How do I register for classes?

Congratulations on your decision to attend Bellevue College. You’ve applied, you’ve paid your fees, you’ve chosen your classes, and maybe you’ve even registered. But, whether you have already registered or not, read on for some insider tips that you can use now or in November when you will have to register again for Winter Quarter.

Registration for classes occurs primarily online. Students can register in person if they want to by going to the Student Services building (Building B, which also houses the bookstore and the financial aid offices), although most students prefer the online option.

Before registering for classes, the first thing to do is to check your registration appointment time. “Registration appointment” does not mean you are having an in-person appointment with an actual adviser; it’s just the time at which you will be able to access the online registration. Allotted registration times vary based on credits—the more credits you accumulate, the sooner you will get to register.

In order to find your registration appointment, go to the Bellevue College homepage and click on “online services” located in in the very upper right-hand corner of your screen. Once there, on the far left under “registration”, you will see ”my registration time”.

Once your registration appointment time has passed, you can register. Students can continue to register until the third day of the quarter.

Ideally, you should pick your classes before you register. You can do this by going to the Bellevue College homepage and clicking on the “classes” tab at the top of the page, or by using  the hard copy distributed on campus. Once you have found the classes you want to take, write down the four-digit number at the left of the instructor’s name. You will then input these numbers in the boxes below the heading, “Type the item numbers of the classes you want to add or drop.”

If the class has space in it, then you have officially signed up for your first class. If it doesn’t, you have the option of adding yourself to the wait list. You can drop the class by inputting the course number again.

Many classes open up as the beginning of the quarter nears. Some professors will also overload their classes, which means that they will accept extra students off the wait list.

Students can add and drop classes with no penalty for the first three days of the quarter, so even if your course has a long wait list on day one, it may be shorter on day three. Generally, it’s a good idea to attend the class you want to take even if you’re on the wait list, especially since most professors address their wait list policy on the first day of classes.

Now the only thing left to do is pay. After you are happy with your schedule, hit “finish” at the bottom of the screen, and it will prompt you to pay with a credit card.

You don’t have to pay right away; the school will hold your place in your classes for seven days or until the first day of the quarter, whichever comes first. If you haven’t paid (or dropped classes) by then, you will be dropped from your classes and charged a fee.

If you are waiting on financial aid, visit the financial aid office in the B building.

Finally, if you have any questions, contact the registration offices in the B building.

They are available both in person and by phone to answer any questions you may have, and to ensure that your transition to BC is smooth.

Contact the Registration Office at 425-564-2222.