High School Completion

Get a head start on your education!  Earn a Washington state high school diploma AND an Associate degree at the same time through North’s High School Completion Program. 

You will take college-level classes to satisfy high school requirements.  These classes will count towards your Associate degree.  Once you complete all of the requirements for your Associate degree and meet all of the high school requirements, then you will earn both your Associate and high school degree. 

*North does not offer a stand-alone High School Diploma* 

PLEASE NOTE:  Per the Washington State Attorney General’s Office and the State GED Administrator, students in college international programs, pursuing 2-year degrees are not eligible to take the GED.  International students pursuing a high school credential are already ineligible per the GED regulations, which prohibit anyone pursuing high school coursework to take the GED. 

Application Requirements

You must be 16 years or older and have completed the equivalent of the U.S. tenth grade in your home country with a minimum of a B (or 80 point) average. You must submit original transcripts.

Download country GPA equivalency flyer

High School Completion Program Degree Requirements

You must complete all course requirements for an Associate of Art, Associate of Science or Associate in Business degree, including History - HIST&146
 or Political Science POLS&202 and History - HIST&214

You must meet with an academic advisor each quarter and complete a High School and Beyond Plan, which includes a one-page paper on career goals, a resume and a cover letter.

You are required to the ACT test. Below are the minimum scores:

Minimum ACT Scores

Mathematics 16
English Language Arts (ELA) 14*
Science (Biology) 16

*Note: To satisfy the requirement specific to the writing component of the ELA graduation requirement, the student must take the ACT with Writing.

Download the HSC checklist

Once you have completed all of the requirements for your Associates degree and high school portfolio, you must apply for graduation with your academic advisor for your Associates degree, and with the International Programs Advisor for your high school degree.

High School Completion information workshops and Resume & Cover letter writing workshops are offered every quarter.  We strongly encourage students to attend these workshops.

Underage Information

In the United States, students under the age of 18 are considered to be minors. For the protection of minors, North requires that these students and their parents understand and follow these rules:

  • Students who do not have a local guardian in the Seattle area must live in a homestay until they turn 18 years old. Read more information on homestays.
  • All underage students are required to submit the underage student form when applying for admission. 
  • You must immediately update the International Programs office if your living situation or arrangements change.
  • If you fail to follow these requirements  you will face serious consequences. These may include, but are not limited to, not being allowed to register for classes and a negative impact on your immigration status.

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