Out Of State

Follow these steps to get started at Big Bend.

1. Apply


(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. Submit Documents for Math & English Placement

  • 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 register for some courses without placement. 
  • Complete the free Placement Evaluation Request for English & math placement.
    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

    for evaluation. Your name must appear on all documentation. Please allow 3 to 5 days for processing all documents. 

  • 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 | testingcenter@bigbend.edu | Testing Center, 1400 bldg 

4. Fill out COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation


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.

6. 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.
  • 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: In-person, by phone, or through your ctcLink student homepage.
  • 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.

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.

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS)

TRIO 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?

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