To apply for admission to Seattle Central Community College, applicants must be at least 16 years of age at the time of enrollment, and submit the following:
- Completed International Student Application form. Apply now!
- Sponsor’s statement of support (also included in the paper copy and printable application)
- US $50 application and processing fee
- Bank Statements or a letter from the sponsor’s bank, indicating sufficient funds are available
- Copy of Passport (photo page only)
- Proof of English proficiency (NOT required for applicants to the Intensive English program)
Financial deposit is required for applicants from certain countries. Click here for more information.
Applicants under the age of 18
Applicants under the age of 18 who have not yet graduated from high school must also submit official high school transcripts for review. Applicants must have completed at least one semester in 10th grade at the time of application and have above-average results (B-average or higher) overall from grade 10 onward, or demonstrate ranking in the top 20% of their class in order to be accepted (more information on these requirements here).
Applicants transferring from other US institutions
You are considered a transfer student by Seattle Central if you are already in the United States studying on an F-1 visa, or you have studied in the United States on an F-1 visa within the past 5 months.
In order to receive an I-20 form from Seattle Central and maintain your visa status, you must:
- submit a copy of your current I-20 form
- ask the advisor at your current / most recent school to complete and submit a Transfer Status Verification Form
- ask the advisor at your current school to transfer your SEVIS record to Seattle Central Community College before the first day of the quarter
Status Verification Form
If you are a transfer student, you must submit a transfer status verification form completed by the advisor at your current / most recent school. The form is required even if you returned to your home country after attending your last school. The advisor responsible for your record must provide official notification on the status of your record by completing the form (Seattle Central must get this information from the advisor, and not directly from you or your agent). The form also includes important information on approved vacations and work authorization.
Seattle Central must have your SEVIS record before a transfer I-20 form can be issued. If your SEVIS record is in Terminated or Completed status, do not ask your advisor to release the record until you have communicated with the International Education Programs Division at Seattle Central. If you are still in the United States, you are likely in violation of your visa status. You must speak with an advisor about your options for regaining legal student status. If you are outside the United States, our office can provide you with a new initial I-20 form created with a new SEVIS record. Note that if you receive a new initial I-20 form, you must pay the I-901 Fee (SEVIS fee) again.
Travel While Transferring
If you plan to travel outside the United States after you finish studying at your previous school, but before you start at Seattle Central, please follow these guidelines:
- check orientation and testing dates to be sure you will arrive on time to attend Seattle Central.
- communicate with your current school to ensure that your SEVIS record is released before you travel. If it is not possible to release your record before you leave the United States, contact Seattle Central to make sure that your I-20 form can be mailed to your home country in time.
- use your transfer I-20 from Seattle Central to enter the United States. After your record has been released to Seattle Central, your old I-20 form will no longer be valid.
- allow at least 2 – 3 business days for Seattle Central to prepare your transfer I-20 form once the record has been released.
For more information on traveling to the United States, please refer to our "Travel to the United States" webpage.
– All applicants can apply for a Priority Admission Certificate to strengthen their F-1 visa application.
– College Transfer and Fast Track applicants can request a Transfer Admission Guarantee and Pathway letter from our university partners.
– Applicants who have studied in a college or university program after graduating from high school may be able to transfer the credits earned to Seattle Central Community College. The credits may be used to meet requirements for a degree program.
Agency cover letter
Educational agents submitting applications on behalf of their clients must include an official cover letter (see sample), on their office’s stationery, indicating they are applying on this student’s behalf.