Seattle Colleges

Why do international students choose Seattle Colleges? Three unique campus locations!

Why do international students choose Seattle Colleges?

Three unique campus locations

  • 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. Community involvement helps many students develop a close connection to and affinity for Seattle as both a city and a home. Engaging in social movements and discussions or volunteering at local non-profit organizations are just some of the ways students get involved. A major public transit center is within walking distance and offers frequent, reliable bus service to anywhere in the region, as well as light rail (subway) service to the University of Washington in six minutes, downtown in 12 minutes, and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in 45 minutes.


  • Seattle Central College: Located in the lively and vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood, Seattle Central College is in the heart of the city, surrounded by coffee houses, shops, restaurants, museums, libraries, city parks, 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 typical of a fast-paced, diverse city environment. They enjoy the trendy, anything-goes atmosphere of Capitol Hill and appreciate an environment where campus and city meld into one.


  • South Seattle College: Though located within the city of Seattle, South Seattle College offers a relaxed environment, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The campus covers a large piece of land and features panoramic views of the Seattle skyline, expansive lawns, manicured gardens, and access to several local nature trails. Situated near the open waters of Puget Sound, South students have access to a variety of recreational activities. They enjoy views from nearby Lincoln Park, riding bikes to Alki Beach, or catching 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, a perfect destination for students seeking the look of a more traditional college campus.




  • University Transfer (Associate Transfer Degree): Earn an associate degree (i.e., the first two years of a traditional 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 (Certificates, Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Applied Science Degrees): Get hands-on skills training in preparation for in-demand technical fields, including hospitality management, nursing, aviation maintenance, and culinary arts, among others.
  • Institute of English: Improve your English language skills at beginner, 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 2020 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, San Marcos; 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! Seattle offers 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!


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, DUOLINGO, SAT, and ACT scores as proof of English proficiency. 

Learn More about Seattle Colleges!

Visit our website to learn more about Seattle Colleges' campus life, academic programs, student services, admission requirements, and more. If you have questions, e-mail us at We look forward to hearing from you!

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$5,000—$10,000 Year

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Top Programs

Business, Computer Science, Engineering

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Type of School

2yr/Community College

  • School Size

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    No Affiliation
  • Scholarships for International Students

  • Conditional Admission Available

  • Setting

    City, Suburban
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  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Homestay, Apartment

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