Welcome to the Academic Advising Department!

The Academic Advising Department promotes student success by engaging students in developing education plans in relation to their career and life goals.  We strive to meet the diverse and unique needs of each student by mutual teaching, learning, and relationship building.

Appointments can be scheduled after completing the New Student Process. If you are a new student review Advising resources for New Students for further assistance.

Our department is working remotely due to Covid-19.

This means no services will be offered in person until further notice. 

The Academic Advising Department will be closed on the following days:

  • February 11, 2021 – College Issues Day
  • February 15, 2021 – Professional Development Day
  • March 2, 2021 – Faculty professional Development Day
  • April 22, 2021 – College Issues Day
  • May 31, 2021 – Memorial Day (Holiday)

Friday’s between April 30 – December 31: Student Affairs Offices closed to prepare for our conversion to ctcLink.

  • July 5, 2021 – Independence Day (Holiday)

Friday’s between April 30 – December 31: Student Affairs Offices closed to prepare for our conversion to ctcLink.

  • September 6, 2021 – Labor Day (Holiday)
  • September 23, 2021 – Campus Opening Day
  • November 11, 2021 – Veterans Day (Holiday)
  • November 25-26, 2021 – “Thanksgiving” (Holiday)
  • December 24, 2021 – Christmas Eve (Holiday)
  • December 31, 2021 – New Years Eve (Holiday)

Friday’s between April 30 – December 31: Student Affairs Offices are closed to prepare for our conversion to ctcLink.

As the office will be closed we will not be answering phone calls or tickets so expect delays in our response time. We will return messages related to Academic Advising as soon as we are able.

Resources to review

  • Degree Audit – Students can review degree audit to assist  in planning out their classes.  Log in, select the correct program of study, then run the audit.  It will track completed coursework towards the program and list course options for remaining sections.
  • Advising Syllabus – A resource created so that students can have support before, during, and after their advising appointments. It highlights things such as student learning goals, quarterly advising cycle, advising checkpoints, appointment checklist and much more.
  • Advising FAQ – The frequently asked questions are common questions (with answers) we receive in advising.

Academic Advisors assist current Bellevue College students who are working to complete a certificate or Associate’s Degree. Advisors focus on specific pathways, and students meet with the pathway advisor that is in line with their education and career goal. If you are a prospective student please meet with an admissions advisor.

Before scheduling an appointment please read the following:

  • If you are a  New Student you must complete the New Student Process before you can meet with an advisor.
  • If you have questions about a bachelor degree program at Bellevue College, please contact the chair or program manager for your program of interest. They’ll be able to give you specific information about the degree and its requirements.
  • If you are in our Running Start program at BC then you will need to meet with your running start advisor.

Please review FAQs about Pathways Advising  and the Advising Syllabus

Schedule an appointment now

Quick questions may include topics  such as…

  • Wondering if your classes will count towards your program of study
  •  Interpreting Degree Audit accurately
  • Creating or revising an Education Plan
  • Change of program
  • Who your pathway advisor is
    • Please include program of study or intended major when transferring if this is your question!

If you have quick questions please submit a ticket or call our office at 425-564-2212 and our team will respond within 48 business hours.  Be sure to select “Academic Advising” in the drop down menu.

Ticket Tips: 

  1. Please don’t submit multiple tickets or leave multiple voicemails for the same request in the same week, as it delays our response rate.  We are working diligently to respond as soon as possible (within 48 hours during normal business hours) to your Academic Advising request or question.
  2. Provide as much detail as possible. This cuts down on the response time and allows us to only send one complete response rather than multiple. We want to make sure you get the support you need in a timely manner, but we need your assistance too!

Advisors can help you… 

  • Make a plan to complete degree or certificate requirements (also known as education plan) 
  • Help register for classes  
  • Help determine which pathway will help your personal, professional and academic goals. 

Student Responsibilities

  • Take responsibility for scheduling advising appointments and regularly check BC email.
  • Come prepared for their advising appointment by completing their own research and registration plan.
  • Actively participate in the advising session by asking questions and communicating any issues with their academic advisor.
  • Follow the educational plan created with their academic advisor and notify their advisor about any intended changes to the plan.
  • Complete all action items that they agree to pursue in their advising appointment and communicate with their advisor if they experience any challenges.

Advisor Responsibilities

  • Work with students to create an educational plan that reflects their academic, career, and personal goals.
  • Maintain current knowledge of policies and procedures that might affect your academic journey.
  • Understand and support your unique journey through intentional and individualized advising services.
  • Provide you with opportunities to critically reflect on academic choices and to develop decision-making skills.
  • Connect you with resources and support beyond academic advising.


Updates by Sloane Hunt