ctcLink for Students

A Connected Experience Coming November 2021

Manage and track your Bellevue College experience through a single portal.

Bellevue College transitions to ctcLink this fall. It offers a central location to track and manage your education. Find and register for classes, pay tuition and fees, update personal details, and more.

ctcLink at BC launches Nov. 8. Students begin account activation on Nov. 17.

Most college processes are affected by this transition, including:

  • Admissions
  • Registration
  • Financial Aid
  • Finance
  • Academic Records

While there will be a learning curve in ctcLink, we have set up dedicated ctcLink support and tutorials. Check them out if you have any issues.

Why are we making this change? Other than giving students a central location to track and manage their education, ctcLink is also being adopted by all 34 of Washington State’s community and technical colleges. That means a more connected experience no matter where you go.

Explore this page for more details or use the navigation to get more information and support.

What will you be able to accomplish? In ctcLink, you will…

Get a New Student ID Number!

Starts: Nov. 17, 2021

A ctcLink ID will replace BC Student IDs (SIDs).

Training Materials to Come

Update Personal Details and Contact Information

Starts: Nov. 17, 2021

Make sure all your details and preferences are up to date.

Training Materials to Come

Complete Class Registration Processes

Winter Quarter Registration Starts: Nov. 29, 2021

Browse the class schedule, check your registration date and time, register for classes, and more.

Training Materials to Come

Check Your Degree Progress

Degree information migration starts mid-December

View your degree audit and unofficial transcripts, apply for graduation, and manage your quarter-by-quarter course plan.

Training Materials to Come

Connect With 34 Washington State Community and Technical Colleges

More transparent access to college information

ctcLink connects your student experience to all of Washington State’s community and technical colleges. Use one student ID across all the colleges and more easily transfer and evaluate credits between them.


Why ctcLink?

The current software BC primarily uses to manage student information is from the 1980s. And while technology around us has changed, this software has not. Students currently navigate between multiple pages, log in more than once, and must remember where they previously visited to get the information they want.

ctcLink changes that. It offers an updated way to manage and track your experience at Bellevue College and within the entire Washington State community and technical college (SBCTC) system. Get the information you want through a Student Homepage and, if you transfer between SBCTC colleges, have an easier time doing so.

Think of it like this: do you really want to have your phone be from the 1980s? Of course not! You want one that is updated with features that make your life easier.

ctcLink can help with that.


What’s Changing in ctcLink?

Many student processes at Bellevue College are being updated in ctcLink. These include the following changes, as well as new additions:

What’s Changing:

Your BC Student ID (SID) will be replaced with a ctcLink ID.

ctcLink allows you to update your personal and contact preferences 24/7. You can now update more information in real-time, including your preferred gender and ethnicity.

How to get there?

  • Visit gateway.ctclink.us
  • Log in using your ctcLink ID and password
  • Select ‘Student Homepage’
  • Select ‘Profile’
  • Select ‘Personal Details’ and ‘Biographic’ to update your gender identify and sexual orientation, select ‘Contact Details’ to review/update your contact information, select ‘Addresses’ to review/update/manage your home, mailing, and other addresses, select ‘Emergency Contacts’ to review/update your emergency contacts, select ‘Ethnicity’ to review/update your ethnicity and background, and/or select ‘Privacy Restrictions’ to review/update your directory information preference.

Feature only available within ctcLink student homepage and/or app.

Search for classes and add them to a planner, shopping cart, or enroll—if available—directly from the schedule.

How to get there?

  • Visit gateway.ctclink.us
  • Log in using your ctcLink ID and password
  • Select ‘Student Homepage’
  • Select ‘Manage Classes’
  • Select ‘Class Search and Enroll’

Feature only available within ctcLink student homepage and/or app.

There are now three—yes four!—separate ways to enroll: from the class schedule, from a shopping cart, from your academic requirements, or from a planner.

How to get there?

  • Visit gateway.ctclink.us
  • Log in using your ctcLink ID and password
  • Select ‘Student Homepage’
  • Select ‘Manage Classes’
  • Select ‘Class Search and Enroll’ OR ‘Enroll by My Requirements’ OR ‘Shopping Cart’ OR ‘Planner’

You can pay tuition through your ctcLink Student Homepage.

How to get there?

  • Visit gateway.ctclink.us
  • Log in using your ctcLink ID and password
  • Select ‘Student Homepage’
  • Select ‘Financial Account’

Financial Aid for the 2021–22 school year is still reviewed through the BC Financial Aid Portal. BC transitions Financial Aid to ctcLink starting the 2022–23 school year.

Financial Aid data will not be available in ctcLink until late-Summer 2022.

Feature only available within ctcLink student homepage and/or app.

Students will view and accept financial aid awards in ctcLink. While you still apply for FAFSA and/or WASFA online, student financial aid records can be viewed via the ctcLink student homepage.

How to get there?

  • Visit gateway.ctclink.us
  • Log in using your ctcLink ID and password
  • Select ‘Student Homepage’
  • Select ‘Financial Aid’
  • View and accept your financial aid awards

Feature only available within ctcLink student homepage and/or app.

Your degree audit is now known as an Academic Advisement Report in ctcLink. This report remains unofficial but can help you track your academic progress and make sure you complete your required classes.

Related to the Academic Advisement Report are What-If reports. These allow you to run what-if scenarios if you are thinking about changing your degree and/or certificate.

How to get there?

  • Visit gateway.ctclink.us
  • Log in using your ctcLink ID and password
  • Select ‘Student Homepage’
  • Select ‘Academic Progress’
  • To run a What-If report, select ‘View What-If Report’

Feature only available within ctcLink student homepage and/or app.

Students will view their grades, unofficial transcript, transfer credit report, and program in ctcLink. This information is all accessed through the Academic Records tile on the ctcLink Student Homepage.

How to get there?

  • Visit gateway.ctclink.us
  • Log in using your ctcLink ID and password
  • Select ‘Student Homepage’
  • Select ‘Academic Records’
  • Select ‘View Grades’ to view your grades by quarter, select ‘View Unofficial Transcript’ to view your unofficial transcript, select ‘View Transfer Credit Report’ to see what transfer credits you received, and/or select ‘View My Program’ to see your indicated program of study.

Feature only available within ctcLink student homepage and/or app.

Students who expect to earn their degree or certificate soon will apply for graduation through ctcLink. They can also view their graduation status and their expected graduation term.

How to get there?

  • Visit gateway.ctclink.us
  • Log in using your ctcLink ID and password
  • Select ‘Student Homepage’
  • Select ‘Academic Progress’
  • Select ‘Apply for Graduation’ to apply to graduate, select ‘View Graduation Status’ to view the status of your graudation application, and/or select ‘Expected Graduation Term’ to view when you are expected to graduate, which is manually updated by Bellevue College staff or taken from your graduation application.

What We’re Doing to Help You With This Transition

Bellevue College is part of the fifth deployment group of ctcLink. As many other colleges have made this transition, we are working with them to learn how we can provide a great experience to you. While details are still being worked out, you can anticipate:

  • Training guides
  • Walkthroughs
  • Troubleshooting tips
  • And more!

Bookmark this page and check back often for the latest updates.

Last Updated October 21, 2021