International Students

Proof of English proficiency is required for admission to Bates Technical College. There is no minimum GPA requirement. All students are assessed for placement in general education classes upon arrival. For more information, visit the International Student Services page.

How to Apply

  1. Submit the International Student Application with the non-refundable $50 USD application fee ($100 for Practical Nurse).
  2. Copy of passport photo page.
  3. Submit a bank statement and the Financial Resources Information Form.
  4. Complete the International Student Health Insurance Form.
  5. If you are currently in active status at another U.S. school, submit the Transfer Release Form.
  6. If you will be bringing a spouse or children with you, submit the Dependent Information Form.

Application Review

After Bates has reviewed your completed application, we will send you an I-20 form. Your next step is to apply for your U.S. Visa.

How to Apply

Email:   Send the completed documents to

Fax:      Fax your complete application to 253.680.7201 (US country code is 011)

Mdail:    Mail application materials to:

Bates Technical College International Programs

1101 S. Yakima Ave.

Tacoma, WA 98405 USA