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How do I get a parking permit? Is it hard to find parking?
Parking is provided at no additional cost to BC students. A parking permit is required to park on campus between 6:00 am and 3:00 pm Monday through Friday. Permits are available at the Cashier's (B126) or at Security (K100). Parking is fairly competitive, especially right before the start of morning classes and afternoon classes.

Do I need a library card? Where do I get one?
Students registered for the current quarter may check out materials using their student ID number or their BC ID card (issued at the Campus Information Desk in C106, Student Union Building).

Is there daycare at BC?
Yes. Day Care is available at the Early Learning Family and Child Care Center, Q Building. The program is designed to provide affordable, quality child care, and is available to children of BC students, children 3 months to six years of age. The Center provides child care with ongo activities.

What are telecourses ?
Telecourses are distance learning opportunities and are designed to provide academic college credit classes for students whose educational opportunities are limited by time or distance constraints. Telecourses are offered on TCI Cable via the College Channel (Channel 28), video tapes in the Library, or on-line through the Internet.

How much time do I have to drop out of a class?
Students can withdraw from a class by submitting a Schedule Change form to the Registration Office, or submit a signed request in writing. There are consequences for failure to meet deadlines. Students should consult the BC Catalog "Grades" section for specific information about adding/dropping, withdrawing, and consequences.

Do I qualify for Financial Aid?
Qualification for financial aid (1st floor, Student Services Bldg) varies from person to person and cannot be determined until ALL required forms are complete and delivered to Financial Aid. Applying for financial aid can be a complicated process, so beginning early and asking for assistance is strongly encouraged.

When is a good time to buy books, where can I get used books, and how do I avoid long lines?
Buying as early as possible prior to the start of each quarter will help students avoid long lines. The bookstore sells used books along with new textbooks. ASG also helps students sell their used books to other students through the ASG Textbook Sale in winter and spring quarters.

What are the resources available to help me with coursework?
There are numerous resources available to students --Math, Reading and Writing Labs, the Tutorial Center, Women's Center/Student Access, Multi-Cultural Services, etc. The Library provides study rooms, viewing booths, and provides research tools and student workstations with access to World Wide Web resources. The open lab in the NWCET Bldg provides Internet access and over 200 computer stations. Students may use the open lab on weekdays and weekends for class-related assignments and research on the World Wide Web.
Academic Success Center

Contact Information
Office Location: D 204
Phone: (425) 564-2200
Program Website:

Program Description
The Academic Success Center includes four facilities: Academic Tutoring, Reading, Writing and Math Labs. For hours, to make an appointment, or for other information, please call the front desk at (425) 564-2200 or visit us online.

  • Academic Tutoring: provides both one-on-one and group session tutoring for college credit courses. Students performing at a “C” grade level or below may be eligible for two hours per week of individual tutoring when tutors and funding are available. Group sessions may be attended on a drop-in basis, when available, by students performing at any grade level. Please call (425) 564-2468 or visit www.bellevuecollege.edu/tutoring for more information.

  • The Math Lab: operates on a purely drop-in basis and has at least three tutors available at any time for free assistance. Please call (425) 564-2492 or visit http://scidiv.bcc.ctc.edu/MathLab.

  • The Writing Lab: provides one-on-one tutoring for 25 minutes per session for help with essays, resume writing, personal statements for college applications and more. For more information, call (425) 564-2493 or visit www.bellevuecollege.edu/writinglab for online resources.
  • The Reading Lab: serves many levels of need. The lab may be used independently to practice vocabulary, speed and comprehension but may also include registration in a one or two credit developmental English course. Call (425) 564-2494 or visit www.bellevuecollege.edu/writinglab/ReadingLab.html for more information.

What are the resources available to me to help in life planning and personal issues?
The Counseling Center supports student success by providing career assessment (testing), career and educational planning and academic counseling. Free short term personal and crisis counseling is also available to any registered BC student. Credit classes and workshops are also offered throughout the academic year.

Who is my advisor? When should I see her/him?
Educational planning and curriculum advisors are available on a drop-in basis in the Advising Center. The sooner students see an advisor prior to the registration period and/or the start of an academic quarter, the better.

How safe is Bellevue College?
No college environment is ever 100% safe. BC does have a relatively low crime rate and is considered fairly safe. Students are encouraged to take preventative measures to deter being a victim of a crime. Campus Security officers are available to escort students to campus locations. Securing an escort is recommended, especially if students are traveling alone during the evening hours.

What kinds of activities and events are available to BC students? What student clubs can I join?
BC offers a variety of programs, including such events as intercollegiate sporting events, concerts, noon-time performances in the union, theatre, dance, and chorale productions, educational speakers, and international and cultural programs. Student clubs often organize social events, study groups, and field trips. There are a variety of student clubs that receive chartering from the Associated Student Government (ASG) every year, such as the Science Club, Native American Club, Latino Pride, Black Student Union, Asian-Pacific Student Association, Science Club, Information Technology Association, etc. A complete, current list is available from ASG in C212 or at this web location:

Serving Students
3000 Landerholm Circle, S.E., Bellevue, WA 98007-6484, BC Student Programs, Email: stuprog@bellevuecollege.edu, Phone: 425.564.6150