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Seattle Central Community College

Every year, 10, 000 American students and 800 international students from more than 50 countries choose Seattle Central Community College. Like most accredited, state-supported community colleges, Seattle Central boasts a top-notch faculty, small classes, a variety of study programs, personal attention, and low tuition.

So What Makes Seattle Central Unique?



We're Number One

Out of more than 1, 200 community colleges, Seattle Central was chosen by TIME Magazine as 'College of the Year' in a one-time study of U. S. colleges and universities.

Location, Location, Location

Seattle Central is the only community college located in downtown Seattle, Washington. You'll find us on lively Capitol Hill, about a 15 minute walk from the skyscrapers, and surrounded by a variety of restaurants, coffee houses, clubs, movie theaters, and shops. Seattle is safe and friendly, and has been on many national lists of  'most livable' cities.

A Variety of Quality Programs?

  • College Transfer:  Also known as the '2 + 2' program, you can study for 2 years at Seattle Central and then transfer to a 4-year college or university to complete your last 2 years and get your Bachelor's degree.

  • College Bridge: This popular part-time college, part-time English language studies program allows you to make the most of your time at Seattle Central. By only taking the language classes you need, You'll have time to take the college classes you want.

  • Intensive ESL: Learn English in a structured, results-oriented program. Enter college classes directly from this program there's no college entrance testing required.

  • Workforce Education (Professional Technical): Choose from more than 35 two-year career training programs in high demand fields such as information technology, biotechnology, health care, culinary arts, and apparel design.

  • High School Completion: Our 'Fast Track' program allows you to earn your Associate's Degree and high school diploma together.

  • Short-Term Certificates:  Study one subject of your choice for 2 15 months; add an internship, too, if you like.

  • American Internship Experience:  You'll receive academic training plus guided workforce preparation, leading to a job in a local company.

with Proven Results

For example:

International students who attend Seattle Central

's

College Transfer program have transferred to a long list of 4-year colleges and universities around the country, including the University of Washington, University of California, Berkeley, UCLA, Columbia University, and Dartmouth.


In addition,

Seattle Central offers excellent preparation for transferring to a 4-year college or university.  Here's proof from one of our most popular 4-year university destinations!

University of  Washington

Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) Comparison1:

UW Native vs. SCCC Transfer Students

 

# Undergraduate Students

Median GPA

Average GPA

UW Native2

19, 266

3. 30

3. 17

SCCC Transfer3

494

3. 40

3. 26



1

Undergraduate, last 2 years of study; college level courses only

2

UW Native: last school attended before UW was high school

3

SCCC Transfer: last school attended before UW was SCCC



Students in the College Bridge (CB) program are guaranteed acceptance into college classes after they complete the program there

's

no college entrance testing required!


Our most recent study showed that 87% of the CB graduates continued their studies at Seattle Central. of these, 93% began full time college level work the next quarter. Overall, the average GPA of our international students in college programs is 3. 5 (with 4. 0 being perfect).

The Price is Right

We offer scholarships for international students (up to $100, 000 each year) and a Job Referral Service to help international students find on-campus employment.

In addition, the college awards almost $300, 000 to enrolled students each year.

 Our tuition is approximately $7, 600/academic year (three quarters). Housing costs in Seattle are lower than in many other cities, keeping the overall cost of education more affordable.



NoTOEFL? No problem!

Students with a TOEFL score of 520 (190) or higher and a Writing score of 4. 0 or higher may enroll in any college program (College Transfer, Workforce Education, High School Completion) directly without additional English testing. Those with a 520 TOEFL (no minimum Writing score required) may enroll in the Short-Term Certificate Program. Those with a 470 (150) TOEFL may enroll in the College Bridge program. Students interested in the College Bridge or Intensive English programs who do not have a TOEFL score can take a placement test upon arrival at Seattle Central and then placed in the program and level that corresponds to their test results.

Housing

The most popular housing options are apartments within walking distance of Seattle Central, and homestays. For shorter stays, options include a hotel, rooming house, or hostel.

Numerous Services and Resources

- The International Education Programs (IEP) staff offers orientation services and academic advising. In addition, one faculty level counselor is assigned to work solely with international students in career, educational and personal Counselling.

- The IEP Activities Office organizes several activities and trips each quarter, such as Conversation Partners and local and weekend excursions. Student Leadership offers additional opportunities to get involved with American students and the community through a variety of clubs and organizations, student government, and the school newspaper.

- Free tutoring is available to all ESL students and in many college subject areas.

- The Cooperative Education staff provides assistance with internships, job searches, resumes, letters and interview preparation.

- The modern Student Activities Center boasts a weight room, swimming pool, racquetball/squash courts, game room, gymnasium and running track. The Computer Center, Library, Performance Hall, Cafeteria and dining rooms, Art Gallery, convenience store and Bookstore offer numerous other resources and opportunities for Seattle Central students.

Diversity

With 650 international students and one of the most diverse American college student populations in the U. S. (as noted by TIME Magazine), our students learn not only from textbooks and teachers, but from classmates, too.

 

Applying is Easy

International students can enter our programs four times each year: in fall, winter, spring or summer.

 

CONTACT



Seattle Central Community College

International Education Programs

1701 Broadway, 2SA102

Seattle, Washington, 98122 USA

Phone: 206 587. 3893


Fax: 206 587. 3868

Email:
iepsccc@sccd. ctc.edu

Website: seattlecentral.edu/international

 

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CONTACT



Seattle Central Community College

International Education Programs

1701 Broadway, 2SA102

Seattle, Washington, 98122 USA

Phone: 206 587. 3893

F

ax: 206 587. 3868

Email:

iepsccc@sccd. ctc.edu

Website:

seattlecentral.edu/international

 

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