Overseas Online Program

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

As long as students are fully aware of the below contents, potential risks, and are confident in handling classes, students may take up to 18cr (3 classes) in their first term.

If you need an I-20 from Bellevue College and plan to study on an F-1 visa in the future:

  1. An online international student application form. Go to https://international.bellevuecollege.edu/ to create a profile and start an application.
  2. A non-refundable $50 application fee paid online.
  3. All acceptance packets shipped to an address outside of the U.S. require you to pay an express mail fee via eShipGlobal site. The student must upload the air bill with a complete mailing address to the BC’s online application site.
  4. A copy of the passport photo page, including expiration date.
    • A copy of each F-2 dependent’s passport photo page, including expiration date.
  5. A bank statement dated no earlier than 6 months before application, with a minimum balance of $26,604 USD.
    • Add $5,000 USD for each F-2 dependent
    • US-based sponsors must complete the Affidavit of Support (I-134) form
  6. Valid proof of English language proficiency.
  7. Transcripts in English from the current and/or previous schools.

If you do not need an I-20 from Bellevue College and do not plan to become an F-1 student:

  1. Create an account on the International Student Portal
  2. Email ie@bellevuecollege.edu once you have created your account with your full name. We will add the application to your account for you.
  3. Please prepare to upload the following documents:
    1. A non-refundable $50 application fee paid online.
    2. A copy of the passport photo page, including expiration date.
    3. Valid proof of English language proficiency.
    4. Transcripts in English from the current and/or previous schools.
  4. Once you receive a response from IE, please upload the documents to your application.

  • It is strongly recommended for OOP students to have met an English proficiency level high enough to be placed into English 101.
  • Minimum English language proficiency required:

Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) and Paper-based TOEFL (PBT)

  • 61 (iBT) or 500 (PBT)
  • More information about TOEFL

Academic IELTS

  • Overall score of 6.0 with all sub-scores 5.5 or higher
  • More information about Academic IELTS

Duolingo English Test

First Language on the IGCSE or O-Level

An AP English Language or Literature/Composition Score

An IB English A Exam With A Minimum Score

  • 4 (places into English 101 at BC(*))
  • (*) Official exam result issued by the testing company is required for the placement into English 101.
  • More information about the IB International Baccalaureate

Smarter Balanced ELA Score Option Available For US High School Students Only

  • 3 (places into English 101 at BC(*))
  • (*) Official exam result issued by the testing company is required for the placement into English 101.
  • More information about Smarter Balanced ELA

Successful Completion of the BC’s Intensive English Program

Successful Completion of The BC’s Bridge Pathway Program

With a grade of “C-“

Other College’s placement test result(s)

A valid placement result from another college into the equivalent of BC’s English 101

U.S. High School or an International School

Two years of regular English courses (non-ESL) in a U.S. high school or international school with a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher (reviewed on a case-by-case basis)

Public Diplomacy ESL-school of The US Embassy

Successful completion of the advance 5 with a passing grade (a verification letter from the school official is required) (reviewed on a case-by-case basis)

Countries with English as Official or Primary Language

  1. Anguilla, 2. Antigua and Barbuda, 3. Australia, 4. Bahamas, 5. Barbados, 6. Belize, 7. Bermuda, 8. Botswana, 9. British Virgin Islands,10. Cameroon, 11. Canada (except Quebec), 12. Cayman Islands, 13. Dominica, 14. England, 15. Fiji, 16. The Gambia, 17. Ghana,
  2. Gibraltar, 19. Grenada, 20. Guyana, 21. Ireland, Northern, 22. Ireland, Republic of,
  3. Jamaica, 24. Kenya, 25. Lesotho, 26. Liberia, 27. Malawi, 28. Malta,
  4. Mauritius, 30. Montserrat, 31. Namibia, 32. New Zealand, 33. Nigeria,
  5. Papua New Guinea, 35. Scotland, 36. Seychelles, 37. Sierra Leone, 38. Singapore,
  6. Solomon Islands, 40. South Africa, 41. St. Kitts and Nevis,
  7. St. Lucia, 43. St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 44. Swaziland,
  8. Tanzania, 46. Tonga, 47. Trinidad and Tobago, 48. Turks and Caicos Islands,
  9. Uganda, 50. United Kingdom, 51. Vanuatu,
  10. Wales, 53. Zambia, 54. Zimbabwe

 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. 

Fall estimated quarterly total (excluding books) for 15 credits (3 classes) is $3,431.00 USD

Estimated quarterly books: $314 USD, excluding any shipment costs


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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Last Updated August 31, 2021