International Education - Conditional Admission Guarantee to University

Our partner universities will offer conditional guaranteed admission to Pierce College students, allowing them to transfer as third-year students with junior standing. For certain majors, additional admissions requirements apply.

DOWNLOAD a current chart of transfer admissions requirements of our partner universities.


Majors at Pierce College:

  • Business (including accounting, administration, finance, marketing)
  • Computer science
  • Economics
  • Education, physical education
  • Engineering (including aeronautical, bio, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, industrial, materials, mechanical)
  • Health sciences (pre-dentistry, pre-medical, pre-nursing, pre-occupational therapy, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy), health education wellness
  • Humanities (including art, journalism, languages, philosophy, speech communication)
  • Performing arts (including vocal and instrumental music, drama, digital film)
  • Science and mathematics (including astronomy, atmospheric science, biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, mathematics, microbiology, oceanography, physics)
  • Social sciences (including anthropology, archeology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, sociology)

To receive your letter of guaranteed conditional admission, follow these 3 steps:

1. Apply to Pierce College

2. Choose the university from which you want to receive conditional guaranteed admission; choose from:

3. Notify Pierce College of your university choice; you can write the name of the university on your Pierce College International Student Application or send an email to Shannon Scott at

With your letter of admission and I-20 from Pierce College, you will receive a letter of conditional guaranteed admission from the university of your choice.

Frequently asked questions:

Q - What if I change my plans - will I have to transfer to the university that offered me conditional guaranteed admission?
A - If you change your plans, you do not have to accept the offer; you can transfer to another university.

Q - Will the university contact me?
A - Yes, Pierce College will give your name and contact information to the university.

Q - When I apply for my student visa, should I show the letter of conditional guaranteed admission to the consular officer?
A - Yes! While the letter does not guarantee you will get the student visa, it does show you have given careful thought to your educational planning.

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Pierce College International Programs
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Fax: 253-964-6256

Pierce College International Programs
9401 Farwest Drive S.W.
Lakewood, WA 98498-1999

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