ADN Application Instructions

Thank you for considering enrollment in the Associate degree in Nursing (ADN) program at Bellevue College. Please carefully review the application information below.

Application Periods

Six Quarter Option

  • Application Period: March 8 – May 25 (application closes at 8:59 pm Pacific Time/11:59 pm Eastern Time)
  • Testing Period: March 1, 2019 – May 25, 2020
  • Student Notifications: TBA
  • Orientation for Cohort: The week of July 13 (exact time and location not yet finalized)

UPDATE 5/20/2020:

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the deadlines for the Fall 2020 ADN application requirements were extended:

  • Admissions tests: June 7
    • Writeplacer and TEAS must be taken before June 7 to be considered for admission.
  • CPR Certification: July 10
    • CPR Certification must be completed by July 10 if admitted to Fall 2020 ADN cohort.
  • Immunizations: July 10
    • Applicants having completed a minimum of 2 doses of Hep B immunization by May 25 will be considered. The final dose and titer must be completed by July 10.
  • NAC Certification: Conditional
    • Successful completion of NAC 106 and NAC 107, without earning a certificate, will substitute for completion of the entire NAC program.

Applicants should complete application by May 25 and submit planned dates of completion for any of the above incomplete requirements. Requirements completed between May 25 and these deadlines should be submitted to

Six Quarter Option

  • Application Period: August 17 – September 21 (application closes at 8:59 pm Pacific Time/11:59 pm Eastern Time)
  • Testing Period: August 15, 2019 – September 21, 2020
  • TB PPD must not expire before March 30, 2021
  • Student Notifications: October 23
  • Orientation for Cohort: The week November 18 (exact time and location not yet finalized)

Updates to the Winter 2021* Application Cycle

*Updates to the Spring 2021 Application Cycle are under the “Spring Admissions” tab.

NAC/CNA requirement

  • To fulfill the NAC/CNA course requirement students may take NAC 106 and NAC 107 (or equivalent at a community college).
    • The clinical portion of the NAC/CNA program is waived (NAC 108 at Bellevue College).
  • NAC/CNA courses taken at Washington State Department of Health-approved for-profit, proprietary schools must provide a Certificate of Completion when submitting an application.
    • WA State Certification will still be considered when reviewing and scoring applications; however, it is no longer a requirement for any applicants.

Transfer Prerequisites

  • For transferring students applying for Winter 2021, it is strongly recommended that you submit a transfer credit request before applying.
    • If your credits have been transferred to Bellevue College before you submit your application, please attach your Degree Audit to your application.
    • This is a suggestion, not a requirement. The absence of a Degree Audit will not affect your eligibility for the ADN program.
  • For more information, visit the Transferring Prerequisites webpage:

Ten Quarter Option

  • Application Period: October 26 – November 30 (application closes at 8:59 pm Pacific Time/11:59 pm Eastern Time)
  • Testing Period: September 20, 2019 – November 30, 2020
  • TB PPD must not expire before June 30, 2021
  • Student Notifications: January 6
  • Orientation for Cohort: The week of February 10 (exact time and location not yet finalized)

Updates to the Spring 2021 Admission Cycle Requirements

  • Starting with the Spring 2021 application (opening 10/26/2020), it will be a requirement for any students transferring to Bellevue College to have their prerequisite credits transferred to Bellevue College before applying to the ADN program.
  • Transferring credits takes approximately 8 weeks, so it is recommended that applicants submit a transfer credit request at least two months before the application deadline.
  • Plan to attach your Bellevue College Degree Audit to your application if you are applying for the Spring 2021 Cohort.

For more information:

Application Steps

First time BC students and previous BC students who are returning after four or more quarters must apply for general admission to BC first. Current BC students may skip this step.
Complete this step at least two weeks prior to the application deadline. Processing time is typically 5-10 business days. If you are transferring credits, plan to do this 5-6 weeks before the application deadline.

Quick Tips

  • Follow the Quick Start Instructions provided on the site.  Make sure to complete the application process by clicking on the Submit Button located at the bottom of the college listing of choices.
  • Allow up to 4-7 business days for the college to process your application. You will receive a Welcome Letter email with instructions for your next steps.
  • The college places a $55 admission/placement fee on your account at the time we process your application. You pay this fee at the time you pay your first quarter tuition. Once paid, the fee is non-refundable.

Students who have completed coursework outside of Bellevue College will need to fill out an Evaluation of Transfer Credit form and submit official, sealed transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges attended, other than BC.

Official paper transcripts and documents should be mailed to:

Bellevue College
ATTN: Student Central/Enrollment Services B125
3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue, WA 98007-6484

Official electronic transcripts must be sent directly by the institution. We cannot accept copies that are forwarded from your personal email account. If the electronic transcript was downloaded and viewed by anyone else, we cannot use it for transfer credit. Electronic transcripts and documents should be emailed to:

You do not need to send official Bellevue College transcripts since you are not transferring those credits.

Be sure to upload unofficial copies of your transcripts to your application on NursingCAS, including the unofficial transcript from Bellevue College if you took classes here.

If transferring prerequisites, after receiving the results of your transfer credit requests, upload a PDF of your Degree Audit and, if all of your courses did not transfer, your approved Prerequisite Course Equivalency Worksheet. This is not necessary if you only took courses at Bellevue College.

Our application is available through NursingCAS. You must create an account in order to find the Bellevue College ADN program in the list. If the program is not yet listed, please look for it later in the week.

Please prepare all required documentation for upload to application in advance:

  • Unofficial transcripts showing completion of ADN Prerequisites – including Bellevue College unofficial transcripts
  • TEAS score report—minimum score of 74% required
  • WritePlacer score report—minimum score of 4 required
  • CPNW Clinical Passport
  • American Heart Association BLS/CPR Provider certification
    • Red Cross and other AHA certifications are not accepted and result in your application being disqualified.
  • Certificate of completion from a NAC/CNA training program
    • From either a community or technical college
    • or a Washington State Department of Health approved proprietary/for-profit institution
  • $50 application fee to NursingCAS

Admission Criteria

Admission to this program is competitive. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission as the number of qualified applicants typically exceeds the number of available enrollment spaces. Please carefully review the ADN Program Admission Criteria for more details on how applications are evaluated. Applicants’ scores will be ranked in the following manner: 1) Total Score, 2) Science GPA, 3) TEAS score. If a tie exists after this, applicants may be invited for an interview with the Nursing faculty. To date, this has not happened.

Admission Decisions

Admission decision notification will be sent via email to the preferred email address you have entered in NursingCAS. Be sure to also check your Junk or Spam email folders in case your email security routes notification there.

Regarding Application Content and Admission Decisions

Your application is your responsibility. Bellevue College Nursing is not responsible for outdated, incorrect, or missing information on the application you submit via NursingCAS. To make sure you have uploaded the correct document(s), be sure to select the “preview” button after attaching each document and review the content. If you have uploaded the wrong document or a change you made is missing, remove it from NursingCAS and upload the correct one.

The admission committee reviews applications based on the information and required documents you provide in the application. The committee does not review documents not submitted through NursingCAS. Bellevue College Nursing will answer application questions as a courtesy. The answers to these questions are not part of the official committee application review and the guidance provided does not guarantee your application will be successful.

Last Updated August 28, 2020