Getting Started

Getting Started @ BMCC
There’s no better time than now to be a BMCC Timberwolf!

Non-Degree Seeking Students
Students interested only in registering for a class or two and not intent upon earning a certificate or degree from BMCC can utilize the BMCC Registration form to register for classes, each term. This form can be downloaded from the “forms for students” page. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for federal financial aid.
New Certificate and Degree Seeking Students
New Certificate and Degree Seeking Students can register for classes using the steps below. Please note that “New” students include the following:
  • Those who have never taken credit classes at BMCC
  • High school students who have, until now, only taken Dual Credit or Expanded Options courses
  • Students participating, until now, in the college prep program (GED, ESL and ABE courses)
  • Transfer Students
  • Returning BMCC students who have not attended in two or more years
1.    Apply
New students must submit an Application for Admission form and submit a $25 non-refundable application fee at the time of application. Applications will not be processed without the fee. The application DEADLINE is the Friday at 5pm two weeks prior to the beginning of the term. Application deadlines are:
  • Summer term 2013: 5pm, June 7, 2013
  • Fall term 2013: 5pm, September 12, 2013
  • Winter term 2014, 5pm, December 20, 2013
  • Spring term 2014, 5pm, March 14, 2014
Applications are available online at, “forms for students” or can be requested by visiting any BMCC location. Submit completed forms to any BMCC location or by mail to BMCC, PO Box 100, Pendleton, OR 97801.
2.   Placement Assessment
Placement information is required for all students taking credit classes. See BMCC’s Placement Assessment & Testing webpage for more information.
Students with documented disabilities needing accommodation for testing should contact the Testing and Advising office prior to scheduling the placement tests.
3. Attend New Student Orientation
Register for to attend “New Student Orientation”. Students will be sent a New Student Orientation and Advising Request form once the Admissions Application has been processed by BMCC’s Admissions Office. Please complete and submit this form to any BMCC location.
While at New Student Orientation students will complete the Advising and Registration steps, below:
Advising is required for EACH TERM for all certificate/degree-seeking students; non certificate/degree-seeking students are not required to attend an advising session but are welcome to do so. See BMCC›s Advising webpage for helpful hints to get started. Please contact the BMCC Testing and Advising Office (541-278-5931) with questions.
Certificate/Degree Seeking Students: Summer term registration will be available beginning May 20th. Fall term registration will be available beginning June 3rd.
Students can register either online or in person at any BMCC campus, once application, testing and advising (as applicable) are complete. Summer term classes begin June 24, 2013. Fall term classes begin September 30, 2013.
Additional Steps
Apply for financial aid and scholarships, now. See BMCC’s Financial Assistance page for federal financial aid information and scholarship opportunities.
Get ahead of the game. BMCC provides several electronic accounts for student use. Learn all about student accounts and how to use them. Staff at the Student Learning Center can help.
Tuition is due on the 5th day of the term. But, please don›t wait. Avoid long lines and pay before this deadline! Students may pay online via their WolfWeb account, call the BMCC Service Center at (541) 278-5759 to pay with a credit or debit card or pay in person at the at any BMCC location.
Buy books and other supplies at the BMCC Bookstore. A printed class schedule and valid photo ID is required if using a book voucher.

(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)