Accepted Students

Fall '13
Winter '14
Spring '14
Summer '14
Suggested Arrival DateSept 9, 2013Dec 26, 2013March 24, 2014June 23, 2014
Check-in & OrientationSept 13, 2013Dec 31, 2013April 1, 2014June 24, 2014
ESL Placement TestsSept 16, 2013Jan 6, 2014April 2, 2014June 25, 2014
Classes StartSept 23, 2013Jan 9, 2014April 7, 2014June 30, 2014
Classes EndDec 4, 2013March 24, 2014June 13, 2014August 14, 2014

Important Notes

  • These dates may change without prior notice.
  • Please arrive in Bellevue BEFORE the check-in date.
  • If you miss the ESL placement tests, you will not be able to join the ESL program, and you will have immigration problems.

Pre-arrival Online Modules

What is it?

It’s an easy to follow pre-arrival online orientation tool to help you be more prepared to study at Bellevue College while living in the United States as an international student.

How to use it

  • Read your acceptance letter and find your BC student Identification Number (e.g., 950-11-1111). Your PIN is your birth date (e.g., December 25, 1990 = 12/25/90, PIN = 122590).
  • Create a BC student NetID and student e-mail address at
  • Use FireFox or Chrome browser and go to and use your NetID and PIN to log on to the pre-arrival online orientation program.
  • Choose “ORIEN101 – ESL INTL STU” course and translation (if available) and follow the guides.
  • At the end of each module pass a quiz to move on to the next module.
  • If you have trouble accessing the site, please contact Diem O’Rourke at or

What if I do not do this?

You cannot take the ESL placement tests until the pre-arrival online orientation is complete. Tests are given only once per quarter. If you miss the tests, you cannot join classes, which will cause serious immigration problems.

Changes in your plan

Visa Denial?

If your F-1 visa request has been denied, please contact your admission coordinator immediately at

Need to change the starting quarter to a future term?

If you would like to defer/change your enrollment to a future quarter, please contact your admission coordinator immediately at


If you need to cancel your admission to BC, please contact your admission coordinator at and return your original I-20 to us by postal mail.