Admissions

Information Sessions

Our Running Start Information Sessions and being held on the Microsoft Teams platform. You can view the schedule by clicking this link Running Start Online Information Session Schedule. These sessions will go into much more detail about the program so that you can make an informed decision on whether or not to participate in the Running Start program.

Due to COVID-19 all in-person information session’s have been cancelled. You can attend a live session using the link above or view our prerecorded info session. If you have any questions please email us at runningstartnewstudent@bellevuecollege.edu. Continue below to begin the Running Start admission process.

Admission Process

Follow the instructions below to apply for the Running Start Program. Carefully choose the quarter you plan to begin.

If you are currently enrolled in Bellevue College as a Running Start student do not reapply. Contact our office regarding questions about this.

*Note: Bellevue College cannot guarantee that you will be able to complete placement and other pre-enrollment functions prior to the first day of fall classes if you apply to the college after that date.  For Running Start Program admission processes, *Note: Bellevue College cannot guarantee that you will be able to complete placement and other pre-enrollment functions prior to the first day of classes if you apply to the college after that date.  For Running Start Program admission processes, at this time we cannot guarentee registration in classes for the upcoming quarter.

Complete the Running Start Intent Form.
Running Start Intent

Complete the Bellevue College Application.
Bellevue College Application

Next Step: Follow the directions you receive via email from

runningstartnewstudent@bellevuecollege.edu

Complete all steps by the deadlines

Once our office receives your Running Start Intent and Student Central has processed your state application, you will receive an email from our office with your Bellevue College Student Identification Number (SID), Running Start next admissions steps, and deadlines. It is extremely important that you provide a valid e-mail address on your Declaration of Intent for Running Start.  Often our email notifications get directed to your spam and junk folder, so be sure to check there too. All communication will be sent to the email provided on your Declaration of Intent for Running Start until the student completes the online mandatory Running Start Pre-registration orientation.

New Student Enrollment Verification Form Submission

After you completed all of the steps outlined in the RS Student I.D. email that was sent to you via the email address on your intent form, email us at, runningstartnewstudent@bellevuecollege.edu. 

Important Notes and Tips While Applying:

Placement:

English placement scores need to be entered into our system for each applicant. The student can either submit proper documents to Testing and Placement Services or contact the Testing Placement Center to schedule an assessment. Full details and instructions are outlined in the email. Questions regarding placement and testing should be directed here to Testing and Placement Services with the contact info below.

Email: testing@bellevuecollege.edu, Phone: 425-564-2243, Room: B142

Website: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/testing/

Enrollment in specific college courses cannot be guaranteed – even if the classes are needed to fulfill district high school graduation requirements.

All students are required to follow the same procedures.

Registration into classes is dependent on completing all admission steps timely and submitting the required documentation by the suggested deadlines. Students attending the program must follow Bellevue College policies and procedures regarding registration.

We ask the students to contact us regarding all questions please.

You will be able to register for classes once new student registration is open, you have complete all of the admissions steps and once we have processed your Running Start Enrollment Verification Form. 

  • Payment for classes and fees need to be paid immediately to avoid classes dropped for nonpayment
  • Running Start is not totally free – all students will have an amount due on their account. Invoices are not mailed.

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Please contact our office at with any questions runningstartnewstudent@bellevuecollege.edu

Last Updated September 27, 2021