Schedule an Advising Appointment

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Our academic advisors assist current (completed the Connect 1, 2, 3 admission steps and attended New Student Orientation – NSO) students who plan to complete a certificate or associate degree. We advise based on your BC pathway or the pathway that aligns with your academic, career or personal goal. Click on the “Explore Pathways” tab below to schedule an appointment with your BC pathway advisor.

We offer virtual and in-person appointment options. Once you schedule an appointment, we send you a confirmation email with instructions on how to access your appointment session.

We also provide times for students to connect with advisors on Fridays (online only during the summer) for Quick Questions.

If you just started at BC in the last couple of quarters, we encourage you to attend one of our Pathways Workshops to connect with your pathway advisor.

Advisor calendars show available appointments for up to 14 days in advance. If you do not see an appointment that meet your needs, please check back daily. Unless otherwise stated, you can expect your appointment last about 30 minutes.

To Meet With Your Advisor, Find Your BC Pathway Below

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Business is a multi-layered area of study. It continues to quickly change and evolve to meet the demands of our fast-paced world. Regardless of what industry or career path you might choose, understanding the management of people and resources is a skill set that can be applied to aid in the betterment of our world.    

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Remember, you must complete all the Connect 1, 2, 3, admission steps and attend NSO before you can schedule an appointment with your advisor.

Yanhan Zhao

Yanhan Zhao

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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Performing & Visual Arts  may be right for you if you want to create, engage, explore, and/or teach in any visual or performing arts (including, but not limited to, Art, Dance, Drama, Digital Media, Interior Design, and Music)!

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Academic Advising works with students once they have completed New Student Process.

Shavon English

Shavón English

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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Visual and Performing Arts Contact

Are you seeking a job that will allow you to have a positive impact on the world? Do you enjoy exploratory, hands-on learning? Do you want to address complex challenges with cutting-edge tools and technology?

If you responded yes to any of these questions, consider pursuing a career in STEM!  This pathway’s classes help students design, research, problem-solving, and creativity skills. This pathway can lead to a variety of rewarding, well-paid, and in-demand jobs.

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Academic Advising works with students once they have completed New Student Process.

Nate Goodman

Nate Goodman

Pronouns: He/Him/ His

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Jonny Diehl

Jonny Diehl

Pronouns: He/Him/His

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STEM Contact

  • 425-564-2212

Almost every job makes substantial use of computers. Almost everything you interact with relies on software, whether it’s a digital watch, a smartphone, a television, a car, a gaming system, or banking and retail systems. Business data has the ability to catapult a company far ahead of its competition, increasing brand recognition, organizational efficiency, and profitability.

There are positions available in every industry, including business, communications, health care, manufacturing, and gaming, has openings. Working in this sector gives you the freedom to work from anywhere in the globe, even your own home!

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IBIT Contact

Computer Science Contact

Academic Advisors work with students once they have completed the New Student Process. Click the “Schedule with” button to work with the advisor specific to the programs listed below

MariaPaula McPherson

MariaPaula McPherson

She/Her/Ella

MariaPaula temporarily advises for degrees and certificates in:

  • Data Management & Analytics
  • Network Services & Computing Systems (NSCOM)
  • Robotics & Artificial Intelligence
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Yanhan Zhao

Yanhan Zhao

She/Her/Hers

Yanhan advises for degrees and certificates in:

  • Accounting (see Business Pathway)
  • Business Management
  • Business Technology
  • Digital Marketing
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Marketing Management
  • Retail Marketing & Web Marketing Specialist
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Shavon English

Shavón English

She/Her/Hers

Shavón advises for degrees and certificates in:

  • Digital Media Arts
  • Advanced Video Production
  • Game Design
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Interested in Computer Science? You will want to meet with Jonny Diehl or Nate Goodwin.

Additionally, if completing one of the BAS programs in this area, please check the iBIT website.

Today’s students require a liberal arts education in order to be fully prepared to participate as informed global citizens. Learners cannot concentrate solely on one subject, but rather consider how all disciplines are connected. The Humanities & Communication pathway is for you if you are interested in Cultural & Ethnic Studies, Communication Studies, English, Gender Studies, History, Philosophy, or World Languages.

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Academic Advising works with students once they have completed New Student Process.

Crickett Watt

Crickett Watt

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Please Note: Crickett only schedules out three days in advance currently.

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Cesar Rangel

Cesar Rangel

Pronouns: He/Him/His

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Humanities & Communication Contact

Through the concepts of culture and history, experience and beliefs, privilege and marginalization, explorers of this pathway will get a better understanding of how people’s similarities and differences impact the world. This path will help you better grasp the relationships between human behavior, diversity, power, and institutions in order to pursue human-centered and community based careers.

This pathway is perfect for someone interested in understanding patterns of individual and group behavior, ways in which we develop and learn, and how we impact and are impacted by society, culture, institutions and the environment. 

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Academic Advising works with students once they have completed New Student Process.

Crickett Watt

Crickett Watt

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Please Note: Crickett only schedules out three days in advance currently.

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Cesar Rangel

Cesar Rangel

Pronouns: He/Him/His

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Social Science Division Contact

Exploratory Advising

Exploratory students are those who are unsure about their major. Exploring is the key to transitioning from an exploratory student to a student with a career pathway. Whether you are a first-year student looking to define your route or a returning student changing professional aspirations having advising support is critical in achieving your goals.


Student Athlete Advising

From new student orientation until graduation, our advisors provide assistance with all elements of educational planning. Creating quarterly class schedules, major application, degree and graduation preparation, and job research and growth are all part of this process. They also assist student-athletes in becoming engaged and autonomous learners so that they can attain their academic goals at BC.

Academic Advising works with students once they have completed New Student Process.

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Teresa Descher

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

(Works with Student Athletes)

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Student Athlete General Contact

Explore your career in healthcare today. Bellevue College offers entry level Certificate, AA and BAS programs in dynamic high demand allied health professions and pre-professional studies. Bellevue College is a nationally recognized leader in health science education in partnership with prestigious medical centers across the region. 

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Academic Advising works with students once they have completed New Student Process.


Marina Melnik, HSEWI Advisor

Marina Melnik

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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This path teaches core abilities that can lead to new opportunities. We assist you in achieving your objectives by providing support services tailored to your needs. We can assist you with improving your English language abilities in order to achieve personal, professional, or academic objectives. We provide a variety of options for earning your high school certificate or GED.

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Transitional Studies general program info.:

ESL :  eslbats@bellevuecollege.edu

ABE: abe@bellevuecolleg.edu

High School + and GED: abe@bellevuecollege.edu

College I-BEST Programs: ibest@bellevuecollege.edu

Same Day Advising – How It Works

During the first week of the quarter and first week of enrollment our appointment calendar changes to allow students to sign up for advising on a first-come, first-served basis. Check the academic calendar for these dates.

We open a new calendar the first day of the week as indicated above. You can schedule an appointment with your pathway advisor using the link provided under the explore pathways tab.

Last Updated August 9, 2022