Overseas Online Program

The Overseas Online Program allows students to start taking a course online/remotely while they are waiting to arrive in the US as BC’s F-1 student. 

International Education (IE) recommends brand-new overseas online students limit to one, 5-credit course per quarter (or one intensive English course) to gradually get accustomed to the U.S. higher education learning system; however, IE reviews each request on a case-by-case basis. 

For specific questions please read the respective program details first and then email the Director of International Education at Kazumi.Hada@bellevuecollege.edu.

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Credit-Level Overseas Online

ALL overseas online students must meet all conditions BEFORE they are allowed to sign-up for any online, credit bearing courses at BC: 

  • Be at least 16 years of age at the time of enrollment. 
  • Be accepted to the college-level program at BC.
  • Must be able to place into English 101 by meeting one of the methods:
    • An official internet-based TOEFL 65 and a writing score about 16;
    • An official academic IELTS overall band score of 6.0 with writing score of 6.0; 
    • Advanced Placement (AP) English Language/Comp or English Literature/Comp scores of 4 or 5;
    • International Baccalaureate (IB) English A Language & Literature or English A Literature scores of 5, 6, or 7; 
    • IGCSE or O-level’s First English Language with a grade of a “B” or higher; 
    • Successful completion of BC’s Bridge Pathway program with a grade of “C-“ in English 93; 
    • Successful completion of BC’s intensive English program with a grade of an “A-“in Integrated Skills 5 and “B-“in all other courses. 
    • BC’s English Placement Test result with placement into English 101
  • Must have reliable technology that meets Canvas specification (https://guides.instructure.com/m/67952/l/720328) and have access to browsers that support Canvas. 
  • Complete the Acknowledgement form and IE overseas online orientation on the International Student Portal once accepted.  

All overseas online students are required to maintain at least a 2.0 quarterly and cumulative GPA to be able to continue participating in the overseas online program. 

 In the US, instructors teach their classes differently. 

  • Asynchronous learning means students learn the same materials at different times and locations on their own without real-time interaction. 
  • Synchronous learning means students learn the same materials at the same time (real-time) by attending lectures and discussion groups 
  • Blended learning includes both asynchronous and synchronous methods. 

What are the impacts on you? 

  • Time difference – Synchronous and “blended” models require you to participate in the course(s) based on the Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). 
  • Time management – Asynchronous learning will test your time management skills, because there are no set lectures/class-time. 

Estimated quarterly total for one, 5-credit course is $1,668.40. 

  • A one-time only $21.00 placement fee 
  • Non-resident tuition according to the number of credits (e.g., a 5cr = $1,456.40) 
  • BC’s mandatory fees according to the number of credits ($38.50 for 5cr)
  • E-Learning fee ($52.50 for a 5cr) 
  • Textbooks if required for each course, plus shipment cost if any (approx. $100) 

As space is available. Seats are not guaranteed.

  1. Astronomy 100 (5cr) – Fulfills Natural Sciences (non-lab science)
  2. Business Management 101 (5cr) – Fulfills Social Sciences
  3. Interpersonal Communication 210 (5cr) – Fulfills Humanities
  4. Intercultural Communication 280 (5cr) – Fulfills Humanities & Cultural Diversity
  5. English Composition I 101 (5cr) – Fulfills Writing Communication 3
  6. Introduction to Geography 100 (5cr) – Fulfills Social Sciences
  7. International Studies 105 (5cr) – Fulfills Social Sciences
  8. Philosophy 102 (5cr) – Fulfills Humanities
  9. General Psychology 100 (5cr) – Fulfills Social Sciences
  10. Introduction to Sociology 101 (5cr) – Fulfills Social Sciences

Intensive English Overseas Online

ALL overseas online students must meet all conditions BEFORE they are allowed to sign-up for the intensive English course at BC: 

  • Be at least 16 years of age at the time of enrollment. 
  • Be accepted to the intensive English program at BC . 
  • Must have reliable technology that meets Canvas specification(https://guides.instructure.com/m/67952/l/720328)) and have access to browsers that support Canvas. 
  • Complete the Acknowledgement form and IE overseas online orientation on the International Student Portal once accepted.

In the US, instructors teach their classes differently. 

  • Asynchronous learning (100% online) means classwork is at your own pace due by the teacher’s due date.  No real-time (no live) interaction. 
  • Synchronous learning (includes some live lessons) means you must be able to join at the class time in Pacific Daylight Time. For example, it might be 2am in your home country.  
  • Blended learning includes both asynchronous and synchronous methods.  

What are the impacts on you? 

  • Time difference – Synchronous and “blended” models require you to participate in the course(s) based on the Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). 
  • Time management – Asynchronous learning will require good time management skills because you have to complete assignments by the due date on your own. 

Fall 2020 

Estimated quarterly total for one, intensive English course is $887.70. 

  • A one-time only $21.00 placement fee
  • A Reading or Speaking/Listening class tuition ($728.20) 
  • BC’s mandatory fees according to the number of credits ($38.50 for a Reading or Speaking & Listening class) 
  • Textbooks if required for each course, plus shipment cost if any (approx. $100) 

Estimated quarter total for the Writing & Grammar course is $1,654.40. 

  • A one-time only $21.00 placement fee
  • Writing & Grammar class tuition ($1,456.40) 
  • BC’s mandatory fees according to the number of credits ($77.00 for the Writing & Grammar course) 
  • Textbooks if required for each course, plus shipment cost if any (approx. $100) 

Brand-new overseas online students are limited to one course per quarter.

Students are expected to be available during the following times:


Fall Quarter (9/21 – 12/10/20) – Classes meet Monday through Friday in PDT

Reading

Writing/Grammar

Speaking & Listening

12:30pm to 1:20pm 

1:30pm to 3:20pm 

3:30pm to 4:20pm 

Last Updated July 1, 2020