Welcome to Bellevue College!
As a Freshman…
You have never taken college level classes on a college campus. Note: Regardless of Advanced Placement (AP), IB, or College in the High School courses, you are still a new freshman student.
When to Come in
- Click to check your registration time. If you come in prior to your assigned registration time, you may be asked to return.
First Time to College New Student Advising Dates and Times*
*Remember-check your registration appointment day and time, then come in!
Note: We may need to close new student advising early if we reach capacity. Sometimes this may be as early as 3pm, so it’s always better to arrive earlier!
For Winter 2014 Start: Nov. 19th-Jan 2nd
(Offices closed 11/28, 11/29, 12/24, 12/25, and 1/1)
|10am-4:30pm||10am-4:30pm||10am-4:30pm||10am-3pm||No New Student Advising|
You can expect…
- To be greeted by a student ambassador who will provide you with a welcome packet and answer your general questions.
- A 30-minute advising session with a faculty advisor. The focus will be on getting you started, reviewing your math and English assessment for course placement, and selecting your first quarter of classes based on your academic goals.
- Hands-on assistance from a student ambassor to register you for your classes and FYE
- To wait up to an hour to see an advisor during busy times. While you are waiting, feel free to browse our lobby area or flip through the advising resources that will be given to you.
What to Bring
- The printout of your assessment scores– if you have taken the COMPASS assessment at a different school, take your scores to the assessment office
- Unofficial score reports or transcripts from AP, Tech Prep, or College in the High School experiences
- Questions about your first quarter
- Notes or lists of courses/subject areas that interest you
- A pen and paper. We will provide you will a folder full of resources, but it is up to you to record anything that you think is helpful during the session.
- An open mind!
Information for Parents/Family Members
Here are a few tips to ensure a productive day at Bellevue College’s Advising Center:
- It is best to reserve up to three hours for your student to complete the assessments and meet the advisor.
- Feel free to take a break in between the assessment and advising processes. We can provide a list of nearby restaurants or coffee shops.
- Please review the information about your student’s registration appointment. The entire process results in registering for first quarter classes, so it is essential that your student is able to do so.
- Parents and family members are more than welcome to attend the first advising session.
Learn about Bellevue College’s First Year Experience (FYE), required for all new degree or certificate seeking students. You will register for FYE along with your other classes when you come in for your first quarter advising.