What programs are available Edmonds College?
Edmonds College offers different programs to meet students' interests:
- Associate Degree (University Transfer)
- High School to University
- Bachlor of Applied Science Degrees
Can I complete a four-year degree at Edmonds College?
In general, community colleges do not offer four-year degrees. Applicants who would
like to complete a four-year degree can begin their studies at Edmonds College. They
enroll in the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science program. The duration of these
degrees is approximately two years. Upon completion of an associate's degree, students
can transfer to a four-year school and finish the last two years of their bachelor’s
How many students are on campus?
About 12,000 students attend Edmonds College annually, of these about 1,400 are international
students from over 65 different countries.
What happens during orientation week?
We explain important information that you will need during your time here as a student.
You will also learn about important immigration rules that international students
must follow while studying in the United States. This is also a great time for you
to meet new students, get to know advisors, faculty, and staff before school starts.
Do I have to attend orientation?
Absolutely! You don’t want to miss all the fun and the opportunity to meet other new
students from other countries. Orientation Week is a great time to learn about the
United States and how you can be a successful student at Edmonds College.
I am transferring from another school in the USA. Do I have to attend orientation
Yes. Every institution has its own policies and rules. Our orientation will give you
information about how to be a successful student at Edmonds College.
What kind of placement test do I need to take?
When you apply, you will be given directions on determining your English proficiency.
If you do not have a test score like IELTS or TOEFL, we will have you take an English
assessment test to determine your English proficiency. Please click here for additional
information about English requirements.
What happens if I fail the placement test?
Advisors will work with you on a retest or other options.
If I don’t do well the first time, can I take the test again?
Yes, you can.
I graduated from ESL at another school. Do I have to take the placement test?
Yes. Because each school has different English standards/levels. See additional information
about English requirements.
I am not 18 years old. Can I still come to your school?
Yes, minimum age requirement is 16 years old.
I am 15 years old. Can I still come to your school?
Applicants must be 16 years old by the 10th business day of their first quarter enrolled
at Edmonds College.
Our admissions policy states that, to be eligible, applicants must be at least 16
years old or a high school graduate. Completion of the following is considered as
having graduated from high school:
“O” level or higher. Applicants enrolled in “O” level or higher at the time of application
are required to submit a letter from the current school verifying enrollment in O
level or higher and graduation date from this level. Five (5) General Certificate
of Education (GCE) O level subjects graded C or better.
Completion of grade 11 in China
Form 4 - for Hong Kong and Macau
I don’t have a TOEFL score. Can I still apply for the college program?
Yes, you may apply even if you don’t have a TOEFL score. New students take an English
assessment test. Your score will determine your class placement.
What is the deadline for admission?
Application deadlines vary depending on a student's English proficiency.
How long will it take to get my acceptance materials and I-20 forms?
Once we receive your application documents and determine that it is complete, it will
take approximately 3-10 business days to send out the I-20 and the acceptance letter.
However, if the application is incomplete, the process will be delayed.
How can I pay the application fee?
You can pay the application fee by credit card, personal check, money order, or wire
What kind of financial statement do you need?
Financial statement can consist of one of the following:
It can be a bank statement that shows the name of the person sponsoring the student,
the balance, the date, and official signature or seal from the bank.
If you are sponsored by a government, you must submit an official letter from the
government regarding your sponsorship.
Do I need to send transcripts with my application?
Transcripts are only required if you are applying for the High School to University
Program. They must be official transcripts, both original and translated into English.
I want to study at Edmonds College but haven’t decided on a major. Is that OK?
Yes. It is often the case that students are unsure of their major when they first
arrive. Students are welcome to consult with an advisor for guidance in deciding their
area of study.
I do not have enough money to pay for my education. Can I apply for financial aid?
Can I get a job on campus?
Unfortunately, international students are not eligible for financial aid. However,
there are several scholarships available for international students. Yes, F-1 students
are allowed to work part-time on campus. However, there are restrictions on working
outside of the campus.
When can I start school?
We have four quarters that you can apply for: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. Please
refer to our calendar for each quarter start and end dates.
I don’t want to buy health insurance. Is that OK?
All F-1 students are required to purchase health insurance through the school-contracted
plan with Lewer Agency. Please see our costs for updated information.
I am going to live with my relatives. Do I still have to show sufficient funds on the
Yes, although you will be staying with your relatives, the immigration regulation
requires that you submit proof of financial stability in order to issue an F-1 visa.
When do I register for classes?
When new international students arrive, you will attend the new student orientation
and take a placement test so that we can help you register for the appropriate classes.
Current college and high school students will register for classes on their own, online,
or in person at Enrollment Services.
Can I transfer credits from a school in my country?
It's a possibility. Enrollment Services is responsible for helping you get your foreign
transcripts evaluated. We advise that you visit Enrollment Services (Lynnwood Hall, first floor) and meet with credit evaluation staff.
I attended another school in the United States. How do I transfer my credits?
You must have your official transcript mailed to the following address, and request
to have your credits evaluated by the Enrollment Services office.