Student Vaccine Attestation FAQs

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When will I hear back if my attestation or exemption request has been approved?

Students should check their student email regularly for any questions or need for clarification on their submission.

Student GroupingTypeDeadline
Full VaccinationApproved within 24 business hours.
Partial Vaccination(Series complete: 2 week wait)Approved within 24 business hours if fully vaccinated by start of quarter.
Partial Vaccination(Series incomplete: 1 of 2 shots)Hold on registration on account then denied after start of quarter if form with second shot date not submitted.
Exemption RequestReligious*Approved within 24 business hours if no clarifying information is requested.
Exemption RequestMedical**Suggested submission 10 days prior to start of quarter. It may take more than 10 days for approval from time of the exemption request.
Incomplete Attestation FormCannot register for classes.
Not VaccinatedDenied within 24 business hours.
*As of 11/04/2021
**Except by some case by case per DRC

If registration for the quarter has already started, and I only have 1 of 2 shots. Can I still sign up for classes?

No. You will not be able to register for classes until after you have received the final shot in your vaccination series or have an approved an exemption. The final shot must be completed 2 weeks prior to the first day of the quarter (see chart below) The only exemptions the governor’s proclamation allows are for religious and medical reasons. You can submit the exemption request using this link: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/covid19/attestation/ and selecting “Not vaccinated” and the options will appear in the form. Do not submit using the form found in ctcLINK.  

Can I get the final vaccination shot after the quarter has already started?

Yes, but you will not be able to register for classes until two weeks after you have received your final shot in your vaccination series. For example, if you receive your first shot on 03/08/2022 and your second shot on 4/05/2022, you will not be able to register until 4/19/2022. Depending on the class, this may require special permission or not allow you to register late for many different courses.

I can’t log into the attestation (confirmation) form. (Lookup error or other)

If your NetID account (also part of the creation of your MyBC account and Bellevue College Student Email) has not been set up yet, or was set up within the past 24 hours, you will not be able to log into the Attestation (Confirmation) Form. The Attestation Form attaches to your account information and the NetID account must be fully set up for the Attestation Form to attach. You can set up your NetID account here: https://www2.bellevuecollege.edu/netid/

If you’ve already fully set up your NetID account, more than 24 hours ago there’s a few other things that can work such as:  

1) Resetting your student email password,  

2) Using a Google Chrome Incognito tab to log into your student email account then log into the attestation form while you’re still logged into your student email, 

3) Clearing your Cache and closing your web-browser completely and reopening it. 

If you’re still having difficulty with logging into your student email account and the form, you can submit a ticket. You can do this here: https://bellevuecollege.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/2044/Portal/Home/

Where can I submit my attestation? Can I submit through ctcLINK?

Students must submit through the Bellevue College website here: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/covid19/attestation/

Submissions through ctcLINK may not meet the requirements for the student attestation.

Instead of Bellevue College’s form, can I submit a different religious exemption request form or essay?

No. The correct forms can be found by going into the attestation form online and clicking “Not Vaccinated” and selecting “Religious Exemption.” The forms are the same for both employees and students.

Where is the full policy?

The policy 6460 on the attestation or exemption request requirements for employees and students can be found on the website here: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/policies/

Are booster shots required?

No. They are highly encouraged. As of 1/10/2022, COVID-19 Booster shots are not required in order to be considered fully vaccinated. Bellevue College is closely monitoring CDC recommendations and requirements to be considered fully vaccinated https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html

Who is required to be vaccinated? 

All BC students and employees must be fully vaccinated or request an exemption. This includes students taking online classes only, running start students and other students under the age of 18, but who are at least 12 years old. 

Who needs to complete the Student Vaccine Attestation (Confirmation) and Exemption form? 

All BC students need to complete the Student Vaccine Attestation (Confirmation) and Exemption form. This includes students taking online classes only, continuing education students, running start students and other students under the age of 18, but who are at least 12 years old. 

What is the deadline for submitting the Student Vaccine Attestation (Confirmation) and Exemption form? 

All Students must complete the online Student Vaccination Attestation (Confirmation) form before they will be allowed to register for courses. Within the form, students may also ask for a medical or religious exemption. The college will post quarter deadlines prior to the start of the quarter.

What types are vaccines are allowed? 

Bellevue College accepts any vaccine approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) or the WHO (World Health Organization). Please note that as of 1/10/2022 that this does not include the Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) or Sputnik Light.

What does it mean to be “fully vaccinated?” 

A student is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after they receive their second dose in a two-dose series, or two weeks after they receive a single dose vaccine. 

If registration for the quarter has already started, and I only have 1 of 2 shots. Can I still sign up for classes?

No. You will not be able to register for classes until after you have received the final shot in your vaccination series or have an approved an exemption. The final shot must be completed 2 weeks prior to the first day of the quarter (see chart below) 

The only exemptions the governor’s proclamation allows are for religious and medical reasons. You can submit the exemption request using the link: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/covid19/attestation/ and selecting “Not vaccinated” and the options will appear in the form. Do not submit using the form found in ctcLINK. (See chart below for dates)

When must students be fully vaccinated? 

All students must be fully vaccinated no later than the start of the quarter (employees have different deadlines). The chart below provides information on when students must receive their first dose to meet this deadline for the upcoming quarter. Those receiving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine must obtain the vaccine two weeks before the first day of the quarter to submit the attestation form by the deadline. Students who receive a different vaccination from those listed below must calculate when to start their two-dose series to meet the deadlines. You will not be able to register for classes if you are not fully vaccinated (two weeks after your final shot) by the first day of the quarter or have an approved medical or religious exemption. If you are fully vaccinated after the start of the quarter, you must wait until you have become fully vaccinated before registering for classes.

VaccineSeries Dose RequirementFirst Dose No Later ThanSecond DoseComplete SeriesFully Vaccinated
Pfizer2 doses, 21 days apart5/31/226/21/22

6/21/227/5/22
Moderna2 doses, 28 days apart5/24/226/21/226/21/227/5/22
Johnson & JohnsonSingle dose6/21/22

N/A6/21/227/5/22

It is now past the start of the quarter. Do I still need to submit an attestation? 

Yes, it is important for you to submit the attestation as soon as possible. All students, online only, on-campus and student employees must submit the form. If you do not submit the form, the college will place a block on your ability to register for classes. New and former students planning to register for the upcoming quarter must also submit the attestation.

Where can students get vaccinated? 

There are a number of places to get the COVID-19 vaccination free of charge. King County has information on getting vaccinated for free in King County or other websites that have information as well. Health care providers may also be able to tell you where to get vaccinated.   

What proof or documentation do students submit to show they are fully vaccinated? 

The college does not require students to submit documentation proving they are fully vaccinated. The Student Vaccination Attestation (Confirmation) form requires students to indicate the name of the vaccine they received, the date they received their first dose, and if applicable, their second dose. However, students participating in healthcare programs may be asked to submit documentation and are asked to check with their healthcare program for any additional requirements. 

Additionally, the college reserves the right to ask students to provide additional documentation, as needed, to confirm compliance with state and college requirements. This may include observing a student’s CDC vaccination card, state immunization information system record, or other documentation.  

Who may request an exemption? 

All students who have a sincerely held religious belief that prevents them from getting the vaccine, or those who have been advised by their healthcare provider that they should not receive the COVID-19 vaccine for health reasons can ask for an exemption. 

Can students request an exemption from the vaccination requirement?  

Yes, both the medical and the religious exemption options are embedded in the Student Vaccination Attestation (Confirmation) form.  

  • Open the form and click on, “I have not received the vaccination” 
  • Under Exemption Request, click on “yes” 
  • Then select the type of exemption you are asking for 

Generally, the religious exemption is approved at the time students submit the form. However, the college may contact students if additional information is needed within two to three weeks after submission. 

Students asking for a medical exemption are sent a form, which requires additional information. 

Students should check their student emails after submitting their exemption request for requests for clarification, further details, or documentation.

What happens if a student’s request for an exemption is denied? 

As long as a student submitted the Student Vaccination Attestation (Confirmation) and Exemption Form, a full refund of college fees is permitted for withdrawals that occur after the 100% refund period has passed. This includes tuition and classroom fees, and the admission fee (for new students).  

However, students who receive financial aid, may owe a repayment on the grant funds they received based on when the withdrawal occurs. Students on financial aid should carefully consider the financial aid consequences related to their vaccination status.  

International students may have other consequences related to their student status and ability to stay in the country if they are withdrawn due to their vaccination status or the denial of an exemption.  

Can students who are approved for a medical or religious exemption come to campus? 

Students who are granted a medical or religious exemption may come to campus for classes, services and events.

What happens if students do not submit a vaccination attestation (confirmation) form? 

The college will block the ability for students to register for future quarters if they do not submit the form as required. Additionally, students who do not submit the form may be subject to disciplinary action that may include suspension or dismissal from the college for the quarter. This also applies if students submit false information on the form.  

Are international students who are not able to obtain a vaccine in their home countries required to get vaccinated before they arrive at the college?   

International Education and College staff will work with new international students on a case-by-case basis. First quarter international students should get vaccinated as soon as possible when arriving in the US. New international students need to be fully vaccinated or request an exemption and have that exemption be approved. They should work with the International Education staff to ensure they can meet these requirements.

Which form does a student employee complete – the student or employee form? 

Student employees must submit the employee vaccination attestation (confirmation) form. Student employees are considered state employees and must comply with Governor Inslee’s proclamation that requires all higher education employees to show proof of vaccination unless they request and are approved for a religious or medical exemption.   

Do students under the age of 18 need to submit the Student Vaccination Attestation (Confirmation) form? 

Yes, all students, including those between the ages of 12 to 18, and all running start students must submit the form indicating they are fully vaccinated or that they request an exemption.  

Why is there this requirement? Where is the Governor’s Proclamation? 

Governor Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 20-12.5 – Higher Education can be found using this link.  The proclamation provides clear guidance and requirements colleges must follow to be considered a fully vaccinated campus.  

Since the college is requiring all students and employees to be fully vaccinated or request an exemption, why are masks still required? 

Students, faculty, and staff must wear masks indoors, through May 1st 2022. More information to come on how decisions will be made regarding possible adjustments to our indoor masking requirements.

Do I have to wear a mask on campus?

Yes. All employees and students must wear a mask, correctly, at all times with rare exemptions. This policy will continue until at least May 1st 2022. More information is coming out soon about masking.

Can instructors or other college employees ask to see proof of vaccination?  

No, instructors and most staff cannot ask students about their vaccination status. The vaccine status of an employee or student is confidential medical information and is protected from disclosure under both federal and state law. College employees should refrain from inquiring about the vaccine status of students, unless making such an inquiry is within the employee’s job duties.  This may include staff in Human Resources, Enrollment Services, and employees connected with a student healthcare program that requires proof of vaccination (e.g., clinical courses).  

The college may inform faculty members about vaccine-related accommodations for students attending their classes. This is so the instructor can ensure that a student’s accommodations are being properly implemented.  As with other workplace and educational accommodations, employees should avoid making inquiries about the underlying circumstances giving rise to an accommodation.   Discrimination against students or employees based on their religious beliefs or on their actual or perceived medical status is strictly prohibited. 

What proof or documentation do students submit to show they are fully vaccinated?

The college randomly selects students to submit vaccination documentation. The Student Vaccination Attestation (Confirmation) form requires students to indicate the name of the vaccine they received, the date they received their first dose, and if applicable, their second dose.

Students who are randomly selected should check their student email for a message with further information on how to submit their documentation of the following types:

If you obtained a vaccine within Washington State, use:

If you obtained a vaccine outside Washington State, use:

  • CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, or
  • State or healthcare provider certificate of COVID-19 vaccination, or
  • Verified electronic medical record printout from a healthcare provider

There are options to upload their proof of vaccination or booster information on the main Student Attestation form: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/covid19/attestation/ . Students participating in healthcare programs may be asked to submit documentation and are asked to check with their healthcare program for any additional requirements.

Additionally, the college reserves the right to ask students to provide additional documentation, as needed, to confirm compliance with state and college requirements. This may include observing a student’s CDC vaccination card, state immunization information system record, or other documentation.

Can I complete the Nursing Program if I’m not fully Vaccinated?

Students at any external sites or practicum are required to follow the business, local, state, and federal requirements. This may include vaccination requirements. Bellevue College does not make any guarantees of placement for practicum or external sites to students not fully vaccinated for COVID-19.Practicum facilities and businesses may deny not fully vaccinated students or students without a booster shot(s) access to their site which may result in an inability or delay to fulfill academic requirements. Alternatives to clinical work and site placements may not be available and these students may not be able to finish the program.

Bellevue College does not set or control clinical site standards or documentation requirements. If you are not accepted by a clinical site due to your vaccination status and you qualify for a medical or religious exemption, the College will attempt to locate an alternative clinical placement, but cannot guarantee that a placement will be found. If no alternative clinical placement is identified, you may not be able to complete the program due to inability to complete clinical coursework.

Last Updated June 8, 2022