Current Students

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We are so happy you are part of Bellevue College!

Please review the following information to help guide you on your journey here at BC.

Academic Advising Student Learning Goals

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Students will be able to identify and access Bellevue College resources in order to meet their educational goals.

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Students will be able to create a flexible educational plan to move towards completion of their chosen Bellevue College degree, certificate, or academic goal.

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Students will be able to connect to their Bellevue College plan to their educational and career goals.

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Students will gain comfort with decision-making and autonomy in regards to their educational journey.


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. 

Each quarter has a similar schedule and rhythm: students attend classes, register for the next quarter, make changes to their current schedule, make adjustments to their educational plan and participate in a pre-registration advising appointments.


Be sure to pay attention to the Academic Calendar for the current and next quarter so that you don’t miss any deadlines. Pay particular attention to the following:

EARLY IN THE QUARTER

  • Last day to add a class with or without instructor
    permission
  • Last day to drop a class without a “W” grade on
    transcript

MID-QUARTER

  • Registration period
    • Don’t forget to schedule your pre-registration
      appointment with your advisor if needed!
    • Review your Educational Plan to see what you had
      planned to take
  • Graduation Application Deadline

LATER IN THE QUARTER

  • Last day to drop a course (a “W” will be recorded on
    your transcript)
  • Grades posted to transcript
  • Graduation!

Advising Checkpoints On The Bulldog Trail!

The credit markers listed for each checkpoint on the Bulldog Trail are based on goal of an Associate’s of Arts degree. That being said, all students have different goals and work at different paces. Work with an academic advisor to map out your Bulldog Trail!

Explore (Pre-Entry to Admissions)
  • Apply to Bellevue College
  • Take placement tests for Math and English OR submit high
    school or college transcripts for Math/English placement
Connect (Admissions to Day 1)
  • Complete New Student Orientation
  • Register for your first quarter at BC
Engage (0-45 Credits)
  • Meet with an Academic Advisor
  • Develop an educational plan
  • Complete College-level Math & English
Learn (45-90 Credits)
  • Meet with an Academic Advisor to discuss any changes in
    your educational plan
  • Visit the Center for Career Connections to explore career options
  • Connect with the Transfer Center to understand the Transfer (LINK) process and research transfer requirements for specific institutions.
Achieve (75 Credits – Graduation)
  • Apply for graduation the quarter before you plan to graduate
    (see priority deadlines here (LINK))
Thrive (Beyond BC)
  • Graduate!
  • Think about what comes next!

Don’t forget to check out the tools & resource section!

STEP 1: Make sure that your academic record is up to date and includes any transferred credits.

For questions about credit transfers (including AP/IB courses and credit from previous colleges/universities), check out the Transfer Enrollment page or submit a Student Central Request.

STEP 2: Fill out the Educational Planning Worksheet with classes you’ve completed towards your degree/certificate. (*See sample plans below)

Are you unsure about which program to pursue?

STEP 3: Find out which classes you still need to complete.

STEP 4: Decide which classes to take.

Step 5: Register for your classes!

Advisors meet with students based on pathways. Advisor calendars show availability 14 days in advance. If you do not see any appointments that meet your availability, please check back daily. Unless otherwise specified, appointments are around 30 minutes and are held virtually either by phone or microsoft teams video.

Prior to your advising appointment we recommend you review:

  • Degree Audit 
    • You can review degree audit to assist  in planning out your 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.
    • How to Run a Degree Audit
  • Advising Syllabus 
    • A resource created so that you can have support before, during, and after your 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.
  • Appointment Types Offered 
    • A detailed list of appointments students can schedule with our department.

Interested in Same Day Advising?

During the first week of the quarter and first week of registration calendar availability changes. Instead of being able to see availability two weeks in advance, the calendar will open up one day at a time. This means that students will be able to schedule appointments on a first come first serve basis. We advise waking up at 8 am to book an appointment with an advisor so you can be see that day. 

Same Day Advising Dates*

First week of the quarter

  • July 6
  • July 7
  • July 8
  • July 9

Note: Registration for both Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 are May 10-14.

First week of the quarter:

  • September 27
  • September 28
  • September 29
  • September 30
  • December 1

First week of registration for Winter 2022

  • TBD

First week of the quarter:

  • January 3
  • January 4
  • January 5
  • January 6
  • January 7

First week of registration for Spring 2022:

  • TBD

First week of the quarter

  • April 8
  • April 9

First week of registration for Summer 2021 & Fall 2021

  • May 10
  • May 11
  • May 12
  • May 13
  • May 14

First week of the quarter:

  • April 4
  • April 5
  • April 6
  • April 7
  • April 8

First week of registration for Summer 2022 & Fall 2022:

  • TBD

* Dates are based on the Academic Calendar.

Advising Tools & Resources

  • Online Services
    • Almost everything you need as a student is located here! It includes but is not limited to: popular resources, Student Financial services & accounts (paying tuition, understanding blocks on accounts etc), Admission/ Entry to the college, transcripts, records & grades (where you can order your transcripts, transfer credits, apply for graduation), Register for classes, appeals, exceptions & accommodations, Financial Resources & Assistance, and account resets (including your pin, SID search etc) and much more! It is important to become familiar with the services offered on this page.
  • Email
    • Your BC Advisor (as well as your instructors and other BC personnel) will use your Bellevue College email to communicate with you. Make sure that you are checking it regularly and responding to emails in a timely manner.
    • Access your Bellevue College email here.
  • Canvas
    • Canvas is an online site that supplements many in-person, hybrid and online courses at Bellevue College. Your professors may post course announcements, readings and materials, and ask you to upload certain assignments through your Canvas account.
    • You can access your Bellevue College Canvas Account here.
  • WOIS
    • WOIS is an online Career Information System that allows you to explore your career goals and options. To save your career search and other online work through WOIS, create a portfolio through their website. You can set up your portfolio in the upper right corner of the homepage. You can get a site key password from your advisor!
  • Degree Audit 
    • You can review degree audit to assist  in planning out your 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.
    • How to Run a Degree Audit
  • Advising Syllabus 
    • A resource created so that you can have support before, during, and after your 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.
  • Appointment Types Offered 
    • A detailed list of appointments students can schedule with our department.

Class Planning Tools

Campus Resources & Tools

Last Updated July 28, 2021