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
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
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
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
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 InformationOffice Location: D 204Phone: (425) 564-2200
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
- 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,
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
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: