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Seattle Central College

Address: Seattle Central College 1701 Broadway, BE1105 Seattle, WA 98122
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Description Seattle Central College

Seattle Central College is ranked fifth in the US in terms of the number of foreign students enrolled. And this is not surprising - in fact the Community College not only offers a large number of effective studying programs, but is fully equipped for comfortable living and studying.

The municipality was recognized as the "College of the Year" for the study of TIME magazine, and the New York Times magazine included it in the list of 11 institutions with the best university transfer rates. Separately it is worth noting the ease of submitting an application (it is issued only for a few days) - admission to the school is held four times a year, at any time of the year. When enrolling, the student can submit the results of profile tests TOEFL, IELTS, SAT or ACT, or undergo mandatory school testing, which will objectively assess the level of language skills.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Seattle Central College

Program name
from 9 792 $ / 10 weeks

Intensive English program

Comprehensive and profound improvement of the basic language skills: oral and written speech, reading and understanding of texts, grammar of the English language are guaranteed.

from 10 444 $ / 12 weeks

Program for transfer of completed courses to the university ("2 + 2").

This course allows you to go straight to the third year after the completion of a two-year educational program.

This program is best suited for students who have already decided on the direction of further education and know exactly what profession they plan to get - while also wanting to save time on studying. The student can choose the university that best meets his requirements, and apply for a transfer after two years of studying on this program - with a successful transfer, he will be able to apply immediately to the third year (teachers usually recommend sending a request to 3-5 universities).

Usually the following programs are used for student's transfer:

  • Modern sciences
  • Business-course
  • Fine art
  • Medicine
  • Humanitarian unit
  • Sociology.

Accelerated program-intensive.

This is a convenient course for fairly quickly obtaining a high school diploma, at the same time as a student masters the academic disciplines studied at the university. This accelerated program also allows you to receive a bachelor's degree and earn up to 20 educational credits (this system is accepted in a variety of colleges and high schools of the USA), for one semester, having thoroughly studied the disciplines for which it is usually required from 2 semesters.

The cost of training is specified additionally.

from 35 870 $ / year

Vocational and technical programs

Demanded and popular programs designed for 1-2 years, offer secondary specialized education in several disciplines:

  • Culinary arts;
  • Web programming and design;
  • Graphic design;
  • Nursing.

In the applied sciences, students improve over two years, to study the remaining sciences a year's course is enough. Typically, such programs are not designed to transfer items to the college - but there are also their own exceptions (for details, check with your manager).

Throughout the whole educational process, students are provided with consultations and interviews with teachers who will help them to decide on employment and the direction of further professional education.


Accommodation and food

As in many other US colleges, students can choose the type of accommodation most suitable for them: apartments in a student city (private apartments) or accommodation in a family. As a rule, the apartments are located in close proximity to the educational building, the road to the school takes only a few minutes on foot. The selection of accommodation is carried out by specialized accommodation agencies.

Cost of living:

  • family (three meals a day, laundry, Internet, utilities, separate single room) - from $ 700 (and above) per month ;
  • apartment apartments - $ 500 - $ 850 per month (common room), $ 800 - $ 1595 (single room)
  • it is possible to live in a student residence

The cost of living depends on the living conditions and the selected agency.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: Adult Basic Education, Allied Health: Generalist, Apparel Design & Development, Applied Behavioral Science, Basic & Transitional Studies, biology, Boat Building & Repair, business, Cabinetmaking & Architectural Woodworking, Care Navigation & Coordination, Carpentry, Chemical Dependency Specialist, chemistry, Community Health and Education, Community Service/Volunteer, Computers, Continuing Education, Database Administration & Development, Dental Assistant, Dental Hygiene, Early Childhood & Family Studies, eLearning, engineering, English as a Second Language, Equity and Social Justice Emphasis, GED, Global Health, Global Studies, graphic design, Healthcare Services Management, High School 21+, High School Completion, history, Integrated Basic Education & Skills Training, International Education, Internship Information for Employers, Internship Information For Students, Learning Center Seattle, Marine Deck Technology, Marine Engineering Technology, maths, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Assistant, Network Design & Administration, Networking, Nursing, Nursing Assistant - Certified, Phlebotomy, physics, Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training, Programming, Respiratory Care, Running Start, Service-Learning, Social & Human Services, Specialty Desserts & Breads, Surgical Technology, Sustainable Agriculture Education, Tech Prep, Train for a Business & Technology Career, Transfer Degrees in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Transfer Degrees in Business, Transfer Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM), Travel Study, Visual Media, Web design, Web Development
Events list: cinema, Culinary arts, dancing

Events Seattle Central College

In addition to intensive academic studies, students are offered a rich program of extracurricular activities. Students participate in the activities of 60 clubs on interests and a lot of leisure and entertainment activities - starting from circles dedicated to the culture of language and the basics of world religions to political communities.


Separately, it should be noted that foreign students can apply for a scholarship.

International students tend to begin schooling from a two-year degree program, after which they go to university and finish their studies for another two years. Eloquent list of universities in which graduates of Seattle Central College successfully continued their studies:

  • University of Los Angeles
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Washington University
  • University of California at Berkeley
  • University of Columbia
  • Cornell University

And many, many others.

Also it is possible to note the universities which have concluded the partner agreement with Seattle Central College:

  • Seattle University
  • Washington University in Tacoma
  • Washington State University
  • University of California at Davis
  • State University of Northridge
  • Universities in Irvine and Santa Barbara
  • San Francisco State University and some others.

Students can always attend academic consultations and a personal interview, take part in university transfer fairs, in seminars or take advantage of the additional services of free tutors.

Equipment Seattle Central College

Seattle Central College is located in the lively Seattle Capitol Hill district - just 15 minutes walk separates the school grounds from the city center. Near the campus there are all necessary shops for students and shopping centers, cinemas, cafes and restaurants. Seattle is included in the list of honorable cities most suitable for life, it feels friendly, welcoming atmosphere and a high level of public safety. In addition to educational and residential buildings, the territory includes an extensive library and a modern computer classroom, a sports hall with the necessary equipment, two restaurants and a cafeteria.

Term dates and fees

The school year is divided into quarters: autumn (the end of September to mid December), winter (January to late March), spring (April to mid June), summer (late June to mid August). Each quarter lasts approximately 54-56 days (about 8 weeks). For rest are provided weekends and holidays, as well as vacations between quarters.

Additional fees:

  • registration fee;
  • deposit for accommodation (depending on the agency, returned);
  • textbooks and supplies - 1026 $ per year (average),
  • transportation and transport expenses;
  • Additional lessons;
  • Pocket money.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for accommodation) 25 USD
  • Application fee 300 USD
  • Deposit on accommodation 300 USD
  • Medical insurance 394 USD

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Seattle Central College reviews

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SMAPSE Manager
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Natalia V. My studies at Seattle Central College

Seattle Central College accepts students from all over the world - you will never be alone: ​​everyone very quickly makes friends.

The first days, of course, were a little uneasy - but I very quickly managed to overcome the language barrier. Teachers from SCC  helped me. They are kind, sensitive and understanding teachers, they are always ready to help and will not allow to feel uncomfortable because of insufficient language proficiency. Their smiles and participation gave energy and stimulus for studying. The first thing that catches your eye is the modernity, the technical side of education: in classrooms they do not have ordinary boards with chalk, but special boards with a marker.

Each class has computers, a scanner, a projector: teachers often show us educational films, students give their presentations. Students often use a computer lab (if you need to search something on the Internet, print files) and a library with a special "Quite Zone" - this is a quiet room in which you can quietly work out and you will not be distracted. If you have something that remains unclear after the lesson, you can contact the Learning Center, where the teacher will tell you in detail about this or that difficult topic, and it's absolutely free.

For students who want to build a career in medicine, the whole floor is assigned to practical classrooms and laboratories that are divided into areas: dentistry, nurses, optics, surgery and others. It is very encouraging that these practical classes and the help of teachers do not depend on the amount of payment in the college - there is no such option that the more you pay, the more opportunities you have. You just need to choose the most suitable and convenient college for yourself.

With many guys you get acquainted with visiting interesting clubs - SCC provides excellent opportunities for revealing your talents and abilities. Clubs here are very diverse: both sports, and for amateur photographers, and just groups where you can exchange interesting addresses in Seattle. Any student can join the club: leaflets hang everywhere, where and when one or another circle gathers, is very convenient. In American colleges, leaders are considered non-elders, and members of Leadership - this organization is responsible for all clubs and events. Every spring a new selection is made, and getting into leadership is considered honorable, there are many advantages in this work. I was very happy when I was able to become a part of leadership!

There are free classes available for students SCC in the sports club MAC - just cross the road. There are a lot of sports and simulators here, and they are free for students: yoga, boxing, sauna, gym, table and tennis, football, billiards. And the college itself constantly conducts sports games and competitions.

Every day you learn something new and do not cease to admire the beauty of Seattle. In the city itself there are a large number of beautiful parks and gardens, close to water: local people like to feed ducks and arrange barbecues. At the highest building of the city - the tower of the Space Needle (184 meters high!) - offers a stunning view over the city, the tower can be visited with an excursion or enter a restaurant on top. Night view of Seattle - beautiful! Everyone loves the local small market with fresh and delicious products and handicrafts of local people. Very interesting museum EMP - it is devoted to modern mass culture, inside you can even buy the figures of Batman, Superman, the heroes of the famous serials. And what about the stunning annual Tulip Festival! If you are in Seattle in the first weeks of April - do not miss it!

It is very convenient to travel around the city by bus: they all go strictly according to the schedule and do not get into traffic jams. All air-conditioned buses are clean and new, with polite and smiling drivers - and you can pay for the trip either by special travel card or by cash in a special machine right on the bus. Very convenient and no conductors!

In general, Seattle can be called a fairly rainy city: on average 4 days a week it rains (although last summer it was very clear and hot, more than 30 degrees almost every day). Probably, because of the weather, the people of Seattle love coffee so much. :)

The great impression was left by Christmas, a holiday that is celebrated in America on December 25 and is considered to be one of the most beautiful and beloved: the city is adorned, lights burn everywhere and Santa Clauses play Christmas hymns ... Very kind, beautiful and sincere holiday!

The same important date is the Independence Day, which is celebrated on July 4 - this is the beginning of the history of the United States as a free and independent country. This is a national celebration with fireworks, parades, carnivals, barbecues, fairs, concerts and a huge number of other events - to stay away just will not work!

Now I have already finished the CIE program and have received the corresponding certificate: I can read books and watch films in the original, freely conduct a conversation and write an essay. I want to continue studying English make it perfect! 


SMAPSE Manager
Natalya, good afternoon. Thank you very much for your feedback, we are glad that you liked it!

Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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