How to Apply

Apply Now: Two great options available for Fall Quarter!

You can either choose to study in the U.S. or take classes from overseas! For students coming to the U.S., we will have hybrid on-campus classes this fall, and we can provide assistance obtaining COVID-19 vaccines after arrival.

Click on step 1 below to get started!

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

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

Pay your application fee ($50) with our secure online form. This fee is non-refundable.

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

Please submit your academic record (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) via email to

  • 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, transcripts are recommended and may be require.

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 $21,150 to fund your tuition and living expenses for 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

We reserve the right to ask for original documents.

If you are already a student in the U.S., please submit an F-1 Transfer Student Information 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

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 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

  • Please maintain a valid email account during the entire application process.
  • Application materials will not be returned.
  • Once accepted, students will receive an email from with 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.

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

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Important Dates

Fall Quarter 2021
Orientation Begins: Sept. 20 
First day of classes: Sept. 29
Final exams end: Dec. 16

Winter Quarter 2022
Orientation Begins: Jan. 3
First day of classes: Jan. 10
Final exams end: March 25

Spring Quarter 2022
Orientation Begins: March 28
First day of classes: April 4
Final exams end: June 17