Coronavirus Updates


Available Classes

ALPS is open, and all of our part-time and full-time course options are available.

You can choose to attend in person or online via Zoom.

F-1 Transfers and Initial I-20s

We can accept both transfer F-1 students and initial F-1 students. We are issuing I-20s so that students can make visa appointments as soon as embassies and consulates reopen. We process transfer applications quickly.

Bimodal Classes

Most ALPS classes will be bimodal style during the pandemic. That means that some students will attend face-to-face and some students will attend online. This will allow non-F-1 students who feel more comfortable staying home to continue studying online. Bimodal classes feature the same interactive ALPS teaching style, with lots of speaking practice and opportunities for feedback.

Safety Precautions

We want to have as safe an environment for our students and staff as possible given the circumstances.

For that reason, we will be following strict safety protocols.

  • Everyone in the building will wear face coverings and practice social distancing.
  • Students shouldn’t take public transit to school.
  • Any students from outside of Washington State will need to quarantine for 14 days before beginning face-to-face classes at ALPS, but they are welcome to begin classes online during their quarantine.

If you would like to know more about the additional safety precautions that we are taking, please contact us!

Online Class Option

We also have online study options available for eligible students (not all F-1 students may be able to study online). For students who feel more comfortable studying from home, we will continue to offer online classes through at least the end of 2020. All online classes are taught live. 

Last updated: August 6, 2020

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