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  1. 1. Highline Community College - US High School + University, transfer to univeristy without SAT - Enrol ESL program and HCC course, earn academic credits - Transfer agreements and guaranteed admission programs with US top universities - One of the largest institutions of higher education in the state of Washington Your pathway to university success
  2. 2. Why choose Highline Community College? Premier California Community College Highline Community College is a comprehensive community college with close to 10,000 students, include 375 international students. Established in 1961, HCC is renowned as one of the leading two-year community college in Washington - and the nation. Known for its outstanding faculty and curriculum, HCC is a leader in preparing students to transfer to respected universities and colleges. Transfer to the Washington State University ! Hignline Community College offers a range of transfer program that provides a guaranteed pathway to the Washington State University and other universities in Washington. Earn a Prestigious American Degree With its flexible entry requirements, entry into HCC is easier than at 4-year universities. in addition to the guaranteed transfer program with WSU, HCC also has transfer admission agreements with other universities including Central Washington University, More Attention and Support Eastern Washington University, University of Washington and HCC offers small classes and friendly professors to ensure you Western Washington Universityß. get the support than you need while at college. In addition, the college offers many student services, including international Affordable Education student advising, counseling services, admissions and records With low tuition fees. HCC students can complete their required assistance, a comprehensive library, computer center, learning lower-division courses at a fraction of the cost of a 4-year center, housing assistance, health and wellness center, a university. campus bookstore, and day and evening food services. Associate Degree and Certificate Programs Quality Assured In addition to providing excellent transfer preparation (the first Highline Community college is accredited by the Northwest two years of study toward the four-year baccalaureate degree ) for Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institutional universities, HCC offers associate degree and over 40 certificate accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education programs in a wide range of occupational/career fields, and a Accreditation and the Secretary of the United States Department variety of general education opportunities. of Education.
  3. 3. HCC Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) Priority Dates (PD) Deadlines (D) Admission Information Institution TR Credit Fall Winter Spring Summer GPA High School Core^? Minimum Washington Jan 31 n/a Nov 15 .5 None Yes, unless more State PD PD than 40 credits University Pullman Washington Jan 31 n/a Nov 15 .5 40 quarter Yes, unless more State PD PD or than 40 credits University 7 semester Spokane Washington Jan 31 n/a Nov 15 .5 None Yes, unless more State PD PD than 40 credits University Tri-Cities University Priority dates vary by program. Final .0* None Yes of deadlines are Sept 1 for fall, Dec 1 for Washington winter, and Mar 1 for spring. Bothbell University Feb 15 Sept 15 Dec 15 Feb 15 .5 None Yes of Washington Seattle University Priority dates vary by program. .0* 40 at time of Yes of application, Washington including Tacoma English Rolling admission. Priority date for fall is .3 None Recommended Northwest March 1. Deadline for fall is August 1 and University for spring is December 15. ^ High School Core: 4 years English; 3 years social studies; 3 years math, including Algebra Geometry and Algebra II; years foreign language; years science, including one lab science; 5 years art; and 5 years electives. High school core can be made up with college work. Consider that one colleg course typically equals one high school year. * Selection may be higher due to enrollment pressures. 3
  4. 4. Highline Community College Highline is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the state of Washington. Highline Community College is nationally and internationally recognized as a premier community college. This reputation has been earned through the development of an institutional culture that values innovation, globalization of curriculum, and community participation. Highline Community College is a place where faculty and students teach and learn from each other in the emerging global community. It's a place to develop new friendships, and be involved in academic, athletic, cultural and social activities. It's a great placeto be! The Best of Both Worlds Highline Community College sits on a wooded site overlooking the Puget Sound Waterway and the Olympic Mountains. You can therefore take advantage of the natural beauty with nearby hiking and skiing. In just 0 minutes you can visit downtown Seattle and ride to the top of the Space Needle, play the guitar at the Experience Music Project or watch the Mariners play baseball at Safeco Field. Seattle is known for its vibrant music scene, professional sports, and industry leaders such as Microsoft, Boeing and Starbucks. Highline Community College is an ideal choice for students who want to combine opportunities for cultural and recreational activities with a world-class education. 2+2+1 MBA AA degree (DTA) in Business at Highine ( years) + Rest of BA in Business at Eastern Washington University ( years) + MBA School Facilities program at Eastern Washington University (1 year) + MBA Highline Community College offers you support in all areas of your academic experience. Whether you're looking for help or looking for fun, you'll find it on our campus! Our newest building on campus is the heart of student life at Highline. It's a convenient place to meet with friends or study groups, play ping pong or relax on the outdor patio or in the Fireside Bistro. The Highline library is a place where literary, artistic and reference materials such as books, magazines, newspapers and a variety of media sources are available for student use. You can also access the extensive library collection online. Support Services - International Student Programs The goal of the International Student Programs office is to assist you with any issues you may encounter while studying at Highline. Our friendly staff will help you with the following services: Immigration information and assistance; University transfer help; OPT workshops and documents; College Survival courses; Leadership opportunities; Personal issues. 4
  5. 5. Educational Planning and Advising Center The transfer center provides a variety of services: The Educational Planning and Advising Center (EPAC) is • Transfer Fairs, featuring up to 30 different colleges and committed to providing you the tools and information you need to universities. achieve your educational goals. EPAC staff members can offer you • Advice on pre-requisites for your major, general education and direction as you determine your course selections or choose your other transfer requirements. future academic path. • Assistance with locating admission and deadline information Tutoring Center to four-year colleges. If you find yourself struggling in a difficult class, we offer tutoring • Networking help to connect you with four-year schools via in virtually any subject scheduled at Highline Community College. telephone, email, information sessions, college fairs and This assistance is free of charge to currently enrolled students. individual appointments. • College search facility on the trasnfer center’s computers. Counseling Center The Counseling Center helps you reach your academic goals • Access to our library of college handbooks, catalogs, through educational, career, and personal counseling. If you are scholarship manuals and transfer guides. See the Transfer having trouble with stress, classes or culture shock, you can get Library for a list of available resources. help solving your problems. • Referral to workshops such as How to Write a Winning Personal Statement and sessions on transferring in specific majors. • Help with questions relating to the college application process. Transfer Center The Transfer Center is committed to preparing students for a smooth and successful transition to a four-year college or university. Our goal is to empower you with the tools you need to make informed choices pertaining to your transfer planning. If you are a Highline student planning to transfer to a four-year institution anytime in the future, we can help. “As an international student, I understand the “My Highline experience was great! the faculty and challenges that students face when they decide to study advisors take a great interest in students, and they helped abroad; and I really love the fact that Highline is providing me excel both academically and socially. Sometimes it’s different opportunities for them to quickly overcome difficult to adjust to a new country, so it was nice to know culture shock and become a member of one family.” there were people i could count on.” Minji Ha, Business student from Korea Berkay Ozkul, Computer Information Systems graduate from Turkey “Recently I moved into the dormitory. I just love it! “HCC is a good school to gain academic experience There are different students from different countries with in the U.S. It is very important to have a solid place to study lots of opportunities to meet, interact and make new and gain confidence. The ISP staff are so nice and fun. friends. I feel like we have a special aura in our dormitory. Also, I really want to thank all the instructors. I gained the We are all from different parts of the world, but each of us confidence I needed to transfer to Eastern Washington strives to achieve the same goal - gain knowledge for the University.” future. It really ties us together!” Yoshi Suzuki, Travel and Transportation graduate from YuJeong Chung, Nursing student from Korea Japan 5
  6. 6. Progress Chart Kaplan Intensive English TOEFL waived Highline Community College Associate degree (2 years) Admission requirements: English requirement: High school completion Successful completion of Kaplan English course 2 YEARS Direct Transfer Agreement Direct Transfer Agreement with top universities in WA • DTA means that the schools degree to accept the credits for the whole AA degree (certain degree for certain schools) without having to do a course by course comparison. • There are GPA requirements for each schools Universities include: Northwest University Central Washington University University of Washington, Seattle Eastern Wahsington University University of Washington, Bothell Seattle University University of Washington, Tacoma Western Washington University Washington State University 2-4 YEARS For more information please visit Highline transfer center www.highline.edu/stuserv/transfer Why take the college route? Kaplan Example 0+ weeks Intensive English Highline Community WSU WSU College or other University or other University College University University years years 4 years Tuition: $16,800* Tuition: $47,000* Tuition: $94,000* 2 YEARS 2 YEARS 4 YEARS $118,000 $75,800 You could save $42,200* *All costs are estimated. Exact fees will depend on course and credits taken. Costs do not include General English course. 8
  7. 7. Highline Community College University Transfer Majors: Associate of Arts or Associate of Science HCC offers a wide range of programs across a number of academic and vocational fields. This allows you to find a course to match your needs. You can study any one of the following disciplines: Accounting English Oceanography Advertising Environmental Science Philosophy Anthropology Fisheries Pre-Dental Architecture Foreign Language Pre-Law Art Forestry Pre-Medicine Biology Geology Psychology Botany History Physical Education Business Administration Hotel and Restaurant Administration Physical Therapy Chemistry Human Resources Management Physics Communication International Business Political Science Computer Science Journalism Public Relations Criminal Justice Marine Biology Registered Nursing Drama Marketing Sociology Economics Mathematics Speech Education Music Wildlife Management Engineering Natural Resource Management Zoology 10