International students from the Seattle Community Colleges transfer to many different colleges and universities throughout
the United States. Our colleges have established two types of written agreements with a number of four-year colleges and
In addition, our international students have been accepted to hundreds of other institutions of higher education in
the United States.
Representatives from 70-80 colleges and universities attend International Student Transfer Fairs which are held twice a
year on our campuses.
The Seattle Community Colleges have Transfer Admission Guarantees and Pathway Partnerships with several partner institutions,
including some of the most well-known colleges and universities in the country.
International student applicants who apply for the college transfer program can choose one of our partner institutions to
transfer to for their final two years of the Bachelor's Degree. Applicants who are accepted to one of the Seattle Community
Colleges will receive both an admission letter from our colleges and a Transfer Admission Guarantee†
from the university they have selected. The student must complete the Associate’s Degree at the Seattle Community Colleges
with the required GPA in order to fulfill the conditional offer. The GPA requirements are obtainable by most international students.
In fact, the highest requirement is a 3.5 (B) average to transfer to Johns Hopkins University-Carey School of Business.
International students in the Seattle Community Colleges have an average GPA of 3.4.
Students can show these admission letters to the United States Embassy or Consulate to explain their academic goals and career
pathways and obtain student visas. Each of our colleges can help students with the process of getting these letters.
† Transfer Admission Guarantee letters offer Seattle Community Colleges international students conditional admission to partner
institutions while Transfer Admission Pathway letters offer clear and specific guidelines about what students will need to obtain
/ submit in order to have the most competitive transfer admission application.
Seattle Community College international students have transferred to hundreds of different institutions, including such well-known
universities as UC Berkeley, Boston University, Johns Hopkins University, Columbia, Cornell and Smith.
University of Alaska - Anchorage
Arizona State University; University of Arizona
University of Arkansas; Arkansas State University
University of California (UC) - Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz; California State University (CSU) - Bakersfield, Fresno, Fullerton, Hayward (East Bay), Long Beach, Los Angeles, Northridge, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, California State Polytechnic University (Pomona and San Luis Obispo); Pepperdine University; University of Southern California; Loyola Marymount University; Monterey Institute of International Studies; University of San Francisco; University of San Diego; Academy of Art College, Golden Gate University; Art Institute of San Francisco; Culinary Institute of America; DeVry University; Fuller Theological Seminary; University of the Pacific
University of Colorado - Denver and Boulder; Colorado School of Mines
University of Delaware; Wilmington University
District of Columbia
George Washington University; American University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Florida International University; University of Florida; University of Miami; Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale; Florida College of Medicine; Nova Southeastern University; Johnson & Wales University; University of West Florida; University of South Florida
Georgia Institute of Technology; University of Georgia; Georgia State University; Savannah College of Art and Design; Shorter College
Hawaii Pacific University; University of the Nations; University of Hawaii
Idaho State University; North Idaho College; Boise State University
Chicago State University; University of Illinois - Chicago, Springfield, Urbana-Champaign campuses; DePaul University; Loyola University; Illinois Institute of Technology; The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; North Park University; Illinois State University; Southern Illinois University
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis; Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology; Indiana State University; University of Notre Dame; University of Indiana, Bloomington
Iowa State University; University of Iowa
Wichita State University
Western Kentucky University; University of Kentucky
Tulane University; Louisiana State University
University of Maine
University of Maryland - College Park and Baltimore County
Boston University; Smith College; Mount Holyoke College; Berklee College of Music; Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Babson College; University of Massachusetts - Amherst; Wentworth Institute of Technology
Central Michigan University; Eastern Michigan University; University of Michigan; Michigan State University; Lawrence Technological University; Western Michigan University
University of Minnesota; Winona State University; St. Cloud State University; Augsburg College
Jackson State University; University of Southern Mississippi
University of Missouri, Columbia; Truman State University
Montana State University; University of Montana; Logan College of Chiropractic
University of Nebraska, Omaha
University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Montclair State University; Bloomfield College
Columbia University; Cornell University; New York University; Syracuse University; Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT); New York Institute of Technology; University of Rochester; Pace University; State University of New York (SUNY) - Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Geneseo, New Paltz, Plattsburgh, and Stony Brook; The City University of New York (CUNY) - Baruch, Brooklyn, Hunter, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Queens; City College of New York; Berkeley College; Brooklyn Law School; St. Francis College; University of Buffalo; Rochester Institute of Technology
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Charlotte and Clumbia; North Carolina State University
Ohio State University; Ohio University; University of Toledo; Columbus College of Art and Design; University of Cincinnati
University of Central Oklahoma
Eastern Oregon University; Oregon State University; University of Oregon; Portland State University; Southern Oregon State College; University of Portland; Pacific University; Linfield College
Penn State University; Duquesne University; Temple University; University of Pittsburgh; Indiana University of Pennsylvania; York College; Drexel University; University of the Arts; Philadelphia University
University of South Carolina
Vanderbilt University; University of Tennessee; University of Memphis
Rice University; Texas A & M University; University of Houston; University of Texas - Austin and Arlington campuses; University of North Texas; Texas Christian University; Texas State University; Texas Southern University
Brigham Young University; University of Utah; Utah State University
University of Virginia; University of Northern Virginia; George Mason University; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; University of Richmond; Liberty University
University of Washington - Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma; Western Washington University; Washington State University; Seattle University; Central Washington University; Eastern Washington University; Seattle Pacific University; Pacific Lutheran University; Cornish College of the Arts; Antioch University; Art Institute of Seattle; DigiPen Institute of Technology; Bastyr University; City University; Evergreen State College; Seattle Bible College; Northwest University
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, Madison, Parkside, Stevens Point, and Whitewater
Articulation agreements between the Seattle Community Colleges and four-year institutions apply to both resident
and international students. The baccalaureate (four-year) colleges and universities listed below subscribe to the
Intercollege Relations Commissions (ICRC) Guidelines for direct transfer agreement (DTA). The Seattle Community Colleges
offer both Associate of Arts and Associate of Science DTA degrees that meet ICRC Guidelines.
The Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) ensures that a student who completes the Associate of Arts degree (AA-DTA), Associate of
Science (AA-DTA), Associate in Elementary Education (DTA/MRP), or Associate in Math Education (DTA/MRP) will have satisfied all
or most of the general education (or core) requirements at the various baccalaureate institutions that have signed on to the Direct
Transfer Agreement. Students who complete a DTA will normally be granted junior standing upon admission.
The DTA does not guarantee admission to the university or to the specific program/major.
Students should check with their intended transfer institution for further details regarding any additional general education,
major prerequisites and admission requirements. This list is subject to change. See your advisor for updated information and details of transfer.