International Student Admissions

As a top 10 community college, South Puget Sound Community College is excited to welcome you as a college student in the United States!

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South Puget Sound Community College maintains an open enrollment policy for all international students who are high school graduates or equivalent, or are at least 16 years of age.

We also offer admissions to international students who are eligible for enrollment into our high school completion program.

Review the application deadlines and required documents, then begin your application online.

Quarter Summer 2024 Fall 2024 Winter 2025 Spring 2025
Application Deadline June 7 August 19 November 29 March 3
Orientation June 27 September 18-19 January 3 April 3
First Day of Quarter July 5 September 23 January 6 April 7
Last Day of Quarter August 18 December 9 March 18 June 14
New Student Arrival Date June 25 September 9 January 2 April 1


1. Current Official Bank Statement

U.S. schools are legally required to verify funding information before issuing an I-20. Please submit a current bank letter or balance statement issued within the last 6 months showing that there is a minimum balance of $22,029 to fund your tuition and living expenses for one year.

If you are a sponsored student (example: you will have a scholarship from your country's government), you can provide a support letter from your sponsor that states the amount of financial support and dates of award.  The financial documents must be in English and clearly state your name and details about the sponsorship.

2. Copy of Your Passport Photo Page

3. Transcripts and Academic Records

If you would like to transfer credits from another college or university to SPSCC, you must submit official college transcripts. 

Transfer Verification Form

4.  English Proficiency (Optional)

English proficiency is not required for admission to SPSCC. Applicants who provide an accepted English Proficiency Requirement will place directly into our college or dual degree high school completion program.

1. Create an Account

At SPSCC, we call a "term" a "quarter". Select the quarter you want to start in the "Apply Now" section below and create an account in our online application system. You will use this account to access your online application and check the status of your admission.

2. Complete the Application

In order to submit the online application, you must complete the following:

  • Enter your personal information
  • Select the academic program you want to pursue
  • Upload the Required Documents (listed in the section above)
  • Pay a $60.00 USD non-refundable Application Fee

You may save your progress and come back to the application later, if needed.

If you need assistance as you apply to SPSCC, contact Juana Alcala, Associate Dean of International Student Services.

If you've reviewed the information on this page, you can apply now for the term (quarter) you want to start.

Apply for Fall Quarter 2024

Apply for Winter Quarter 2024

Apply for Spring Quarter 2024

Apply for Summer Quarter 2024

After You Apply

You will receive an immediate email confirmation that your application was received. International Student Services will contact you within two days regarding your application status.

Note: If you need assistance as you apply to SPSCC, contact Juana Alcala, Associate Dean of International Student Services.

After You Apply

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    Visa & Arrival in the US

    Once you’ve been accepted to SPSCC, you should apply for a U.S. Visa as soon as possible when you receive your acceptance letter, and I-20 from Mindy Jones by email.

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    Housing Options

    Start exploring housing options now so you're ready to apply for housing when your Visa is approved.

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    Explore Activities

    Begin exploring life and activities on campus. Between clubs, activities, sports games, and more, there is so much to do as part of the SPSCC community!