Out of State Students

Before offering classes via online/distance to students who reside outside Washington state, Bellevue College, like all other higher education institutions, must obtain authorization from those states in order to offer classes to their residents. At this time, due to extraordinarily high costs to obtain authorization, and/or other limiting factors, we regret that Bellevue College cannot offer distance education classes to students who live in Kentucky, Delaware, and Puerto Rico.
Other states may have restrictions for certain online programs that require licensure and/or internships, externships, clinicals and practicums. Please contact Sukirti Ranade for more information.

Red, white and blue logo for the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity AgreementsBellevue College is a member of SARA, a regional compact recently unified under a national “Unified State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement” (SARA). This nationwide initiative makes online courses more accessible to students across state lines and make it easier for states to regulate – and institutions to participate in – interstate eLearning education. SARA member states are denoted by an *.

Complaint Resolution Procedures

The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) has authority to investigate student complaints against specific schools. WSAC may not be able to investigate every student complaint. Visit Washington Student Achievement Council Complaints  for information regarding the WSAC complaint process.