The Seattle Community Colleges welcome eLearning students from other countries for study in academic programs.
Admission procedures vary depending on where a student resides and what type of visa they have.
- Students residing outside the U.S. wishing to earn an Associate of Arts degree via eLearning should contact Advising Services for assistance with admission. Do not apply to the International Students Program. If you move to the U.S. while pursuing your degree, you must follow the applicable procedures outlined below.
Students residing in the U.S. under one of the following visas: F, B, H, J, L or M should apply to the
International Students Program at one of the three Seattle Community Colleges, which will become your home college.
View Select Home College for other considerations in making your choice.
- North Seattle Community College International Students
- Seattle Central Community College International Students
- South Seattle Community College International Students
International students under these visas typically must:
- demonstrate adequate financial support to cover the period of study
- comply with U.S. Immigration and Naturalization regulations by maintaining a valid passport
- complete 12 credit hours each quarter; and
- maintain medical and accident insurance coverage
Students residing in the U.S. under one of the following circumstances should contact
Advising Services for assistance with admission:
- hold an A, E, I, G, or K visa;
- are a U.S. refugee or permanent resident; or
- hold dual U.S. citizenship.
Do not make application to the International Students Program.
Note: Financial aid funds are not currently available to international students.