How to Apply

Registration for the 2017 summer program is closed. Please check back in December for the 2018 summer program.

priority placement - Deadline February 1, 2017

Frequently, Pilchuck receives more applications for a course than there are available spaces. Student applications received prior to February 1, 2017 (midnight PST) receive Priority Placement, meaning, in the event that a course fills, your application will be put into a lottery. Applicants who do not receive placement in the first round will be automatically waitlisted, should a space become available. After February 1, student applications are accepted on a first-come, first serve basis for courses with openings. We recommend that you apply for more than one course to increase your chances of placement. 


To apply for all open classes for the 2017 summer program, a non-refundable US $50 application fee is charged to apply. This fee is not applied to course fees. Before beginning your application, read the application instructions, so that you can prepare any required materials.


Courses range in level from introductory to advanced. Each course description notes a level of experience required. Read the definitions here.

You must be at least eighteen years of age by the first day of the session for which you are registered.


The first round of placement notifications will go out March 10, 2017 for all opportunities (student, scholarship, teaching assistant, artist assistant, seasonal staff, and campus assistant positions). 

For applications received after March 10, notifications will be made shortly after the application is received.


Questions? Contact the registrar at or 360.445.3111 ext.29.