Edmonds Community College info
Here are useful links to information and places for Intensive ESL students at Edmonds Community College.
You can buy your ESL textbooks and other supplies at the Bookstore. The Bookstore is in the Triton Student Center, in Brier Hall.
Many students use the bus. Community Transit is the bus service in our area. You can ride buses for a very low fee with your EdPass. (See also EdPass)
The cafeteria is in Brier Hall. There are also espresso bars with drinks and some food in MLT and MUK and there are vending machines in several buildings.
EdCC is on the quarter system and has four quarters per academic year: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. The Intensive ESL program follows the college academic calendar, but the first day of the quarter (usually a Monday) is for new student testing. The second day of the quarter (usually a Tuesday) is for registration for all ESL students. Classes begin on the third day of the quarter (usually a Wednesday). The “add” or “drop” dates on the calendar are NOT for ESL classes.
The Center for Families offers daycare for children ages 6 months to 5 years.
Students in the Culinary Arts Program run the College Café in Woodway Hall. Students design the meals, cook the food, and serve the meals. You can eat wonderful food for a low price. Check current menus and hours.
Besides the Intensive ESL Computer lab, students can use computers in the library in Lynwood Hall and in open computer labs on the first floor of Alderwood Hall. You can also get wireless access for your laptop in any EdCC building, but you need to change your default password first.
ESL students can sign up to get a conversation partner through International Student Services. This is a great way to meet people and practice English!
The EdCC Counseling Center offers help for students. If you are having problems or if you are feeling a lot of stress, you can talk to a counselor. They can also help find a counselor who speaks your native language. It is located in MLT 145.
Both international and American students live in Rainier Place, a new dormitory on campus. The Homestay Program is also run by the Housing Office at Rainier Place.
If there is an emergency and you need the police or fire truck or ambulance, call 911. Explain the problem.
On campus, you can call campus security (like campus police) at (425) 754-0154.
The International Students Services office is the first place for all international students. ISS takes care of applications, orientation, housing, activities, and advising. The ISS office is in the North Duplex.
The EdCC student ID card is the EdPass. After you register for classes, you can go to the EdPass desk in the Bookstore to get your EdPass (photo ID). Then go to the Cashier’s Office to get a sticker for your EdPass (showing you have paid tuition). You can use your EdPass to ride Community Transit busses for a low fee. (See Bus Information) The EdPass is also used to check out books from the EdCC Library.
You will receive a number grade, 0.0 – 4.0 at the end of the quarter. Your teacher will explain the grading system for each class. You can find your grades online one week after the end of the quarter. You need your student ID and student PIN.
EdCC students can use the Seaview Hall gym and weight room.
EdCC has a beautiful golf course on campus, shared with the City of Lynnwood.
The Library is located on the 3rd floor of Lynnwood Hall. The Library includes books, ESL books, magazines, and newspapers. The Commons is a library area with many computers for students. There are also quiet study areas and group study rooms.
Here is a map of the EdCC campus.
Student parking is free but you need a sticker for your car. You can get the parking sticker in the EdPass office in the Bookstore. You may not park in staff parking lots. Parking lots are busy during peak hours (9:30 – 12:30). It is often easier to find parking in the lot on 196th street. It is a short walk to campus from there.
EdCC wants all students and staff to use the recycling bins in classrooms and many places on campus. Find out what can and cannot go into the recycling bins.
This office helps students who need extra help. If you have problems with seeing, hearing, or walking, or if you have special learning needs, talk to an ISS Advisor or your teacher. You can also visit this office in MLT 159.
Smoking is allowed only in special outdoor smoking areas. Put cigarette butts into the ash trays, not on the ground.
International students can play on EdCC sports teams if they have good grades. (First talk to an advisor at ISS.)
EdCC Student Programs and the Office of Student Life organize activities, lectures, and the student government. The Student Programs office is in Brier Hall, above the Campus Store (Bookstore). Enjoy the game room and get free popcorn on the first floor too.
ESL students are welcome to join EdCC student clubs. This is a great way to meet other students and to use English.
You may register for and take the EdCC Institutional TOEFL test at the testing center. When you finish Intensive ESL, you will also take college placement tests here.
This site will give you more information about traveling to school.
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