International Programs Mission Statement: The Seattle Community Colleges will educate our students to become
well-prepared members of a global society.
Accreditation: The Seattle Community Colleges are two-year public institutions established in 1967 and accredited by the Northwest
Commission on Colleges and Universities*, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education
Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. Each college is accredited individually; Seattle Vocational Institute
is accredited jointly with Seattle Central. (NWCCU, 8060 165th Avenue NE, Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052)
Locations: More than 51,000 students per year attend one of our three colleges, all of which are located
within the Seattle city limits. Seattle Central Community College is located on Capitol Hill, an urban environment with easy
access to downtown Seattle; North Seattle Community College is five miles north of the city center in a residential neighborhood;
and South Seattle Community College is eight miles southwest of the city center on 87 acres overlooking the city from the West
Close to 3,000 international students attend our colleges each year. Each college offers intensive English programs as well
as college transfer degrees to prepare for many academic majors. Each college also offers a unique group of Professional-Technical
programs that range from 1-7 quarters and offer certificates or degrees. Three Bachelor of Applied Science degrees are offered at
Central and South.
International students who choose to start their baccalaureate degrees at the Seattle Community Colleges will find excellent transfer
agreements to prestigious universities such as Johns Hopkins University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis,
University of Oregon, University of Washington (Tacoma campus) and many others.
Student Services offer many support services for students, ranging from counseling and academic advising to tutoring, housing support,
activities and student leadership opportunities.
Please explore the websites below which lead to further information about the three colleges, their international offerings and the
District overview. Application should be made through the college of your choice.