How do I get a parking permit? Is it hard to find parking?
Starting the first day of fall quarter, Monday, September 19th, you will need to be ready to pay for parking.
Hours of enforcement for permit parking are Monday - Friday, 6AM - 3PM. City, State and Federal laws are enforced 24/7.
Alternatives to parking on campus:
CARPOOL - Save money on gas and vehicle maintenance by carpooling. All you need is a valid main campus parking permit and some friends with similar schedules. Have that? Come to K100 to apply for a Carpool Permit (minimum requirement of 1 driver and 2 passengers) which will allow you to park in reserved spots on the first floor of the Parking Garage. Read the Carpool FAQ.
FIND CARPOOL BUDDIES - Register with your Bellevue College email on RideShareOnline.com. RideShareOnline.com is a tool available to Bellevue College students and employees, that pairs you up with other local students who share similar commutes, to save you money.
TAKE THE BUS - Leave your car at home and ride a bus. If you buy your ORCA Card through the Bellevue College ORCA Plus program, you will receive a limited value, reloadable ORCA pass worth DOUBLE your purchase amount. Find out more about the ORCA Card.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the information on this page, please contact the Bellevue College Public Safety Department by phone at (425) 564-2400 or in person in K100. Alternatively, you can contact one of our Parking Administrators via e-mail.
Do I need a library card? Where do I get one?
Students registered for the current quarter may check out materials using their student ID number or their BC ID card (issued at the Campus Information Desk in C105, Student Union Building).
Do I need an ID Card? If so, where do I get one?
Student ID's are voluntary and are produced at the Campus Information Desk for a small fee. Student ID cards are used to check out library materials, check out towels and lockers at the gym, attend BC athletic, events, and to vote in ASG elections. Students can also use them for off campus student discounts.
Is there daycare at BC?
Yes. Day Care is available at the Early Learning Family and Child Care Center, Q Building. The program is designed to provide affordable, quality child care, and is available to children of BC students, children 3 months to six years of age. The Center provides child care with ongoing preschool activities.http://bellevuecollege.edu/childcare/
What are telecourses?
Telecourses are distance learning opportunities and are designed to provide academic college credit classes for students whose educational opportunities are limited by time or distance constraints. Telecourses are offered on TCI Cable via the College Channel (Channel 28), video tapes in the Library, or on-line through the Internet.
How much time do I have to drop out of a class?
Students can withdraw from a class by submitting a Schedule Change form to the Registration Office, or submit a signed request in writing. There are consequences for failure to meet deadlines. Students should consult the BC Catalog “Grades” section for specific information about adding/dropping, withdrawing, and consequences.
Do I qualify for Financial Aid?
Qualification for financial aid (1st floor, Student Services Bldg) varies from person to person and cannot be determined until ALL required forms are complete and delivered to Financial Aid. Applying for financial aid can be a complicated process, so beginning early and asking for assistance is strongly encouraged.
How much study time is required?
Generally, students should expect to study 2 hours for every 1 hour in class. However, study time required may vary depending on each student's course load and types of assignments.
When is a good time to buy books, where can I get used books, and how do I avoid long lines?
What are the resources available to help me with coursework?
There are numerous resources available to students --Math, Reading and Writing Labs, the Tutorial Center, Women's Center/Student Access, Multi-Cultural Services, etc. The Library provides study rooms, viewing booths, and provides research tools and student workstations with access to World Wide Web resources. The open lab in the NWCET Bldg provides Internet access and over 200 computer stations. Students may use the open lab on weekdays and weekends for class-related assignments and research on the World Wide Web. Please visit programs page to get more information on open hours and locations of the labs
What are the resources available to me to help in life planning and personal issues?
The Counseling Center supports student success by providing career assessment (testing), career and educational planning and academic counseling. Free short term personal and crisis counseling is also available to any registered BC student. Credit classes and workshops are also offered throughout the academic year.
Who is my advisor? When should I see her/him?
Educational planning and curriculum advisors are available on a drop-in basis in the Advising Center. The sooner students see an advisor prior to the registration period and/or the start of an academic quarter, the better.
How safe is Bellevue College?
No college environment is ever 100% safe. BC does have a relatively low crime rate and is considered fairly safe. Students are encouraged to take preventative measures to deter being a victim of a crime. Campus Security officers are available to escort students to campus locations. Securing an escort is recommended, especially if students are traveling alone during the evening hours.
What kinds of activities and events are available to BCC students? What student clubs can I join?
BC offers a variety of programs, including such events as intercollegiate sporting events, concerts, noon-time performances in the union, theatre, dance, and chorale productions, educational speakers, and international and cultural programs. Student clubs often organize social events, study groups, and field trips. There are a variety of student clubs that receive chartering from the ASG every year, such as the Science Club, Native American Club, Latino Pride, Black Student Union, Asian-Pacific Student Association, Science Club, Information Technology Association, etc. A complete, current list is available from ASG in C212 or at this web location