University Transfer

For International Students

International University Transfer

At Shoreline Community College, students can complete the first two years of their Bachelor’s degree in over 90 areas of study. Then, with guidance from our expert academic advisors, Shoreline students transfer to top universities across the United States where they complete their second two years and earn their degree. It’s as simple as 2+2.

When I started applying to four-year universities, the advisors at Shoreline encouraged me to apply to schools that I never thought I would get into. Through their support and encouragement, I was accepted into engineering programs at Purdue, Georgia Tech, Arizona State, and University of Washington. Looking back, I wouldn't be where I am today without Shoreline.
Student Aigerim ShintemirovaAigerim Shintemirova
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Transferred to University of Washington in Electrical Engineering
I love the green campus and how accessible it is even though it's not located in downtown Seattle. I also love the teachers and the friendly employees, especially the International Education Department! Without their help and support, I don't think I would have been able to get a 100% acceptance rate to all the schools I applied to transfer to.
Student Matahari Kinanti HerwinMatahari Kinanti Herwin
Transferred to New York University in Information Technology
Shoreline has great advisors and they help us with every step in university transfer, including major exploration and course planning. I wouldn't get admitted to my dream universities without their help! When I had many questions with different academic plans because of uncertainties in this global pandemic, my advisor was always here to answer my questions with a lot of patience.
Student Yufei DingYufei Ding
Admitted to University of Michigan in Computer Science

Transfer guarantees & pathways

Shoreline has partnerships with many universities. These partnerships make the transfer process very clear and simple! These universities will guarantee admission for international students who transfer from Shoreline Community College after earning the Associate's degree and meet specific admission criteria.

5 most popular transfer destinations

1. University of Washington

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2. University of California (UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD, etc.)

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3. University of Minnesota

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4. University of Wisconsin

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5. Arizona State University

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Shoreline students are also accepted to excellent universities nationwide. Here are just a few institutions that have accepted Shoreline students recently:

  • Bentley University
  • California College of the Arts
  • California Polytechnic State University, Pomona
  • Cornell University
  • Drexel University
  • Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
  • Northeastern University
  • Oregon State University
  • Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)
  • Pepperdine University
  • Purdue University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • University of Virginia

View a complete list of transfer destinations

Contact Us

International Education

PUB (9000) Building, Room 9302
(206) 546-4697
1 (206) 209-8146

Important Dates

Winter Quarter 2024
Orientation Begins: January 2
First day of classes: January 8
Final exams end: March 22

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

Please note these dates are subject to change.