ctcLink account activation & and winter quarter to do list


Big Bend Students,

All students have now gained access to the college’s new administrative software system “ctcLink”.

ALL STUDENTS need to activate your ctcLink account and verify your personal information for accuracy, setup your preferred email and contact information, and update any personal details/names that are not correct. Along with your new ctcLink accounts, all students will be receiving a new student ID number and password — PLEASE MAKE SURE TO WRITE THESE DOWN!

The following resources are available to assist you with setting up your new ctcLink account:

  1. In-Person:  The Library is providing in-person assistance during library hours – Monday-Thursday 7:30am-9:00pm | Friday 7:30am-2:30pm | Saturday Noon-5:30pm
  2. Signal Vine (509-596-0274), phone (509-793-2206), and email (bigbendtechnology@bigbend.edu): Staffed by BBT Help Desk – Monday-Thursday 7:30am-5:00pm | Friday 7:30am-2:30pm

After creating your ctcLink account, you can also download the ctcLink mobile app — instructions for downloading the app, and how to navigate the functions of ctcLink, can be found in the Student Self-Service webpage.

All Big Bend students will be using this new system to handle all of their college business including registering for classes, setting up meetings with academic counselors, making payments, reviewing your academic progress, viewing transcripts, viewing class and exam schedules, reviewing and accepting financial aid awards, using degree audit, and even applying for graduation.

Students will also be using the new ctcLink system to attest to their COVID-19 vaccination status, and to file vaccination exemption requests. Remember that ALL STUDENTS must attest to their vaccination status whether they are filing an exemption or not. Within the attestation is a section where students can declare their intent to file an exemption. These links will not be available until Monday, November 8 after you have activated your ctcLink account.

Instruction for the Winter quarter begins January 3 and registration begins November 15. Students will be asked to either attest to their vaccination status or have an approved medical or religious exemption by December 16 to avoid having their classes dropped for the winter quarter.

Students who are taking online classes only, and will not be coming to the physical campus, are not required to be vaccinated, but will need to confirm HERE! (see new exemption information here)

The deadline to ensure timely consideration of exemption requests and meet the December 16 deadline is Monday, December 6. Students that have already completed the attestation form do not need to fill it out again.


To meet the Dec. 16 deadline to complete the vaccination attestations in order to stay enrolled in Winter Quarter classes, students need to receive their final vaccination shots on Dec. 16.  Final dates to receive specific vaccinations are:


First Shot

Second Shot

Johnson & Johnson

Dec. 16



Dec. 2

Dec. 16


Nov. 25

Dec. 16

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