The Shoreline Postbaccalaureate program is for career changers and record enhancers who need to increase their GPA or take additional science courses before applying to Medical School, Dentistry, Physician Assistant, OT/PT programs and more. Everyone is accepted.

We provide comprehensive support in preparation for graduate-level professional schools and work with students to develop an individualized plan to reach their goals. Three of our advisors have experience on admission committees, so we can ensure
students have access to the vital components of successful applications and interviews. Rigorous science courses, proctored MCAT testing and one-credit courses on how to apply and obtain needed experiences are offered every quarter.

Shoreline Postbaccalaureate students are part of a supportive, non-competitive community with a dynamic Postbac Club and a collaborative Discord group.


  • No minimum GPA, or standardized exam scores (GRE, MCAT) required
  • Open admission policy. Begin any quarter
  • Most applicants have completed at least a Bachelor s degree, but it is not necessary
  • Intent to pursue graduate-level professional schools in healthcare
  • Students who are not typical career changers or record enhancers are welcome. We work with each student to create an individualized plan.

Step One

  • Apply to Shoreline Community College. 
  • There is no cost to apply if you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • You will receive a student identification number (ctcLink ID) via email once your application has been processed.

Step Two

  • A student identification number (ctcLink ID) is required before you can apply to Shoreline Postbaccalaureate. After you receive your student number please contact us. We will email you a link to the Postbaccalaureate Registration page.
  • There is a $45 quarterly fee for Postbaccalaureate Services, this includes advising and free proctored MCAT testing, the Postbacc Club, Discord channel, invitations to guest speakers and events but not course tuition.


  • Most courses are provided in-person, hybrid and online. Note: The majority of medical schools require labs to be in-person. At this time, other graduate programs typically do not.
  • Support services, tutoring and clubs are available in-person and online.
  • Completion time is based on the courses you need and the pace you choose.


  • Rigorous advanced coursework taught by credentialed professors
  • Small class size
  • Affordable tuition
  • Funding options


  • One-on-one Advising from dedicated advisors and physicians
  • Dynamic Postbacc Club
  • In-person and online tutoring and an active Discord channel where students connect in a collaborative community
  • One and two credit courses that increase acceptance to health professional schools
  • School representative visits, events and activities

Testing and Preparation

  • MCAT, DAT, GRE, Preview, and CASPer Preparation courses
  • Proctored MCAT, DAT testing on-site every quarter

Success and Demographics

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Meet Our Students


“The welcoming postbaccalaureate program offered at Shoreline Community College is everything a non-traditional student like myself could ask for!”

Angie P. 
George D.L.

“I moved to Seattle, specifically for the postbaccalaureate premedical program at Shoreline. My ultimate aspiration is to become an academic physician, paving the way for more students, especially those who have walked the long road to pursue careers in medicine.”

George D.L. 
Jaclyn B.

“Being a non-traditional student and a career changer can be an intimidating and confusing process. Not only have I gained knowledge in the classroom, but I’ve been supported and guided through my journey with medicine by the caring and passionate staff at SCC. I am proud to belong to the uplifting SCC postbacc community.” 

Jaclyn B. 
Jadrein G.

“The postbacc program at Shoreline has been an amazing experience. Having the opportunity to bolster my academic background and get feedback from individuals on my application to make it as competitive as possible has been a great opportunity.”

Jadrien G. 





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