All applicants are welcome to apply online or by submitting the downloadable paper application.

Apply Online

Downloadable Application for Admission

Application Fee by Credit Card

Please submit the supporting documents for the application packet indicated below by fax, scan/email, or upload using Online Application:

  1. International Student Application for Admission
  2. Official Bank Statement dated within last six months showing adequate funding to support the applicant for one academic year (3 quarters) for the following programs:
    • Intensive English Program: US $19,793.16
    • Academic/College Level: US $20,883.96
    • Bachelor of Applied Science: US $29,811.21
  3. Provide a copy of applicant’s passport photo page
  4. Application and Express Mailing Fees (NEW POLICY as of August 15, 2017)

    Students from Educational Agencies:
    At the time of application
    • $50 Application Fee
    • $50 Express Mail Fee (waived for first shipment for each application)
    1st Deferral
    • No Application Fee
    • $50 Express Mail Fee
    2nd Deferral
    • $50 Application Fee
    • $50 Express Mail Fee

  5. Students Applying Directly:
    At the time of application
    • $50 Application Fee
    • $50 Express Mail Fee
    1st Deferral
    • No Application Fee
    • $50 Express Mail Fee
    2nd Defereral
    • $50 Application Fee
    • $50 Express Mail Fees

For transfer of credits, please provide official transcript for post-secondary credits to South Seattle College. Official transcripts must be in English, stamped and sealed in a school envelope and sent directly to the Center for International Education Office by the school. Additional charges will occur for transcript evaluation through a third party.

Transfer Students

South Seattle College welcomes transfer students from colleges or universities in the United States. In addition to meeting all new student admission requirements, transfer students must also submit the following:

Additional Financial Requirements

Students studying in the Aviation Maintenance Technology, Automotive Technology, Nursing and Culinary Arts should budget an additional US$1,500-$2,400 for specialized tools, uniforms and equipment for the first year.

Students With Dependents

  • An additional $2,000.00 per child and $3,000.00 for a spouse should be added to the above total. Students are eligible to purchase a medical insurance plan for all dependents offered through the South Seattle College.
  • At the time of application, please submit copies of your dependent(s) passports

Tuition Deposit

South Seattle requires an advance deposit of $4,500.00 USD to ensure that applicants with sponsors from the following countries are financially prepared to study in the United States, and that applicants intend to enroll as international students: Gambia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Somalia, Tanzania, Nigeria and Congo (both Democratic Republic of Congo and Republic of the Congo).

Acceptance materials (including an I-20 form) will not be issued until the deposit is received. Exception: Students who are sponsored by a United States citizen or resident will not be required to make this deposit.

If a student who has paid the deposit is unable to obtain the F-1 student visa, the student will be eligible to defer to a later quarter. If the student is unable to obtain the F-1 visa, the original I-20 form, as well as the original consulate letter showing proof of visa denial must be mailed directly to South Seattle College in order to receive a refund of the tuition deposit. The student will then be refunded the tuition deposit, minus $40 administration fee and $20-$30 wire return fee from Bank of America. The application fee ($50.00) is not refundable.

South Seattle College: The Center for International Education

6000 16th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98106 | Phone: +1-206-934-5360 | Fax: +1-206-934-5836 | cie@seattlecolleges.edu | Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm