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International Student Services

Gloria Song
When I was 16, I came to Edmonds CC and hadn’t graduated from high school yet in China. I was really afraid at first, but fortunately my instructors, advisors, host family, and ISS staff were all extremely warm-hearted. I am glad that studying at Edmonds CC was the best decision I have ever made.

Gloria Song, from China | Edmonds CC Alumna Student Speaker, 2013-2014 Edmonds CC Graduation Ceremony | Transferred to Pennsylvania State University | Major: Journalism

High School to University

Finish your high school degree with us!

  • Get an early start on college
  • Get a Washington State high school diploma, recognized everywhere
  • Take college classes to satisfy high school requirements and get college credits
  • Study on a college campus and meet American high school and college students
  • Must be at least 16 years old.



No high school experience is required. However, students may get high school credits for classes already taken. Please submit official high school transcripts in English for every year of high school completed, including ninth grade or the final year of junior high school.

Transcripts must be submitted as soon as possible for students to be placed in the correct classes. Click here to view an example of an official transcript.

English Proficiency Requirements

Students are given an English assessment test upon arrival to determine placement in the program. If necessary, students will be given Intensive English as a Second Language instruction to prepare them for the high school portion of the program.

Students who can provide the following official scores will be guaranteed to enter the high school program during their first quarter at Edmonds CC.

  • International TOEFL 480 PBT, 54 IBT, 157 CBT
  • Edmonds Community College Institutional TOEFL 480
  • IELTS Overall Band Score of 5.0 with at least 5.0 in each band
  • ITEP Level 4
Mathilde Tosolini

Why Edmonds CC? It is a great opportunity to complete my high school in the United States and learn English. Also, I was able to complete my high school diploma in only six months.

Mathilde Tosolini, from France | Edmonds CC Alumna

Graduation Requirements

To complete the program students will be required to pass classes and take an exit exam (ACT). Successful students will receive a high school diploma from Edmonds Community College that meets requirements set by Washington State. This diploma is accepted by colleges and universities in the US, Canada, and other countries.

Bring your official transcripts and English translations with you when you come to Edmonds CC. You may have already completed some or all of the subjects below in your home country.

Washington High School diploma requirements include credits in:

  • English
  • U.S. History/Government
  • Math
  • Science
  • Health
  • Arts (Music, Photography, Dance, etc.)
  • Occupational Education
  • Physical Education
  • Electives

Washington High School diploma requires the passing ACT scores:

  • English Language Arts: 14
  • Math: 16
  • Science: 16 

Download List of Requirements