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Welcome International Students!

Bremerton offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy the small city atmosphere with all of the excitement and perks of the culturally diverse City of Seattle. Seattle is the home of the famous Space Needle, Pike Place Market, the first Starbucks, and Major League sports teams such as Seattle Mariners baseball, Seahawks football, and Sounders soccer!

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Olympic College will help you succeed. Free tutoring is available in most subject areas at the Tutorial Services centers.  Computer labs and WiFi are available in all buildings. The Career Center offers career guidance and help in finding on campus employment, internships, cooperative education, or opportunities to volunteer for college credit.

Olympic College's Intensive English(IE) prepares international students for academic study at colleges and universities in the United States.  OC offers small classes and personal attention from instructors.  Most students who enroll in IE + Pathway Program continue their academic study at Olympic College for their Associate Degree, then transfer to a four-year institution to complete their final two years and bachelor degree.  Some Intensive English (IE 100) credits count toward the Olympic College Associate of Arts degree.

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International students can finish high school and earn transferable university credit at the same time.  Students can take classes that count for both the high school diploma and their associate degree complete in less time and save money.


Guaranteed transfer admission is offered to international students who have graduated with an associate degree. International students may select from universities in Washington, Montana, Arizona or California. Please contact us for a list of four-year partner universities.

  2 years at Olympic College
+2 years at a university
= 4 year Bachelor's degree

Olympic College international students also are admitted to non-partner universities all over the United States, such as University of Washington, University of Chicago, University of Southern California and University of Texas.  At OC, students gain the education and qualifications to transfer to top universities as third year juniors.

Associate of Technical Arts degrees are offered in many career areas, such as computer science, business administration, electronics, multimedia, accounting, office technology, nursing, and welding. Certificates for shorter duration of study are also offered.

Founded in 1946, Olympic College values and appreciates the worldwide perspective students bring to campus. International students play a central role in the college community. It is easy to get involved in campus life as you make lifelong friends.

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