New Student – Not Using VA Benefits

Welcome to Bellevue College! Below are some initial steps that will guide you through applying to Bellevue College and notifying the school of your veteran status. As a veteran, you are entitled to a number of different benefits, including:

  • Priority registration
  • Extensions on tuition payment deadlines
  • 25% tuition discount for honorably discharged, WA state residents
  • Gym Access
  • Financial aid and enrollment assistance through our Veterans Services Office
  • Veteran-specific assistance through our Center for Career Connections with Project Succeed

If you have any questions along the way, just ask and we’re happy to help!

Step 1

Apply for admission to Bellevue College

  • Apply Online
  • Your application may take 1 to 2 weeks to process. Once accepted, you will receive an email containing your Student ID Number (SID) and PIN.


Step 2

Create your BC email account (NetID)

Your NetID is your login information for email, computer labs, online classes, and much more! As soon as you receive your acceptance from BC with your SID and PIN, you will need to create this login.


Step 3

Complete a New Student Intake Form

The Veterans Services Office is your primary resource for VA education benefits, financial aid, and enrollment information. In order to make sure you’re receiving the benefits available to you, it’s important that you register with this office and provide the necessary documents.


Step 4

Submit college and military transcripts

Bellevue College is committed to providing you with credit for prior college training and military service. If you would like a review of your prior training, submit official transcripts from your prior college(s) and military service, and submit a Transfer Credit Review request. Transcripts can be sent to:

Bellevue College
Attn: Student Central
3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue, WA 98007-6406

    • Request your Joint Services Transcript (Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy)
    • Request your Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript

*Information about academic credit for military training and coursework


Step 5

Attend a new student orientation

New Student Orientations are 2 hours and designed to introduce students to Bellevue College while assisting with registering for first quarter classes. The information covered includes: campus resources, career resources, leadership opportunities, cultural enrichment services, and out of the classroom type of learning experiences available at Bellevue College. The final hour consists of meeting with advisors to discuss class options and academic planning.

Step 6

Register for your classes

Hopefully, at this point, you’ve already submitted your paperwork, and your veteran status is up-to-date with the school. Now it’s time to register! Here are a few items you may find useful:

  • Meet with an Academic Advisor – Academic Advisors are available for all degree programs and are here to help you schedule your classes each quarter.
  • Request a Prerequisite Check – Trying to register for classes that require prerequisites you’ve taken at another school? Request a Prerequisite Check, which can clear those for you.
  • Register for your classes – Make note of the 4-digit item number for each class you want to register for and submit those on your online registration form.


Last Updated November 12, 2019