Getting Started

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Getting Started

1. Welcome to Big Bend Community College! Apply

  • Apply online, printable version,OR in-person.
  • You will receive an acceptance letter via email (the one you provided in your application). Your student ID number and information about Viking Orientation is included.
  • IMPORTANT! Some programs have special admissions requirements.
  • If your application was submitted on or before August 26th, it has been processed. Check the email address you listed on your application for your acceptance letter, and complete the next steps lined out in that letter. As there are no additional New Student Registration sessions for fall quarter, you will need to schedule an appointment with an advisor to get registered. Questions to ask yourself before scheduling an advising appointment:
  1. Do I have a plan for how to pay for classes if my financial aid has not been processed? (Fall tuition will be due within one business day after you enroll in classes.)
  2. Do I already have placement documents submitted and an email telling me how to find my placement scores?

If you answered yes to both of those questions, please contact our Admissions office to schedule an appointment with an advisor so you can get registered! You can reach them at or 509.793.2089.

If your application was submitted after August 26th, we look forward to welcoming you to Big Bend Community College for winter quarter! Please keep an eye on the email address listed on your application for your acceptance letter and next steps. 

(509) | Admissions Office 1400 bldg

2. Paying For College

(509) | Financial Aid Office, 1400 bldg

3. Math & English Placement Options

Selecting a starting point in math and English is an important step for ensuring that you are in the best courses your first quarter. 

Explore Placement Options here:

  • Summer 2020 & FALL 2020 Placement: Use high school transcripts or PSAT scores for math and/or English placement. OR take the temporary FREE, online math placement test. ​Please see instructions for this option. For English placement, students that do not qualify to use high school transcripts (3.0 grade point average within last 10 years) or another Alternative Placement option will be placed into English 098. The first day of class, students will be evaluated and moved to the appropriate English course. Visit the Testing Center​ page for more information.

  • Alternative Placement Options: Smarter Balance Assessment, ACT/SAT, prior learning, and more!

(509) 793-2064 | | Testing Center, 1400 bldg

4. Online Viking Orientation

  • All new students are required to complete an online orientation and it must be completed before you attend New Student Registration. The online orientation is a resource for you to refer back anytime.

5. Sign-up for New Student Registration

  • At the New Student Registration event, an advisor will help you understand your placements, how to find essential resources on our website, choose first quarter classes and learn how to register for classes.

6. Pay Tuition

(509) 793-2018 | | 1400 bldg

Help choosing a career

Still deciding? Big Bend Community College provides easy-to-use tools to help you explore, set career goals or make changes along the way.  Let us help you move along a route that is just right for you.

Click here to see more.

Workforce Education Services (WES)

Workforce Education Services (WES) Potential BBCC students can qualify based on: low-income guidelines, military services (past 48 months), displaced homemaker status, receiving or eligible for unemployment benefits, food benefits, or TANF. Services include:

  • financial assistance for tuition and fees
  • books
  • bus passes
  • and emergency support.

Don’t wait, we can guide you through the steps to get started. Apply online here.

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS)

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded program that serves FAFSA-eligible students who are first-generation, low-income, or living with a disability. 

Services include:

  • academic advising
  • online tutoring
  • transfer support
  • and personal development for its participants.

Interested in joining? Apply online here.


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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