New Student

Admissions Processing Timeline 2024-2025
Application Opens & Processing Begins
Financial Aid Priority Deadline
Admissions Application Deadline to Apply
Last Day to Sign up for New Student Enrollment
Summer 2024*
Begins July 1
April 1 June 12 June 2 June 11
Fall 2024
Begins September 23
November 1 July 15 July 28 August 8
Winter 2025
Begins January 2
September 1  November 15 TBD TBD
Spring 2025
Begins March 31
December 1 February 15 TBD TBD

Dates are subject to change.

*NOTE:  Summer 2024 dates for Running Start students are different; please visit the Running Start webpage for more information.

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 Office 1400 bldg

Financial Aid

(509) 793-2088 | | 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 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. 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. 
  • 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 | | Testing Center, 1400 bldg 

5. Complete Viking Orientation

  • 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.
    • Admitted Students must have Steps 3-6 completed before they attend New Student Enrollment.

6. Attend New Student Enrollment

  • At your New Student Enrollment session, an advisor will help you understand your placement results, find essential resources on the BBCC website, and help you enroll in 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.

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 | | 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?

  • New students are encouraged to complete steps 2, 4, and 8 (if applicable) above.
  • Complete and submit all financial aid paperwork, if applicable.
  • Review important Dates & Deadlines.
  • Check out our One Stop Resources.
Check out these other getting started options

Running Start Student

Want to get started at Big Bend in the Running Start program? Start here!

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Not sure where you’d like to take your career? Check out this resource

College in the High School Student

Want to get started at Big Bend in the CiHS program? Start here!

Veteran Student

Want to get started at Big Bend as a Veteran student? Start here!

DREAMer Student

Want to get started at Big Bend as a DREAMer student? Start here!

International Student

Want to get started at Big Bend from outside the USA? Start here!

Out of State Student

Want to get started at Big Bend from outside Washington? Start here!

Student Athlete

Want to get started at Big Bend as an athlete student? Start here!

Bachelor Student

Want to take your education to the next level?

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