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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

  • 3/

    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 

  • 4/

    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

    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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    Fax: 206.546.4630

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