Recommendation Form

Please use the form below to submit a recommendation form on behalf of an OLS Bellevue College student applicant. This form must be completed by someone other than a family member or guardian, such as an educator, doctor, employer or supervisor.

If you would prefer to mail in your recommendation form, please contact us at

Academic Requirements:

  • High School Completion
  • 70+ IQ
  • 4th grade or higher reading, writing and math levels

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be able to: 
  • Independently regulate emotions to participate in classwork.  
  • Independently navigate a college campus and comply with Bellevue College code of Conduct.
  • Plan transportation to arrive to campus and class on time.  
  • Plan transportation to/from campus and other local destinations as assigned.
  • Manage e-mail correspondence. 
  • Sustain attention and initiate tasks with minimal prompting.  

Behavioral Expectations:

  • Applicants must have a history of meeting the behavioral and attendance expectations of past educational programs or employment.
  • These expectations include (but are not limited to) refraining from:
  • Aggression (verbal or physical) 
  • Leaving class without permission (elopement) 
  • Refusing to follow reasonable instructions 
  • Bullying 
  • Harassment

Desire to be a College Student:

  • Applicants must demonstrate a:
  • Commitment to attend and participate in two 90-minute class sessions per day and dedicate an average of three hours to homework each week.
  • Willingness to learn and actively participate in learning.

Some characteristics of students who thrive in a campus environment:

  • Desires a traditional college experience
  • Enjoys socializing and making new friends
  • Comfortable commuting to campus or living in campus housing
  • Prefers working and interacting with others in person

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Last Updated March 13, 2024