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How to Apply

Admission Requirements

  • Education records:
    • High school transcript (applicants to the High School Completion Program only).
    • Proof of high school graduation or college/university attendance (applicants to the Intensive English Program or to the academic programs only.)
  • Current bank statement showing sufficient funds to cover all expenses for the first academic year (Pierce College reserves the right to verify bank account information and/or require a student to pre-pay the first full quarter of tuition prior to issuing letter of acceptance and I-20 form). This equates to US$19,218 for academic programs (University Transfer, Professional/Technical or High School Completion), or US$17,814 for the Intensive English Program. For shorter periods of studies, students can show less in available funds; see Tuition and Fees.
  • Photocopy of the identification page of applicant's passport.
  • Application fee is US$50 (non-refundable).

Send your application materials by:

Email: internationalapp@pierce.ctc.edu


Fax: 1-253-964-6256


Postal Mail:
Pierce College International Education
9401 Farwest Drive SW
Lakewood, Washington 98498, USA

You may also need to send the following:

Once these materials are received by Pierce College, we will determine your eligibility. If admitted, we will send you a letter of acceptance and an I-20 form (as required by the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Citizenship Services).

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