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Academic Flexibility


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4 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: Well, I got to create my schedule and pick my own classes, so it's pretty flexible. also I had to drop a class once, and it was very easy.

5 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: My classes have fit easily into my schedule. Professors have been understanding when I had a conflict that caused me to miss class.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: This schools academic is very flexible. One class offers multiple times and different teachers.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: The classes I've taken work very well with my work and family schedules. So far, it's been easy to register for classes and buy books needed for the classes I've taken.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Flexibility: sometimes the counselor, tells you that you have to take a certain amount of classes and at the end you find out either you took the wrong ones or you paid for more classes than what you needed.


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Classes at Bellevue College are very flexible. Students can attend day, night, online, hybrid, and late-start classes. Many people who lead busy lives and do not have the time to come to school five days a week utilize the flexible options of online, night, and hybrid classes.

Hybrid classes are classes that are part online, part in an actual classroom. Classes usually meet two to four days a week for hybrid classes. Late-start classes are just classes that do not start on the first day of school, instead beginning later in the month. For some people, online classes can be difficult. However, online classes are really easy to figure out at Bellevue College. Emailing the instructor if there is a problem is a common courtesy. For people that are wary of online classes, they usually start hybrid classes to get familiar with the online process. Then, if they like it, they continue on to online classes.

Facts & Statistics

Credit Requirements - Full Time
15 credits
Credit Requirements - Part Time
12 credits
Average Credits Per Course
Average Course Load - Full Time
3 course(s)
Average Course Load - Part Time
2 course(s)
Time Investment/Workload - Full Time
20 hours/week
Time Investment/Workload - Part Time
10 hours/week
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Tips for Earning Credits
Know what school you want to transfer to and check if the classes at Bellevue will be appropriate.
Academic/Testing Requirements
Bellevue College has an open admissions policy. So don't worry if you have a low high school GPA. You do have to take an English and math assessment, though. After applying for admission to the College, students should stop by the Assessment Office to set up their assessment.
Transferring Credits In & Out
It is pretty easy. When students have questions, they turn to their advisers.
Typical Session Length
A typical class is 50 minutes in length. A typical course runs the length of the quarter or 11 weeks.
Class Style & Structure
Most instructors do lectures and utilize PowerPoint presentations to teach students. Classes vary in homework, but usually the bulk of class points is the tests.
Course Registration Process
You first get your appointment for registration after you do the application process. When it is time for registration, you can do it online or in person. When registering online, you log in and then pick the quarter of your choosing. For the classes, there are online schedules for the quarter of your choosing. Each class has an item number listed before it. You type in the item number in the entry boxes in your registration to choose classes.
Did You Know?
  • There are workshops at Bellevue College to help new online students get the feel for online classes.
  • There are math, writing, and reading labs to help students.

Student Polls

Describe the ease of the following    Based on 105 responses

Very hard
Very easy
  • Attending classes
  • Completing and submitting assignments
  • Enrollment process
  • Receiving financial aid
  • Scheduling classes
  • Transferring credits

How were your transfer credits awarded?    Based on 106 responses

  • 22% They replaced both electives and degree requirements.
  • 12% They only replaced core classes/degree requirements.
  • 8% They only replaced electives.
  • 5% None of my credits transferred.
  • 53% I'm a first-time student, so I had no credits to transfer.

Can you reasonably schedule classes around your work and family commitments?    Based on 106 responses

  • 65% Yes, there is a wide range of evening and weekend classes available.
  • 32% Some days I can, other days I can't.
  • 3% No, I've had to completely reshuffle my personal schedule to get to classes.

Did your school follow through with granting you the credit they estimated before you started?    Based on 105 responses

  • 38% Yes
  • 16% No
  • 46% Non-applicable


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