To be admitted to Spokane Falls Community College, international students should send the following:
- Completed and signed International Student Admission Application form.
- U.S. $100 nonrefundable application fee. Can be paid by check, money order or credit card.
Proof of high school completion. This can be an original or certified copy of official transcripts and degree results for
high school, GED, and colleges attended. All transcripts must have an English translation. Students who reach satisfactory
scores on High School Completion Examinations, and who qualify for admission to universities in their own countries, have
also met the high school completion requirement for the Community Colleges of Spokane. For example, students in Japan who
receive the Certificate for Students Achieving the Proficiency Level of Upper Secondary School Graduates (CSAPLUSSG) are
granted admission to the Community Colleges of Spokane.
A bank statement verifying the funds in U.S. dollars to cover educational and living expenses during attendance (generally,
- Photocopy of passport
English proficiency document. English proficiency is required for admission to the regular academic program at the Community
Colleges of Spokane. Students can prove English proficiency by providing the following test scores:
- TOEFL - 500 (paper-based) / 173 (CBT) / 61 (iBT)
- IELTS - 5.0, with no IELTS band lower than 5.0. Academic version only
- Cambridge - CAE grade C or better
- TOEIC - minimum score of 610
Students may also provide English proficiency by completing a qualified English Language program. Students must provide a
Students who do not have the necessary English proficiency are granted admission to the Intensive English Language Program
(IELP) on the campus of Spokane Falls Community College, and are guaranteed admission to either Spokane Falls Community
College (SFCC) or Spokane Community College (SCC) upon completion of the IELP.
Students who enter the Dual Enrollment Programs ("2+2") of the Community Colleges of Spokane are also guaranteed admission to
CCS's partner universities upon completion of the CCS Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree. No TOEFL score is required for
this guaranteed university transfer.
Students who are applying for admission to the regular academic program at Spokane Falls Community College should submit their
completed application packets approximately 90 days before the start of the term for which admission is requested. See:Application Dates
There is no application deadline for international students who are applying for admission to the Intensive English Language Program, but
students are encouraged to send all application materials 45 days before the desired start date.
Schedule of Costs
Call or visit the
International Programs Office for detailed information on the total
costs for attending SFCC's regular academic program or the Intensive
English Language Program. For an estimate of average costs, see our website:
Schedule of Costs
Terms of Study
Spokane Falls Community College operates on a 4-quarter basis. Fall, Winter and Spring quarters are normally 12 weeks in duration.
Summer quarter is normally 10 weeks in duration.
Quarterly Start and End Dates
||April 4 - June 1, 2011
||June 27 - August 19, 2011
||September 21 - December 9, 2011
||January 4 - March 21, 2012
||April 2 - June 20, 2012
Working while studying
International students may work on campus while attending Spokane Falls Community
College. International students are not permitted to work off campus. Financial aid
and scholarships are not available.
Students may work after completing their program of study. Students who are enrolled
for at least 9 months are eligible for a one-year work authorization. This "internship"
permits international students to work anywhere in the United States for up to 12 months.
These one-year work authorizations are a great way for international students to improve
their English, earn money, develop professional skills, and broaden their cultural
experience in the United States. Call or visit the
International Programs Office for details.