First Time College Student

Thanks for your interest in attending Bellevue College! Here's what you need to know to get started.

To gain general admission

  • apply online: you are required to complete the application for admission
  • pay the application fee

Please apply early! Admission application processing for the upcoming quarter can take several business days. Applications for future quarters may take longer to be processed.

Transcripts for Admissions

New students will be admitted and assigned registration access to Bellevue College in the order in which their admissions forms are received. If the student has attended other colleges or universities, official transcripts are not required for admission.

Official transcripts are required only when the student applies for graduation or for an official evaluation of credits.

New Student Advising and Assessment

If you are entering college for the first time, you must complete the English and math skills assessment and attend a BARK advising session before registering for classes.
If you have prior college experience see Assessment and Advising for more information.

Steps to Enroll


Apply for Admissions

Apply Online


Take the English/Math Skills Assessment

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Sign up for a Bellevue Advising & Registration Kickoff (BARK!) session

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Contact info

Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000