RequirementsOverseas/Outside of the USATransfer from another US schoolLocal Non-F-1 visa holders
International Student Application FormYesYesYes
Minimum Age Requirement181818
Application Fee ($50)YesYesYes
Express Mail Fee ($70)Recommended, but not requiredNoNo
English Language ProficiencyA TOEFL score of 45 (iBT) or 450 (PBT) recommended, but not requiredA TOEFL score of 45 (iBT) or 450 (PBT) recommended, but not requiredA TOEFL score of 45 (iBT) or 450 (PBT) recommended, but not required
Bank Statement in English*YesYesNo
Transcript in English**YesYesYes
Copy of the applicant's passport including an expiration dateYesYesYes
Copy of the applicant's dependent(s)’s passport 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), EAD card (if any), or any other immigration documents.NoYesYes


* Official bank statement with a minimum balance of $30,383 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.

F-1 visa holding students already attending a U.S. school can transfer directly to BC. Students in Japan must apply to the IBP Program through the agency ICC, or (Japanese).

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