Requirements

RequirementsOverseas/
Outside of the USA
Transfer
from another US school
Local
Non-F-1
visa holders
International Student Application FormYesYesYes
Must be at least 16 years of age*YesYesYes
Application Fee ($50)YesYesYes
Express Mail Fee ($70)Recommended, but not requiredNoNo
Proof of English language Proficiency in one of the following ways:
  • A TOEFL score of 58-60 (PBT 493)
  • An academic IELTS overall band score of 5.5 with all sub-scores above 5
  • Successful completion of Integrated Skills 5
  • Successful completion of the ELS Language Centers intensive level 109
  • Successful completion of the highest level at another intensive English school with a verification letter by the school official.

YesYesYes
Bank Statement in English**YesYesNo
Transcript in English***YesYesYes
Copy of the applicant's passport including an expiration date YesYesYes
Copy of the applicant's dependent(s) if traveling with the applicantYesYesNo
Transfer Eligibility Form
Both student and the current advisor must complete and sign the form.
NoYesNo
Copies of visa, I-94, most recent entry (to the USA) stamp in passport, I-20 form(s), or any other immigration documents.NoYesYes

Important Notes:

*Applicants at the age of 16 must submit proof of high school graduation before a college-level class starts at BC. In addition, two required forms must be completed and signed: the Underage – Attorney-in-fact Contact Info form and the Underage – Power of Attorney for Health Care form.

** Official bank statement with a minimum balance of $23,972 USD. Add $5,000 for each dependent. Statement must be less than 6 months old. If there is a sponsor within the U.S., both bank statement and Affidavit of Support (I-134) form are required.

*** For admission purpose, unofficial transcript in English is accepted. However, If you have post-secondary credits from a Ministry of Education approved institution and wish to have your credential evaluated by the Evaluation office upon enrollment at BC, you will be required to submit an official transcript both in English and in your native language in a sealed envelope.

How and where to submit your documents:

  1. Fill out the application form, print, and sign it.
  2. Collect all required application documents.
  3. Choose from one of the three methods:
    1. E-mail your documents as attachment to oie@bellevuecollege.edu
    2. Send the required documents via postal mail to:
      Office of International Education
      Bellevue College
      3000 Landerholm Circle SE
      Bellevue, WA 98007 – USA
    3. Fax all documents to: +1 (425) 641-0246