Get Started at LWTech

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Welcome to Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Getting started is simple. All you have to do is Connect, Apply, and Register!


Connect with us at one of our weekly campus tours and events. As the only public institute of technology in the state, LWTech offers 11 applied bachelorโ€™s degrees, 41 associate degrees, and 83 professional certificates in 41 areas of study. Find the academic program that meets your goals.

  • Attend one of our weekly campus tours and other campus events.

Additional Admission Support

If you are interested in any of the following programs, connect with these offices for additional information and support.

Connect with LWTech's High School Programs Office.

Connect with LWTech's International Programs Office.

Submit the general application, then connect with the Veterans Services Office to submit your VA Education Benefits Application.


New Students

All students interested in attending LWTech must complete LWTech's general online application. It is quick, easy, and free. The application portal is for all public two-year colleges in Washington. Make sure you select LWTech from the list of choices when applying.

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After you apply, you will receive a Welcome Letter via email within 10 business days that includes your LionsLink ID, student email address, and instructions on what to do next.

Returning Students

Students returning to LWTech that attended more than one calendar year ago or are transitioning from High School Programs or English Language Learning classes don't have to re-apply for admission. You can complete the Returning Student Reactivation Form. LWTech staff will update your record and send instructions on what to do next.


Returning Student Reactivation Form


The deadline to submit the application for admission to LWTech is two weeks prior to the first day of the quarter. You will receive your Welcome Letter by email within 10 days.


Check out our Academic Calendar for application deadlines and other important dates around campus. Some exceptions may apply. 

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Additional Application Information

Some programs and resources require additional applications. This includes certain academic programs of study and financial aid. 

Selective Admission Programs

In addition to the college admission application, some programs at LWTech require additional information, which may include prerequisite courses and applications. Students may apply online through the individual program webpage. Applicants are encouraged to carefully read through all requirements before starting their online application.

Paying for College Options

LWTech offers several ways to help pay for college. Students are encouraged to explore financial aid and funding opportunities as soon as possible.

Submitting Official Transcripts


To register for classes, every student must complete the following requirements. These steps can only be completed after you have received your Welcome Letter. We look forward to welcoming you to LWTech!

Activate LionsLink Account

Activate your LionsLink Student Account using your LionsLink ID (found in your Welcome Letter).

Set Up Your Email

Preferred Email

LWTech will communicate using your preferred email address in LionsLink. You must confirm or update your preferred email address and other contact information.

Student Email

Log in to your LWTech Student Email Account for the first time (found in your Welcome Letter).

Set Up Your Okta Dashboard

LWTech requires all students to set up an Okta Dashboard to confirm their identity when logging into essential apps to help protect private information.

Determine Your Math and English Placement

LWTech requires that all students have math and English placement. Find the option that works best for you.

Meet With Your Advisor

An Academic Advisor can help you enroll in your first quarter by reviewing your math and English placement, selecting classes, and assist with creating an academic plan specific to your program of study. 

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