Apply as an International Student

You have selected to apply for admissions to one of BC’s International Student Programs.

General Information

International Students may enroll in:

International students on F-1 visas are required to complete a minimum of 12 quarter college credits or 18-20 hours of intensive English instruction each quarter. All F-1 visa holders who are on BC’s I-20 forms must either enroll in BC’s international student insurance plan at the time of registration or show proof of medical insurance coverage for each quarter of their attendance.

Program Requirements

College Credit Programs

International students are admitted to the college credit programs upon meeting the following requirements (students 16 and 17 years old must also submit three Underage Release Forms with proof of high school graduation or equivalent):

  • a completed and signed International Student Application form with a non-refundable application fee of $50 U.S.;
  • proof of English language proficiency in one of the following ways:
    • a TOEFL score of 61 (internet based) or 173 (computer based) or 500 (paper based); OR
    • an IELTS overall band score of 5.5; OR
    • Two years of non-ESL English classes in an American high school or an international school with a recommended minimum GPA 2.50; OR
    • Successful completion of the BC Bridge program with a minimum GPA of 2.00; OR
    • An “A-” grade in the Integrated Skills 5 in the Intensive English/University Preparation program;
    • Successful completion of the highest level at another intensive English school with a letter of recommendation written by the school official AND successful completion of the Bridge program at BC.
  • official transcripts in English from applicant’s previous school(s);
  • certification of financial support;
  • a one-page essay written by the applicant in English describing his/her academic and career goals;
  • a photocopy of the applicant’s biographic passport page.

Intensive English/University Preparation

International students are admitted to the Intensive English/University Preparation program upon meeting the following requirements (students 16 and 17 years of age must also submit three Underage Release Forms):

  • completed and signed International Student Application form with a non-refundable application fee of $50 US;
  • official transcripts in English from applicant’s previous school(s);
  • certificate of financial support;
  • photocopy of the applicant’s biographical passport page.

International Business Professions (IBP) Program

Please contact International Student Programs office about IBP admission requirements.

Application and Procedures

  1. College Credit Program
  2. Intensive English Language/University Preparation Program
  3. ESL Community Program
  4. International Business Professions
  5. Special Programs
  6. Distance Education Classes

Office Contact Information

Bellevue College International Student Programs Office 3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 (425) 564-3185 Website: http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/isp/

Location

Main Campus House 6