Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for classes with Bellevue College Continuing Education?

Students do not need to apply to register for classes at Tombolo Institute. You can enroll online, over the phone with Customer Service at (425) 564-2263, or in-person at the North Campus front desk.

Are there funding options available for Continuing Education classes?

While most classes are non-credit and do not qualify for financial aid, students receiving unemployment may qualify for certain resources. For more information, please visit the Worker Retraining Office website, or call (425) 564-4141.

I am a veteran. Is GI Bill funding available for Continuing Education classes?

As they are non-credit, most Tombolo Institute classes do not qualify for funding. However, we encourage our veteran students to contact Bellevue College’s Veteran’s Office for assistance by visiting their website, or by phone at (425) 564-2220.

I am an International Student. Where can I find more information on F-1 Student Visa requirements?

Please contact Bellevue College’s Office of International Education and Global Initiatives online at the website, or by phone at (425) 564-3185.

Does Continuing Education offer degree programs?

Tombolo Institute offers non-credit classes and Certificate programs. For more information on credit degree programs, visit the Bellevue College Main Campus website, or call them at (425) 564-2222.

How can I learn more about a class or certificate program?

You can browse the full Tombolo Institute catalog here. Students may also contact a Program Manager from their program area of interest

How do I create my Net Id?

Your NetID is your electronic identity at Bellevue College. It is a combination of a username and password which allows you to log in to online and computing services such as email, Canvas, and computers on campus. Once you have been issued your college SID (system Identification number) and PIN (password) you will need to create your NetID online. Create your NetID here.

Emergency and weather

Emergency & Weather Alerts

Tombolo Institute strives to keep you informed on emergency and weather-related closures. To get up-to-the-minute information on weather alerts and emergency information, please sign up for emergency alerts via text message. You will need a student or employee NetID to register.

Please be aware that during emergency or weather-related closures, Tombolo Institute staff may not be available for phone calls.

If you do not have, or do not wish to have a Bellevue College NetID and e-mail address, you can receive similar text and email emergency notices from SchoolReport.org or other news sources.

Other ways to stay informed

  • Check the BC homepage–During high alert periods when closures are a possibility, the BC home page will display a visible banner to provide the latest status.
  • Call BC’s 24-hour recorded message at (425) 401-6680

Security and privacy statement

Security

All online registrations are processed through CampusCE, which is an authorized registration provider for Bellevue College. CampusCE is a Verisign-secure site.

Privacy

Tombolo Institute is committed to making sure your personal information remains confidential. We will not sell, loan, or provide any of your personal information to anyone outside of Bellevue College.

Social Security Number

Your SSN is confidential, and, under federal law, it is protected and will not be disclosed to unauthorized parties. Disclosure may be authorized for the purposes of state and federal financial aid, Hope/Lifetime Learning tax credits, academic transcripts or accountability research.

Bellevue College

Bellevue College offers practical degrees and certificates that fast-track your entry into the workforce. To start your career with Bellevue College, click here.

For Community Education at Bellevue College, including Language and Retiree programs, click here.

For Instructors

If you’re interested in teaching a course at Tombolo Institute, please download our course proposal form, and send it to info@tomboloinstitute.com.

eResources for Remote Instruction are now available for teaching online.

Career support services

The Center for Career Connections provides comprehensive career resources and services for all stages of your academic and professional career. Their website can be found at bellevuecollege.edu/careers/.