Academic advisors can help students and future students in a variety of ways. Academic advisors are here for more than course planning. We work to support your educational and personal success at BC and beyond! Some of the services we provide are:
- Exploring different iBIT programs and career options
- Reviewing unofficial transcripts for transfer credit
- Selecting classes to take for the next quarter
- Creating an academic plan to complete your degree
- Helping you find available resources
- Application and registration processes
- Understanding Bellevue College policies and procedures
Finding Your iBIT Advisor
Whether you are a prospective student interested in learning more about the iBIT programs, or have been a BC student for a while, our team of advisors and program managers are here to help. Learn more about some of the iBIT team members below.
If you are pursuing an associate degree or certificate you can schedule an appointment with a pathways advisor through the Advising Center. Students will meet with the pathway advisor that is in line with their education and career goal.
Students pursuing an associate degree or certificate in:
- Software Development
- Artificial Intelligence
- Information Technology
may also reach out to the Program Manager Alysa Kelsey.
Meet your advisor, Amber Kelly.
Meet your advisor, Kristi Wilson.
Permission Codes for Registration
Students may need permission codes in order to get registered for one or more of the following reasons:
- Overriding a required course prerequisite (if permitted by instructor and/or program manager)
- Taking upper division classes prior to being admitted into a BAS program
- Registering for capstone courses
- System errors (review common registration errors first)
- When attempting late registration
Students can request permission codes by filling out the appropriate permission code request form. Depending on the situation students may need to obtain instructor permission first or upload unofficial transcripts to verify prerequisites of transfer courses.
New and Prospective Students
If you are a new student, or thinking about getting your degree at Bellevue College, check out these available resources.
Preparing for Your Academic Advising Appointment
- Schedule an advising appointment in advance or same-day, and in-person or over the phone.
- If you need to cancel an appointment, please let your advisor know as soon as possible.
- If you have transcripts you need reviewed, please email to your advisor prior to meeting.
- Participate in your own research and planning
- Arrive on time and be ready to engage.
- Both you and your advisor will play an active role during this appointment.
- Necessary paperwork such as transcripts, forms, degree worksheets.
- Goal of advising appointment and what you would like to accomplish.
- Any research you have done.
- A list of questions. Your advisor may ask you questions in return to clarify and better understand your goals, aspirations, and needs.
- A notebook or laptop to take notes.
What to Expect During Your Advising Appointment?
During your appointment you may be asked questions about:
Your Program of Study
- Are you completing an Associate Degree, Bachelor’s Degree or a Certificate?
- Do you have a specific program or concentration in mind?
- Do you have any outside credits you would like to transfer in?
Your Career and Educational Goals
- What are your long-term academic goals?
- What types of jobs are you looking at getting with this degree?
- Are you planning on being a full-time or part-time student?
- Are there additional things we need to be aware of as we create an educational plan for you (i.e. Running Start, Financial Aid recipient, non-Washington state resident, international student, veteran)?
Your Academic Progress
- How is the current quarter going? What is going well? Are there any challenges you are facing?
- If you share that you are having a rough time, we may share campus resources and ask questions about support systems you have in place to help, etc.
Beyond the Advising Appointment
Prior to the start of your academic advising appointment and throughout your time at Bellevue College it is helpful to review your progress towards your degree or certificate. This can be done by using a degree planning worksheet specific to your program and start year.
The most important thing to do is to meet with your academic advisor or program manager to create an academic plan. We recommend students check-in with their advisors on a quarterly basis to revise their academic plans to incorporate any program changes. Remember, it is never too early to start planning your pathway into a program!
Last Updated January 5, 2023