Entry Requirements For Underage Students

While most students are between 18 - 26 years old, Seattle Central also welcomes underage applicants (16 & 17) who are mature, independent, self-motivated, and high achieving students.

To be accepted, underage applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

1. Submit proof that they have graduated high school / completed secondary education. Recognized proof of graduation can be found here.


2. Submit academic transcripts for review. Students must have completed at least one semester in 10th grade at the time of application and have above-average results (B average or higher) overall from grade 10 onward, or demonstrate ranking in the top 20% of their class.

Examples of minimum annual grades:

Armenia: 13
Brazil: 7.0
China: 80%
Colombia: 8.0 (if 10-point scale), or 4.0 (if 5-point scale)
France: 12
Germany: 10
Hong Kong: 80%
India: Completion of Secondary School Certificate with average marks of 55 or higher (Classification: Second Division or Grade C1)
Indonesia: 7, or 70%
International Baccalaureate: 5
Japan: 4
Kazakhstan: 4
Mexico: 4.0 (if 5-point scale), or 8.0 (if 10-point scale)
Mongolia: 3 (80%)
Peru: 13
Poland: 4 (Dobry)
Russia: 4
Saudi Arabia: 75%
Singapore: 80%
South Korea: class ranking of 3 or higher, or 80%
Spain: 7
Sweden: 80% of classes graded VG or higher
Taiwan: 70%
Thailand: 3
Turkey: 4
Ukraine: 4
United States: B average, 3.0 grade, or 80%
Uzbekistan: 4.0
Vietnam: 7.0

For grade requirements for other countries, please consult with the International Education Programs Admissions Department (SeattleCentral.IntlAdmissions@seattlecolleges.edu).

Students who do not meet the minimum grade requirement can be reconsidered for admission once they are 18 years of age, or when they graduate from high school, whichever comes first.

English Proficiency

Students must meet the minimum English proficiency requirements for College level classes to enroll in college programs directly or enroll in the Seattle Central Institute of English prior to joining their college program of choice.