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Edmonds Community College is located near Seattle, Washington.
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20000 68th Avenue West
Lynnwood, Washington
98036 U.S.A.

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Edmonds Community College in Washington

Learn more about Edmonds Community College
and our unique programs,
designed especially for international students!

Join the 10,000 American students and international students from more than 46 countries who have made Edmonds Community College their college of choice. Edmonds is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, and governed by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. We offer associate degrees and professional certificates... and so much more!

A TOEFL score is not required for admission to Edmonds. Instead, students take the Edmonds English Placement assessment upon arrival, and are then placed in appropriate classes. For students who want or need to enhance their English skills, we provide a full range of classes, and you can take college classes while completing the higher-level English as a Second Language coursework.

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* Edmonds' Intensive English Program (IEP) prepares students for college and university studies or for personal use:

  • Academic Emphasis:
    * 5 Levels, from Beginning to Advanced
    * Required Classes - Grammar, Reading, Writing, and Speaking / Listening
    * Special Classes (in Levels 4 and 5) - TOEFL Preparation, Pronunciation, Spelling and Vocabulary, English through Movies, College Preparation, ESL and Community Service
    * Computer labs equipped with Internet and e-mail
  • Action English:
    * 4 levels, designed to prepare students for general English skills
    * Classes - Action ESL, Listening / Speaking, and English through Computers
    * Action ESL can be taken for 1 to 10 weeks. Students may enroll every Monday for the first seven / eight weeks of the quarter
  • Short-Term Programs:
    * Designed to meet the needs of educational institutions, agencies, and private and public companies abroad by providing short-term study programs
    * Programs include ESL, special interest classes such as Computers, Travel / Tourism, Business, and recreational activities as well as homestays
    * Prices vary depending on the type of activity, the size of the group and the time of the year

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Edmonds Community College, near Seattle, Washington

* Edmonds' High School Completion Program allows students to earn both high school and college credits at the same time. This individualized program requires advanced English skills (equivalent of 480 TOEFL) to enroll. Students without 480 TOEFL may be required to take ESL classes. Students' current academic credentials are evaluated to determine the length of the program -- this is an individualized program. Students must be at least 16 years old. Required classes include English, Math, Science, Social Science, Occupational Education, Physical Education, Fine Arts and electives. A high school diploma is issued by Edmonds Community College.

* Edmonds' University Transfer Degree Program enables students to earn a two-year degree to transfer to a four-year university. Transfer degrees satisfy the general education requirements at all Washington state public universities and most public and private universities in the U.S.:

  • Associate of Arts: Business, Liberal Studies, Architecture and others
  • Associate of Science - Track 1: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology and Earth Science
  • Associate of Science - Track 2: Engineering, Computer Science, Physics and Atmospheric Science
  • Associate of General Studies
    • Areas of Study: Accounting, American Sign Language, Anthropology, Art, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Diversity Studies, Drama, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Science, French, Geography, Geology, German, Health, History, Humanities, International Studies, Japanese, Journalism, Materials Science, Mathematics, Music, Natural Science, Nutrition, Philosophy, Photography, Physical Education and Recreation, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science, Sociology, Spanish, and Speech

* Edmonds' Associate of Technical Arts Program features career degree and certificate courses. Approximately 85 percent of Edmonds' graduates find jobs in related fields:

  • Areas of Study: Accounting, Allied Health, Business, Business Management, Chemistry Lab Technician, Computer Information Systems, Computers, Computer Science, Construction Management, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, E-Business, Electronics, Family Life Education, Family Support Studies, Fashion / Retail, Fire Officer, Horticulture, International Business, Paralegal, Social and Human Services, Hospitality / Tourism, Visual Communications and Multimedia

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* Housing at Edmonds Community College


  • Just across the street from the center of campus
  • Furnished units, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, full kitchen (including microwave, refrigerator, and stove), laundry facilities
  • Easy access to grocery stores, banks and restaurants
  • Monthly cultural events
  • Game Room: pool table, TV, DVD, Wireless Internet, computer, mailboxes
  • Free parking
  • Resident advisors: student peers to help build community through support, information and activities
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Homestay: Students have private furnished bedrooms in a family home. Food, local telephone, television and laundry facilities are provided.

  • Participate in family activities and learn American traditions
  • Opportunity to participate in many events and programs at the college
  • Every family provides a room with desk, chair, bed, window, closet, and dresser
  • Free bus pass
  • You may choose from many family types: parents with children, parents without children, with teenagers, and other options
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* Edmonds' International Student Services staff members speak many languages and know many cultures. All advise and help with:

  • Immigration: How to get / change a visa
  • Classes: Choose the right classes for a degree, transfer to a university or job training for a career
  • Housing: Arrange a homestay with an American family or find an apartment in the local area
  • On and off campus activities: Social, recreational and cultural activities at the college and off-campus through the EdCC Student Programs Office, clubs and friendship groups

* Our Neighborhood: Students can walk to find anything they need. The neighborhood near campus has many apartments, a post office, banks, small restaurants, grocery stores, book stores, laundromat, sports and clothing stores, and many more shops. You don't need a car to enjoy life near campus. The Seattle metropolitan area is within 20 minutes of the Edmonds Community College campus:

  • Boeing, Microsoft, Nintendo, Starbucks Coffee, Nike Town, Gameworks, FAO Schwartz and much more
  • Sonics basketball, Mariners baseball, and Seahawks football
  • Theaters, the symphony and art galleries, skiing, boating, water recreation, and mountain hiking
  • Many restaurants with American, European, and Asian style food
  • Vancouver, Victoria Island, San Juan Island, and Canada are short, two-hour drives north of the campus

Thanks for your interest in Edmonds Community College! We look forward to welcoming you to the Seattle area. To proceed with the inquiry process, please select your academic preference, or visit our website. Our international admissions staff will respond to you directly.