Follow these steps to get started at Big Bend:

1. Apply


  • New to Big Bend Community College? Apply Now!
  • Applicants will receive a welcome email once their application has been processed and they have been accepted to BBCC. This message will be sent to the email used to apply, sometimes communications may go to junk, be sure to check your inbox and junk mail frequently if you are expecting a communication from the college.
  • Important! Some programs have special admissions requirements.
  • DREAMer students: Please review State Financial Aid information for current and returning DREAMer Vikings.

(509) 793-2089 | admissions@bigbend.edu | Admissions Office 1400 bldg

Financial Aid

(509) 793-2088 | faidinfo@bigbend.edu | Financial Aid Office, 1400 bldg

2. Get Credit for Prior Learning

If you have earned credits from any of the following, please submit official documents to Big Bend Community College for evaluation. 

Contact the college, university, or awarding agency and request official transcripts to be sent to Big Bend Community College. Learn more about how to submit official documents.

(509) 793-2089 | admissions@bigbend.edu | Admissions Office 1400 bldg

3. Activate Your Student ctcLink Account

Once a student has been admitted, they will receive a welcome email that will include their new BBCC student ID (ctcLink ID) number and their next steps. Please follow the directions to activate your ctcLink Student Account, this is an important step for new students.

4. Covid Related Requirements

  • Starting winter quarter 2022 students who wish to take classes on campus will be required to be vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious exemption with BBCC.
  • Students who do not wish to be vaccinated, or who do not qualify for an exemption, can still take classes and access services online and remotely, click here to complete the Online Student Attestation form. 
  • IMPORTANT: Students must complete their Vaccine Attestation, or Online Student Attestation or receive a medical or religious exemption before they are able to attend a New Student Enrollment Session.

5. Submit Documents for Math and English Placement

  • Complete the free Placement Evaluation Request for English & math placement. This step can only be completed after the student’s Admissions Application has been processed. Students will need their BBCC student ID (ctcLink ID) number, which is included in the welcome email, to submit placement documentation.
    • Upload documentation of high school or college/university transcripts:
      • most recent high school report card, high school transcript (within 10 years for English and 2 years for math), or Skyward grade report
      • unofficial college/university transcripts
      • SBACPSAT, SAT, ACT scores
    • Math Placement Flow Chart
  • Learn about all placement options such as how Transfer creditAdvanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit earned in English and math can be used for placement. Be aware: You may not be able to enroll for some courses without placement. 
  • The BBCC Accuplacer test is for students intending to enroll in math or a course that requires a math prerequisite and are not able to report high school grades or scores and do not have any previous college experience. Cost: $10.
  • Guided Placement for English is for students that are not able to report high school grades or scores and do not have any previous college experience. 

(509) 793-2064 | testingcenter@bigbend.edu | Testing Center, 1400 bldg 

6. Complete Viking Orientation and sign up for New Student Enrollment

  • All new students are required to complete an Online Viking Orientation and it must be completed before you attend New Student Enrollment. The online orientation is a resource for you to refer to anytime.
  • At New Student Enrollment, an advisor will help you understand your placement results, find essential resources on the BBCC website, and help you enroll for your first quarter classes.  Note: At the end of the Viking Orientation, you will sign up for a New Student Enrollment session. Follow the directions provided for you in the online orientation. The link to sign up for this event is found in the Online Viking Orientation.
    • Admitted Students must have Steps 3-6 completed before they attend New Student Enrollment.

7. Pay Tuition

  • Save your spot! Don’t forget to pay your tuition or arrange payment by the deadline. Check here for due dates!
  • Payment options:
    • Students can visit the Business office to pay in person.
    • Call the Business office to pay over the phone.
    • Pay online through your ctcLink account.
    • Set up a STEPP Payment Plan, stop by or call to get started!

(509) 793-2018 | businessoffice@bigbend.edu | 1400 bldg

8. Living on Campus (Optional)

  • Students may live on-campus in the Residence Halls. Please complete and submit the application and contract form found on the Residence Halls webpage.
  • Pay the $200 deposit: Phone (509) 793-2018.

What Can I do while I wait for my Application to be Processed?

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

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.

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