ADN Application Instructions


Fall 2019 – Six Quarter Option

  • Application Period: March 1 – April 15, 2019 (application closes at 8:59 pm Pacific Time/11:59 pm Eastern Time)
  • Testing Period:  March 1, 2018 – April 15, 2019

Winter 2020 – Six Quarter Option

  • REVISED Application Period: August 15 – September 30, 2019 (application closes at 8:59 pm Pacific Time/11:59 pm Eastern Time)
  • Testing Period: August 1, 2018 – September 16, 2019

Spring 2020 – Eleven Quarter Option

  • Application Period: September 20 – November 1, 2019 (application closes at 8:59 pm Pacific Time/11:59 pm Eastern Time)
  • Testing Period:  September 1, 2018 – November 1, 2019

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Step 1: Apply to Bellevue College for General Admission

If you are a first time BC student or a previous BC student who is returning to the college after four or more quarters, you must apply to the college first. Current BC students may skip Step 1 and start at Step 2.

  • This link takes you the Washington State Community and Technical College Web Admissions Center. 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 1-3 business days for the Welcome Center to process your application. We send you 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.

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Step 2:  Gather required documentation for upload to application

  • Unofficial transcripts including Bellevue College unofficial transcripts
  • TEAS score report—minimum score of 74% required
  • WritePlacer score report—minimum score of 4 required
  • CPNW Clinical Passport
    • Complete only the Submitted Once column from TB status through the AHA BLS Course. (Sample Form)
    • Your Tuberculin Status must be tested by a Two-Step TST or a TB IGRA—one-step TSTs are not accepted and will result in your application being disqualified.
    • You must have the immunization paperwork in your possession to confirm the information you submitted on the 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.
  • WA State NAC Certification (if submitting hours for admissions point)

Note: Background check report is not required to apply. You will be asked to run/pay for it if you are admitted to the program.

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Step 3: Complete Online Application

Our application is now 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.

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Step 4: Pay $50 application fee online to NursingCAS.

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Step 5: Submit Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) transcript.

If you took the TEAS at another institution, you need to request an official transcript be sent to Bellevue College through the ATI website. You will still need to upload an unofficial copy of your score report to your application.

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Step 6: Submit Transcripts to the Evaluations Office

Submit official college/university transcripts to the Bellevue College Evaluations Office at the address below.

Bellevue College Evaluations Office
ATTN: Nursing Program Admission
3000 Landerholm Circle SE, B125
Bellevue, Washington 98007-9484

Be sure to upload unofficial copies of your transcripts to your application on NursingCAS.

In very rare circumstances, a committee of Nursing faculty and staff may need to interview applicants if there is still a tie after applications have been sorted by 1. Total Score, 2. Science GPA, and 3. TEAS Score. To date, this has not happened.

Application Decision Notification

Amended: Fall 2019 Cohort Admission: June 7, 2019

Last Updated August 6, 2019