Getting Started at Bellevue College

Click on the appropriate step to learn more about what to do next and how to do it.

  1. Make sure the program you are applying to doesn’t require special admission steps.

    Different Admissions Programs

  2. Apply for Admission
  • The 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.
  • Set up your account
  • Fill out the application
  • Click Submit button, located at bottom of screen.
    • When done correctly, a confirm submission is given with confirmation message (This site says… Your application has been sent to the following college:).  You may also log into your account and view the last screen, where the Application Status will state Pending if it is still being processed or Accepted/Declined if a decision has been made.
  • 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.
  • If you do not register for classes, you do not pay the application fee.
  • Allow up to 3 business days to process your application. We send a Welcome Letter email with instructions for your next steps as soon as your application is processed.  The Email will contain your Student ID number at the bottom of the Email.  We will communicate with you using BC email only after this point.

Apply for General Admission

Set up your Net ID account.  This Net ID is also used as your BC Email. You must use this Email account to access official responses from the college after being admitted.

The Net ID also is used for:

  • Accessing and submitting the BC Financial Aid application
  • Access to Canvas
  • Emailing important enrollment information and status
  • Campus newsletters and information

Obtaining your English and Math Placement is necessary to register for English or math classes.  There are two processes for clearing prerequisites:

Option 1: If you took a prerequisite at another school or via test credit. You can submit an unofficial transcript to the Placement and Testing Services Office to document that you meet prerequisite requirements for the classes you wish to take. Visit the Request Prerequisite Check (login required) .

Option 2: If you are unable to use prior credits.  You will have to take our assessments to place you into the appropriate English or math class.  Please check the hours of the testing office and remember to study before taking the assessment.  Resources to prepare and testing hours are at the Placement Tests Page.

 

Check the Placement and Testing Services Office for additional information.

Complete either a campus new student orientation or an online orientation.  Attending a campus orientation will incorporate Steps 6, 7, and 8.  You can expect the following at an orientation:

  • Advising and registering for classes
  • Parking and transportation options
  • Campus resources and activities
  • Campus Rules
  • Reporting Concerns

If you previously attended another college, transfer your previous college credits to Bellevue College. Do this after registering for your first quarter classes. Note: Veterans must submit their transcripts immediately after the college processes their admission application. Contact the Veterans Services Office for information.

Plan Your Classes

Register for Classes

  • 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.
  • If you do not register for classes, you do not pay the application fee.

The cost of classes is known as tuition, and there are different ways to pay.  If you need help paying, there are possible resources available.

Costs:

Payment:

Attend an Advising Session and meet with your Academic Advisor.  If you don’t know who to meet, Click Here, to find your advisor.  Advisors are based on an area of study or program of interest.

Last Updated December 4, 2018