Studio Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who is eligible to live in the Studios on Broadway?

The Studios on Broadway are available to primarily serve new students who have been admitted at Seattle Central College. Applicants for the Studios must be 17 years of age at the time they move in to the apartments. Seattle Central is unable to place students in the apartments with a person of the opposite sex, including married couples, and cannot accommodate children.

2. When is the deadline to apply?

We have no official deadline for applications, but the Studios will be filled first come, first served. We will begin accepting new applications on the following dates:
Spring/Summer license periods: Early December
Fall/Winter license periods: Late May

3. Is there a placement fee?

There is no placement fee required when you apply for the Studios on Broadway!

4. Can I apply for housing before I am accepted to Seattle Central?

Students who would like to live in the Studios on Broadway must already be accepted to Seattle Central College, and must submit a copy of their F-1 student visa with the Housing Preferences & Application Form.

5. Where can I find an application to live in the Studios on Broadway?

Applications for the Studios on Broadway can be found on our website: http://www.seattlecentral.edu/international/studios-application-process.php

6. Where do I send my application? Are faxes acceptable?

Seattle Central can accept applications in person, or by fax, email or regular mail. Following is our contact information:

Seattle Central College
International Education Programs – Housing Office
1701 Broadway, BE 1113
Seattle, WA 98122
Fax: 206-934-3868
E-mail: SeattleCentral.Intl@seattlecolleges.edu

7. How much will my apartment cost? What fees are required?

Housing fees vary based on the license period and number of roommates. Please click here for more details about our housing fees.

8. Do I have to pay for utilities?

Fees for high speed internet, electric, sewer, garbage, and water are included in the license fee. Students do not need to pay extra for these utilities. Cable television and phone service are not included. If students wish to setup these services, they may do so directly with local service providers for an additional fee.

9. Will I have phone and internet access in my apartment?

All the studios have high-speed internet access, which is included in the cost of the license agreement. Residents may choose to have phone or cable TV service for additional cost. Information on requesting these services will be made available at the housing orientation.

10. How do I pay for my apartment?

Seattle Central will accept payment by wire transfer. Once your application has been reviewed, and your initial placement has been made, you will receive a confirmation e-mail, with your placement information and instructions on how to wire funds to Seattle Central.

11. When do I need to pay for my apartment?

Once you receive a confirmation of your placement, you must submit payment to Seattle Central within 10 business days. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of your placement to the next available applicant

12. How soon will I find out my housing placement?

Once you have submitted a complete application, you will receive notification of your placement in approximately 2 weeks.

13. If I change my mind, can I get a refund?

Seattle Central will grant no refunds once the placements are finalized. Before sending payment to confirm your space in the Studios on Broadway, please be very sure that you intend to stay in the Studios on Broadway.

14. How many students share each apartment?

The Studios on Broadway consist of 2-person, 3-person, and 4-person studio apartments. Prospective residents are able to indicate their preferences on the Housing Preferences & Application Form.

15. When will I find out who my roommates are?

Roommate information will be given out when checking in to the Studios on Broadway. In order to respect student privacy, roommate information can not be given out before that time.

16. How are roommates chosen? Can I choose who my roommate is?

Housing and roommate assignments are made based on space availability and on the preferences indicated on the Housing Preferences & Application Form. Effort is taken to accommodate student preferences and to match students with compatible roommates. However, preferences can not be guaranteed, and students are encouraged to apply early.

Students who wish to live together may indicate their roommate request on the Housing Preferences & Application Form. Roommate requests will only be considered if all parties mutually request each other, and as space permits. We cannot guaranty specific roommate requests, but we will make every effort to grant this request.

17. If I am unhappy with my apartment or my roommate, can I change apartments?

Students who are unhappy with their apartment or roommate placement are encouraged to discuss the situation with a Community Assistant. Community Assistants undergo thorough training on conflict resolution, and are able to help answer questions, mediate conflicts, and provide tools and suggestions for creating and maintaining healthy roommate relationships.

Students are not able to change apartments without prior written permission from the International Education Programs.

18. What happens if I apply, and the Studios on Broadway are full? Is there a waiting list?

Housing assignments are processed in the order in which they are received. Therefore, students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Once the Studios on Broadway are completely full, applicants will be notified and put on a waiting list. When space becomes available, students on the waiting list will be notified and offered a housing assignment in the order in which their application was received.

19. What if I arrive before the official move-in day?

You will not be able to move in to your apartment before your official move-in day. If you arrive early, you should arrange temporary housing using the resources on our website: http://www.seattlecentral.edu/international/short-term-housing.php.

20. My family is coming with me when I first arrive. Can they stay in my apartment?

Housing is meant only for use by residents of the building. If your parents, family or friends plan to come with you, they must find another place to stay during their visit. We recommend that they refer to the temporary housing information on our website.

21. What furniture will I have in my apartment? What do I need to bring with me when I arrive to move in?

Each apartment comes furnished with a bed, desk, chair, and chest of drawers for each resident. You will need to bring or buy bed linens, towels, toiletries and any other items you feel you need. A complete list of recommended items is in our pre-arrival information

22. What items will I need to purchase?

Your apartment contains a kitchen, bathroom, separate sleeping quarters, and basic furnishing. However, you will need to supply everything else.

If this is your first time living in an apartment on your own, you might not realize that you will need items such as:

bedding (sheets, pillows, blankets, etc…), bath towels, washcloths, shower curtain, bath mat, bath robe, toiletries (soap, shampoo, tooth paste, etc…), trash can, cooking and eating supplies (pots, pans, dishes, cups, etc…), dish rack, dish soap, toaster/coffee maker, sponges/dish towels, ice trays, television/VCR/DVD, rug/door mat, alarm clock, clothes hangers, desk lamp, decorations, cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, etc...

While you are welcome to bring these items with you from your country, these items are also readily available upon arrival at local stores within walking distance.

It is also a good idea to bring personal items with you, such as pictures, cards, and letters, to make you feel more at home in your new apartment.

23. Can I have any pets in the apartment?

To ensure the comfort of all residents, pets are not allowed in the Studios on Broadway.

24. Will I be picked-up at the airport?

Seattle Central does not provide airport pick-up for students staying at the Studios on Broadway. Please visit the airport pick-up page on our website to learn about transportation from SeaTac Airport to Capitol Hill.

25. When can my family start sending mail to my new address?

Students are able to begin receiving mail and packages once they move in to their apartment in the Studios on Broadway. Detailed information regarding move-in dates, the mailing address, and the New Resident Orientation will be provided in the placement information packet sent to students after their housing placement has been confirmed.

26. Why do we have to move out after 2 quarters? Is there any way I can stay longer than 2 quarters?

The Studios on Broadway are intended to provide transitional housing for new international students. During each license period, information and resources are provided to residents to help them to find and transition into permanent housing.

To ensure that this service is available to as many new students as possible, students are only able to reside in the Studios on Broadway for 2 quarters.

27. Is the building safe?

Providing students with a safe living experience is a top priority. The Studios on Broadway contain a number of safety features, including:

    Secure key card access
    Monitored entrances
    Secure bike storage
    Onsite building management
    Community Assistants
    Across the street from Campus Security

28. Does the building have parking?

Onsite parking is available for residents for an additional fee. Interested residents should contact The Broadway Building management directly for more information after moving in to their apartment.

29. What food options are available to residents?

Each apartment comes equipped with a Kitchen for residents to cook their own meals. Campus meal plans are not available for students. However, residents may choose to eat at the cafeteria or restaurants available on campus at Seattle Central. The Studios on Broadway is also located within easy walking distance of grocery stores and restaurants.