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Office of International Programs

WELCOME TO EDMONDs!

Welcome new international students of Edmonds College! Excited to have you studying the Seattle area. 

We hope you find all the information here helpful as you prepare for your start at Edmonds. While our setting in the Seattle area may look different, know that we are with you every step of the way and have lots of resources to help you succeed!

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 documents to anne.richardson@edmonds.edu

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. After your English placement has been confirmed, you will be assigned an advisor to work with for Orientation, so please reach out to this advisor throughout Orientation.  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.

New Student Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Edmonds Housing for New Students:

We would like to see new students on campus 2 weeks before classes start so they can quarantine in their housing situation before they go to class. We will work with each student to make sure that everything is in place for their arrival and their homestay or residence hall quarantine situation.

New Arrival Dates, 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 $75 more for the pick-up. They will meet you at your baggage claim area.
  • If you already have a flight and cannot change it, that is ok, we will work with you on the arrival date you already planned for.

Homestay Students

  • If you were placed in Homestay, we hope your host family will be able to quarantine you in their home. You will need to pay for one more week of Homestay (about $196.00) If they are not able to, we will let you stay in the Residence Hall.

Resident Hall Students

  • You will most likely be in the room you were placed in, as we placed new students together in an apartment. If you order items online and have them sent to the office, we will have them ready for you when you arrive. If you order food and other items while you are here (see suggested list below), you can have them sent to the office and we will bring them to your apartment.
  • 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 
Please be aware that we have protocol and expectations in place for this quarter in regards to COVID-19. A detailed email will be sent out, but please see our website for some information. We are happy to say that no students in Edmonds Housing have been confirmed for COVID-19 since the outbreak started.

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 Fall 2021 website for more updated resources. 

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Orientation

At this time Orientation is 100% online! 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 Programs (OIP)

Office Hours:
Monday: 9-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 11-8 p.m.
Wednesday: 9-5 p.m.
Thursday: 9-5 p.m.
Friday: Unavailable

Phone: 425.640.1518
Email: oip_desk@edmonds.edu

Edmonds Housing

Phone: 425.640.1080
Emergency Phone: 425.308.4061

Edmonds Campus Security

Phone: 425.640.1501