Holiday Campus Closures and Hours

North Seattle College will be closed Friday, Dec. 21 through Wednesday, Dec. 26 and again on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

Student Type

Programs By Interest

New Students

Welcome to North Seattle College!

After being accepted, you’re only a few steps away from starting your first quarter! Make sure you:

  • 1. Plan Your Funding
  • 2. Take or submit your placement measures.
  • You have options! Bring your test scores from NSC or another college, transcripts from another college, Seattle Public Schools transcript, SAT, ACT, AP, IB, SBAC, IELTS, or TOEFL scores.*
  • *Test scores and/or previous math courses being used for Math placement must be from within the last year. Test scores being used for English placement must be from within the last 2 years.
  • 3. Attend a START New Student Orientation


  • An Academic Advisor can help you with
  • • Course Selection
  • • Degree Requirements
  • • Educational Planning
  • • Transfer Questions
  • • Completion Check Holds
  • • Academic Probation Holds
  • • Applying for Graduation
  • • Requesting Official Degree Audit for I-20 Extension (must bring Program Extension Form)
  • • And more!
  • Meet with an Immigration Advisor in the International Programs Office for questions about
  • • Immigration
  • • Visa Status
  • • I-20
  • • OPT (Optional Practical Training)
  • • Vacation Quarter
  • • Quarter Off
  • • Tuition Letters
  • • Invitation Letter
  • • Earning a high school diploma


  • Planning to Transfer?  You should know...
  • • Some colleges/universities have different application deadlines for International Students.
  • • Plan to take the TOEFL or IELTS 2-3 months before your earliest admissions application deadline.
  • • Plan to register to take the TOEFL or IELTS 3-4 months before your desired test date.

Use the University Equivalency Guides to help you plan your courses!