Shoreline Community College

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Medium

  • Cost of Attendance

    $5,000—$10,000 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

    NWCCU

  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment

  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 60 +, IELTS: Band 5 +

  • Social Media

Shoreline Community College

Founded in 1964, Shoreline Community College is a public accredited college, renowned for providing a high quality education and helping students achieve their dreams. Located in Seattle, Washington, Shoreline has a strikingly beautiful campus and is surrounded by some of the most spectacular natural scenery in America. Seattle is one of the fastest-growing port cities in the U.S. and home to major world-class companies such as Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks. 

Find the right path for you

  • University Transfer 2 + 2 Program
  • Professional/Technical Programs
  • Early College/High School Completion
  • Academic English Program

University transfer

The University Transfer 2+2 program is one of the most popular pathway programs at Shoreline. We offer over 90 areas of study that include popular majors such as business, economics, engineering, computer science, pyschology, music and art. Shoreline students earn an Associate in Arts or Science degree which is equivalent to the first two years at university. 

After graduating from Shoreline, it generally takes two more years to earn a bachelor’s degree. Our expert faculty advisors are available to help students develop individual plans and achieve their academic goals. 

Where do Shoreline students transfer?

Our students successfully transfer to top universities around the U.S. Here are just a few:

  • U of Washington
  • UC Berkeley
  • UC Davis
  • UC Los Angeles
  • U of Oregon
  • Boston University
  • U of Minnesota
  • U of Michigan
  • Cornell U
  • U of Texas
  • Indiana U
  • Purdue U
  • Georgia Tech
  • Seattle U
  • Washington State U
     

We also offer guaranteed conditional admission to select universities when applying to Shoreline.

www.shoreline.edu/international/university-transfer

Professional/Technical programs

Shoreline offers more than 50 professional/technical programs leading to an Associate of Applied Arts and Science degree or a certificate. These programs are uniquely designed to prepare students for work in specific career fields.

Early college/high school completion

International students can begin college early and earn a high school diploma from Shoreline. Our college credits count toward both the college degree and high school diploma requirements, saving you time and money. To apply to this program, students need to: 

  • be at least 16 years of age
  • be in good academic standing

www.shoreline.edu/international/hsc

Academic English program

Shoreline offers beginning to advanced levels of academic English to help you succeed in college. In advanced levels of English, students can also enroll in college courses. The result? Shoreline students do better, and are more prepared when they enter a four-year university.

No TOEFL, IELTS or SAT required

We do not require a TOEFL, IELTS or SAT for admission. During our orientation program, students take an English placement test to determine the level of English proficiency. You can be exempt from our academic English program with the following scores:

TOEFL 70 overall/20 writing

IELTS 5.5 overall/6.0 writing

For guaranteed placement into advanced levels of English:

TOEFL 58 overall/15 writing

IELTS 5.0 overall/5.0 writing

Cost

Tuition and fees at community colleges typically cost 50%-70% less than public and private universities.* The cost to attend Shoreline for one academic year (9 months) is approximately:

Tuition, books & fees $10,251
Living expenses $8,628
Total $18,879

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

Housing

Students can choose to live with an American homestay family or on their own in a local apartment or shared housing. Staying with an American family is a popular choice for many new students, as they receive guidance and support to acclimate to American life. It is also a great way practice your English! Once admitted, students are encouraged to apply for housing. Housing information is provided on campus and on our website.

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

* Source: College Board (www.collegeboard.com)

Why choose Shoreline Community College?

  • Over 90 areas of study
  • High academic standards
  • Small class sizes
  • Excellent student support services
  • Fun and engaging student activities
  • Beautiful campus and safe environment
  • Located in Seattle--a vibrant, cosmopolitan port city

Applying to Shoreline

  • Online application
  • Copies of transcripts
  • Bank statement or other financial documentation
  • $50 application fee

For more information and to apply online: www.shoreline.edu/international/apply

Contact us for more information

Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Avenue North
Shoreline, Washington 98133 USA

+1.206.546.4697
international@shoreline.edu
www.shoreline.edu/international

Shoreline Community College


International Programs 16101 Greenwood Avenue North
Shoreline WA 98133
P: 206.546.4697
For more information: Shoreline Community College