Next Steps

If you are interested in applying to one of the BAA/BAS programs at BC but have not yet completed your associate level program, you need to complete an associate degree program at BC first. If you are already accepted by one of the BAA/BAS programs at BC, ignore the steps after the “Classes Start”

 

Overseas Students

Step 1: Apply to BC

  • Submit all required documents to the International Student Programs (ISP) department. Typical processing time is 3-5 business days.

Step 2: Receive I-20 & Pay I-901 Fee

  • Please read the entire acceptance letter and review your I-20 for accuracy.
  • Contact ISP if you find any mistakes on your I-20 form.
  • If everything is correct, pay the I-901 fee via online at www.fmjfee.com and print the receipt.

Step 3: Apply for Visa(s)

  • Prepare visa application documents and make an appointment at the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. Consulate.
  • Click for Tips for a Successful Visa Interview.
  • If dependents will accompany you to the US, apply for their F-2 visas at the same time.
  • If you are denied a visa, contact ISP immediately and provide your full legal name and/or BC Student ID number.

Step 4: Arrange Housing & Flight

  • BC works with three housing companies to arrange your homestay.
  • Choose one company and submit the required documents and fee to the company directly. Please do NOT send your housing application and fee to BC.
  • Arrange your flight schedule to arrive in Bellevue at least a few days before the mandatory check-in date.
  • If you wish for an airport pick-up service, arrange it directly with your housing company. BC does NOT provide airport pick-up service.

Step 5: Finish Online Pre-Arrival Modules

Your BC Student ID# (SID) is printed on your acceptance letter.

  • First create a BC network and e-mail account using the SID at bellevuecollege.edu/netid/.
  • Second, log on to the International Student Pre-departure orientation module.
  • Choose the ‘Intensive ESL’ program module, go through and pass the quiz in the end.
  • All students are required to complete this before the check-in date.

Step 6: Check-In & Orientation

  • Please bring your passport, F-1 visa, I-94 card, I-20 form, a complete address in the US, a telephone number, and a name and a telephone number of your emergency contact person in the U.S.
  • Please also be prepared to pay your tuition and fees in full.

Step 7: Take English & Math Placement Tests

  • English and Math Assessment Tests: All degree seeking students need to take the tests before advising and registration of classes.

Step 8: Orientation

  • All new students must participate in the new student orientation before classes. Your BAA or BAS program may have mandatory orientation, advising and registration session.  For more details, please contact your BAA/BAS program directly.

Step 9: Advising, Registration & Tuition Payment

  • ISP advisors will help you register for classes.
  • Pay tuition and fees.
  • Also buy text books at the BC Bookstore after your registration is completed.

Step 10: Classes Start

Step 11: Complete Prerequisites

Step 12: Apply to a BAA/BAS program upon meeting eligibilities

  • When you meet the BAA or BAS program’s requirements, you need to apply to the program.

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Transfer Students

Step 1: Apply to BC

  • Submit all required documents to the International Student Programs (ISP) department. Typical processing time is 3-5 business days.

Step 2: Receive Electronic Acceptance Letter

  • Our admission staff will send you an acceptance letter to you via e-mail. Please check your e-mail frequently.

Step 3: SEVIS Release

  • Upon receipt of the electronic acceptance letter, please tell your international student advisor at your current school and ask to release your SEVIS record to BC.

Step 4: Arrange Housing & Flight

  • BC works with three housing companies to arrange your homestay.
  • Choose one company and submit the required documents and fee to the company directly. Please do NOT send your housing application and fee to BC.
  • Arrange your flight schedule to arrive in Bellevue at least a few days before the mandatory check-in date.
  • If you wish for an airport pick-up service, arrange it directly with your housing company. BC does NOT provide airport pick-up service.

Step 5: Finish Online Pre-Arrival Modules

Your BC Student ID# (SID) is printed on your acceptance letter.

  • First create a BC network and e-mail account using the SID at bellevuecollege.edu/netid/.
  • Second, log on to the International Student Pre-departure orientation module.
  • Choose the ‘Intensive ESL’ program module, go through and pass the quiz in the end.
  • All students are required to complete this before the check-in date.

Step 6: Check-In & Orientation

  • Please bring your passport, F-1 visa, I-94 card, I-20 form, a complete address in the US, a telephone number, and a name and a telephone number of your emergency contact person in the U.S.
  • Please also be prepared to pay your tuition and fees in full.

Step 7: Take English & Math Placement Tests

  • English and Math Assessment Tests: All degree seeking students need to take the tests before advising and registration of classes.

Step 8: Orientation

  • All new students must participate in the new student orientation before classes. Your BAA or BAS program may have mandatory orientation, advising and registration session.  For more details, please contact your BAA/BAS program directly.

Step 9: Advising, Registration & Tuition Payment

  • ISP advisors will help you register for classes.
  • Pay tuition and fees.
  • Also buy text books at the BC Bookstore after your registration is completed.

Step 10: Classes Start

Step 11: Complete Prerequisites

Step 12: Apply to a BAA/BAS program upon meeting eligibilities

  • When you meet the BAA or BAS program’s requirements, you need to apply to the program.

Step 13: Update your I-20 with ISP

  • When you are accepted by the BAA or BAS program, please contact ISP immediately and request your I-20 to be updated.  It is your responsibility to keep ISP informed about your acceptance status.

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Local, non-F-1 Students

Step 1: Apply to BC

  • Submit all required documents to the International Student Programs (ISP) department. Typical processing time is 3-5 business days.

Step 2: Receive Electronic Acceptance Letter

  • Our admission staff will send you an acceptance letter to you via e-mail. Please check your e-mail frequently.

Step 3: Finish Online Pre-Arrival Modules

  • First create a BC network and e-mail account using the SID at bellevuecollege.edu/netid/.
  • Second, log on to the International Student Pre-departure orientation module.
  • Choose the ‘Intensive ESL’ program module, go through and pass the quiz in the end.
  • All students are required to complete this before the check-in date.

Step 4: Check-In & Orientation

  • Please bring your passport, F-1 visa, I-94 card, I-20 form, a complete address in the US, a telephone number, and a name and a telephone number of your emergency contact person in the U.S.
  • Please also be prepared to pay your tuition and fees in full.

Step 5: Take English & Math Placement Tests

  • English and Math Assessment Tests: All degree seeking students need to take the tests before advising and registration of classes.

Step 6: Advising, Registration & Tuition Payment

  • ISP advisors will help you register for classes.
  • Pay tuition and fees.
  • Also buy text books at the BC Bookstore after your registration is completed.

Step 7: Classes Start

Step 8: Complete Prerequisites

Step 9: Apply to a BAA/BAS program upon meeting eligibilities

  • When you meet the BAA or BAS program’s requirements, you need to apply to the program.

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