Next Steps

 

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.
  • See 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 and 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 and 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.
  • Orientation: All new students must participate in the new student orientation before classes.

Step 7: Take English and 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: International Credential Evaluation & Prerequisites

  • If you will be pursuing a transfer degree at BC and wish to have your international credential reviewed by the Evaluation office, please submit an official transcript in English and in native language in a sealed envelope along with the ‘Evaluation Request’ form to ISP. The service is free and takes about 4 months.
  • To learn more about prerequisites and for clearance see http://bellevuecollege.edu/enrollment/transfer/prerequisites/

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

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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 and 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 and 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.
  • Orientation: All new students must participate in the new student orientation before classes.

Step 7: Take English and 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: International Credential Evaluation & Prerequisites

  • If you will be pursuing a transfer degree at BC and wish to have your international credential reviewed by the Evaluation office, please submit an official transcript in English and in native language in a sealed envelope along with the ‘Evaluation Request’ form to ISP. The service is free and takes about 4 months.
  • To learn more about prerequisites and for clearance see http://bellevuecollege.edu/enrollment/transfer/prerequisites/

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: Receive Updated 1-20

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Local, non-F1 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

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 4: Check-In and 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.
  • Orientation: All new students must participate in the new student orientation before classes.

Step 5: Take English and 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: Insurance Exclusion

  • As a non-F-1 student on BC’s I-20, you are eligible to receive coverage from the BC-contracted insurance plan.
  • Sign the ‘Exclusion’ form and get it waived every quarter or your enrolment.

Step 7: 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 8: Classes Start

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Concurrent 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: Clear Prerequisites

  • Clear Prerequisites description text

Step 4: Register & Tuition Payment

  • Register for classes.
  • Pay tuition and fees.
  • Also buy text books at the BC Bookstore after your registration is completed.

Step 5: Insurance Exclusion

  • As a non-F-1 student on BC’s I-20, you are eligible to receive coverage from the BC-contracted insurance plan.
  • Sign the ‘Exclusion’ form and get it waived every quarter or your enrolment.

Step 6: Classes Start

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