International students from the Seattle Colleges transfer to many different colleges and universities throughout
the United States. Our colleges have established two types of written agreements with a number of four-year colleges and
In addition, our international students have been accepted to hundreds of other institutions of higher education in
the United States.
Representatives from 70-80 colleges and universities attend International Student Transfer Fairs which are held twice a
year on our campuses.
The Seattle Colleges have Transfer Admission Guarantees and Pathway Partnerships with several partner institutions,
including some of the most well-known colleges and universities in the country.
International student applicants who apply for the college transfer program can choose one of our partner institutions to
transfer to for their final two years of the Bachelor's Degree. Applicants who are accepted to one of the Seattle Community
Colleges will receive both an admission letter from our colleges and a Transfer Admission Guarantee†
from the university they have selected. The student must complete the Associate’s Degree at the Seattle Colleges
with the required GPA in order to fulfill the conditional offer. The GPA requirements are obtainable by most international students.
In fact, the highest requirement is a 3.5 (B) average to transfer to Johns Hopkins University-Carey School of Business.
International students in the Seattle Colleges have an average GPA of 3.4.
Students can show these admission letters to the United States Embassy or Consulate to explain their academic goals and career
pathways and obtain student visas. Each of our colleges can help students with the process of getting these letters.
† Transfer Admission Guarantee letters offer Seattle Colleges international students conditional admission to partner
institutions while Transfer Admission Pathway letters offer clear and specific guidelines about what students will need to obtain
/ submit in order to have the most competitive transfer admission application.
International students at the Seattle Colleges (North, Central and South) have transferred to hundreds of different institutions,
including such well-known universities as UC Berkeley, Boston University, Johns Hopkins University, Columbia, Cornell and Brown.
Following is a list of the most popular transfer destinations:
During Fall 2013 to Fall 2014, over 900 international students from the Seattle College District transferred to 190 institutions
in 39 states across the USA. Approximately 56% of these students transferred outside of Washington State.
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Articulation agreements between the Seattle Colleges and four-year institutions apply to both resident
and international students. The baccalaureate (four-year) colleges and universities listed below subscribe to the
Intercollege Relations Commissions (ICRC) Guidelines for direct transfer agreement (DTA). The Seattle Colleges
offer both Associate of Arts and Associate of Science DTA degrees that meet ICRC Guidelines.
The Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) ensures that a student who completes the Associate of Arts degree (AA-DTA) or Associate of
Science (A.S.-DTA), will have satisfied all or most of the general education (or core) requirements at the various baccalaureate
institutions that have signed on to the Direct Transfer Agreement. Students who complete a DTA will normally be granted junior
standing upon admission.
The DTA does not guarantee admission to the university or to the specific program/major.
Students should check with their intended transfer institution for further details regarding any additional general education,
major prerequisites and admission requirements. This list is subject to change. See your advisor for updated information and
details of transfer.
The information below represents formal articulation agreements or information provided by colleges and universities that have
instituted policies to allow ease of transfer for SCCD students.
Students should always speak with a counselor or advisor to verify transfer credit.
The colleges and universities and links listed below provide general information regarding transfer course equivalencies which are for planning purposes only. The course equivalencies listed
are not official agreements, are subject to change at any time without notice and do not guarantee an award of transfer credit. Official evaluation of transferable courses from the Seattle Colleges
usually does not occur until after receipt of an admission application and all necessary documents are submitted to the transfer institution.
The links below are not representative of all out-of-state institutions or all transferable courses.
Information from additional colleges and universities will be posted as information becomes available.