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A SCENIC CAMPUS

FULL OF LIFE AND ACTIVITIES

FOUNDED IN 1964, SHORELINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE offers excellent academic, professional-technical and workforce training programs to meet the lifelong learning needs of its community. 

Shoreline is conveniently located near Seattle, Washington, approximately 20 minutes from the downtown city center.  Shoreline has one of the most strikingly beautiful college campuses in Washington State.  Nestled among native evergreens, the campus is a brilliant sea of color throughout the seasons.    The scenic surrounding area is nationally known for its recreational and cultural opportunities, richly complementing academic life.  


Shoreline Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. 

FAST FACTS

founded in 

1964

1,000 

international students

OVER 90 

areas of study

transfer to over 

100 

universities

10,000 

total student population

40 
countries represented

3.54 

out of a 4.0 is the average graduating G.P. A. OF
international students


Average class is
26 students

CHECK OUT OUR CAMPUS EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE
www.facebook.com/SCCinternational

A COSMOPOLITAN CITY

 

EXPLORE SEATTLE 
 

One of the fastest-growing major port cities in the U.S., Seattle is known for its lively blend of cultural activities.

Located on the coast of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle and the Puget Sound region are home to well over three and a half million people. Seattle is world renowned for its aerospace, computer software, on-line retail and biotech industries.  Many prestigious companies—such as Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon and Costco have headquarters based in Seattle. It is also home to major medical centers and the University of Washington—one of the top research universities in the world.      
Many cultural festivals and events take place throughout the year, ranging from Broadway musicals and theatrical performances to international film festivals and major art exhibits. The famous and iconic
Space Needle, Pike Place Market, the Seattle Art Museum, Museum of Flight and the first-ever Starbucks coffee house are among the treasures located in Seattle.
Enjoy exploring the city’s beautiful parks, spectacular waterfront, and unique neighborhoods filled with one-of-a-kind boutiques, open-air markets and lively sidewalk cafes.  Seattle is also perfect for those who love outdoor activities, including hiking, skiing, bicycling and sailing. 
It is a great place to live, study and call home.

TO CANADA/VANCOUVER

SHORELINE

SEATTLE

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

SEATAC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTt

SEATTLE SNAPSHOTS
 

1 Pioneer Square (oldest Seattle neighborhood)  2 Boating on Lake Union  3 Folklife Festival  4 Fish Market at Pike Place Market  5 Pike Place Market, produce stalls  6 Pike Place Market, entrance  7 Space Needle  8 Seattle Art Museum 9 University of Washington 10 Seattle Public Library 11 Seattle Waterfront 12  Seattle downtown street

BREATHTAKING SCENERY

THERE IS A FUN ADVENTURE WAITING FOR YOU!

MOST BEAUTIFUL SPOT ON EARTH.

Washington State has it all - majestic mountains, Pacific coast beaches, dynamic cities, rainforests and unparalleled views. 

The only problem? How to choose!

 

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WASHINGTON STATE

ONE MOMENT YOU CAN BE HIKING at Mount Rainier and the next downhill skiing in the Cascades. Hop on a ferryboat to explore the small towns and islands nearby, or take a drive to see the magical lighting festival in Leavenworth.
Many activities or sightseeing trips are a short drive away with landscapes drastically shifting from one corner of the state to the other.  
Washington State became the nation’s 42 nd state in 1889.  With our many national parks and lush green forests,

Washington is affectionately known as the “Evergreen State”.
Our state capitol is located in Olympia. It is well worth the visit to see the famous capitol building modeled after the architectural design of our nation’s capitol in Washington D.C.  
In addition to leading the future in aerospace, computer software and biotech industries, Washington is a well-known agricultural state. The Washington apple is a top export and famous around the world.  

 

 

By the way, our region is also a favorite for  Hollywood films. Smile! You could be an extra in the next film cast around the corner! 

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            Our state is named after George Washington, the first president of the U.S.A.

WASHINGTON SNAPSHOTS
 

1 Mount Rainier  2 Whale watching on the Puget Sound  3 Washington apples 4 Washington State’s Capitol in Olympia  

5 Hiking  6 Rain forest in the Olympic National Park 7 Mount Shuksan 8 Skiing  9 Native American totem poles  

10 Tulips fields in the Skagit Valley 11 Snoqualmie Falls  12 Winter lighting in Leavenworth  13 Ferry crossing on Puget Sound

 

OPTIONS TO MEET YOUR GOALS

 

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

1. University Transfer 2+2
2. Professional/Technical
3. Academic English
4. Early College—High School

    Completion

African Studies
American Studies
American Ethnic Studies
Anthropology
Architecture
Art (Design, Studio)
Art History
Asian Studies
Astronomy 
Atmospheric Science
Biochemistry
Biology
Business – Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Pre-MBA, Management, Hospitality
Chemistry
Cinema and Media Studies
Communication Studies
Computer Science 
Construction Management
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Dentistry (Pre-dentistry)
Diagnostic Ultrasound
Drama/Theatre Arts

4

4

DEGREES

 

Associate in Arts
Associate in Fine Arts
Associate in Science
Associate of Applied Arts &

Science


Economics
Elementary Education
English & Literature
Engineering – Aeronautical, Biological, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial,
Mechanical, Materials Science 
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science
Gender & Women’s Studies
General Transfer 
Geography
Geology & Earth Science 
Health Professional Programs
History
Humanities
Informatics
International/Global Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology
Mathematics – Applied Math/Statistics 


Mathematics Secondary Education
Medical Technology
Medicine (Pre-med)
Music
Nutrition & Food Science
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Oceanography & Marine Sciences
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Law
Prosthetics & Orthotics
Psychology
Public & Community Health
Secondary Education
Social Work & Human Services
Sociology
Speech & Hearing Sciences 
Veterinary Medicine
World Languages

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UNIVERSITY TRANSFER

 

Shoreline is a smart choice to begin your bachelor’s degree. We are the gateway to top universities across the USA. 
Complete two years of general education and academic major requirements at Shoreline to earn an Associate in Arts or Science degree. Then transfer to a university with junior (3rd year) standing and complete two more years to finish your bachelor’s degree. This is widely known as the 2+2 program.

2-YEARS AT SHORELINE
2-YEARS AT A UNIVERSITY

4-YEAR UNIVERSITY DEGREE

Shoreline credits easily transfer to universities in   the U.S. and around the world.

SHORELINE STUDENTS TRANSFER TO TOP UNIVERSITIES ACROSS THE U.S. 

California

- Cal Poly Pomona
- UC Berkeley
- UC Davis
- UC Irvine
- UCLA
- UC Santa Barbara
- USC

GEORGIA

- Georgia Institute of Technology

HAWAII

- University of Hawaii

INDIANA

- Indiana University
- Purdue University

MASSACHUSETTS

- Berklee College of Music
- Boston University
- Northeastern University
- University of Massachusetts

MICHIGAN

- University of Michigan
- Michigan State University

NEW YORK

- Columbia University
- New York University
- Cornell University
- Fashion Institute of Technology

OHIO

- Ohio State University

TEXAS

- Texas A&M
- University of Texas – Austin

WASHINGTON

- Seattle University
- University of Washington
- Washington State University

WISCONSIN

- University of Wisconsin – Madison

Shoreline has conditional guaranteed admission with many universities. Check out our website.
www.shoreline.edu/international/university-transfer

THE TOP 5

University of Washington
Seattle University 
Washington State
University of California

(all schools)
Indiana University

OREGON

- University of Oregon

Shoreline Community College alumni share their future plans with us.

OME COUNTRY Hong Kong
MAJOR Economics
TRANSFERRED TO 
UC Berkeley

HOME COUNTRY

Indonesia
MAJOR Engineering
TRANSFERRED TO 

Purdue University

HOME COUNTRY Kazakhstan
MAJOR Electrical Engineering
TRANSFERRED TO

University of Washington

Aigerim

Shintemirova

William Juan

Keiji Urushima

Nataliya Ivanova

Liangqiu Wan

HOME COUNTRY China
MAJOR Psychology
TRANSFERRED TO

University of Minnesota

HOME COUNTRY Russia
MAJOR Arts/Photography
TRANSFERRED TO

Optional Practical Training

HOME COUNTRY Japan
MAJOR Economics

TRANSFERRED TO

University of Idaho

Tang Chan

Optional Practical Training 

“Shoreline’s Biotechnology program helped me develop the knowledge, skills and confidence I need to get a great job  in this field.” —Joyce Lam

OPT allows international students to work off-campus for up to 12 months after graduation from Shoreline.  Students can also work another year of OPT after graduating from university.  The application process takes time, so it’s a good idea to plan early!

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Shoreline offers more than 50 professional/technical programs leading to an Associate of Applied Arts and Science degree (AAAS) or certificate. These programs are uniquely designed to prepare students for work in specific career fields.  
Whether you are looking to develop knowledge and skills to enter a new career or enhance your current professional skills
, Shoreline Community College has a program that will change your life.  Some of our top programs include:
Accounting
Automotive Technology 
Biotechnology 
Business Administration & Technology
Cinema & Film
Clean Energy Technology
Dental Hygiene
Early Childhood Education
Health Information Technology
Manufacturing/Machinist Technology
Music Technology
Nursing
Purchasing & Supply Chain Management
Visual Communications Technology

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ACADEMIC ENGLISH

LANGUAGE PROGRAM

The result? 

Shoreline’s Academic English Language program provides a strong foundation and the academic preparation required for college success.
Our ESL program emphasizes an integrated approach to learning English for academic purposes.
We offer beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of ESL.  Once you reach the advanced levels, you can begin taking college courses to meet your education and career goals.

- No TOEFL or IELTS required 
- Our ESL assessment will place you in the appropriate level
- TOEFL or IELTS scores can exempt you from ESL or place you in a higher level.

Shoreline students are better prepared to succeed in college.
During orientation, our faculty will help assess your English proficiency to determine which level of ESL is right for you. 
Our expert ESL faculty have master’s degrees in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), advanced training and years of experience.  Many have lived and worked in countries outside the U.S. 

DON’T NEED ESL?

These scores guarantee placement into college-level English 

GUARANTEED PLACEMENT INTO ADVANCED ESL

TOEFL

IELTS

Step Eiken

• 70 (iBT) 

• 20 writing

• 6.0 writing

• 5.5 overall

• Pre-1st degree

• 58 (iBT) 

TOEFL

IELTS

• 5.0 overall

• 5.0 writing

• 15 writing 

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Begin college early and complete an Associate Degree & high school diploma at the same time!
- A Washington State high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) equivalency is widely recognized across the U.S.
- College credits apply to both college degree and the high school diploma
- Ideal for motivated and high-achieving students
- Students must be at least 16 years old

Ignasius P. 

Early college/high school completion program from the viewpoint of an international student who took the leap. 

TRADITIONAL PATH

“EARLY COLLEGE” PATH

HIGH SCHOOL TO UNIVERSITY 

HIGH SCHOOL TO UNIVERSITY 

HIGH SCHOOL
HIGH SCHOOL
HIGH SCHOOL

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION
+

COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Average time to completion: 2 years.

Average time to completion: 2 years.

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INDONESIA

UNIVERSITY TRANSFER

SAVE MONEY!

SAVE TIME!

Tell us why you chose Shoreline’s high school program?
 

What was your first impression about school in the USA?

What advice would you give other students coming to Shoreline Community College?

“I came here after 11th grade.  I wanted to earn both a high school credential and college degree. You can take colIege courses at Shoreline that count toward both your high school diploma and associate degree.  I chose to take the GED test which was not too difficult, as long as you prepare for it,” he said with a smile. “There are many resources online to help. The history classes I took helped me to pass the social studies test. In the end, I saved a lot of time and money. It was very useful.” 

“Teachers expect students to be more independent and check for school information and assignments online. Now, I regularly check online and I have useful applications on my phone to stay up-to-date.” 

“Although it’s nice to meet up with students from your own country, you can get ‘locked’ into that group.  It is important not to isolate yourself.  Take a chance to meet American students or students from other countries.” 

Did you know 
the Shoreline mascot 

is a dolphin? 

CAMPUS LIFE

Shoreline is a place where you can develop your talents, discover new interests and make lifelong friends.

Whether you enjoy serving on student government, writing for the school newspaper or performing in a music ensemble, there are so many ways to get involved and have fun at Shoreline. 
If you like sports and physical fitness, we offer a variety, including basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, archery and golf. Shoreline students have full access to our indoor basketball, volleyball, badminton, and racquetball courts, as well as fitness classes and weightlifting facilities. There are many ways to get involved outside of the classroom. Think about joining a club!

Art Club and gallery
Clay Club
Dance Club
Dental Hygiene Club
Engineering and Technology Club
Environmental Club
Film Club
International Club
Music/Jazz Club
Math Club
Philosophy Club
Photography
Piano Club
Popular Music Appreciation Club
Shoreline Gaming Club
Theater
Visual Arts and more!

WE HAVE A CLUB 

   FOR YOU!

ACADEMIC SUPPORT 

At Shoreline, we care about your success.
Our LEARNING SUPPORT CENTERS are centrally located to help you every step of the way.

Our library is fully networked with extensive, worldwide databases, research tutorials and links to major libaries around the world. 
The library houses a collection of more than 75,000 books, periodicals and videos with reference areas, reading rooms, individual and group study areas and computer labs.

At Shoreline, our academic advisors are full-time faculty with years of knowledge and expertise. 
From the day you arrive, you will meet our advisors to help you acclimate to college life, develop an academic plan and successfully transfer to the school of your dreams. 

RAY W. HOWARD LIBRARY

SHORELINE SCHOLARS

The Honors Program at Shoreline offers a challenging curriculum, involving a variety of academic disciplines. Students work closely with faculty to learn various research methods, develop an indepth project and share their ideas with a community of other student scholars. Graduating with honors may lead to greater scholarship opportunities and admission into selective universities. 

Students who have a grade-point average of 3.6 to 3.89 shall be designated with honors at graduation. 
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The Student Body Association (SBA) is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, an International Honor Society established in 1918, recognizing the academic acheivement of students in two-year colleges.

HONORS PROGRAM 

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

HOUSING OPTIONS

The transition to college is an important step.  Our  International Student Orientation Program (ISOP) was created to make the transition as fun and stress-free as possible. The focus of ISOP is to help new students settle in our community, make new friends, plan their academic year and learn about our College, local customs and way of living.
During orientation you will:
• Meet faculty and International

   Education staff
• Take Math and English placement tests
• Receive academic advising and register

  for classes
• Attend seminars about living and

   studying

   in the USA
• Take a tour of the campus and Seattle

And much more!

Shoreline students can choose living arrangements.
Homestay - Live with an American family that offers guidance, support and an authentic cultural experience.
Apartment - Live on your own or with other students.
Shared house - Live in a house, sharing the space with other students.


FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOUSING:
www.shoreline.edu/international/about-us/housing.aspx

Instruction begins 

Academic quarter ends

SPRING QUARTER - 2018     

ISOP Monday, March 26, 2018

Mon., Jan. 8th

Wed., Jun. 20th

SUMMER QUARTER - 2018  

ISOP Monday, June 25th, 2018

 

Mon., Jul. 2nd

Thu., Aug. 23rd

WINTER QUARTER - 2018   
FALL QUARTER - 2018

ISOP Monday, September 17th, 2018

Wed., Sep. 26th

Thu., Dec. 13th

ISOP  Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Fri., Mar. 23rd

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK!
www.facebook.com/SCCinternational

Wed., Apr. 4th

LET’S GET

STARTED!

REQUIRED ITEMS

- 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

COSTS

TUITION
LIVING EXPENSES​

 1 Quarter 
  (3 mo.)    

 1 Academic Year
  (9 mo.)    

Tuition (15 credits)  

Fees 

Books (estimated) 

TOTAL TUITION

$3,084 

$9,252

 $200

$161

$600

 $483 

$3,445

$10,335

 1 Quarter 
  (3 mo.)    

 1 Academic Year
  (9 mo.)    

Room & board:

Health Insurance 

Other*

TOTAL/ESTIMATE 

$2,250-$2,490 

 $6,750-$7,470 

 $366

 $350-$550    

$1,050-$1,650

 $1,098

$8,898

$2,966

 $19,233

$19,233*  TOTAL ESTIMATED COST FOR ONE ACADEMIC YEAR (9 months) This is the minimum amount that must be shown in the bank statement.

* The living expenses above are only approximate minimum costs that students can expect to incur. Other estimated expenses may vary depending on students’ lifestyle and situation. 
 

On average, community college tuition and fees are approximately:
50% less than public universities.
70% less than private universities.


 

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16101 Greenwood Avenue North
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696
Telephone: 206.546.4101
Fax: 206.546.4630

www.shoreline.edu/international