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If this is your first time applying to study in the U.S., you will need to apply for an F-1 visa before you can begin studying at North.

Are you in the U.S. with a nonimmigrant visa other than F-1? 

If so, please check Other Visa Categories to see if you are eligible to study.

Admission Information:

North Seattle College does NOT require TOEFL or IELTS scores for Admission.

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


Proof of English Proficiency

If applicant does not have  Proof of English Proficiency,  an IEP/ESL I-20 will be issued. 

For students who test into college-level English upon arrival at NSC, the Education Level on I-20s will be updated from Language Training to Associate after class registration.

How to apply

Incoming College Level and IEP Scholarships & Waivers

Start your American education with a scholarship from North Seattle College.

Scholarship Amount

Number of awards




Up to 15

Incoming IEP Student

1. Accepted into North Seattle College

2. Unofficial transcript with at least a B average




College-level Student

1. Accepted into North Seattle College


3. Unofficial transcript with at least a B average

Scholarship Application 


Scholarship Deadlines

Summer 2018 quarter:

 April 29th

Fall 2018 Quarter:

 July 29th

Winter 2019 Quarter:

 November 4th

Spring 2019 quarter:

 February 3rd

If you have further questions, please email IP Scholarships at

Completed Scholarship Applications must be emailed to IP Scholarship at Applications submitted after the end of the business day of the due date are disqualified and will not be accepted.


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