Returning Student

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Admissions Processing Timeline 2024-2025

Quarter
Application Opens & Processing Begins
Financial Aid Priority Deadline
Deadline to Apply/Notify Admissions of Intent to Return
Tuition Due (Do you have  funding in place?)
Last Day to Schedule Advising Appointments
Summer 2024
Begins July 1
April 1 June 12 May 20 June 13 June 14
Fall 2024
Begins September 23
November 1 July 15 August 12 September 12 September 6
Winter 2025
Begins January 2
September 1  November 15 November 21 December 19 December 16
Spring 2025
Begins March 31
December 1 February 15 February 17 March 13 March 14

We’re thrilled to have you rejoin our community after your time away. As you return to campus, we know you bring a wealth of experiences and insights. Whether you’ve been exploring the world, gaining valuable work experience, or pursuing other passions, your presence here is valued and celebrated. Get ready to reconnect, forge new connections, and dive back into the joy of learning. Together, let’s make this return to college an unforgettable experience!

Please choose from the following options to get started.

I am a student who:

Attended BBCC within the last year

  1. Connect with your assigned advisor to make plans for next quarter!
    • You can find your assigned advisor in two places:
      1. On your ctcLink Student Homepage, click the Academic Progress tile, then Advisors.
      2. Go to Starfish and check My Connections. Find your Advisor and use the “Schedule” button under their name to schedule an appointment with them!

Was admitted to BBCC over one year ago but did not take any courses

  1. Complete a new Application for Admission to BBCC
  2. Apply for  financial aid:
  3. Once your application has been processed (5-7 business days after you submit your application) you will receive a welcome email from admissions@bigbend.edu. This will include your Student ID Number and your next steps.
    • Please check your Junk/Spam folder if you do not see the welcome email in your inbox.
    • The Admissions office is available if you need help. (509) 793-2089 | admissions@bigbend.edu | Admissions Office 1400 bldg

Attended BBCC in 2016 or later

  1. Contact our Admissions office to let them know you plan to return. 
  2. Apply for  financial aid:
  3. Once your information has been processed (5-7 business days after you contact the Admissions office) you will receive a welcome email from admissions@bigbend.edu. This will include your Student ID Number and your next steps.
    • Please check your Junk/Spam folder if you do not see the welcome email in your inbox.

Attended BBCC prior to 2016

  1. Complete a new Application for Admission to BBCC
  2. Apply for  financial aid:
  3. Once your application has been processed (5-7 business days after you submit your application) you will receive a welcome email from admissions@bigbend.edu. This will include your Student ID Number and your next steps.
    • Please check your Junk/Spam folder if you do not see the welcome email in your inbox.
    • The Admissions office is available if you need help. (509) 793-2089 | admissions@bigbend.edu | Admissions Office 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

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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