About Registration


Online class registration ends on the third day of each quarter, except summer when it ends on the second day.

If you miss the recommended quarterly admission application deadline, register soon after your application is submitted. The enrollment calendar provides details on important dates and deadlines.

New Students

Students who are first-time college students must take the COMPASS assessment and attend a Bellevue Advising & Registration Kickoff (B.A.R.K) session before registering for classes.

Transfer Students

Transfer students must apply for admission and follow the new student process.

Registration Time

To register for classes, you need to have a registration time. You may see or hear this referred to as a "registration appointment", but this is NOT the time for you to meet with an advisor. It is the date and time you can begin registration. After the assigned time, you can register for classes anytime. It is usually sent to your BC student e-mail or the one in your admission records. 

If you are a new or former student (new to BC or returning after an absence of more than four quarters) who will be taking credit courses, you will receive a registration access date and time along with information on assessment and registration.

Continuing students are assigned registration priority based on the total credits completed at BC. New and former students are assigned access after continuing students. Registration dates and times for new and continuing students are assigned priority based on the date of application for admission. You can look up your registration access date and time online.

New transfer students who have earned credits from an accredited institution and are planning to pursue a degree at BC are encouraged to bring unofficial copies of their college transcripts to Enrollment & Registrar Services by the third week of their first quarter of attendance.

A maximum of 60 transfer credits will be used to reflect cumulative credits for registration appointments in future quarters. This use does not mean that the transfer credits will satisfy degree and certificate requirements at BC.

From time to time, we allow enrollments of special populations or programs. These special registrations will not follow the regular college registration calendar.

Course Prerequisite

Some courses have prerequisite requirements. You may be required to complete a specific course (often with a certain minimum grade) or demonstrate a skill before you can enroll in a more advanced course (for example, first-year French is a prerequisite for second-year French).

To check if you have met the course prerequisite, see the course description in Credit Class Schedule.

If you completed the prerequisite at another college or university, visit the Course Prerequisites website to find out how to verify completion of the prerequisite.

Need help with registration?

Call (425) 564-2222, come to Enrollment & Registrar Services or learn how web registration works.

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