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.
areas of study
transfer to over
total student population
40 countries represented
out of a 4.0 is the average graduating G.P. A. OF international students
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.
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
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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
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!
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.
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
1. University Transfer 2+2 2. Professional/Technical 3. Academic English 4. Early College—High School
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
Associate in Arts Associate in Fine Arts Associate in Science Associate of Applied Arts &
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
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.
- Cal Poly Pomona - UC Berkeley - UC Davis - UC Irvine - UCLA - UC Santa Barbara - USC
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- University of Hawaii
- Indiana University - Purdue University
- Berklee College of Music - Boston University - Northeastern University - University of Massachusetts
- University of Michigan - Michigan State University
- Columbia University - New York University - Cornell University - Fashion Institute of Technology
- Ohio State University
- Texas A&M - University of Texas – Austin
- Seattle University - University of Washington - Washington State University
University of Washington Seattle University Washington State University of California
(all schools) Indiana University
- University of Oregon
Shoreline Community College alumni share their future plans with us.
OME COUNTRYHong Kong MAJOREconomics TRANSFERRED TO UC Berkeley
Indonesia MAJOREngineering TRANSFERRED TO
HOME COUNTRYKazakhstan MAJORElectrical Engineering TRANSFERRED TO
University of Washington
HOME COUNTRYChina MAJORPsychology TRANSFERRED TO
University of Minnesota
HOME COUNTRYRussia MAJORArts/Photography TRANSFERRED TO
Optional Practical Training
HOME COUNTRYJapan MAJOREconomics TRANSFERRED TO
University of Idaho
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!
Shoreline offers more than 50 professional/technical programs leading to anAssociate 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
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
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
Early college/high school completion program from the viewpoint of an international student who took the leap.
“EARLY COLLEGE” PATH
HIGH SCHOOL TO UNIVERSITY
HIGH SCHOOL TO UNIVERSITY
HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION +
COMMUNITY COLLEGE Average time to completion: 2 years.
Average time to completion: 2 years.
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?
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!
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.
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. ___________________________________________
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.
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
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.