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Seattle Colleges

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Large

  • Tuition

    $5,000—$10,000 Year

  • Affiliation

    Public

  • Type of School

    2yr/Community College

  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students

    Yes

  • Conditional Admission Available

    Yes

  • Top Programs

    Business, Computer Science, Engineering

  • Setting

    City, Suburban

  • Accreditation and Certification

    NWCCU

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Homestay, Apartment

  • Social Media

Why do so many international students choose Seattle Colleges?

Three unique campus locations

  • Seattle Central College: Located in the energy-filled Capitol Hill neighborhood, Seattle Central College is in the heart of the city, surrounded by coffee houses, shops, restaurants, and more. The subway connects Seattle Central to downtown in two minutes, the University of Washington in three minutes, and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in 30 minutes. Students who choose Seattle Central are often looking for the sights and sounds of a fast-paced city environment. As part of the community, you will develop a close connection to and affinity for Seattle as both a city and a home.
  • North Seattle College: North Seattle College offers a unique mix of both city life and natural beauty. Student artwork, a community garden, and environmentally-protected wetlands surround classroom buildings. On a lucky day, you might even spot the pair of ducks that calls the campus home. A major public transit center is within walking distance and offers frequent, reliable bus service to anywhere in the region. On a regular day, North Seattle students can be found attending classes, shopping at a nearby mall, or strolling around the popular Green Lake neighborhood. If you're looking for the perfect balance of accessibility and tranquility, you'll find it at North Seattle College.
  • South Seattle College: Though located within the city of Seattle, South Seattle College is far removed from the hustle and bustle of city life. The campus features panoramic views of the Seattle skyline, expansive lawns, manicured gardens, and access to several local nature trails. Check out the bluffs at nearby Lincoln Park, ride your bike to Alki Beach, or catch the water taxi downtown for a stop by Pike Place Market. Faculty, staff, and students alike take pride in the strong sense of community at South Seattle College—a perfect destination if you're looking to experience a more traditional college campus.

 

WIDE VARIETY OF ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

  • University Transfer (Associate Transfer Degree): Earn a two-year associate degree (i.e., the first two years of a bachelor's degree) and transfer to hundreds of four-year colleges and universities across the U.S. Students enjoy low tuition and small class sizes.
  • High School Completion Plus (High School Diploma + Associate Transfer Degree): Complete a Washington state high school diploma and an associate degree at the same time. 
  • Career Training (Certificate, Associate of Applied Science Degree, BAS, etc.): Get hands-on, skills-based training in preparation for in-demand technical fields, including graphic design, hospitality management, nursing, aviation maintenance, and culinary arts, among many others.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL): Improve your English language skills at novice, intermediate, and advanced levels in a results-oriented environment. Earn up to 21 credits toward your associate degree while you study English.
  • Short-Term Certificates: Study your favorite subjects and take classes with American students for 3 – 12 months

Nationally Recognized

Out of 1,200 U.S. community colleges, all three Seattle Colleges were listed in the Top 40 “Leading Associate’s Institutions” section of the Institute of International Education's 2019 Open Doors® Report. We're proud to be a national leader in serving international students!

Transfer Admission Guarantees

Transfer admission guarantees ("TAGs") provide pathways to competitive, four-year universities. Partners include the University of Washington, Bothell; San Francisco State University; California State University, Northridge; Seattle University; Washington State University; and many more.

Transfer Success

Recently, students of Seattle Colleges have been admitted to Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Cornell University, and the University of Washington, Seattle, among hundreds of others!

Three Different Housing Options

Live with an American family in a nearby homestay, in our on-campus apartments (at Seattle Central only), or off campus with friends! We can help you find clean, safe, and reliable housing options to fit any budget or lifestyle.

Student Services, Facilities, & On-Campus activities

Our colleges offer computer labs, libraries, cafeterias, restaurants, coffee shops, gyms, and employment opportunities, as well as free academic advising, counseling, and tutoring. Furthermore, with 60+ clubs and hundreds of activities every year, it is easy to develop new skills, get involved, volunteer, and have fun!

FOUR START DATES AND AN EASY APPLICATION PROCESS

Seattle Colleges offers four academic periods (“quarters”) per year, including:

  • Fall: late September through mid-December
  • Winter: early January through late March
  • Spring: early April through mid-June
  • Summer: late June through late August

Each quarter lasts about 3 months (i.e., 10-12 weeks). That means that you have four opportunities each year to apply and enroll. And, whether you plan to study for three months or two years, your admission application will be processed quickly!

NO TOEFL? NO Problem!

Seattle Colleges accepts TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, and ACT scores as proof of English proficiency. However, students without scores can take a placement test upon arrival.

Learn More about Seattle Colleges!

Visit our websites to learn more about each college's unique campus environment, academic programs, student services, and more. If you have questions, e-mail us at IntlFutureStudent@seattlecolleges.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!

Seattle Central College: https://intl.seattlecentral.edu/

North Seattle College: https://ip.northseattle.edu/

South Seattle College: https://ip.southseattle.edu/

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Seattle Colleges

Seattle Colleges [District Headquarters]
1500 Harvard Avenue
Seattle WA 98122
P: +1 (206) 934-4100


Seattle Central College
1701 Broadway
Seattle WA 98122
P: +1 (206) 934-3893


North Seattle College
9600 College Way N
Seattle WA 98103
P: +1 (206) 934-3672


South Seattle College
6000 16th Avenue SW
Seattle WA 98106
P: +1 (206) 934-5360
English Programs
  • American Conversational English
  • Evening & Weekend English
  • Bridge Programs
  • Business English
  • Business English for Entrepreneurs
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English for Postgraduates
  • English for Professionals
  • English for Specific Purposes Programs
  • English for Young Learners (ages 10-17)
  • English Language (ESL)
  • General English Programs
  • Intensive English as a Second Language
  • Intensive Language & Culture
  • Pathway Program
  • Summer Intensive English
Summer
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Aeronautical Science
  • Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textile Design
  • Applied Engineering Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Arts and Design
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Arts/Music Camps & Programs
  • Astrophysics
  • Astrophysics and Astronomy
  • Automotive Technology
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Laboratory Science
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Bridge Programs
  • Business
  • Business Analytics
  • Business English
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Research
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • Communication
  • Composition
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Conservation Law
  • Construction Management
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Crop and Soil Sciences
  • Culinary
  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Recording Arts
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • English for Specific Purposes Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • English Literature
  • Entomology
  • Environment Development
  • Environmental Biology/Microbiology
  • Environmental Studies and Sustainability
  • Executive and Professional
  • Fashion
  • Film Studies
  • Finance
  • Food Industry Management
  • Food Science
  • Foreign Language Teaching
  • Forensic Science
  • Forestry
  • Gemology
  • General English Programs
  • General Management
  • Genetics
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geography
  • Geological Sciences
  • Global & Area Studies
  • Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities
  • Graphics/Multimedia & Web Design
  • Health and Wellness
  • High School Completion
  • History
  • Homestay Programs
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Hospitality Business Management
  • Human Biology
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Human Nutrition
  • Human Resource Management
  • Humanities-Prelaw
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Interior Design
  • International Planning Studies
  • International Public Health
  • International Relations
  • Internships
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Law
  • Leadership
  • Liberal Arts
  • Linguistics
  • Literature in English
  • Logistics
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Marketing Research
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media and Information Studies
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical/Dental
  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
  • Music
  • Music Composition
  • Natural Science
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Online Certificate Program
  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Pathway Program
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Plumbing
  • Political Science
  • Predental
  • Premedical
  • Prenursing
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Public Relations
  • Religion
  • Science
  • Serious Game Design & Research
  • Small Animal Clinical Sciences
  • Social Relations and Policy
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Special Needs/Learning Disabilities
  • Special programs
  • Sports
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • Study and Travel
  • Summer Camps/Programs
  • Summer Intensive English
  • Summer Pre-University
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Technology/Computers
  • Telecommunication and Media
  • Theatre
  • TOEFL and University Preparation
  • University Transfer
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Veterinary Technology
  • Video and Audio Production
  • Video Game Design
  • Vocational Career
  • Women's and Gender Studies
  • World Politics (BA)
  • Youth Development
  • Zoology
2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Aeronautical Science
  • Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textile Design
  • Applied Engineering Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Arts and Design
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Arts/Music Camps & Programs
  • Astrophysics
  • Astrophysics and Astronomy
  • Automotive Technology
  • Aviation Maintenance
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Laboratory Science
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Bridge Programs
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Business Analytics
  • Business English
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Research
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • Communication
  • Composition
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Conservation Law
  • Construction Management
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Crop and Soil Sciences
  • Culinary
  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Recording Arts
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • English for Specific Purposes Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • English Literature
  • Entomology
  • Environment Development
  • Environmental Biology/Microbiology
  • Environmental Studies and Sustainability
  • Executive and Professional
  • Fashion
  • Film Studies
  • Finance
  • Food Industry Management
  • Food Science
  • Foreign Language Teaching
  • Forensic Science
  • Forestry
  • General English Programs
  • General Management
  • Genetics
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geography
  • Geological Sciences
  • Global & Area Studies
  • Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities
  • Graphics/Multimedia & Web Design
  • Health and Wellness
  • High School Completion
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Hospitality Business Management
  • Human Biology
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Human Nutrition
  • Human Resource Management
  • Humanities-Prelaw
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • International Planning Studies
  • International Public Health
  • International Relations
  • Internships
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Law
  • Leadership
  • Liberal Arts
  • Linguistics
  • Literature in English
  • Logistics
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Marketing Research
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media and Information Studies
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical/Dental
  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
  • Music
  • Music Composition
  • Natural Science
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Pathway Program
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Plumbing
  • Political Science
  • Predental
  • Premedical
  • Prenursing
  • Project Management
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Public Relations
  • Religion
  • Science
  • Serious Game Design & Research
  • Small Animal Clinical Sciences
  • Social Relations and Policy
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Education
  • Special Needs/Learning Disabilities
  • Special programs
  • Sports
  • Statistics
  • STEM
  • Studio Art
  • Study and Travel
  • Summer Camps/Programs
  • Summer Intensive English
  • Summer Pre-University
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Technology/Computers
  • Telecommunication and Media
  • Theatre
  • TOEFL and University Preparation
  • University Transfer
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Veterinary Technology
  • Video and Audio Production
  • Video Game Design
  • Vocational Career
  • Women's and Gender Studies
  • World Politics (BA)
  • Youth Development
  • Zoology
Certificate/Short Term
  • Accounting
  • Acting & Performing Arts
  • Advertising
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Aeronautical Science
  • Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textile Design
  • Applied Engineering Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Arts and Design
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Arts/Music Camps & Programs
  • Astrophysics
  • Astrophysics and Astronomy
  • Automotive Technology
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biomedical Laboratory Science
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Bridge Programs
  • Business
  • Business Analytics
  • Business English
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Research
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • Communication
  • Composition
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Conservation Law
  • Construction Management
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Crop and Soil Sciences
  • Culinary
  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Recording Arts
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • English for Specific Purposes Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • English Literature
  • Entomology
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Environment Development
  • Environmental Biology/Microbiology
  • Environmental Studies and Sustainability
  • Event Planning Management
  • Executive and Professional
  • Fashion
  • Film Studies
  • Finance
  • Food Industry Management
  • Food Science
  • Foreign Language Teaching
  • Forensic Science
  • Forestry
  • Gemology
  • General English Programs
  • General Management
  • Genetics
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geography
  • Geological Sciences
  • Global & Area Studies
  • Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities
  • Graphics/Multimedia & Web Design
  • Health and Wellness
  • High School Completion
  • History
  • Homestay Programs
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Hospitality Business Management
  • Human Biology
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Human Nutrition
  • Human Resource Management
  • Humanities-Prelaw
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • International Planning Studies
  • International Public Health
  • International Relations
  • Internships
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Law
  • Leadership
  • Liberal Arts
  • Linguistics
  • Literature in English
  • Logistics
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Marketing Research
  • Mathematics
  • MBA
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media and Information Studies
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical/Dental
  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
  • Music
  • Music Composition
  • Natural Science
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Online Certificate Program
  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Pathway Program
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Plumbing
  • Political Science
  • Predental
  • Premedical
  • Prenursing
  • Project Management
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Public Relations
  • Religion
  • Science
  • Serious Game Design & Research
  • Small Animal Clinical Sciences
  • Social Relations and Policy
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Education
  • Special Needs/Learning Disabilities
  • Special programs
  • Sports
  • Statistics
  • STEM
  • Studio Art
  • Study and Travel
  • Summer Camps/Programs
  • Summer Intensive English
  • Summer Pre-University
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Technology/Computers
  • Telecommunication and Media
  • Theatre
  • TOEFL and University Preparation
  • University Preparation
  • University Transfer
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Veterinary Technology
  • Video and Audio Production
  • Video Game Design
  • Vocational Career
  • Women's and Gender Studies
  • World Politics (BA)
  • Youth Development
  • Zoology
Secondary/Boarding
  • Art
  • Arts/Music Camps & Programs
  • Biology
  • Bridge Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • High School Completion
  • Homestay Programs
  • Leadership
  • Religion
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Needs/Learning Disabilities
  • Study and Travel
  • Summer Camps/Programs
  • Summer Pre-University
  • University Transfer

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