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Highline College

Des Moines, WA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate100%

Highline College Admissions

It is not competitive to get into Highline College. Out of 4,445 applications received in 2023, 4,445 students were offered admission.

Reach out to Highline College's admissions department for more information on applying.

Highline College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Highline College's admissions stats.

Highline College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Highline College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Highline College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Want to Apply Early to Highline College?

Highline College does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Is Highline College Hard To Get Into?

Getting into Highline College is not competitive. Highline College has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2022, Highline College **accepted , approximately 4,445 from 4,445 applicants.

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like Highline College, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores. Admissions to nursing, polysomnography and respiratory care programs is program moderately difficult.

Transferring to Highline College

It is not competitive to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Highline College

Highline College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Highline College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine. Curious about the factors that are considered by Highline College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Make sure to check with Highline College for more information on admission factors.

Highline College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Highline College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Highline College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Highline College?

Highline College has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Highline College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Highline College

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to Highline College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Highline College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Highline College Admissions FAQs

Does Highline College accept transfer credits?

✅ Highline College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Do I have to submit test scores to Highline College?

✅ Highline College is not test optional.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Highline College?

❌ Highline College does not offer early decision.

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Highline College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission


How hard is it to get into Highline College? Highline College is a open admission institution. The Highline College acceptance rate is 100%. This means that the institution accepts 100 out of every 100 applicants.


Highline College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Highline College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Highline College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Highline College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Highline College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

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Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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