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How to Apply

You are welcome to email us at internationalapp@pierce.ctc.edu if you have any questions during the application process. We will respond within one business day. Please do not worry about sending a complete application. Send us what you have and we will guide you.

1. Complete an Application

You have two options for applying as an international student:

If you are a returning student or looking to concurrently enroll, please contact us at international@pierce.ctc.edu for application instructions.

2. Gather Your Documents

  • Photocopy of the photo page of your passport
  • Current bank statement showing sufficient funds (see the Tuition and Fees page for more details)
    • $20,500 USD for college admittance
    • $18,000 USD for Intensive English Program (IEP) admittance
  • Education records:
    • Transcripts or diploma of last school or university attended
  • For direct admission to college-level classes, proof of English proficiency.

Additional Documents

  • For those under the age of 18:
    • Provide a signed Liability Release.
    • Note: Students must be at least 16 by the first day of instruction.
  • For those transferring to Pierce College from another U.S. school:
    • Complete a transfer-in form with your current student advisor.
    • Provide a copy of your current I-20.
    • Send copies of your complete academic records from studying in the United States.
  • For those with a U.S. Sponsor: If you have a U.S. sponsor for your funding, please send us a copy of your sponsor’s completed Form I-134.

3. Send your documents

EMAIL to internationalapp@pierce.ctc.edu

FAX to 1-253-964-6256

MAIL to:

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

4. Pay the Application Fee ($50)

We can accept payment by electronic payment, check (in U.S. dollars, drawn on a U.S. bank) or money order.

  • Please use the link below to make your application fee payment online with a credit card.

Pay Now

  • Payment can also be made to “Pierce College” by money order or check in U.S. dollars and mailed to the address above.

The application fee is non-refundable.

5. Your I-20 and Acceptance is shipped the next business day.

We send I-20s by DHL Express and they usually arrive at the address a student chooses within 1–5 business days. Along with your I-20, you will receive detailed instructions about getting your visa, housing, airport pickup, and our new student orientation. We will be here to help you, too. Please email us at international@pierce.ctc.edu with any questions, or call 1-253-964-6229.

We look forward to hearing from you.