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Visa and Arrival

Deferral Request

 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. A deferral request that is made for any other reason will also have a processing charge of $50 USD.

PRE-ARRIVAL Check In: Before you arrive in the United States and Seattle please complete the online check in. The online check in is required for all students. Please watch the video below for instructions on how to complete it. If you need translated instructions please click on the one of the languages below.

Chinese  Arabic    Vietnamese  Korean   Spanish   Japanese  English

Note: In the right hand corner click the icon to make the video full size

Click here for Online Check in website

You must make your own arrangements for airport pick-up. If you are staying in a homestay, a host family can come to pick you up. Please contact the homestay organization with your flight information at least two weeks before you arrive in Seattle.

If you are not applying for a host family, but you would like to be picked up at the airport and taken to housing that you have arranged independently, this service is available to you through Shuttle Express. You may book your journey online on their website:

Check in at the North Seattle College International Programs Office as soon as you arrive in Seattle. (Bring your passport and acceptance letter)

The International Programs office is located in the College Center Building on the 2nd floor just past Advising and Financial Aid, next to the Testing Center.


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