How to Apply

Our staff welcomes the opportunity to make your application process as smooth as possible. If you have any questions, you can email us and we will be happy to help you. See our preferred application deadlines here.

You will need to complete the following steps to apply. Click on step 1 below to get started!

Submit either the paper or online application. Please make sure you complete all required sections:

 

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

Any application submitted without the application fee will not be processed. There are four ways to pay the application fee* (and the optional $35 Express Mail fee).

Please submit your academic record (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) via email to international@shoreline.edu, via fax to 206-546-7854, or in person.

  • If you are under 18 years old at the time of orientation, submit your most recent academic record (transcript or diploma)
  • If you have attended any U.S. schools, submit transcripts from each U.S. school you have attended
  • If you are 18 years old or older and never attended a U.S. school, you do not need to submit any transcripts

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 $19,362 to fund your tuition and living expenses for at least the first year.***

Note: If you are a government-sponsored student, you can provide a support letter from your sponsor that states amount of financial support and dates of award. The financial documents must be in English and clearly state your name and details about the sponsorship.

Please submit these documents via email to international@shoreline.edu, in person, or via fax to 206-546-7854.

If you are already a student in the U.S., please submit a Transfer Status Verification Form. Please ask the international student advisor at your current school to complete this form and return it to Shoreline.

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.

To see what documents you will need to submit, please see English Proficiency Page. These documents can be submitted via email to international@shoreline.edu, in person, or via fax to 206-546-7854.

All new F-1 full-time students applying to Shoreline Community College for Fall, Winter, and Spring quarter admission will automatically be considered for $500 and $1000 individual scholarships.  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

  • An acceptance package will typically be created within two business days after receiving a complete application.
  • Accepted students will be sent an I-20 form and official acceptance packet. This I-20 form is the immigration document that you will need to apply for a student visa at your local U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

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

*Part of the application fee will cover refreshment costs and retention activities for students.

**Application materials will not be returned.

***Copies of financial documents are acceptable; however, we reserve the option to ask for originals, additional documents, or to contact the financial institution for verification. The accountholder on the bank statement must be the person who will actually support the student financially. Applicants submitting fraudulent documents will be disqualified from receiving an I-20 document or admission as an F-1 student.

Preferred Application Deadlines

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  Outside U.S. Inside U.S.
Winter Quarter 2019 December 1, 2018 January 2, 2019
Spring Quarter 2019 March 1, 2019 March 25, 2019
Summer Quarter 2019 June 1, 2019 June 24, 2019
Fall Quarter 2019 August 15, 2019 September 16, 2019

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Important Dates

Winter Quarter 2019
Orientation: January 2
First day of classes: January 7
Final exams end: March 22

Spring Quarter 2019
Orientation: March 25
First day of classes: April 3
Final exams end: June 19

Summer Quarter 2019
Orientation: June 24
First day of classes: July 1
Final exams end: August 22