After Acceptance – Next Steps

CONGRATULATIONS! You now have been accepted to Bellevue College, (BC).

Please complete the following steps to prepare yourself and get ready to study at BC.

*** NOTE: If you are transferring from a US school and already obtained your F-1 visa, it’s okay to skip the “Obtain F-1 Visa” step.

Student visas are issued by US Embassies and Consulates located outside the United States.

  1. Pay your SEVIS Registration Fee: fmjfee.comSEVIS
    • You must have your passport and your I-20 (immigration document) from BC before you pay the SEVIS fee.
    • You MUST print out the receipt from your SEVIS payment.
    • You need the SEVIS receipt to sign up for the visa interview.
    • You also need your SEVIS receipt at the visa interview.
  1. Find a US Embassy or Consulate near youConsulate General Hyderabad
    • Go to this website: http://www.usembassy.gov/
    • Click on your area of the world.
    • Click on your country.
    • Click on Visas.
    • Follow the instructions to sign up for a visa appointment.
  1. You must contact your local U.S. Embassy or Consulate for the required documents for your visa interview.
  1. For more information about F-1 visas, please see this website: http://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/students
  2. Receiving a decision:envelope-vector
    • If you are approved for a student visa, Congratulations!
    • If you are denied a student visa:
      1. Politely ask the consular official why the application was denied.
      2. Also ask when you may reapply for a visa.
      3. If you would like to re-apply for the student visa, please contact your BC admission specialist: oie@bellevuecollege.edu.

Tips – How To Prepare for Your F-1 Visa Interview

Click here to view useful tips.

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On-Campus and Off-Campus Housing

It is best to secure your housing option before you leave your home country. BC students and scholars live in a variety of housing arrangements including BC Student Housing, apartments, homestay, and hotels depending on their needs and interests.

Four common options to find a place to live while studying at Bellevue College:

  1. Live in BC Student Housing
  2. Live with your relative or friends
  3. Live with a local host family or homestay
  4. Live in an apartment

Visit our Housing webpage to get more detailed information for the BC Student Housing, the Host Family/Homestay, Apartment, and short-term temporary (i.e., hotel) options.

Studying in the US can be exiting and stressful. However, your health is a priority. We strongly recommend YOU arrive healthy & ready to enroll full-time. A Check-Up for general health, dental, & vision BEFORE you leave your home country is extremely important.

You might wonder:
* Why do you have to do all of these “Health Check-up”?
* Do I have to buy a BC Student health insurance while I am studying at BC?
* What does BC Student Health Insurance cover?
Click here to view answer for these questions and more information.

You might have been wondering how much money would be enough and what type of monetary you should bring to help you in settling down at the beginning. Click here to view more information and helpful suggestions for you.

Important Dates to remember:

 
PROGRAMSTENTATIVE On-Campus Resident Move-InOrientation & Payment DeadlineTesting & Registration
** Bridge Pathway  
** Intensive English (ESL) Program  
** LEAP (Learning English in Action Program)
Jun 24Jun 25Jun 26
** College Credits  
** International High School Completion
Jun 24Jun 24Jun 25-30
   
 
PROGRAMSTENTATIVE On-Campus Resident Move-InOrientation & Payment DeadlineTesting & Registration
** Bridge Pathway  
** Intensive English (ESL) Program  
** LEAP (Learning English in Action Program)
TBASept 14Sept 15
** College Credits  
** International High School Completion  
** International Business Professions (IBP)
TBASept 10Sept 11-16 & Sept 18
   
 
PROGRAMSTENTATIVE On-Campus Resident Move-InOrientation & Payment DeadlineTesting & Registration
** Bridge Pathway  
** Intensive English (ESL) Program  
** LEAP (Learning English in Action Program)
TBADec 28, 2020Dec 29, 2020
** College Credits  
** International High School Completion
TBADec 28, 2020Dec 29-31, 2020
PROGRAMSTENTATIVE On-Campus Resident Move-InOrientation & Payment DeadlineTesting & Registration
** Bridge Pathway  
** Intensive English (ESL) Program  
** LEAP (Learning English in Action Program)
TBAApr 1Apr 5
** College Credits  
** International High School Completion  
** International Business Professions (IBP)
TBAApr 1Apr 2 & Apr 5-7
 
PROGRAMSTENTATIVE On-Campus Resident Move-InOrientation & Payment DeadlineTesting & Registration
** Bridge Pathway  
** Intensive English (ESL) Program  
** LEAP (Learning English in Action Program)
TBAJun 29Jun 30
** College Credits  
** International High School Completion
TBAJun 29Jun 30 & Jul 1-2
   

Important Notes

  • Dates are subject to change.
  • Make sure your visa appointment is early, so you can be at orientation!
  • You MUST attend orientation. Students who miss orientation will NOT be allowed to join y. Students who miss the orientation will have immigration problems.

What MUST be packed in your carry-on luggage?

* Valid Passport A Photo of Passports
* Valid F-1 Visa A Photo of Visa page
* I-20 form A Photo of an I-20 Immigration form

And:

  • I-901 Receipt
  • A complete local address (where you will be staying in the US)

Before Orientation and Check-in date, create your BC Student Email and NetID.
You will need:

  1. SID – Student ID Number (950-xx-xxxx). You can locate this SID from your BC acceptance letter via email from your BC Admission Specialist.
  2. PIN – Personal ID Number. It’s your date of birth MMDDYY. For example: if your birthdate is September 7, 1996, your pin is: 090796.

Click here to get detailed information, steps by steps, of how to create your BC Student Email and NetID.

Orientation and Check-In Dates:

 
PROGRAMSTENTATIVE On-Campus Resident Move-InOrientation & Payment DeadlineTesting & Registration
** Bridge Pathway  
** Intensive English (ESL) Program  
** LEAP (Learning English in Action Program)
Jun 24Jun 25Jun 26
** College Credits  
** International High School Completion
Jun 24Jun 24Jun 25-30
   
 
PROGRAMSTENTATIVE On-Campus Resident Move-InOrientation & Payment DeadlineTesting & Registration
** Bridge Pathway  
** Intensive English (ESL) Program  
** LEAP (Learning English in Action Program)
TBASept 14Sept 15
** College Credits  
** International High School Completion  
** International Business Professions (IBP)
TBASept 10Sept 11-16 & Sept 18
   
 
PROGRAMSTENTATIVE On-Campus Resident Move-InOrientation & Payment DeadlineTesting & Registration
** Bridge Pathway  
** Intensive English (ESL) Program  
** LEAP (Learning English in Action Program)
TBADec 28, 2020Dec 29, 2020
** College Credits  
** International High School Completion
TBADec 28, 2020Dec 29-31, 2020
PROGRAMSTENTATIVE On-Campus Resident Move-InOrientation & Payment DeadlineTesting & Registration
** Bridge Pathway  
** Intensive English (ESL) Program  
** LEAP (Learning English in Action Program)
TBAApr 1Apr 5
** College Credits  
** International High School Completion  
** International Business Professions (IBP)
TBAApr 1Apr 2 & Apr 5-7
 
PROGRAMSTENTATIVE On-Campus Resident Move-InOrientation & Payment DeadlineTesting & Registration
** Bridge Pathway  
** Intensive English (ESL) Program  
** LEAP (Learning English in Action Program)
TBAJun 29Jun 30
** College Credits  
** International High School Completion
TBAJun 29Jun 30 & Jul 1-2
   

Important Notes

  • Dates are subject to change.
  • Make sure your visa appointment is early, so you can be at orientation!
  • You MUST attend orientation. Students who miss orientation will NOT be allowed to join their applied program. Students who miss the orientation will have to defer to a future quarter. Please contact us at accepted@bellevuecollege.edu to request for a new I-20 for your future quarter.

Bring the following documents with you to the Orientation and Check-in date:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • I-20
  • A complete local address (where you are staying) and telephone number
  • A complete local emergency contact: your relative’s or friend’s or guardian’s name, phone number, and email address
  • Money to pay for your tuition, ORCA bus-pass card or parking permit, and/or books
  • Any update admission documents (e.g., proof of high school graduation, final O-level test results, final SACM Guarantee Financial letter, update TOEFL/IELT test result, etc.)

Transportation

You can use many types of transportations to/from Bellevue College, such as driving a car, riding a bicycle (bike), or taking a metro bus. Each type of transportation you choose has different requirements. For example, you need a valid driver’s license and a parking permit if you drive a car; you need to purchase an ORCA (bus-pass) card if you ride a bus, etc.

Click here to view more detailed information about Transportation and its requirements.

Other Recommended Documents to Bring with You to the US

1. Bring official transcript(s) from your previous college or university:

2. Bring several sets of recommendation letters and resume in English. You may need these when you are eligible to do an internship or work on-campus.

Last Updated March 31, 2020