Getting Started

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Getting Started

1. Apply ($30)

Big Bend Community College accepts 100% of students that apply.

  • Apply online here OR in-person at the Student Administrative Support Services(1400 bldg).
  • Winter Quarter application deadline is Dec. 15th.
  • A printable version of the application form is available here

  • Once your application is processed, you will receive an
    acceptance letter via email that includes your student
    ID number and information to sign-up for New Student
  • Some programs have special admissions requirements, see those here.

2. Paying For College

Applying for Financial Aid is a multi-step process. It’s important to be aware of deadlines.

3. Math & English Placement ($20)

To register for classes at BBCC an evaluation of your English and math skills is necessary. See if you qualify for alternative placement and submit that for review to If not, then you will need to take the English and Math placement exams. Plan ahead, English and math placement must be determined one week before attending New Student Registration.

  • To schedule a time to test, contact the Testing Center (1400 bldg) at (509) 793-2064. To pay for the placement tests you need to bring your Student ID # (it should come with your acceptance letter). Bring receipt of payment and photo ID to your testing appointment.
  • If you have credits or placement scores from a previous college, email documents to

4. Explore Areas Of Interest

BBCC has something for you. To explore careers that match your interests, use these resources.

Computers are available at the Library (ATEC 1800 bldg) for student use.

5. Attend New Student Registration

Attend New Student Registration

Learn about paying for college, campus resources, register for classes, and participate in an interactive activity to get to know BBCC’s Dates & Deadlines, Policies, and Procedures.

6. Pay Student Fees

Be sure to pay on time, missing the due date may mean removal from classes you registered for. Check here for due dates!

  • Payment options: In-person (1400 bldg), by phone (509) 793-2018,  or online here.
  • For a payment plan option, visit STEPP Payment Plan, contact the Business Office (1400 bldg), or call (509) 793-2018 to get started.

7. Attend Orientation

  • Opportunity to meet your Advisor and other new students
  • Tour Campus
  • Attend workshops to prepare you for your college journey
  • All new students are strongly encouraged to attend ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • Check here to find dates and times of sessions.

Questions? Contact Student Administrative Support Services at (509) 793-2061, toll free (877) 754-1212
ext.2061, TDD# (509) 793-2325, Fax: (888) 820-2896, or by email


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