BBCC accepts all applicants who are 18 years of age or older. Those under 18 years of age who have graduated from an accredited high school, have an equivalent certificate, e.g., the General Education Development Test, or qualify as a Running Start student will be admitted. Applicants who are younger than 18 and who do not meet these requirements must provide BBCC with a written release from their school principal authorizing BBCC to admit them. All applicants must be 16 years of age or older unless they have graduated from high school or are part of a state approved program such as Running Start. Some programs have specific admission procedures and limited space; therefore, admission to BBCC does not guarantee availability of all programs.
Students enrolling in a degree or certificate program must apply for admission. BBCC will assign an advisor and evaluate transfer course work for officially admitted students. Registration priority is given to admitted students. Individuals who must obtain a certificate to keep a job due to a change in regulations may complete a single certificate without being admitted. This exception is limited to certificates requiring fewer than 45 credits, and does not apply to students who must have transfer credits evaluated for completion.