Welcome! We’re glad you’ve found us! Work through the steps below to join the Neurodiversity Navigators program.
- For support with the application process, or if you have questions, visit Support with Applying to Neurodiversity Navigators.
- You must attend Summer Orientation to be included in the program.
- Please contact us if you run into barriers, including missed deadlines.
*1. Attend an information session.
Please watch the video on the page first, then attend the information Q&A session ready to ask questions! (Our information sessions have concluded for this year, so please watch the video and keep track of your questions. You can text, chat, or email you questions now, or ask your questions when you meet with us (Step 6).
Be sure to mark SUMMER 2021 as your first quarter. Summer applications must be received by June 20, 2021. (The Neurodiversity Navigators Orientation takes place during Summer Quarter, so be sure to do this!)
a) If you are a Running Start student, or CEO Student, be sure to follow all High School programs guidelines as well. You will need to apply for Summer Enrichment if you are under 18 in order to register for the summer orientation class. Check with your program for additional information and guidelines.
b) You can register for Fall classes beginning May 12. Be sure to leave space in your fall schedule for EXPRL 180 Skills for Navigating College and Career. We recommend taking ONLY the Summer Orientation (EXPRL 194) for summer. Please save time in your summer activities; see days and times below and on the Summer Course Schedule.
3. Create your Bellevue College email address.
When you receive your Student Identification Number (SID) from the college, create your Bellevue College email address here: www.bellevuecollege.edu/netid/default.aspx. This is called your NetID. Be sure to write down or remember your password!
As a college student, you have a legal right to privacy. If you want your parents or someone else to be included in information, or be able to phone or email on your behalf, you must fill out a Release of Information Form (FERPA form). Please email it to us from your Bellevue College email address.
You must be placed into English 072 or above by the Testing Center for the Neurodiversity Navigators program. Tell the Testing Center that you want to be part of the Neurodiversity Navigators program, and copy us into your emails with them. firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
We will meet with you once you’ve completed this, so get it done as soon as possible! Consider these assessment options before taking the Accuplacer Reading or Writing assessment:
- Smarter Balanced scores: see requirements here
- AP/IB/Cambridge test scores: see requirements here
- Transcripts or placement tests from other colleges: see requirements here
- PSAT/SAT scores. Check with Testing Center.
(Note – all placement is determined through the Testing Center. For our program, they cannot accept your high school transcript for English Assessment – please inquire if you have questions.) Complete your English placement assessment prior to your meeting with us.
As soon as you have scheduled your appointment with the Testing Center, you can begin step 6, in the Final Steps, below.
5. Attend an online Bellevue College Orientation.
If at all possible, attend the LIVE session, so you will be able to meet with an advisor right there. Be sure to tell them that you’ll be in Neurodiversity Navigators and show them this page so they know what classes you need to schedule with us.
Reminder: Our Summer Orientation is an FYS class, so you do not need to register for an additional FYS class.
As soon as you have scheduled your appointment with the Testing Center, you can begin step 6, below.
6. Schedule a meeting with us.
Fill out a Request for Appointment form to schedule a meeting with us. You will need your Student Identification Number (SID) from Bellevue College to apply, as well as your Bellevue College email address.
The purpose of this appointment is for you to have a conversation with a program administrator to ensure that you understand the program, and to ensure that everything else is in place. We will also talk to you about classes you might want to register for, if you haven’t been able to meet with an advisor. Be sure to leave enough time to finish your English assessment (step 5 above) prior to your appointment time.
Appointment Applications close on July 16, 2021, and we must meet with you by July 23. If you’ve missed this deadline, please contact us to see if we still have space and time!
7. Check your Bellevue College email regularly.
After our meeting, look for an email from us with important registration information. Watch your BC email! We will mail only students, at their Bellevue College email address, unless we have a signed FERPA release form. See the Enrollment Calendars here
8. Register for classes.
Register for required Summer and Fall Neurodiversity Navigators classes and other classes by the deadline given in the email. (Registration begins on May 12.) We cannot hold a spot for you in the program if you have not registered by the deadline. Be sure to also pay for your classes. The college will drop students from classes for non-payment.
If you register for classes prior to meeting with us, please save time in your schedule for the following required courses:
- Required Summer Orientation: Online: August 2, 3, 4, 5, August 9, 10, 11, 12, AND August 16, 17, 18, 19. Please reserve at least 2 hours per day to work on class, including from 3-4 p.m. each day to be PRESENT online. This class is 3 credits and provides restricted-transferable credit. It replaces the FYS (First Year Seminar) course.
- Required Fall Quarter Cohort Class: EXPRL 180: Skills for Navigating College and Career – two sections (choose one) This class is 2 credits and provides restricted-transferable credit.
MW 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. (online) OR
TTh 12:30 -1:20 p.m. (on campus)
We will give you access codes and course registration information once you meet with us! You can register for other fall classes beginning May 12, just be sure to leave space for the class listed above.
9. Fill out the Availability Survey.
We will send you the survey in an email. Let us know if you have any standing appointments or work obligations that would keep you from being able to meet with a peer mentor at a particular time (by the deadline given in the email).
10. Pay for your classes!
Classes will be dropped by the college for nonpayment. Let us know if you change your schedule for Fall classes. We cannot accommodate schedule changes past August 13th. Once we set your peer mentor appointment, we cannot change it.
- Please contact us with concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are having difficulty with the deadlines – we’re here to help!
- We are unable to hold individual information meetings. Please watch the webinar video then attend the Information Meeting to ask questions.
- Please pay close attention to deadlines for course registration, as well as payment deadlines, and check your Bellevue College email daily for important updates, both from the Neurodiversity Navigators program and from the College.
- All steps must be completed prior to July 26. Orientation class meets during Summer 2021 quarter. Students must attend Orientation. Please contact us with questions or to problem-solve barriers!
- If you’ve missed a deadline, please contact us so we can help!
- We strongly recommend that students register with the Disability Resource Center for ADA Testing and Classroom accommodations, however, we do not require it. During our appointment with you, we can discuss this. If you wish to have classroom and testing accommodations, the steps are below:
- Follow the steps on their “Getting Started” page: www.bellevuecollege.edu/drc/getting-started/#get-registered
- A DRC access coordinator will contact you to complete an Initial Access appointment. Watch your Bellevue College email and respond as soon as possible! They will email only the student unless you have a FERPA on file with them for others.
- The accommodations process takes time! Do this as soon as possible, concurrent with setting things up with us!
- Purchase and start reading: On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life (any edition, buy used! There are several options under $10 online.)
3. Parents, you may wish to watch this video:
Email: email@example.com (best way to contact)
Text: (833) 227-4551
Phone: 425.564.2764 (currently unattended, please leave a message and your email address)
Please contact us if you run into any barriers, including missed deadlines.
Last Updated June 15, 2021