FAQs

As a new student, you have a few things to do before you can begin classes. Take a look at this checklist from the Registration office for clear steps.

Please note that new student orientation has now transitioned to Bellevue College’s Welcome Center. More information, including how to register.

Your Student ID is assigned to you when you get your acceptance into the college. Find out what your Student ID is here. The pin number is automatically set as your birthday: MM/DD/YY. Change your PIN here, if you need to.

Before making an appointment, check out our method to Plan Your Classes. If your advising question isn’t answered there, then please read how you can Meet an Advisor.

  • If you’re an online student, please contact the eLearning department for advising.
  • If you’re seeking a Bachelor’s degree at Bellevue College, contact the chair or program manager for your program of interest. They’ll be able to advise you and give you specific information about the degree and its requirements.

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The Admissions and Registration website has information about registering for classes and finding your registration time.

A transfer student is any student who has college coursework at one institution and then transfers that coursework to another institution.

Bellevue College’s Transfer Equivalency Guide can help you determine which classes will transfer. If the course numbers don’t match up but the title is the same, then perhaps the course will transfer. However, only the Evaluations Office can determine this after an official transfer is complete.

The Transfer Enrollment page gives information about how to transfer credits. This process takes 6-8 weeks to complete, so take care of it as soon as possible after being admitted to Bellevue College.

While you’re waiting for your official transfer to be completed, you can use your unofficial transcript to request an online prerequisite check. Our office can offer you assistance after you’ve done this.

No, if you are only coming to BC to take one or two classes in order to fulfill prerequisites or requirements elsewhere, then you don’t need to transfer your credits. Instead, simply complete the Online Prerequisite Check, which will allow you to clear prerequisites for your desired classes using your unofficial transcript. It has a shorter processing time than a full transfer, and it should only take 3-5 business days.

Selecting the appropriate transfer degree depends on your ultimate goal and your university major. View the transfer degree options Bellevue College offers.

DTA stands for “Direct Transfer Agreement,” and it’s a term that advisors and faculty commonly use to refer to the transfer degrees offered at Bellevue College.

As a transfer student, you may complete about half (90 credits) of your bachelor’s degree at Bellevue College. After transferring, you will complete your bachelor’s degree, which consists of at least 180 college-level quarter (120 semester) credits.

While many universities accept transfer students before they complete a transfer degree, there are several benefits to completing your Associate Transfer Degree before transferring.

  • Most 4-year universities in the state of Washington agree to accept all 90 credits from your degree for transfer and many universities will consider most or all of your general education requirements met if you complete a transfer degree.
  • You may be able to transfer directly into your “junior” year at the university.
  • The lower division classes you take as part of your transfer degree are generally much less expensive at Bellevue College than at the university.

Bellevue College advisors aren’t experts about university requirements. Because of this, we highly recommend that you meet with a university representative from the school you want to attend. They’ll give you information about the admissions process and help you determine if you’re taking the right classes for your future major/degree.

Check out our Calendar of Events to find out when representatives from universities in Washington state and across the U.S. will be coming to campus. Some schools even offer limited one-on-one appointments. If your school isn’t on the list, we suggest contacting their admissions office directly to connect you with the right people.

The Associate Transfer Degrees offered at Bellevue College are designed to transfer within Washington State. To transfer out of state, research the university requirements and transfer process. If you’re having a hard time finding this information online, then contact the admissions office of the school you want to attend.

Contact the chair or program manager for your program of interest. They’ll be able to advise you and give you specific information about the degree and its requirements.

These degree and certificate programs are designed to provide the skills, knowledge, and expertise to enter a particular career with specific jobs or gain additional training for job promotion.

The Associate in Arts (AA) degrees are generally two to three year programs (90+credits). Certificate completion times range from one quarter to one year (8-45 credits). In some cases, you can obtain a certificate on the way to completing the degree. Click here for a list professional technical degrees and certificates, program outcomes, and advising contacts.

If you are an Undocumented Student or Dreamer, that is a non-citizen who entered the U.S. without legal immigration status or who stayed after the period they were authorized to be here, follow the steps:

  1. Apply to Bellevue College by clicking this link. It’s okay to leave the space requesting the Social Security Number blank if you do not have one.
  2. Secure your funding by applying to the Washington State Financial Aid for Dreamers.
  3. Take the assessment
  4. If this is your first time to college attend a new student orientation session.
  5. Register for classes.
  6. Pay your tuition
  7. You may also qualify for the BC Dreamers Scholarship, please contact Foundation office (A101) for more information. Phone: (425) 564-2386   Email: scholarships@bellevuecollege.edu.

Check out more information at Student Central! Please note: due to FERPA, student educational records are confidential unless your student gives written consent to the college.

You may be on academic probation if your GPA has dropped below 2.0. You can use BC’s Online Services to see why you were blocked.

We also highly suggest 1) checking your Bellevue College email inbox for important updates about your academic standing and how this could affect your financial aid, as well as 2) contacting the Financial Aid office directly, and 3) learning more about academic standing at Bellevue College here.

Congratulations! In order to get the degree you worked so hard on, you must apply for graduation. The deadlines for those applications are quite early, so be sure to plan ahead and apply sooner rather than later. Go to the graduation website for information about the application process and current deadlines.

Contact the Financial Aid office for help about how this could affect your financial aid in future quarters.

Take a look at the Financial Aid website, the tuition table, and for more information and to pay, you can reach out to the Cashier’s Office.

All deadlines can be found on the Enrollment Calendar.

Unfortunately, there’s no database for archived syllabi at Bellevue College, and our advisors are unable to offer direct assistance with this.

If your course instructor is still at Bellevue College, contact them directly for help. Otherwise (if the class is still being offered), contact the current course instructor and ask for a copy of their syllabus. You can find their contact information in the online course schedule.

Last Updated September 1, 2021