Application Process and Deadlines

You may request to change your residency status by completing the Residence Questionnaire and mailing it to the Bellevue College Residency Office.

  • Print and complete the Residence Questionnaire.  Complete all sections and provide a signature, A signature  is required on both sides  of the Residency Questionnaire if you are applying as an independent student.
  • Return the completed original Residence Questionnaire  to our office along with copies of supporting documentation. See Residency Requirements Form.  Drop in office hours are Monday – Thursday, 10-4PM or by appointment here.

If your application is not reviewed before the due date. We reimburse the difference of the non-resident and resident tuition if  approved after the tuition due date.

Attention: Students’ failure to disclose and submit complete and accurate information and all required documents may result in denial or reversal of the student’s resident classification.


Completed Questionnaires along with all supporting documentation are accepted up to the 30th calendar day of the quarter for which application is made. The deadline to submit documents for winter quarter 2018 is February 2, 2018.  Documentation received after the deadline is considered for the following quarter.

Notification Process

Application are processed in the order received. After your residency documents are reviewed,  an email notification is sent to you with our decision.


Note: Once the application and its contents have been submitted, it becomes the property of the Bellevue College and will not be returned to students. The college keeps the documentation in a high security vault for 7 years (for records and auditing purposes) and destroys the files after that time period. It is suggested students make copies for themselves in case they need it for future references.


Last Updated December 5, 2017