Shoreline Community College Shoreline WA

Shoreline Community College

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Medium

  • Tuition

    $15,000—$20,000 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

    Arts and Design, Business, Engineering

  • Setting

    City

  • Accreditation and Certification

    AACC Schools

  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment

  • Social Media

Location

Shoreline Community College is located in Seattle, within a region known as the “Pacific Northwest”. The Northwest has some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the United States. It is also home to major industries: software (Microsoft, Adobe), biotechnology (Amgen, Zymogenetics), aerospace (Boeing), coffee (Starbucks, Tully’s), and medicine/research (University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center). www.shoreline.edu/international/photos

Find the path that’s right for you

Shoreline offers four integrated options:

  • ESL
  • High School Completion
  • University Transfer
  • Professional and Technical Programs

According to your needs, Shoreline will start you off on the right path, but you won’t be alone. Academic advisors and support services are available to you at every turn. Coming from abroad is a big step, but preparing for your future is even bigger. Shoreline faculty and staff are here to help!

University transfer

By providing personalized advising, we make sure that our students’ hard work brings them closer to their goals. An associate degree at Shoreline is equivalent to the first two years at university. After transferring, you will complete two more years at a university and receive a bachelor’s degree (although some highly specialized majors may require additional course work). Some of our most popular majors include business, computer science and engineering. www.shoreline.edu/international/success

What universities do Shoreline students transfer to?

Last year our students were admitted to many universities. Here are just a few:

  • USC
  • Michigan State U
  • UC Berkeley
  • U of Michigan
  • UCLA
  • New York U
  • Cal Poly
    • Pomona
    • Cornell
  • Columbia
  • Texas A&M
  • M.I.T
  • U of Texas
    • Austin
  • Boston U
  • Indiana U
  • U Oregon
  • Purdue
  • U of Washington
  • Seattle U

High school completion

At Shoreline, international students can receive a high school diploma and transfer to university. The classes they take will satisfy the requirements for a high school and college diploma at the same time. Students should first:

  • Be in strong academic standing.
  • Finish the equivalent of 9th grade.
  • Be at least 16 years of age.

For most students, this dual course of study does not require any additional time. www.shoreline.edu/international/hsc

ESL program

Once you arrive at Shoreline, we will help place you in an appropriate ESL course as necessary. We make sure that the placement is appropriate so that your Shoreline academic record always reflects your best capabilities and performance. Shoreline’s ESL program is unique. Once you reach the intermediate courses, you can combine regular classes into your schedule. The result? Shoreline students do better, and are more prepared, when they enter a four-year university.

No TOEFL requirement

Shoreline Community College does not require you to take the TOEFL. We prefer to assess your English once you arrive, and place you in the appropriate class. With the right class placement, your academic performance is likely to be better, therefore improving your chances of being admitted to a top university. However, if you have taken the TOEFL or IELTS, you will be exempt from ESL if you score the following:

TOEFL IELTS
iBT 72* 6.0*
PBT 533
* with writing subscores of 21 for TOEFL and 6.0 for IELTS

Why choose a community college?

  • Smaller class size
  • Easy transfer to university
  • Affordable tuition
  • Classes taught by experienced professors
  • Commitment to teaching and learning

Why choose Shoreline?

  • Individualized attention
  • Excellent academic support services
  • Distinguished and international faculty
  • High university transfer rate
  • Seattle: a vibrant West Coast city
  • A beautiful, welcoming campus

Housing

A homestay is the most popular choice for new students. This means living with an American family that is friendly, knows the area and can offer guidance. Some students prefer to live on their own or with other students in a local apartment or shared house. On campus and on our website, we provide information on each type of housing.
For more information: www.shoreline.edu/international/housing

Cost: 2015-2016

Tuition and fees at community colleges like Shoreline cost 50%-70% less, on average, than public and private universities.* The cost for one academic year (three quarters) at Shoreline is approximately:

Tuition, books & fees  $10,392
Living Expenses $8,448
Total:  $18,840

For more information: www.shoreline.edu/international/cost

Applying to Shoreline

The following items are required:

  • Completed application form
  • Transcripts
  • Bank statement or other financial documentation
  • $50 application fee

To apply online and for more information: www.shoreline.edu/international/apply

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Shoreline Community College


International Programs 16101 Greenwood Avenue North
Shoreline WA 98133
P: 206.546.4697
Certificate/Short Term
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Business Information Systems
  • Criminal Justice
  • Graphics/Multimedia & Web Design
  • Marketing
  • Nursing
Bachelor Degree
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Arts and Design
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Astrophysics
  • Astrophysics and Astronomy
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biomedical Laboratory Science
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Bridge Programs
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Digital Recording Arts
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • English Literature
  • Entomology
  • Environment Development
  • Environmental Biology/Microbiology
  • Environmental Studies and Sustainability
  • Film Studies
  • Finance
  • Food Industry Management
  • Food Science
  • Forensic Science
  • General Management
  • Geography
  • Geological Sciences
  • Global & Area Studies
  • Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities
  • Graphics/Multimedia & Web Design
  • Health and Wellness
  • History
  • Hospitality Business Management
  • Human Biology
  • Human Nutrition
  • Humanities-Prelaw
  • Interior Design
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Liberal Arts
  • Literature in English
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media and Information Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
  • Music
  • Music Composition
  • Natural Science
  • Nursing
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Political Science
  • Predental
  • Premedical
  • Prenursing
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Public Relations
  • Science
  • Serious Game Design & Research
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Special Needs/Learning Disabilities
  • Sports
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Veterinary Technology
  • Video Game Design
  • Vocational Career
  • Women's and Gender Studies
  • World Politics (BA)
  • Zoology
2yr/Community College
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Arts and Design
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Astrophysics
  • Astrophysics and Astronomy
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biomedical Laboratory Science
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Bridge Programs
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Digital Recording Arts
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • English Language (ESL)
  • English Literature
  • Entomology
  • Environment Development
  • Environmental Biology/Microbiology
  • Environmental Studies and Sustainability
  • Film Studies
  • Finance
  • Food Industry Management
  • Food Science
  • Forensic Science
  • General Management
  • Geography
  • Geological Sciences
  • Global & Area Studies
  • Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities
  • Graphics/Multimedia & Web Design
  • Health and Wellness
  • High School Completion
  • History
  • Hospitality Business Management
  • Human Biology
  • Human Nutrition
  • Humanities-Prelaw
  • Interior Design
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Liberal Arts
  • Literature in English
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media and Information Studies
  • Medical Assistant
  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
  • Music
  • Music Composition
  • Natural Science
  • Nursing
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Political Science
  • Predental
  • Premedical
  • Prenursing
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Public Relations
  • Science
  • Serious Game Design & Research
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Special Needs/Learning Disabilities
  • Sports
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • Supply Chain Management
  • 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)
  • Zoology
Secondary/Boarding
  • Bridge Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • High School Completion
  • University Transfer
English Programs
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English Language (ESL)
  • General English Programs
  • IELTS in the USA
  • Intensive English
  • Summer Intensive English

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