high school degree
Education changes from country to country and we know that figuring out what the equivalent of finishing high school is in your country can be difficult, so we offer the following list of equivalents to make things easier.
Before being accepted as an international student at Mesa Community College, we want to make sure that future F-1 students have reached the appropriate academic levels in their home countries. We do this by asking that students submit proof of a secondary school leaving qualification or, in other words, the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma.
SPSCC offers international students the chance to earn both a high school diploma in Washington State and an associate degree at the same time through the International High School Completion Dual Degree Program.
- Earn a Washington State high school diploma and an associate degree at the same time.
- Graduate from college at an earlier age by completing an associate degree during high school age years.
- Gain experience in college-level coursework, which will help make the transition to a 4-year university easier to complete a bachelor’s degree.
- Receive a customized education plan from an international student advisor.
Please see the map below for information on which courses fulfill the AA Degree requirements and which courses also align with high school graduation requirements. Students can attain an AA degree by participating in Dual Enrollment without participating in the Collegiate High School Program.
Students should keep in mind their career plans and college major intentions when selecting courses. The best way to do this is to review meta-majors pathways which list the common college courses statewide that align with specific majors and careers. For more information, access these presentations from FloridaShines.
Take college courses at TCC and earn college credit while getting your high school diploma.