Admissions requirements

  1. Completed original signed copy of application form 
  2. Original supporting financial document (less than 6 months old) showing a minimum of U.S. $18,936
  3. Non-refundable U.S. $50 application fee   
    • Check made out to WCC
    • Credit card
    • Money order
  4. Photocopy of high school and college transcripts
  5. Photocopy of passport
  6. Essay stating career and academic goals (optional and recommended)


Financial documents

  • Original financial documents such as bank statements from a checking or savings account must be less than 6 months old and show a minimum of U.S. $18,936.
  • Documents must be on official bank letterhead.
  • Sponsors outside your immediate family must provide a letter of support along with financial documents.


Transfer students (applicants studying in the U.S)

Please submit these additional forms

  1. Photocopy of I-20, I-94, and visa
  2. Whatcom Community College Transfer-in Form


English language proficiency requirements

Proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL) is not required for admission to Whatcom Community College. All new students take English language proficiency tests at orientation.

A 61 internet-based TOEFL score (or equivalent) allows students to enroll in at least one college-level course.


Please send complete application packets to

Whatcom Community College
International Programs
237 W Kellogg Road
Bellingham, WA 98226