- Complete the general admissions process.
- Send your official transcripts to Bellevue College.
- If you are a new student, register for classes (not required for selective admissions programs, veterans, and veteran’s dependents).
- Submit the Transfer Credit Request.
- Watch your BC Student email account.You will get an email when the evaluation is complete. Note: Your student email account is not your Canvas inbox.
- We can only accept transfer credits from colleges with regional accreditation (or the equivalent of regional accreditation in a different country). Please see Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
- If you do not want a degree or certificate from Bellevue College, you do not need to transfer your credits. If you just need permission to register for a higher-level class, please review the online prerequisite clearing process.
Paper transcripts and documents should be mailed to:
ATTN: Student Central/Enrollment Services B125
3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue, WA 98007-6484
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: email@example.com
If you attended college before 1994, you may need to submit course descriptions. Course descriptions help us determine how your credits will transfer. Usually you can contact the Registrar’s Office at your previous college and they will provide this documentation. The course descriptions must be from the year you took the classes. If you cannot get course descriptions, we will review your transcript by looking at the course titles. We will do our best to transfer your credits without course descriptions, but it may not be possible to determine exact equivalency.
How to send course descriptions:
Course descriptions can be provided in an envelope that was closed/sealed by the school. Scanned copies can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The email must be sent by an employee at the original school. If the course descriptions are online, you can provide us with a school web link. The course descriptions must be from the year you took the classes.
Paper transcripts must be in an unopened envelope that was sealed by the school. If the envelope was opened, the transcript it not official.
Electronic transcripts must be sent directly by the school. We cannot accept copies that are forwarded from your personal email account. If the electronic transcript was downloaded and viewed by anyone else, it is not official and cannot be used for transfer credit.
If you attended multiple colleges, please submit each transcript separately. To transfer credits we need to see the original transcript from the school where you took the classes. For example, if you took classes at Cascadia College and then transferred to the University of Washington, you need to send both transcripts separately.
In general, we only transfer the courses you need for your degree. You can search for your school in the Course Equivalency Guide to see how your courses might transfer. If you do not find your school or a course you took, it may mean that Bellevue College has never evaluated that course before. Please be aware that the equivalencies here can change at any time. You can use this guide as an unofficial planning tool, but it will not guarantee how your courses transfer.
For AP, IB, and Cambridge A Level exams, you can view exam credit equivalencies here.
If you attended another two-year school in Washington state:
The state of Washington has a common course numbering system for two-year schools. This means some schools offer identical courses that have the same number. If two schools offer the same common course, they are considered identical and direct equivalents. Common courses have the ampersand symbol (&). For Example, ENGL& 101 is a common course. If you took ENGL& 101 at a different school, it will transfer to Bellevue College as ENGL& 101. If there is no ampersand (&) symbol, it is not a common course and is not guaranteed to be the same. For example, “ENGL 101” is not a common course because it does not have the ampersand (&) symbol.
Please select the degree you are working on now. If you plan to complete multiple degrees, please select the first degree you will complete. You can submit an additional request for your next degree later. If you are working on multiple degrees at the same time, you can submit multiple requests.
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Last Updated April 22, 2019