Bellevue College offers academic advising for new and current students for all programs of study. You are encouraged to schedule an appointment with an advisor to ensure that you will meet all of the requirements for program completion and graduation.
Advisors can provide information about program requirements, scheduling, additional options, transfer credits, experiential credit and additional resources available to you. Meeting with an advisor is the best way to plan for a program of study. Contact the main office to schedule an appointment.
All of the Allied Health Education programs are “open enrollment”. This means that there are no special requirements to enroll in the Allied Health programs.
To enroll in an Allied Health Program follow these general guidelines:
The first step for all programs is to apply to Bellevue College.
There are many Financial Aid options available. You may qualify for opportunities that you are unaware of. Applying for Financial Aid is free.
- Applying for Financial Aid is an optional step, although, the application is free, and there may be additional benefits and opportunities available through Financial Aid programs.
Most courses offered at Bellevue College require a placement into an English and Math level. This is designed to provide you with the information needed to select the most appropriate courses, as well as, to ensure our courses meet your needs.
- Placement tests are REQUIRED for all first time college students and transfer students without prior English or Math courses.
For the best possible experience and outcome it is important to meet with an advisor. This may be general advising (linked above) or department advising (linked below, scheduled online).
- Schedule an appointment online, with the Allied Health department. This option is available for current Bellevue College students only. If you are a prospective student please contact the Allied Health Program Manager to schedule an appointment.
- This is also a good opportunity to discuss possible transfer of courses from other institutions. The Bellevue College transfer policy is available for review online, as well as a searchable list of Transfer Course Equivalencies that have already been evaluated.
Once you have been admitted to the College, completed Financial Aid, and determined your best course of study with an advisor; it is time to register for classes. You may use the outlines, guides and course descriptions on the individual program pages linked from the Programs of Study section.
- Some of the program specific courses require entry codes. If required, to obtain an entry code, complete the Entry Code Request Form, under current students. Complete one (1) form for EACH course request.
Each quarter repeat the “register for classes” step, following your education plan for your program. It is recommended to check-in with your advisor should anything change, need to be updated, or if you have additional questions along the way.
Many of the programs in the Allied Health department provide the opportunity for externship. Externships are placements at healthcare facilities, where you will fulfill the roll of the profession for which you are training, under the supervision of a mentor or preceptor. There are several requirements that must be completed in order to be eligible for your externship. As the externship is a required component or course for many of the programs, it is important to plan ahead. Additional information will be provided by our Clinical Coordinator during your program courses, however you can get a head start by viewing the externship requirements.
Plan ahead for graduation.
When you have completed your program of study, you MUST apply for graduation or certification to have your accomplishment reflected on your transcript or receive your certification. Applications for degrees or certificates must be filed two quarters prior to the quarter in which the degree or certificate is to be received. Those applying for the AAS-T in Allied Health degree, MUST also apply for their certificate.
- To Substitute or Waive a class you must fill out the Petition for Exception to Degree or Certificate Requirements form and schedule an Education Planning appointment with the Allied Health Director.
Information sessions are not being held at this time for Allied Health programs (Phlebotomy, Clinical Lab Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, Health Unit Coordinator, Emergency Department Tech). Please contact the Allied Health Program Manager for program information.
Last Updated May 3, 2016