Olympic College
International Student Programs

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $1,000—$5,000 Quarter

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    2yr/Community College

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Business, Computer Science, Engineering

  • Setting

    City, Small/College town, Online

  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Homestay, Apartment

  • Social Media

Olympic College Welcomes You!

At Olympic College we care about you, support you, and help you achieve your goals!

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 the excitement and perks of the culturally diverse city of Seattle.

Why Olympic College?

  • Amazing location only 23 kilometers from Seattle, WA
  • Selected as a top 10 U.S. community college by the Aspen Institute (2015) and top 20 by College Choice (2017)
  • Guaranteed admission to top universities through our 2+2 University Transfer Program
  • No TOEFL or IELTS required for entry into our Intensive English Program
  • Earn your high school diploma and your associate degree at the same time, saving time and money!
  • Live in our on-campus Residence Hall or with a homestay family
  • Save on tuition during the first two years of your degree
  • Excellent faculty, personalized attention, free tutoring, and an average class size of 25 students
  • Hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships available to current students 
  • 25+ clubs and student organizations, 11 intercollegiate sports teams, and on-campus employment 

University Transfer (Associate) Degrees

Students can complete a two-year associate degree which transfers to a four-year university. Degrees offered: Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), Associate in Applied Science (AAS). Concentrated studies in: Sciences (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Math); Engineering, (Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Industrial, Materials, Aerospace); Computer Science; Visual Arts, Art, Music, and Multi-Media; Accounting, Business Management, Economics; English, Literature and Social Sciences (Psychology, Sociology), and many more.

Intensive English

Olympic College's Intensive English (IE) program prepares international students for academic study at colleges and universities in the United States. OC offers small classes and personal attention from highly qualified instructors. Most students who enroll in the IE program continue their academic study at Olympic College for their associate degree, then transfer to a four-year institution to complete the final two years of their bachelor’s degree. 

High School Completion Program

Save time and money by earning a Washington State High School Diploma and college credits at the same time! You can graduate in two years with both a high school diploma and an associate degree, then transfer to a top university to earn your bachelor’s degree. This program allows you to earn two degrees for the price and time of one.

Bachelor's Degrees

Olympic College offers several in-demand bachelor's degree programs. Take advantage of OC's world-class facilities and learn from expert instructors who are invested in your success. Bachelor's degrees include: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Applied Science in Digital Filmmaking, Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems, and Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership and Technical Management.

2+2 University Transfer Program

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

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

You can also transfer to one of our global university partners! International transfer options include:

  • Rennes School of Business in Rennes, France
  • York St. John University in York, England
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University in Vancouver, Canada
  • Royal Road University in Victoria, Canada
  • Temple University in Tokyo, Japan
  • Shokei Gakuin University in Natori, Japan
  • Deakin Univesity in Melbourne, Australia

Admission Requirements

Complete the International Student Application online and upload the following documents into the portal:

  • $50 Application fee
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Bank statement showing the ability to fund one academic year in the United States (currently $20,340 USD)
  • Affidavit of support, if the bank statement is not in your name
  • Transcripts from high school and any post-secondary institution attended


Associate Degree Programs:

  • Tuition, Books, and Fees: $10,817 (15 credits per quarter X 3 quarters)
  • Housing & Living Expenses: $8,100
  • Health Insurance: $1,728
  • Total: $20,645


Olympic College
International Student Programs

1600 Chester Avenue
Bremerton WA 98337
P: +1 360 475 7412
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International Student Programs