Level in IESL
Students-to-Instructor Ratio
Students On Average Per Year
Average class size

Where Are We?
Transfer To Top Universities
Why Choose Edmonds CC
Our Campus
Enjoy an Active Student Life
Housing Options
Applying is Easy!
Popular Areas of Study

Where Are We?
Edmonds Community College is 25 minutes north of Seattle and 45 minutes north of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Located in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, Edmonds CC is approximately 1.5 hours south of Vancouver, Canada — and minutes away from parks and beaches on the Puget Sound.

Our campus is in Lynnwood, Washington — a safe, quiet suburb of Seattle that offers walking and biking trails, an aquatic center, a golf course, extensive shopping, and a great mix of dining options. Nearby Edmonds is a quiet town on the shore of Puget Sound, a major inlet of the Pacific Ocean. It offers a wide range of boutique restaurants, shopping, art galleries, and a ferry terminal for travel to scenic peninsulas and a national park.

Nearby Seattle is a hub for business and culture and is home to Starbucks Coffee Company and Amazon.com, Inc. and to professional sports teams such as the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Sounders FC, and the Seattle Seahawks. Microsoft Corporation’s headquarters and the Boeing Company are also close by. Seattle is known for its exceptional art, music, and culinary scenes — offering several museums, contemporary and classical music venues, and award winning restaurants.
Transfer to Top Universities
Edmonds Community College can prepare you to transfer to a four-year university in any major. Earn the first two years of your bachelor’s degree and then transfer to a university anywhere in the U.S. to complete the last two years.

• Affordable tuition and smaller class sizes
• Receive a university admission letter with your Edmonds CC admission letter

Edmonds CC offers outstanding academic preparation for international students to transfer to universities such as:

• California State University (Los Angeles, Northridge, San Diego, etc.)
• Cornell University
• Indiana University
• Purdue University
• University of California (Berkeley, Davis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, etc.)
• University of Illinois (Chicago, Springfield, Urbana- Champaign)
• University of Michigan
• University of Minnesota
• University of Washington

See our list of university transfer agreements at


Optional Practical Training (OPT) provides up to 12 months of work experience for F-1 visa students upon completion of a qualifying degree or certificate program at Edmonds CC. students have a second OPT opportunity upon completing a bachelor’s degree at a transfer university.
Why Choose Edmonds CC?

Dedicated Student Support

Edmonds CC’s has an International Student Services (ISS) office that is committed to helping our international students succeed.

Welcome Orientation Week (WOW)

Each quarter, we offer an orientation week to new students where they learn about the college, meet new friends, and see our community.


Advisers help students with academics, visa questions, and personal and cultural needs. We also have advisers who specialize in guiding students during the university transfer process.

Academic and Professional Development

We offer several workshops, presentations, and fairs to help students achieve their academic and professional goals.

Improve Your English

Our Intensive English as a Second Language (IESL) program prepares students for high school, college, university studies, or personal development.
• Highly qualified and experienced instructors
• Average class size of 15
• Five levels — beginning to advanced For more information about IESL, visit www.edcc.edu/inten.

High School to University

Students can complete their high school degree AND earn college credits at the same time. This allows students to begin their college level studies early and go on to finish their four-year degree early, as well.
• Get an early start on college
• Earn a Washington state high school diploma that is recognized everywhere
• Study on a college campus among U.S. high school and college students
For more information about the High School Completion Program, visit www.edcc.edu/international/highschool.

Scholarship Opportunities

New and current international students receive more
than100 scholarships each year.
Visit www.edcc.edu/international/scholarships.

No TOEFL Requirement

English placement scores are NOT required to enter our college classes. Instead, students take our English placement test upon arrival, then enter college classes or, if needed, take English as a Second Language classes to get ready for college.

Complete a Bachelor’s Degree on Our Campus

Students can transfer to Central Washington University-Lynnwood and choose from many four-year bachelor’s degree programs and a master’s degree program on the Edmonds CC campus.
• Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology and Administrative Management
• Bachelor of Arts in Law and Justice
• Bachelor of Science in:
• Accounting
• Business Administration
• Interdisciplinary Studies – Social Sciences
• Marketing Management
Our Campus

With 50-acres of beautiful facilities and outdoor spaces, Edmonds Community College features:

• 28 computer labs
• 9 science labs
• Art gallery
• Childcare Center
• Counseling and Wellness Center
• Digital forensics clean room
• Digital recording studio
• Dormitories and residence halls on campus
• Food and dining: cafeteria, espresso bars, and student-run restaurant
• Greenhouses
• Library
• Multi-athletic complex: gym, outdoor field, and sport courts
• Performance theatre
• Public bus transit center
• Satellite campus for Central Washington University
• Triton Student Center with study space, bookstore, game room, meeting space, and the Brier Grill restaurant
• Tutoring at the Learning Support Center


Founded in 1967
Students-to-Instructor Ratio 24:1
School Colors blue and green
Mascot Triton, prince of the sea in Greek mythology
International Students Edmonds CC provides education to 1,400 students on average per year
Mission Edmonds Community College strengthens our diverse community by helping students access educational and career opportunities in a supportive environment that encourages success, innovation, service, and lifelong learning.
Accreditation The college is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and is governed by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
Enjoy an Active Student Life
Edmonds Community College provides many ways for students to get involved.
• Explore the area on local trips and excursions planned by the college
• Meet others who share your interests in more than 50 student clubs — or start your own
• Play intramural or athletic sports such as basketball, soccer, and volleyball — or go to games and cheer on the Tritons
• Serve on student government or the Triton Leadership Team
• Get a job on campus and gain valuable work experience
• Participate in outdoor service-learning activities with the Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School
• Perform with our bands and choirs or in our annual talent show
• Take honors classes and participate in undergraduate research projects
• Exhibit your artwork in our college art gallery
• Attend concerts, lectures, art exhibits, and events — there are more than 100 events on campus each year

Get the Support You Need

Edmonds CC has many services to make sure you are successful and achieve your goals.
• Get your questions answered with the help of experienced advisers who speak many languages
• Travel locally with a bus pass discounted for students
• Receive FREE tutoring on campus at the Learning Support Center, which helps students in English, science, math, and many other subjects
• Access job and internship listings, career resources, and job search assistance at the Career Action Center on campus
• Attend quarterly University Transfer Fairs and meet university representatives from all over the country
• Improve your English conversational skills and make new friends through the FREE Conversation Partner Program (CPP)
• Ask about topics related to your health in a safe space at the Wellness Center on campus
Housing Options
Edmonds CC was the first community college in Washington state to offer a student dormitory. We provide several college-run housing options that offer a safe, clean, and convenient living environment to foster learning and community.

Rainier Place

On campus, this dormitory is for students 17 and older and features:
• Private, furnished bedrooms
• Cooking and living areas in each unit
• Wireless internet, phone, and television connection
• Two Resident Assistants (RAs) per floor
• Laundry room
• Community rooms
• Student leadership opportunities

Homestay Program

Local host families provide the following for students
16 and older:
• Private, furnished bedroom
• ​Three meals a day
• Warm and friendly American family experience

Spencer Court

One express bus stop away from campus, this residence hall is for students 18 and older and features:
• Private, furnished bedrooms
• ​RAs for support
• Washer and dryer in each unit
• Wireless internet
• Student leadership opportunities

Sophie Court

One block from campus, this residence hall is for students 21 and older, with families, and features:
• Private, furnished bedrooms
• RAs for support
• Washer and dryer in each unit
• Wireless internet
• 24-hour quiet atmosphere
For more information about housing, visit www.edcc.edu/housing.
Applying is Easy!

To apply, please submit:

1- Completed new student online application form found at www.edcc.edu/international/apply
2- Current official bank statement with a minimum balance to cover one year of student expenses (for updated amount, see www.edcc.edu/international/apply)
3- Copy of current passport
4- Copies of high school transcripts in English (for high school student applicants only)
5- USD $50 nonrefundable application fee
Applicants must be at least 16 years old. Applicants who are 16 must provide an accepted English proficiency exam score.
Four opportunities every year to enroll: September, January, April, and June.
Edmonds CC does NOT require international students to take the TOEFL (or any other English proficiency test) in order to be admitted. However, students who submit the following scores will not have to take Intensive ESL classes:
• TOEFL: IBT 54; CBT 157
• IELTS: 5.0 overall (5.0 in each band)
• CAMBRIDGE: First certificate grades A, B, C
• ITEP: Level 4
• EIKEN (Step Eiken): Pre-1st level
• ELS Program: Level 109
Popular Areas of Study

With a two-year transfer degree from Edmonds CC, you can transfer to a university and study in any field.

• Accounting
• ​Aeronautics and Astronautics
• American Ethnic Studies
• Anthropology
• Applied and Computational Mathematical Sciences
• Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
• Architectural Studies
• Art History
• Astronomy
• Atmospheric Sciences
• Biochemistry
• Bioengineering
• Biology
• Bioresource Science and Engineering
• Business Administration
• ​Chemical Engineering
• Chemistry
• Civil and Environmental Engineering
• Classical Studies
• ​Communication
• Community, Environment, and Planning
• Comparative History of Ideas
• Comparative Literature
• Comparative Religion
• Computer Engineering
• Computer Science
• Construction Management
• Dance
• Digital Arts and Experimental Media
• Drama
• Early Childhood and Family Support Studies
• Earth and Space Sciences
• Economics
• Engineering
• English
• Entrepreneurship
• Environmental Studies
• Finance
• Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
• Geography
• Health Informatics and Health Information Management
• History
• Human Centered Design and Engineering
• Individualized Studies
• Industrial Design
• Industrial Engineering
• Informatics
• Integrated Sciences
• Interaction Design
• Interdisciplinary Visual Arts
• International Business
• International Studies
• Jazz Studies
• Journalism
• Landscape Architecture
• Law, Societies, and Justice
• Linguistics
• Marketing
• Management
• Materials Science
• Mathematics
• Mechanical Engineering
• Medical Laboratory Science
• Microbiology
• Music
• Music Education
• Neurobiology
• Nursing
• Oceanography
• Painting and Drawing
• Philosophy
• Photomedia
• Physics
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Public Health
• Social Science
• Social Welfare
• Sociology
• Speech and Hearing Sciences
• Statistics
• Three Dimensional Form
• Visual Communication Design
...and many more!

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