Olympic College
International Student Programs

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $5,000—$10,000 Quarter

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    2yr/Community College

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Setting

    City, Small/College town

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Homestay, Apartment

  • Social Media

Olympic College Welcomes You

Olympic College not only supports and cares about you; we welcome you to our campus!

Olympic College (OC) is a public two-year community college located in Bremerton, Washington State, offering more than 70 different degrees and certificates in academic transfer and professional-technical programs, intensive English and high school completion. The campus is located on a 33-acre site framed by views of the Olympic mountains, Mt. Rainier, saltwater inlets, and the Cascade mountains. The city of Bremerton is a safe community and the ideal home base from which to explore and experience the West Coast. With regular ferry service to Seattle, which is less than an hour away, Bremerton offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy the small town atmosphere with all of the excitement and perks of the culturally diverse city of Seattle.

Why Olympic College?

  • Named as a top 10 community college in the United States by the Aspen Institute
  • Named as a top 20 community college in the US by College Choice
  • University transfer admission guarantee to designated 4-year universities
  • Intensive English courses and high school completion program
  • Personal attention and small classes
  • Affordable tuition and homestay
  • Free conversation partners and tutoring in writing and mathematics
  • Competitive and recreational sports
  • No TOEFL required
  • On-campus residential housing
  • On-campus employment
  • Small international student population

University Transfer (Associate) Degrees

Students can complete a two-year associate degree which transfers as first and second year credit to a four-year university. Degrees offered: Associate in Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), Associate in Applied Science (AAS). Concentrated studies in: Sciences (biology, physics, chemistry, math and geology); Engineering; Computer science; Art, music, visual arts, multi-media; Accounting, business, economics; English, literature and social sciences; Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Professional and Technical Degrees

The Associate in Technical Arts (ATA) degree programs are taught by faculty who hold Masters’ and doctoral degrees and have industry experience. Some degrees offered include: Culinary arts, business, nursing, physical therapy, office technology, computer information systems. Some ATA degrees transfer to third and fourth year of bachelor degrees at universities. Short term certificate programs are also available. Please see our website for a complete listing of degrees and certificates.

Intensive English

Students in Intensive English courses prepare for academic studies in English and earn credits at the same time. Students meet for two to four hours daily and progress quickly. Summer programs are also available.

High School Completion Program

International students can earn their high school diploma and transferable university credit at the same time as classes count for both the diploma and the degree and finish in less time and save money.

University Transfer Admission Guarantee

When international students are admitted to OC, they can also receive a letter of guaranteed admission to selected universities in the U.S. (Associate degree and minimum GPA required). Universities with an admissions guarantee agreement with OC include:

  • University of Montana
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • San Francisco State University
  • Central Washington University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • University of Washington-Tacoma & Bothell
  • Western Washington University
  • University of Oregon
  • California State University-San Marcos & Northridge

Transfer Opportunities

In addition to guaranteed admission to universities listed above, OC associate degree graduates have transferred to third and fourth year programs at universities throughout the United States including:

  • University of Washington
  • Seattle University
  • University of Southern California (USC)
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Michigan
  • Purdue University

International Student Services

  • Admission assistance
  • Course advising and counseling
  • Orientation, tours, field trips
  • Co-operative education and volunteer opportunities
  • Homestay or on-campus residential hall
  • On-campus employment and optional practical training (OPT)

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application form (online or paper)
  • Official high school/college documents, transcripts and completion certificates (in English)
  • Financial Support documents
  • $50 (US$) application fee

TOEFL is not required for admission. (TOEFL, Cambridge, IELTS, Step Eiken, or an equivalent exam would be used to assess English skill level together with in-house placement.)

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Quarter (September – December): August 15
  • Winter Quarter (January – March ): November 25
  • Spring Quarter (March – June): February 25
  • Summer Session (July-August): May 15


For 9 months (estimated average costs):

  • Tuition and Fees: $9237 (15 credits per quarter X 3 quarters)
  • Living Expenses: $5625
  • Other (books, health insurance, personal): $3246
  • Total: $18,108

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (300/400 level courses):
$6,007 (15 credits per quarter)
$18,021 (three quarters per year)
(Add cost of books, insurance, and personal living expenses)

For information and to apply online: www.olympic.op-usa.com

Olympic College
International Student Programs

1600 Chester Avenue
Bremerton WA 98337
P: 360.475.7412
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International Student Programs