Outside of the USA
from another US school
visa holders
Concurrent while
on Other US
School's I-20
International Student Application FormYesYesYesYes
Must be at least 16 years of age **YesYesYesYes
Application Fee ($50)YesYesYesYes
Express Mail Fee ($70)Recommended, but not requiredNoNoNo
Proof of English language Proficiency in one of the following ways:
  • A TOEFL score of 61 (iBT) or higher.
  • An academic IELTS overall band score of 6.0 with all sub-scores 5.5 or higher.
  • Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and O Level English with a grade C or higher.
  • Two years of non-ESL English classes in an American high school or an international school with a recommended GPA of 2.50, reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Successful completion of the BC Bridge program.
  • An “A-“ grade in Integrated Skills 5 and “B-“ in all other classes in the Intensive English/University Preparation program that quarter.
  • Proof of English language proficiency requirement will be waived if an applicant has attended at least 3 years of secondary education in Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand or the United States.
Bank Statement in English***YesYesNo No
Transcript in English ****YesYesYes (unofficial is fine)Recommended
Copy of the applicant's passport including an expiration dateYesYesYesYes
Copy of the applicant's dependent(s) if traveling with the applicantYesYesYesNo
Transfer Eligibility Form
Both student and the current advisor must complete and sign the form.
Copies of visa, I-94, most recent entry (to the USA) stamp in passport, I-20 form(s), or any other immigration documents.NoYesYesYes

Important notes: 

* Concurrent students planning to take BC’s online courses within the US must first check for enrolment eligibility at Then contact ISP for admissions.

**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
    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