High School Diploma Program Admission requirements:
1. Complete and submit the online application http://www.olympic.edu/Students/ InternationalStudents/apply.htm (or submit a paper application.) 2. Affidavit of Support form and financial statement (bank statement) 3. Transcripts of any high school attended including ninth grade. 4. Passport photo copy and any previous I-20’s. 5. Note: While not required, please submit scores for TOEFL, Cambridge, IELTS, STEP-Eiken if available. Admitted students will receive an admission packet by mail. The packet will include the I-20 form which must be presented along with a student visa application to the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. A valid F-1 student visa is required for registration.
What can you do after completing the high school diploma program?
on the West Coast!
Move directly into associate degree studies (academic, career or technical) at Olympic College at or university. Return home with advanced English language skills and your high school diploma.
High School Diploma Program
Homestay is a wonderful chance to improve English skills, experience American living on a personal and daily basis, and build a long-term relationship with an American host family. Students under 18 years of age must live in homestay. Transportation options include public bus, bicycle, shared automobile rides and shared expenses.
What is the High School Diploma Program?
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 university transfer and complete their associate degree in less time and save money.
Home stay options (2008/09 rates): Traditional: Private bedroom, linens, desk and lamp, chair(s), five prepared dinners per week, Monday through Friday, and food for all other meals each day including weekends. $575 per month paid directly to the homestay host.
Room/kitchen access only: Private bedroom including linens, desk and lamp, chairs(s). Students purchase, store and prepare their own food every day using the host’s kitchen. $400/ month paid directly to the homestay host.
International Student Programs 1600 Chester Avenue |Bremerton, WA 98337-1699 360-475-7718 |360-475-7202 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Olympic College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, or age in its programs and activities.
High School Diploma Program
What is required for the diploma?
High School diploma
Who enrolls in the High School Diploma Program?
Students who have not finished high school
and want to start their college study in the United States of America.
Mature and motivated students who are
1. High school transcripts, including ninth grade or equivalent, translated into English (faxed copy acceptable for preliminary evaluation and class planning; official transcripts required for graduation.) Transfer credit will be awarded for classes completed at high schools in the student’s home country. 2. English proficiency. Depending on the English and mathematics assessment and placement, students may take developmental classes, or intensive English classes (ESL) before enrolling in university transfer or professional/technical classes. While not required, students may begin college-level academic classes if they submit appropriate scores for an assessment such as TOEFL, IELTS, STEP-Eiken, or Cambridge. Students may also take an assessment upon arrival at the college. 3. Academic plan: Students and a counselor will review the high school transcripts for transfer credit and select OC classes to complete the diploma. College level courses (100 level or higher) can be used for dual credit HS diploma and associate degrees. 4. Advising: Each quarter, students meet with their advisor to discuss completion requirements remaining. 5. Graduation: Students meet with their counselor for a final evaluation of their credits. Graduates receive a State of Washington high school diploma.
Transfer credits from previous schools may be accepted.
Contemporary World Problems English (taken at OC) General Studies 100* Mathematics Occupational Physical Education
(Minimum of 5 cr. must be activity courses)
preparing for academic study. Applicants must be a minimum of 17 years of age.
Students who prefer to study in the U.S. Students who have studied English in their
Students who have not previously com-
Science U.S. History Washington State History (may be waived) Restricted Electives
(e.g.: art, music, theatre, multimedia, etc.)
pleted a high school diploma in the U.S. or their home country. 100 level or higher and apply them for dual credit on associate degrees.
Students who want to use their courses at
Electives SAT examination w/ satisfactory score
*General Studies 100 fulfills the requirement for the culminating project and high school project.