Admission Requirements


Depending on your applicant type, you may need to provide different documents and/or information with your application. You must also send all required documents by the deadline and be at least 16 years old by the first day of classes. Documents will be uploaded with the online application.

Applicants who hold a U.S. passport, green card, immigrant visa, certain non-immigrant visas, or special immigrant categories should not apply as international students. Please review our guidelines to check whether you should apply via one of our Admissions Offices for domestic students.

 

General Applicant

You will apply as a general applicant if you are not a current F/M-1 visa student and have never attended Seattle Colleges.

 

1. International Student Admission Application

Complete your international student admission application through our online portal. Apply now!

2. $50 Application Fee

A $50 application fee must be paid before an application can be processed. The fee payment is included in the online admission application process and applicants will be asked to enter the transaction id/confirmation number for their payment with their application.

Payments must be made online with Flywire via the following link: https://seattlecolleges.flywire.com. Once on the payment portal homepage, select the "Fees for Applicants" option to make your payment.

For more details, review our handout.

3. Proof of Finances

Applicants must identify who will be financing their U.S. education and provide proof that sufficient funds are available for their studies. For complete details, including minimum amounts required for admission, please review our guide.

4. Copy of Passport Photo Page

Applicants must provide a copy of their passport's photo page. The entire photo page must be visible (no portion can be obstructed, including the bottom strip), and the image must be of good quality (no glare or reflections).

 

Additional Requirements

Underage Students

Students who will still be underage (16 or 17) by the start of classes must provide a copy of their high school transcripts or a copy of their high school diploma.

English Proficiency for Direct Placement

Proof of English proficiency is not required for admission to Seattle Colleges. However, if you want to skip the English placement test, you can provide proof of English proficiency in advance. For more details, including information on which English proficiency scores are required to receive direct placement into college classes, please visit our dedicated webpage.

Applicants with Dependents (Spouse or Children)

To obtain an F-2 I-20 form for their dependents, applicants must:

- Complete the section on dependents in the international student admission application

- Provide a copy of the dependent's passport, plus original and translated copies of the marriage certificate (for spouse) or birth certificate (for children)

- Provide proof that an additional US$3,000 is available per dependent (in addition to the funds required for the student)

 

Transfer Applicant

If you are already in the U.S. studying on an F/M-1 visa, or if you have studied in the U.S. with an F/M-1 visa within the past 5 months, you are considered a transfer applicant.

 

1. International Student Admission Application

Complete your international student admission application through our online portal. Apply now!

2. $50 Application Fee

A $50 application fee must be paid before an application can be processed. The fee payment is included in the online admission application process and applicants will be asked to enter the transaction id/confirmation number for their payment with their application.

Payments must be made online with Flywire via the following link: https://seattlecolleges.flywire.com. Once on the payment portal homepage, select the "Fees for Applicants" option to make your payment.

For more details, review our handout.

3. Proof of Finances

Applicants must identify who will be financing their U.S. education and provide proof that sufficient funds are available for their studies. For complete details, including minimum amounts required for admission, please review our guide.

4. Copy of Passport Photo Page

Applicants must provide a copy of their passport's photo page. The entire photo page must be visible (no portion can be obstructed, including the bottom strip), and the image must be of good quality (no glare or reflections).

5. Copy of Current/Most Recent I-20 Form

Make sure to include all pages. Only required for applicants still in the United States.

6. Copy of F/M-1 Visa

Applicants must provide a copy of their F/M-1 visa. The scanned copy must be legible (no glare or reflections).

7. Transfer-In Status Verification Form

During the application process, ask your current or most recent school advisor to complete and submit a Transfer-In Status Verification Form. Then, after you are admitted, ask your advisor to transfer your SEVIS record to Seattle Colleges before the first day of class. Once we receive both your Transfer-in Status Verification Form and SEVIS record, we will send you a transfer I-20 form.

 

Additional Requirements For

Underage Students

Students who will still be underage (16 or 17) by the start of class must provide a copy of their high school transcripts or a copy of their high school diploma.

English Proficiency for Direct Placement

Proof of English proficiency is not required for admission to Seattle Colleges. However, if you want to skip the English placement test, you can provide proof of English proficiency in advance. For more details, including information on which English proficiency scores are required to receive direct placement into college classes, please visit our dedicated webpage.

Applicants with Dependents (Spouse or Children)

To obtain an F-2 I-20 form for their dependents, applicants must:

- Complete the section on dependents in the international admission application

- Provide a copy of the dependent's passport, plus original and translated copies of the marriage certificate (for spouse) or birth certificate (for children)

- Provide proof that an additional US$3,000 is available per dependent (in addition to the funds required for the student)

 

Returning Applicant

If you attended Seattle Colleges for at least one quarter, and then either transferred to another institution or left Seattle Colleges for at least two quarters, you can apply as a returning student.

 

1. Returning Student Application

Returning student applications must be submitted through our online application portal:

- If you initially applied for admission via our current application portal, please log back into your student account and submit your returning student application.

- If you initially applied for admission via one of our now-retired legacy application systems, please contact IntlAdmissions@seattlecolleges.edu and provide your full name, date of birth (MM/DD/YYYY), and student number. Our staff will provide you with access to our new online application portal so you can complete your returning student application.


Note: Due to privacy laws (FERPA), agents and institutional partners are not allowed to make requests on behalf of returning students. Returning students must contact the International Admissions Office directly.

2. Proof of Finances

Applicants must identify who will be financing their U.S. education and provide proof that sufficient funds are available for their studies. For complete details, including minimum amounts required for admission, please review our guide.

 

Returning Intensive English or College Bridge students may be required to take the English placement test again prior to registration. Specific guidance will be provided by the Admissions team once the student is admitted.

 

Concurrent Applicant

If you are in the United States on an F-1 visa and you would like to take classes at Seattle Colleges while remaining on your current school's I-20 form, you can apply as a concurrent applicant.

 

1. International Student Admission Application

Complete your international student admission application through our online portal. Apply now!

2. $50 Application Fee

A $50 application fee must be paid before an application can be processed. The fee payment is included in the online admission application process and applicants will be asked to enter the transaction id/confirmation number for their payment with their application.

Payments must be made online with Flywire via the following link: https://seattlecolleges.flywire.com. Once on the payment portal homepage, select the "Fees for Applicants" option to make your payment.

For more details, review our handout.

3. Copy of Passport Photo Page

Concurrent applicants must provide a copy of their passport's photo page. The entire photo page must be visible (no portion can be obstructed, including the bottom strip), and the image must be of good quality (no glare or reflections).

4. Copy of I-20 Form

You must provide a copy of the I-20 form from your current school (all 3 pages).

5. Proof of English Proficiency (Optional)

Proof of English proficiency is not required for admission to Seattle Colleges. However, if you want to skip the English placement test, you can provide some proof of English proficiency in advance.

 

Concurrent applicants are not required to provide proof of finances.

 

Remote Applicant

If you do not have immediate plans to travel to the United States, or if you plan to complete your entire academic program online from your home country, you can apply as a remote applicant.

 

1. International Student Admission Application

Complete your international student admission application through our online portal. Apply now!

2. $50 Application Fee

A $50 application fee must be paid before an application can be processed. The fee payment is included in the online admission application process and applicants will be asked to enter the transaction id/confirmation number for their payment with their application.

Payments must be made online with Flywire via the following link: https://seattlecolleges.flywire.com. Once on the payment portal homepage, select the "Fees for Applicants" option to make your payment.

For more details, review our handout.

3. Copy of Passport Photo Page

Remote applicants must provide a copy of their passport's photo page. The entire photo page must be visible (no portion can be obstructed, including the bottom strip), and the image must be of good quality (no glare or reflections). Alternatively, remote applicants who do not have a passport can upload a copy of another official state identification document (birth certificate, driving license, etc.).

 

Additional Requirements

Underage Students

Students who will still be underage (16 or 17) by the start of classes must provide a copy of their high school transcripts or a copy of their high school diploma.

English Proficiency for Direct Placement

Proof of English proficiency is not required for admission to Seattle Colleges. However, if you want to skip the English placement test, you can provide proof of English proficiency in advance. For more details, including information on which English proficiency scores are required to receive direct placement into college classes, please visit our dedicated webpage.

 

Remote applicants are not required to provide proof of finances, as they won't receive an I-20 form or need to apply for an F-1 visa. In addition, students who study at Seattle Colleges from outside the United States are not required to enroll in a minimum number of credits.

 

 

Other Resources:  Admission Resources Intradistrict Registration Transferring Credits Students with Disabilities

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