How to Apply

You can either choose to study in the U.S. or take classes from overseas!

Click on step 1 below to get started!

Submit the online application.

Please email for a paper application, if needed.

For concurrent enrollment or students with F-2, J-1, or J-2 visas:

Pay your application fee ($50) with our secure online form, which can be accessed by clicking the link here. This fee is non-refundable.

Part of the application fee will cover orientation and retention activities for students.

Please upload your most recent academic records (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) in the Academic History tab as you fill out the application.

If you need to, you can also upload after you submit your application on your Application Status page. If you have attended any school(s) in the U.S., you must provide a transcript for each school.

We reserve the right to ask for original documents.

Schools are legally required to verify funding information before issuing an I-20. Please submit a bank letter or balance statement issued within the last 6 months showing that there is a minimum balance of $23,439 to fund your tuition and living expenses for the first year.

Note: If you are sponsored by a relative (who is not your parent) or other person, an Affidavit of Support form is required.

See the Cost of Attendance page for more details of required materials based on the type of your sponsor. Please upload your bank statement or letter into your application in the Financial Certification tab in your application when you apply. If you need to, you can also upload after you submit your application on your Application Status page.

We reserve the right to ask for original documents.

If you are already an F-1 student in the U.S., the Program Choice tab of the application will ask for your current school ID number, the name of your current advisor, and the email of your current school advisor or DSO. By supplying that information, you will be authorizing us to send them a short form inquiring about your F-1 status. This is not a request to transfer your SEVIS record.

If you have already taken an English Proficiency test (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.), you may be eligible for exemption from ESL and/or EAP courses at Shoreline.

Please see the English Proficiency page to see which tests we accept.

If you have proof of English proficiency, please upload it into the Test Scores tab in the application. If you need to, you can also upload after you submit your application on your Application Status page.

If you are applying for the High School Completion program, you will need to provide a Credential Evaluation of any overseas high school coursework and copies of any U.S. transcripts. This is not due at the time of admission.

All new F-1 full-time students applying to Shoreline Community College can request consideration for $500 individual scholarships within their International Student application.  To receive full consideration for the scholarship, your application must be received no later than 2 months before the International Student Orientation start date.

  • Applicant must have been accepted to Shoreline Community College as an F-1 student
  • Applicant must enroll full time (minimum of 12 credits) to receive the scholarship
  • Applicant must not have previously attended any college in the United States
  • Transfer students from another college or university are not eligible
  • The Scholarship is a non-renewable, one-time award and will be applied directly to your first quarter's tuition

After your complete application is received

  • Please maintain a valid email account during the entire application process to enable you to log into your Application Status page and receive updates from the College. If you do not see our emails, please add "" to your safe senders list.
  • Application materials will not be returned.
  • Once an application decision has been made, students will receive an Application Status Update email from Shoreline Community College. Admitted students will get a follow-up email with an I-20 form. This I-20 form is the document that you will need to apply for a student visa at the local U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

  • We accept students at all levels of English. If you have taken an English proficiency test you can upload it with your application.

  • Applicants submitting fraudulent documents will be disqualified from receiving an I-20 document and admission as an F-1 student.

  • Admitted students must enroll in and attend Shoreline Community College for their first quarter after arriving in the U.S. If they request to transfer to another school without attending Shoreline, this will result in the termination of their I-20.

Campus Visit

Important Dates

Spring Quarter 2024
Orientation Begins: March 25
First day of classes: April 3
Final exams end: June 20

Summer Quarter 2024
Orientation Begins: June 24
First day of classes: July 1
Final exams end: August 22

Fall Quarter 2024
Orientation Begins: September 16
First day of classes: September 25
Final exams end: December 12

Winter Quarter 2025
Orientation Begins: December 30
First day of classes: January 6
Final exams end: March 21

Please note these dates are subject to change.