Admitted Students

Congratulations on taking the steps to start achieving your goals and dreams. As one of our newest Bulldogs, you are welcome here.

BC's campus.

Congratulations and Welcome to BC!

We’re happy that you’ve chosen BC to assist you with achieving your goals and dreams.

We invite you to follow BC’s Bulldog Trail to student success: Explore, Connect, Engage, Learn, Achieve, and Thrive.

Each student reaches their academic and career goals through an intentionally-designed college experience that reflects quality, creativity, and equity.

Now that you’ve completed your application to BC, follow this checklist:

After you apply to BC, your application will be processed within a few days.

  • The email address you used to create your application will get a welcome email outlining further steps and provide you with your ctcLink ID number. If there are any problems with your application, we’ll send you an email.
  • If you haven’t gotten your Welcome to BC email from by the time our processing time dashboard for Admissions Applications shows it should be processed, you can reach out to us:

Activate Your Account

Set Up Your NetID

  • After you receive your nine digit ctcLink ID number in your welcome email, set up your NetID and create a BC Email
    • Your NetID is like a key needed to access Canvas (online class system), email, computer labs, forms, and processes required by the college. You’ll need it to complete the next steps for getting placed into classes or removing prequisite requirements for work you’ve already completed.
    • See our tutorial if you need help.

Apply to get Financial Aid

Placement and Testing Services Options

Complete the New Student Orientation

  • Even if you’re not new to college, completing the New Student Orientation will help you with all the steps to be successful here at Bellevue College. This will also include information on how to meet with an academic advisor and pick the right classes to meet your goals.
    There are two different ways to to attend:

Steps to Enroll for BC Classes

See how to pay through ctcLink

A student works on a laptop on the BC campus.


Now that you’re a new BC student, you’ll want to attend New Student Orientation (NSO) and explore the support services available to you. Counselors help you navigate life’s hurdles. Our campus fosters a culture of inclusion that respects and values you.

An advisor provides guidance to a BC student.


To get ready for Day One as a BC student, you’ll fill out an Intake Form, enroll in classes and meet with an advisor. Advisors guide you in exploring Pathways that will launch you toward fulfilling your goals at BC and beyond.

BC students work together in a science lab.


Your first three quarters at BC are exciting times. You’ll take First Year Seminar and work with your advisor to choose a Pathway and make an Education Plan. You’ll also complete your ENGL/MATH requirements.

BC students receive personalized instruction from their professor.

Learn, Achieve and Thrive

In your 4th quarter and beyond, you’ll continue to connect with faculty and peer educators.
We have support systems like Early Alert to help you keep on track. Advisors will help you transfer
to a 4-year institution or launch a career search. After graduation, we look forward to our lifelong connection with you as a BC alumni.