International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation held online

International Orientation will be held online until further notice. See below for additional information, as well as a sample of what a future in-person orientation may include.

Fall 2020: September 14 - 19

International Student Orientation is very important for your success. Every new international student is required to attend. Family and agents are welcome to join their students at orientation.

Online orientation consists of a self-paced online course where you will learn important information about studying at Shoreline. It also includes placement testing, registration, and several optional live sessions with staff and students. For privacy reasons, we will not post links to our online orientation on this public page. New students will receive this information from our staff directly. To learn more about the contents of online orientation, please contact us at

For future in-person orientation sessions, we recommend arriving at least two days before orientation begins. You can find directions to our campus from the airport here. To learn more about orientation, see the orientation schedule preview.

International Student Orientation will include:

  • Math and English Language placement tests
  • a campus tour
  • academic advising and registration for classes
  • meetings with International Education staff
  • seminars about life and study in the USA
  • an opportunity to go sightseeing in Seattle

Family and Agent Orientation will include:

  • a family and agents session with International Education administrators
  • a tour of the area around Shoreline Community College
  • seminars about life and study in the USA
  • a campus tour
  • an opportunity to go sightseeing in Seattle

An orientation fee of $60 (one-time fee for all new international students) will cover refreshments and other services during orientation.