About Cascadia College
Cascadia College is located 17 kilometers from Seattle, Washington in the small town of Bothell. We share a beautiful, modern campus with the University of Washington Bothell. Cascadia has more than 3,000 students. Our International Programs has approximately 425 students from more than 35 countries. College has an excellent reputation. Last year it was ranked as one of the top 25 community colleges in the country. And it was recently recognized as the best community college in the state of Washington.
Location: Seattle, Washington
Seattle is a very popular destination for tourists from around the world. The city is situated between the sea and the mountains, and people who live in the area love to get out and enjoy nature. In addition to being a center for recreation, Seattle is the headquarters for major corporations including Microsoft, Amazon, Costco, and Starbucks. In Seattle, we love our coffee, our sports teams, and all the people who come from around the world to live, work, or go to college.
Program One: Learn English
Cascadia’s English Language Program is a very academic program. Students take four classes a day: reading, writing, grammar, listening and speaking for a total of 30 hours a week of instruction. The class sizes are limited to 15 students and are taught by professors trained to teach English to adult learners. When students arrive at Cascadia, they will take a short test so that we can place them in the most appropriate class. There are six levels and it takes one quarter (12 weeks) to complete a level. When a student is in level six he or she will start taking college courses!
Program Two: Get a College Degree
Cascadia specializes in 2+2 university transfer. That means students study for two years at Cascadia to earn an “associate’s degree” and then two more years at a university to earn a “bachelor’s degree”. This is the most popular option for American students because it is more affordable and because the class sizes are much smaller at Cascadia College than at a university. It is an excellent option for international students for the same reasons! To be admitted, the student needs a 70 TOEFL or a 6.0 IELTS.
Professors and administrators at Cascadia will help students transfer to complete their bachelor’s degree. We have guaranteed transfer to 20 universities but students can apply to any university in the United States. 45% of international students transfer to University of Washington, 20% transfer to University of California, and 35% choose other universities.
Program Three: Complete High School
Students have the option to complete a high school degree and the first two years of college at the same time! This is an intensive program for serious students over the age of 16. In two years, the student can earn a high school diploma and an associate’s degree.
Program Four: Custom Short-Term Programs
We would be happy to talk with you about developing a special summer program for students or corporate training for business leaders. For students, we can combine fun adventures with classes in English language, business, technology or other subjects. For business leaders, we can combine English language with courses in project management, Sharepoint, human resources management, Lean Six Sigma or many other courses.
The costs are the same for all of our programs (except custom programs). The cost for one year (3 quarters of 12 weeks each) is approximately $19,000 USD and includes tuition, room and board, insurance, and books. Most of our students live with families in a “homestay” but some students prefer to live in a nearby apartment. The price includes room and board.
For scholarship, we offer 1,000 USD in the first quarter for new international student. They will have to write an essay and get selected. On the next quarter, they can apply again but it will be USD 500.
University partner details can be found on this link.
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Our E-brochures can be found here.