Admission Procedure

Admission Information

To comply with SEVP Policy Guidance S13.2: (Form I-20 and the English Proficiency Field) we are required to issue IEP/ESL I-20’s to students who do not provide proof of English proficiency (IELTS or TOEFL score) before acceptance.

For students who test into college Level English upon arrival at NSC, an Associate degree I-20 will be issued after class registration.

Test results must meet the minimum scores listed.

- TOEFL -iBT ONLY -(Valid 2 years): Total score of 56-63  with minimum of 14 on all sections.

- IELTS (Valid 2 years):  Total score of 5.5 with minimum of 4.5 on all sections.

There is no official deadline for applying to North Seattle College. However, we recommend that you apply at least 8 weeks before classes begin. Students transferring from another school within the U.S. can apply up to one week before the quarter begins.



You must submit these application materials:

  • Completed Admission Application Form
  • Financial statement (at least $20,125.USD or equivalent)
  • $50 USD application fee (non-refundable)
  • Copy of passport
  • I-20, I-94, visa, unofficial transcripts, and transfer verification form (for students transferring from a US institution)
  • High school transcript (if applying for high school program)
  • Underage Form (if under 18 years old)

You must also have a bank statement showing the minimum amount of $20,125 USD. (Additional $3,000 for spouse and $2,000/child)

Advance Deposit for Applicants from Specific Countries

North requires an advance deposit of $4500.00 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:

Congo, Gambia, Guinea-Conakry, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania.

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.

Deferment & Refunds

If a student is unable to obtain a visa, he/she can apply to defer to a later quarter. There will be a processing fee of $50 for all deferrals. If a student who has paid the deposit is unable to obtain an F-1 student visa, the student will then be refunded the deposit, minus any applicable bank charges. The application and processing fee ($50 USD) is not refundable.

PLEASE NOTE: Wire Transfers are only for funds wired from outside the U.S. Funds from a bank inside the U.S. will not be accepted.

Please click here for bank wire information.

English Level

 North does not require a TOEFL score to enter college and take college classes. Instead, you will take an English placement test when you arrive, and then you will be assigned appropriate classes.

Program Dates

Fall 2017 (Sept 25-Dec 14)  Orientation: Sept 18-22

Winter 2018 (Jan 2 - March 21)  Orientation: Dec 26-29

Apply now

Complete the online application.


Your application is not complete until we receive the non-refundable $50 USD application fee (and paper application if applicable) and supporting documents (passport page, bank statement showing $20,125 USD minimum, and transcripts).


Fax: (206) 934-3794


North Seattle College International Programs
9600 College Way
Seattle, WA 98103  USA


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