AMERICAN ONLINE CLASSROOM
STUDY ONLINE NOW, ON CAMPUS LATER.
Do not let the Covid-19 pandemic derail your university plans. Work towards your dream of getting your bachelor's degree from a top U.S. university with the American Online Classroom program.
Work towards a U.S. degree.
Begin classes from anywhere in the world!
Study in an American Online classroom and earn credits towards your bachelor’s degree from anywhere in the world. Students from around the world can get started on their U.S. university education by enrolling in online classes at Whatcom Community College.
Classes fulfill the liberal arts/ general education requirements or the first 2 years of a bachelor's degree for colleges and universities across the U.S., at an affordable tuition rate.
Transfer to top universities across the U.S.
Whatcom credit is transferable to universities in all U.S. states, with recent graduates transferring to top universities such as the - University of Washington, UCLA, Purdue, University of Michigan, UC Berkeley, Boston University, University of Texas and many others. Whatcom advisors help every student to create an academic plan to meet the requirements of their intended major and transfer university.
Frequently Asked Questions
What student support is available?
Online students will receive support throughout their studies from the International Programs team. Services include: admission support, orientation, class selection and registration, long-term academic planning, free tutoring, technology support, and more. Outstanding student support is a highlight of Whatcom’s experience for international students, with staff and faculty who are committed to student success.
I'm not in the same time zone as Whatcom. How will I "attend" classes and lectures?
Whatcom online classes are designed with flexibility in mind so students can receive instruction and participate in the classes from anywhere in the world. The classes are not held in real time and instructors provide materials, lectures, tests, and assignments
that can be accessed online when it is convenient for students.
What classes will I be taking?
You have a choice of classes to select from ranging from social sciences to humanities, math and languages.
How do I get my books and course materials?
Most online classes at Whatcom use e-books, and online course materials. In some cases, hardcopy text books are requiredBooks can be ordered in most countries from online retailers, and Whatcom will assist with any students having difficulties accessing books or course materials.
How long will I be taking online classes for?
You can take online classes for 1, 2 or 3 quarters until physical classes resume in the U.S. Physical classes in the U.S. are expected to resume in Fall 2020 or Winter 2021.
What is the application deadline?
Summer: June 15 (Classes commence June 29)
Fall intake: Aug 30 (Classes commence Sept 22)
What are the fees?
Full-time study consists of 15 credits (3 classes). Students can enrol in 1 – 3 classes, and will receive academic support services throughout their education, at no additional cost, regardless of their location
What are the admission requirements?
International Student Online application form
High school and / or college transcripts
Copy of Passport
Completion of at least grade 10 (or equivalent)
Be at least 16 years old
TOEFL 71, IELTS 6.0, Duolingo 95 or
Free online English assessment from Whatcom Community College
7.College-level math proficiency
Math placement will be done through consultation with Whatcom Community College
Whatcom Community College
Whatcom Community College is a public, two-year college accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and offers associate degrees in university transfer, general studies, and professional technical programs, as well as certificate programs in professional technical areas. Whatcom also provides English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction to prepare students for college level coursework.
An average of 7,000 students study at Whatcom each quarter, including more than 300 international students from over 30 countries.
Whatcom offers one of the newest community college campuses in the U.S., including twelve buildings with modern facilities to meet students’ needs.
free tutoring center
free wireless internet access
gym and a state-of-the-art
artificial turf soccer field
computerized language learning
Bellingham: A Great Place to Live & Study
Whatcom is located in Bellingham, Washington (population 80,000)—a student friendly town that is rated one of the top cities for the outside adventurer. Positioned between the San Juan Islands and Cascade Mountains, and the cities of Seattle and Vancouver, Bellingham is situated in Whatcom County (population 190,000), an area of small towns and scenic nature. Bellingham offers an enviable quality of life and a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities including skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, kayaking, and an active arts community.