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.
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 Enrollment@BellevueCollege.edu by the time our processing time dashboard for Admissions Applications shows it should be processed, you can reach out to us:
- After you receive your nine digit ctcLink ID number from your welcome email, activate your ctcLink account by clicking on the button at the bottom of that webpage.
- Your ctcLink account will be where you find and register for classes, make payments, and track progress towards your educational goals.
- See our tutorial page for helpful videos and step-by-step guides.
- 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.
- How you’ll pay for college is an important decision. The Financial Aid quarterly newsletter will have more information about deadlines and payment. If you need help, we have our financial aid services who are happy to talk you through navigating all the costs and different options for paying such as:
- Not every class requires placement but most of them do. Placement helps you see what classes you are eligible to enroll in. It also helps your academic advisor better plan your education at Bellevue College. You can click on the course in ctcLink to see the course description before you enroll. This will show you what kind of requirements the class has for you to join.
A few common options to remove prerequisite class requirements and establish placement are:
- Using your unofficial transcript from another college (For math or English placement)
- Using your unofficial transcript from another college (For a different course prerequisite)
- Take a BC Placement test online or on-campus
- Using High School Documents
- Please Note: Transferring credits from another college is often confused with placement. These are two separate things. If you completed college level classes and would like the credits to transfer in toward your degree, we will need official documentation and it may take much longer to process.
- Transferring credits from another college is often confused with placement and clearing prerequisites. These are two separate things. If you completed college level classes and would like the credits to transfer in toward your degree, we will need official documentation. It may take much longer to process than just clearing a course prerequisite.
- You can transfer credits from another college, professional certifications, military training, or even get credit for work and life experience. We also accept exams such as AP, IB, and A-Levels. If credit from your previous school is found to be equivalent to Bellevue College coursework, that credit can be transferred and applied toward your degree or certificate where appropriate.
- First, you’ll need to send your official transcript(s) and documentation to us.
- Next, you’ll need to let us know we’ve received all the official transcript(s) and documentation you plan to send so we can begin comparing all the course equivalencies. You do this by completing the credit review request form found on step 5. Please note: since reviewing course equivalencies is a long process that can take weeks, we don’t review transcripts that are sent to us until you complete the credit review request form. That form lets us know we have all the official transcript(s) and documentation that you plan to send in.
- Processing times for getting your transcripts evaluated for a credit transfer can take several weeks. It’s recommended that you start that process as soon as you can but also talk with an advisor about taking the right courses to avoid repeating equivalent courses. You do not need to wait until your credit transfer is complete prior to signing up for classes.
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.
Now that you’re a new BC student, there’s so much more to Bellevue College besides great classes. Our campus has plenty of opportunities to go beyond the classroom. Our campus fosters a culture of inclusion that respects and values you.
As a BC student, you’ll find there are student organizations that play a vital role in campus culture and opportunity for leadership development and growth. There are chartered student organizations open to all BC students and there is no cost to join
Your first three quarters at BC are exciting times. You’ll work with your advisor to choose a Pathway and make an Education Plan. We have support systems like Early Alert to help you keep on track. The Academic Success Center is there for you with drop-in and scheduled tutoring, workshops, resources, and more available in person or online!
Learn, Achieve and Thrive
In your 4th quarter and beyond, you’ll continue to connect with faculty and peer educators. 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. Bellevue College and with the surrounding community to provide opportunities for students to learn through experiences, with the goal of helping them identity, articulate, build, and apply strengths. Through experiential learning, students develop skills that can help them succeed after leaving Bellevue College.