Once You're Accepted

Once you have been accepted by Shoreline, you will need to apply for your visa and make the other necessary arrangements to prepare for your arrival. Whether you are currently a student outside the U.S., or a student in the U.S., Shoreline's staff are here to help you with each step along the way.

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F-1 and M-1 students who have received an I-20 need to pay a SEVIS fee before they can apply for a visa or enter the U.S. Please note that the SEVIS fee is a government fee and not a school or visa fee.


One important decision you will make is where to live during your time at Shoreline. Like most community colleges, Shoreline does not have dormitories. However, we can provide information to help you with housing.

Medical Insurance

As an international student at Shoreline Community College, you are required to have medical insurance during your studies. Shoreline Community College requires that all students carry medical insurance through the college.


At Shoreline, we make sure that all new students are connected to the campus community as soon as possible. You are required to arrive at least seven days before classes begin to attend a five-day International Student Orientation.

Transportation to Campus

Shoreline Community College is about 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of downtown Seattle. There are several ways to reach campus and the surrounding area.