Revised ctcLink schedule

By now many of you have heard about the revised ctcLink project implementation schedule. If you are a FirstLink college or in Wave 1, the changes didn’t affect your college. If your college was in Wave 4, see where you are now because Wave 4 is no longer. Those colleges have been moved into waves 2 and 3. And, if you were originally in waves 2 or 3, the actual “go-live” date (when we make the switch over to the new system and say goodbye to the legacy system) has changed to May 2016 for Wave 2 and May 2017 for Wave 3. The change was made to better align the deployment of ctcLink with the annual financial and academic cycles of our college system. Click to see a larger image:

ctcLink Project Implementation Schedule

We are in the process of scheduling Wave Kickoff webinars for each group of wave colleges (and SBCTC). Wave 1 is already scheduled for October and waves 2 and 3 will be scheduled for Dec and February, respectively. These webinars are designed to assist college teams and SMEs gain a better understanding of the process, timing and commitment that will be required for ctcLink, along with providing tools and tips for success along the way.

If you are a SME in Wave 1 and haven’t yet heard about the October kickoff meeting for your college, please check in with your main ctcLink contact(s) on your campus. You’ve all been busy welcoming students back to campus and all that goes along with that, so, understandably, information about an upcoming ctcLink meeting may have been the last thing on anyone’s mind this week.

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ctcLink is a single, centralized system of online tools for student services and administrative functions for all 34 community and technical colleges in Washington. In the next several years, ctcLink will be implemented on every campus, providing online tools for everything from admissions to graduation. The first three ("FirstLink") colleges came online in August 2015. A wave of 8 more colleges (cleverly named "Wave 1") will switch over to the new ctcLink system in August 2016, followed by Wave 2 in 2017 and Wave 3 in 2018.
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