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Office of International Programs

WELCOME TO EDMONDs!

Welcome new international students of Edmonds College! We are excited to welcome you to the Seattle area!

We hope you find all the information here helpful as you prepare for your start at Edmonds. Please note that all students taking an on-campus class must complete their vaccine attestation on ctcLink by January 4, 2022 or risk their class being dropped. Directions here

New Student Process

Follow the Edmonds College application process here.

Submit any eligible English Test scores to our admission team at oip_admissions@edmonds.edu 

If you need to schedule an online English test please do so as soon as possible.

How do I test?

Please review the Testing Information for New International Students for testing information. You will be sent instructions from our admissions office and connected to our testing team to help you take our online tests. 

When should I test?

Testing is the first step and should be done as soon as possible. Please do not wait to take your test, it may delay your process of enrolling in classes. 

Do I need to test?

All international students must take an English test, unless you have direct placement into an English class based on TOEFL, IELTS or other accepted English proficiency tests. Most majors also require math, we strongly encourage all new students to take a math test after being placed in college level English.

Before we begin our Orientation, your next step is to submit these online documents.

You will be emailed your assigned advisor to help you get registered. Your advisor is available by email Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. PDT and for online appointments. If you are unavailable at the times listed, please email your advisor individually using the email below. If time difference is an issue, advisors can schedule after hours appointments. You can visit our advising website or connect via email at oip_advisors@edmonds.edu for more information or to schedule an appointment directly. For High School students please go to the High School advising website. All times are in Pacific Daylight Time.

  • At your advising appointment, you will talk about your academic goals and the advisor will help you get registered for your first quarter classes at Edmonds. 
  • For your online appointments, make sure you have a microphone on your computer or headphones so that you can communicate with your advisor. You must click on the link provided to enter the meeting room. If you need to reschedule this meeting for any reason, please contact your advisor directly to reschedule.

After you have submitted your documents and met with your advisor, you will be emailed instructions on how to access orientation using our online learning tool Canvas

  • Please prepare yourself on Canvas by watching this video to make yourself more familiar with the platform.

Once you follow the instructions in the video to login and reset your password you will be able to access the mandatory Canvas materials. All online materials are due by the first day of class. This is a self-paced orientation. You can begin as soon as you are given access.

 

If you are coming to the U.S., you can attend our on-campus orientation on December 30. You can find the schedule here.

1. Fill out your Vaccine Attestation in ctcLink.

By January 4, 2022 at 5 p.m. you must complete the attestation form in the student ctcLink portal OR switch to online course(s). If the attestation is not completed, on-campus classes will be removed from your winter 2022 schedule. If you are seeking a religious or medical exemption, you must declare the exemption in ctcLink and follow safety protocols at all times.

Please follow the directions here.

2. If you are coming to campus, please be sure you know the COVID-19 policies in place.

Visit COVID-19 FAQs and scroll down to read the questions and answers. 

New Student Frequently Asked Questions

Starting November 8, 2021 all international travelers coming into the U.S. must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination prior to boarding their plane to the U.S. If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you will NOT be allowed to board a flight to the United States, unless you meet the criteria for an exception under the Proclamation and CDC’s Order. Non immigrants that meet the criteria for an exception under the Proclamation and CDC’s Order include children under 18 years of age.

For more information please follow the guidelines on https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/noncitizens-US-air-travel.html 

We understand that flight plans and vaccine access may affect your arrival to the U.S. Attendance is required the first week of classes. Please check the first day of school and plan to arrive by at least the first day of the quarter. We require students to complete the online Orientation before the first day of classes. If you are unable to attend the in-person part of Orientation, please be sure to connect with us by emailing oip_desk@edmonds.edu 

For more information on U.S. travel please follow the guidelines on https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/noncitizens-US-air-travel.html 

How do I test? 

Please review the Testing Information for New International Students for testing information. You will be sent instructions from our admissions office and connected to our testing team to help you take our online tests. 

When should I test?

Testing is the first step and should be done as soon as possible. Please do not wait to take your test, it may delay your process of enrolling in classes. 

Do I need to test?

All international students must take an English test, unless you have direct placement into an English class based on TOEFL, IELTS or other accepted English proficiency tests. Most majors also require math, we strongly encourage all new international students to take a math test after being placed in college level English.

The major listed on your I-20 comes from a list of program names and codes provided by the U.S. government for use in the SEVIS system. Often, the major name on the I-20 does not match the major you requested in your application. This is normal, and the US consulates are aware that program names on the I-20 may not reflect the student’s planned major or subject of study. We do not expect this to cause any issues with your visa application.

*Note that most I-20 majors for Edmonds College are listed as Liberal Arts and Sciences, this includes pre-nursing, social sciences, humanities, sciences, engineering, art, general studies, and undecided majors among several more (this is not a complete list of majors). Some business or technical degree programs may reflect a more specific name and code, also from the SEVIS list. The major name on your I-20 does not lock you into any particular path of study or transfer plan. The Edmonds College associate-level transfer degrees prepare students for transfer to bachelor's programs in most majors.

Edmonds Housing for New Students:

Students can arrive on Arrival dates now that everyone is vaccinated. You only need to wear a mask for 5 days (at all times - in an apartment or homestay too) and make sure you feel any symptoms. If you do, you will need to get tested right away.

Please see Housing website for current dates

  • You can arrive any time during these dates and we will have a single airport pick up for you and it will cost $100 for the pick-up. They will meet you at your baggage claim area.

Homestay Students

  • If you were placed in Homestay, we hope your host family will be able to host you starting when you arrive, you will just need to wear a mask at all times for the first 5 days. If they can not, we will place you in Residence Hall for the first 5 days, or you may want to stay in a hotel.

Resident Hall Students

  • You will be able to move into your room, you just need to wear your mask at all times for the first 5 days.
  • Make sure and order Linen (blankets, sheets, pillow) now, so it will be ready for you when you arrive:
    • Go to this site http://www.rhl.org/edm/linens.aspx  and choose what linen you would like.
    • When asked for your address, use your new room address or have it sent to the Housing office so we are sure to have it here when you arrive:
      • (Your name here) / Housing Office
        Rainier Place (your apartment and room number here)
        19920 68th Avenue West
        Lynnwood, WA USA 98036
    • Purchase your linen
    • If you purchase it at least 2 weeks before you arrive, it should be in the Housing Office waiting for you to pick it up.
  • We suggest you get familiar with online shopping for food and items for your apartment, so you do not need to go out to get food. Here are a couple examples:

COVID-19 Information 

You will be expected to wear a mask in public areas of the Residence Halls, on campus, and in most businesses in Washington State. If there are any changes in COVID Housing expectations, we will send information out to all current and future students.

Thanks for your understanding as we try to make sure our community is a safe place for everyone to live and learn.

Questions? Email housing@edmonds.edu 

Students studying in the United States must take a minimum of 12 credits, and the average is 15 credits per quarter. Students studying all online from outside the U.S. may study part time (less than 12 credits) or full time (12 credits or more). Note: To finish a degree on time, students should take 15 credits per quarter. There is a $500 tuition discount for new students taking at least 12 credits.

When can I pay my tuition?

In order to pay for tuition you must first be enrolled in classes. In order to be enrolled in your courses  you will need to either test or have a qualifying English score, have met with your advisor, and have participated in our online orientation. In your orientation schedule, there will be detailed instructions and a clear date to pay your tuition.

The payment due date is 24 hours after registration.  

How can I pay my tuition?

You can pay your tuition online in your ctcLink account

How much is tuition?

The cost of tuition is charged per credit can be found here.

If I am taking online classes, do I get a discount on tuition?

Online classes cost the same amount as  hybrid and in-person classes per credit. If you are taking a full course load (12 or more credits)  you will receive a tuition reduction (discount) of $500.

You can access your online classes via Canvas, our online learning platform. Check out this video for an example on how online classes are typically accessed.

Your class may or may not be available before the first day of the quarter depending on when your instructor publishes your course to Canvas. If you do not see your courses available in our online dashboard, email start@edmail.edcc.edu for support.

If you are in your home country, please wait until you are physically at Edmonds College campus in the Seattle area to request your EdPass.

Our new online photo submission is now available for students to create an EdPass with only having to come to campus to pick it up!

  • Make sure you are registered for the current quarter  before you get an Edpass. Once you are registered for at least one class you can get your ID.
  • You will only need to come to campus to pick up your EdPass. The EdPass is an on campus ID so if you are taking all your classes online this quarter it will be all right if you do not get one right away.

Chat with us during working hours at edmonds.edu/international   

Email oip_desk@edmonds.edu 

Make an online appointment with an advisor here

We are here to help. Please contact us with any questions!

Resources

Please visit our guide for more updated resources. 

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Orientation

Orientation is currenly online with an in-person day for students studying in the U.S.! It is full of valuable information about our campus and classes.

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Things to Know

We invite you to explore our campus and join our virtual online campus events!

 

Important Contact Information

Office of International Program

We are offering online services by appointment only until Feb. 14.

Day of Week Virtual Hours
Mondays 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesdays 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursdays 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fridays 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

 

Edmonds Housing

Phone: 425.640.1080
Emergency Phone: 425.308.4061

Edmonds Campus Security

Phone: 425.640.1501