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
Your pathway to university success
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
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.
HCC Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA)
Priority Dates (PD) Deadlines (D) Admission Information
Institution TR Credit
Fall Winter Spring Summer GPA High School Core^?
Jan 31 n/a Nov 15 .5 None Yes, unless more
PD PD than 40 credits
Washington Jan 31 n/a Nov 15 .5 40 quarter Yes, unless more
State PD PD or than 40 credits
University 7 semester
Washington Jan 31 n/a Nov 15 .5 None Yes, unless more
State PD PD than 40 credits
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.
University Feb 15 Sept 15 Dec 15 Feb 15 .5 None Yes
University Priority dates vary by program. .0* 40 at time of Yes
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.
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
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.
AA degree (DTA) in Business at Highine ( years) + Rest of BA
in Business at Eastern Washington University ( years) + MBA
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.
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.
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.
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
“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
Highline Community College
Associate degree (2 years)
Admission requirements: English requirement:
High school completion Successful completion of Kaplan English course
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
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
For more information please visit Highline transfer center www.highline.edu/stuserv/transfer
Why take the college route?
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
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.
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