StudentView), click on ‘ctcLink Login’.

Step 2 

Enter your ‘ctcLink ID’ number, and click on the ‘Next’ button. Then enter your ‘Password’ and click on the ‘Verify’ button.  

Tip: If you forgot your password, click on ‘Password Help’ to reset it. Additional directions can be found in the Reset Your LionsLink Account Password tutorial. 

Step 3 

Click on ‘Schedule’ on the left side navigation bar. 

Step 4

Your class schedule will be displayed in the main window area. You can use the ‘Dropdowns’ at the top to view your schedule different ways. 

Step 5

Use the ‘Print Icon’ to print your schedule to your printer or as a PDF. 

You can also use the ‘Download (.ics)’ dropdown to download your schedule as an .ics format to add to your calendar (Google, iOS/Apple, Outlook, etc.).

Payments, Financial Aid, And Residency

View Make Payments Guide in Full Screen

Step 1 (Student View)

On the LionsLink Portal (LWTech.edu/StudentView), click on ‘ctcLink Login’.

Step 2 

Enter your ‘ctcLink ID’ number, and click on the ‘Next’ button. Then enter your ‘Password’ and click on the ‘Verify’ button.

Step 3

Your most recent financial transactions can be seen under ‘Recent Transactions’ section on the Dashboard.

Step 4

To view details of the charges, use the left side navigation bar to click on ‘Financials’. 

Step 5

The ‘Financials’ tab will create a drop down menu. Click ‘What I Owe’.

Step 6

Charges are displayed by quarter. Selecting the 'Expand'icon next to each quarter will display a detailed list of charges.

Tip: Learn more about fees from the Tuition and Fees webpage.

Step 7

Click ‘Make a Payment’ button, if you would like to make a payment.

Step 8

There are two options for making a payment. You can make a single payment or use the ‘Nelnet’ payment plan for monthly payments.

View View Financial Aid Guide in Full Screen

Tip: For the remainder of the 2021-22 school year, the Financial Aid Office continues to use the existing FAM (financial aid management) system. Financial Aid information for 2022-2023 can be accessed through LionsLink in late Spring. Check the Financial Aid website for the most up-to-date information.

Step 1

Funding your education is possible using federal or state aid. Apply for federal or state financial aid. 

  • Use StudentAid.gov/fafsa to apply for federal and state financial aid if you are a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.

OR

Step 2

After receiving your award email from LWTech, you will be able to log into LionsLink to review these awards.

Go to the LWTech LionsLink Portal and click on ‘ctcLink Login’.

Step 3

Enter your ‘ctcLink ID’ number, and click on the ‘Next’ button. Then enter your ‘Password’ and click on the ‘Verify’ button.  

Tip: If you forgot your password, click on ‘Password Help’ to reset it. Additional directions can be found in the Reset Your LionsLink Account Password tutorial. 

Important Tip: 

Make sure you are viewing information for LWTech. If you attend multiple institutions, use the ‘Gear Icon’ on the top right of your Dashboard to change institutions (college name). 

Step 4

On the left side navigation bar, click on ‘Financials’. 

Tip: Depending on the size of your screen, you may need to click on the ‘hamburger’ menu icon on the left side of your screen to expand the menu options.

Step 4

In the newly appeared dropdown, select from the following options:  

  • View Financial Aid’ - To view all awards offered for the Aid Year.
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress’ - To view your SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress).
  • Financial Aid Summary’ - To view your Financial Aid Summary.

Tip

Additional Information

Tip: Need to know terms? Visit the Student Services Glossary page.

 

See Residency Requirements page

Get Your Books

 

Go to Bookstore page

Grades and Transcripts

View Check Your Grades Guide in Full Screen

Abbreviated Instructions (Student View)

  • Click ‘Academics’.
  • Click sub-menu, ‘Grades’. 
  • Your grades will appear in the main dashboard to the right. 

Continue for detailed instructions. 

Step 1 (Student View)

On the LionsLink Portal (LWTech.edu/StudentView), click on ‘ctcLink Login’.

Step 2 

Enter your ‘ctcLink ID’ number, and click on the ‘Next’ button. Then enter your ‘Password’ and click on the ‘Verify’ button.  

Tip: If you forgot your password, click on ‘Password Help’ to reset it. Additional directions can be found in the Reset Your LionsLink Account Password tutorial. 

Step 3

On the left side navigation bar, click on ‘Academics’.

Step 4

In the newly appeared dropdown, select ‘Grades’.

Step 5

Your grades will appear in the window to the right. Notice the check mark next to the word ‘Grades’. 

View Unofficial LWTech Transcript Guide in Full Screen

Tip: Need an official transcript? Order official transcripts through the LWTech Transcripts website.

Step 1 (Student View)

On the LionsLink Portal (LWTech.edu/StudentView), click on ‘ctcLink Login’.

Step 2 

Enter your ‘ctcLink ID’ number, and click on the ‘Next’ button. Then enter your ‘Password’ and click on the ‘Verify’ button.  

Tip: If you forgot your password, click on ‘Password Help’ to reset it. Additional directions can be found in the Reset Your LionsLink Account Password tutorial. 

Step 3

On the left side navigation bar, select ‘Academics’. In the newly appeared dropdown, select ‘View Unofficial Transcript’. 

Step 4

Click on the ‘Expand All’ button to review all sections. Click on ‘View PDF’ to download or print. 

Step 5*

Click the ‘Printer Icon’ to print or the ‘Download Arrow’  to get a copy of your unofficial transcript.

Tip

  • *This step may vary depending on your browser and operating system. 
  • If you are having trouble getting your transcript to appear on the screen, you may need to disable your pop-up blocker.

 

Go to Transcripts page

Managing Your Progress and Program

 

Change Your Major/Program form

Legend provides you with a central location to connect to the people and services at LWTech that are available to help you

 

Learn More About Legend

Login to Legend

Student Employment

View Reporting Time for Hourly and Student Workers Guide in Full Screen

Step 1

Log into LionsLink LWTech.edu/ClassicLogin using your student ID number.

If you do not know your student ID number, please use the Student ID Lookup Tool

Step 2 

Enter your ‘Password’.

Tip: If you forgot your password, click on ‘Password Help’ to reset it. Additional directions can be found in the Reset Your LionsLink Account Password tutorial. 

Step 3

You will see the ‘Gateway’ page. Click on ‘HCM Self-Service’.

Step 4 

You’ll be on the full-site, what is called ‘Classic View’. Use the drop down menu in the middle of the page and choose ‘Employee Self Service’.

Step 5 

Click on ‘Time’. The Time Homepage will display.

Step 6 

Select ‘Enter Time’. The Enter Time page will display.

Only use ‘Report Time’ if assistive technology is required.

Step 7 A

All days in the pay period are displayed on one page. The top of the page displays the current pay period. Switch to view a different pay period using the right and left arrow buttons. Contact the supervisor if time to report for a pay period has already passed.

Step 7 B

Select a 'Time Reporting Code (TRC)' from the drop-down on the left.

Enter the number of hours worked on the day selected. (Partial hours must be represented in the decimal, for instance eight and a half hours would be 8.5). Talk with your supervisor about which code to use. 

Tip: Abbreviation Definitions

  • ASB=Student Hourly Pay
  • FWS=Federal Work Study
  • SWS=State Work Study
  • WFS=Workfirst/Workstudy
  • IWS=International Student Employees

Step 7 C

Enter the following:

  • In: time the shift began.
  • Lunch: time left for a meal or break; if one was taken.
  • In (from Lunch): time returned to work.
  • Out: time the shift ended.

If no meal is taken enter the following:

  • In: time the shift began.
  • Out: time the shift ended

Time is recorded as 24 time if no AM or PM entry is indicated. Use AM and PM to indicate time worked

Step 8 

If additional time was worked that day:

  • Select the ‘plus(+) symbol on the right hand side of the screen to add a row.
  • Select the new ‘Time Reporting Code’ from the drop-down on the right.
  • Enter the hours worked.

Repeat this step for all hours worked in the week.

Step 9

After finishing entering time, click ‘Submit’.

Step 10

The Employee Affirmation message will display. Click ‘Ok’.

Students with More Than One Job

Step 1

Click ‘CTC Time’.

Step 2 

The ‘CTC ESS Time’ screen appears.

Choose the job for which you are entering time.

Step 3

Click ‘Week’.

Click ‘Time Reporting Code’, select the correct code.

Enter time worked for option selected.

Step 4

Click ‘Submit’.

Troubleshooting 1

  • If time needs to be changed:
    • Enter a new hour ranges on the day that needs to be altered.
    • Select Submit and OK.
  • If there is a large break in the day this is not a meal:
    • Select the (+) on the right-hand side of the screen to add a row.
    • Select the same TRC as before from the drop-down on the right.
    • Enter the hours worked.
    • Select Submit and OK.
  • If a TRC needs to be removed from the timesheet:
    • Select the (-) on the right-hand side of the screen to remove a row from the day.
    • The system will prompt a question, select either Yes Delete or No Do Not Delete.
    • If Yes Delete was chosen and the employee wishes to finalize their choice, select Submit and OK.
  • If a Comment is needed select the comment box below the day in which a comment is needed, type in text, and select Add Comment.
    • Comments, once entered, cannot be altered or removed. Additionally, all comments recorded by employees are considered discoverable.
  • NOTE: Time is processed periodically, but at minimum overnight. Time entered may not be visible to the employee or manager in other screens until the overnight processing has occurred.

Troubleshooting 2

  • Time Reporting Code (TRC), from the drop down menu. 
  • Student employees will see the TRCs available to them for their specific job. 
  • Many student employees will only see STU - Student Hourly Pay for the time reporting code, but some students may see HRY – Hourly. 
  • Students in Work Study jobs may see FWS – Federal Work Study, SWS – State Work Study and WFS – Workfirst/Workstudy
  • International student employees may only see OEX – OASI Excludable Pay. ​
  • Ask your supervisor which is the appropriate code for your job. 
  • It is important that the correct time reporting code for the job is selected.

Troubleshooting 3

  • When time is submitted, it will be processed by the system overnight, and your manager will receive a request to approve in the system. ​
  • Before the payroll deadline, you can update and re-submit your timesheet. ​
  • Managers only need to approve once at the end of the pay period. ​
  • At the end of the pay period, HR and Payroll may run the overnight process during the day so that managers receive notification on the same day that the timesheet is submitted.​
  • After time has been submitted and processed overnight, you will be able to view your payable time in the Time Summary tile. In Time Summary, choose Payable Time at the top of the page to see a summary of your payable time for the pay period. 

Accessibility

View Screen Reader Instructions Guide in Full Screen

Note

  • Currently the ‘Enable Screen Reader Mode’ option at the LionsLink web login page does not automatically activate.
  • Until a permanent fix is in place, please manually adjust your individual preferences to enable the screen reader mode
  • After you make the change, it will remain active until you decide to turn the feature off.​
  • Use the Classic View to begin this process. LWTech.edu/ClassicLogin

There are two instructions for enabling screen readers.

  1. Instructions for Screen Reader Users with sight impairment.
  2. Instructions for Screen Reader Users without sight impairment.

The first set of instructions will be for Screen Reader Users with sight impairment.

Sight Impairment Screen Reader Instructions

Step 1
  1. To turn ‘Screen Reader Mode’ on, select the ‘Action’ menu button on the banner.
  2. Press your keyboard’s ‘Enter’ Key.
  3. The menu options display:
    1. Personalize Homepage
    2. My Preferences
    3. Help
    4. Sign Out
Step 2

Use the keyboard down arrow and choose the ‘My Preferences Sub-Menu’.

Step 3
  1. The ‘My Preferences’ page displays.
  2. In the main content area ‘General Settings’ section, select the ‘Accessibility Layout’ combo box. 
  3. Use the keyboard ‘Enter’ key to expand the combo box and then choose the ‘Screen Reader Mode ON’ option.
  4. Select the ‘Save’ button in the main content area of the page. 
  5. Use the keyboard’s ‘Enter’ key to save the page.
Step 4: Sign Out and Sign In Again
  1. Select the ‘Action’ menu button on the top banner.
  2. Press your keyboard ‘Enter’ key.
  3. Use the ‘Down Arrow Key’ and choose ‘Sign Out’.
  4. Sign In’ again. This will ensure that screen reader mode is on.

Screen Reader Instructions Without Sight Impairment

The ‘Student Homepage’ in ‘Classic View’ displays information that may not be visible in the ‘Student View Dashboard’.

Step 1

After logging in, click on ‘Student Homepage’.

Step 2

You will be in the ‘Student Homepage’.

Step 3

Using the ‘Three Dot’ menu, click ‘Preferences’.

Step 4

In ‘My Preferences’, the ‘General Settings’ section, click ‘Accessibility Layout’, choose ‘Screen Reader Mode ON’ option. Select the ‘Save’  button in the main content area of the page. 

Step 5

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