Follow these steps to get started at Big Bend.

1. Apply for VA Educational Benefits

Visit to apply. This application will generate your Certificate of Eligibility in about 30 days

2. Apply

(509) 793-2089 | | 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. 
  • Send any additional prior transcripts, including Joint Service Transcripts, to

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

4. Submit BBCC Reporting Form

Submit the 2021 Veteran Reporting Form to the School Certifying Official at Building 1400 – Student Administrative Support Services – Room 1485.

5. Fill out COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation

6. Paying for College (Optional)

(509) 793-2088 | | Financial Aid Office, 1400 bldg

7. 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.

8. 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

9. 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 | | 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

Veteran Services

Access a support network and additional veteran resources by calling Veronica Pruneda at (509) 793-2232 or

Accommodation & Accessibility Services

Call (509) 793-2035 to schedule an appointment with our Accommodation & Accessibility Services Coordinator.

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