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Title IX Disclosure

CBC recognizes its responsibility to investigate, resolve, implement corrective measures and monitor the educational environment and workplace to stop, remediate and prevent discrimination on the basis of sex, as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, and Washington State’s Law Against Discrimination, and their implementing regulations. These requirements extend to admissions and employment at CBC. Inquiries about the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator listed below. Additionally, any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting was involved in the reported incident), in person, by mail, by telephone or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed below, or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person’s verbal or written report. The report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using the telephone number, electronic form or email or by mail.

Contact Name: Camilla Glatt, Vice President for Human Resources & Legal Affairs
Title: Title IX/EEO Coordinator
Office: 2600 N 20th Ave., A Building, Pasco, WA 99301
Phone: 509-542-5548 or email: cglattFREECOLUMBIA_BASIN

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New Student

Are you a new student interested in pursuing an education at Columbia Basin College? CBC offers over 100 certificate and degree options, so no matter your path, we're confident that if you start here, you can soar anywhere!

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Follow these simple steps to get started!

 

  • 1. Apply for admission

    We're happy you're interested in CBC! Our admission application is free and applying is easy. We encourage you to apply for financial aid early and start thinking in advance about paying for college. You'll also get familiar with CBC by going through Getting Started. For more information on the admission process, expand the options below!

    Apply now!

     

    Complete and submit the online Application for Admission to begin your educational journey. There's no application fee and it should only take about 30 minutes to complete. Once your application has been processed, you will receive an acceptance email to the email address listed on your application with your unique student ID number and temporary PIN. Application processing times vary based on the quarter you are applying for. To see when application processing begins for your start time, check out the table below!

    Did you know that you may be eligible to receive financial aid to attend CBC? Apply as soon as possible--you never know what you might be eligible for!

    Visit the Financial Aid page for more information on how to apply.

    You can also check out our Paying for College page to see what other options might be available to you as well.

    In your acceptance email, you'll be encouraged to login to Getting Started. Getting Started is a web-based program that helps you check everything off of your list to get started at CBC. The first few things you'll be prompted to do are change your PIN, set up your CBC email and learn about the CBC campus and some of the resources available to you.

    We know college can be confusing, so our team of friendly, knowledgeable Customer Service Specialists are here for you! Visit Hawk Central to learn how to meet with a specialist.

  • 2. Register for classes

    At CBC, we have multiple measures in place to be sure you start in the right classes. Once you've been placed in math and English, you'll complete Student Orientation to Advising and Registration (SOAR) to learn more about life as a CBC student. Then, you'll schedule a Post-SOAR advising session (PSA) where our advisors will help you build a unique class schedule tailored for you and your educational goals.

    In order to ensure that you are in the best possible classes, we'll need to assess where your skills are in reading, writing and math. There are many different ways that we can determine your placement like Smarter Balanced scores, SAT/ACT scores or our placement assessment. For a complete list of options, visit our Assessment page. You'll also see a list of options when you reach the "Placement" step in Getting Started.

    After you've taken your placement assessment or submitted alternate placement documentation, it'll be time for you to complete Student Orientation to Advising and Registration, or SOAR. SOAR is an online presentation that walks you through important information about being a student at CBC and all of the amazing resources that are available to help you be successful. SOAR is an a 30 minute presentation with video and audio, so be sure to have headphones or speakers available.

    We know that coming to college for the first time can be overwhelming and confusing, especially when it comes to choosing what classes to take. We've got you covered! All of our new students get registered for their first quarter of classes during a Post-SOAR Advising appointment with a completion coach. They will make sure you choose the best possible classes for your first quarter.


  • 3. Get ready for school

    Once you've registered for classes, make sure you're prepared for school to begin. You'll want to be sure your classes are paid for before the tuition deadline, and plan to buy textbooks. Don't forget to attend FYI before the quarter starts! If you have questions or need help, we're here every step of the way.

    Once you've registered for classes, you'll see charges on your student account for the tuition and fees associated with your classes. In order to keep your seat in the classes you registered for, it's important to pay your tuition by the tuition deadline. You can always find the tuition deadline on our Academic Deadlines calendar.

    For information on paying for college, including payment options and financial aid, visit our Paying for College page.

    Learn everything you need to know to be successful as a student at CBC, from where to park to how to find your classes, textbooks and so much more. FYI will introduce you to academic culture and student success strategies as well as expectations in higher education, campus resources and the College's procedures and policies.

    Now that you've registered for classes and paid your tuition, you're ready to buy your textbooks! To find out what books you'll need for your classes, stop by the CBC Bookstore or visit the Bookstore website.

    It's official: you're ready to attend classes as a CBC student! We're so glad you've chosen to pursue your education at CBC and we're here to help you every step of the way.
     
    If you're struggling or need assistance, don't be afraid to reach out.

Apply early to save your spot!

Fall 2020
  • Processing Begins: March 1
  • Deadline to Apply: August 31

Winter 2021
  • Processing Begins: September 1
  • Deadline to Apply: December 6
Spring 2021
  • Processing Begins: January 1
  • Deadline to Apply: March 17
Summer 2021
  • Processing Begins: March 1
  • Deadline to Apply: Recommended June 9

 

Exception to Application Deadline

Were you hoping to start next quarter but missed the application deadline? Complete and submit the Exception to Application Deadline form to request an exception. A decision will be issued within 2 to 3 business days.

Request an Exception

Returning Student

Are you returning to Columbia Basin College after taking a break? Welcome back! We are glad that you have decided to return. We may need some updated information from you and you may need to complete a few items to ensure you're ready to get back on your educational path.

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Follow these simple steps to get ready to return to CBC!

  • 1. Apply for admission

    We're happy you want to return to CBC! Depending on how long it's been since your last quarter with us, you may need to reapply. Even if you're not sure when you're coming back, we encourage you to apply for financial aid as soon as possible, check in with Hawk Central about your eligibility, and think about your plans to pay for classes.

    Reactivate your account

     

    When you take a quarter or more off from CBC, your account becomes inactive, but don't worry, everything is still there--we just need to reactivate your account and make sure that the information we have is still current. 

    If you previously applied to CBC but never attended classes, you'll want to follow our New Student steps.

    Did you know that you may be eligible to receive financial aid to attend CBC? We encourage everyone to apply for financial aid because you never know what you might be eligible for. If you are interested in applying, now is the time to do it.

    Visit the Financial Aid page for more information on how to apply.

    You can also check out our Paying for College page to see what other options might be available to you as well.

     

  • 2. Register for classes

    At CBC we have multiple measures in place to ensure you continue in the right classes. Depending on what you've taken in the past, you may need to retest for math and/or English. You can also meet with a completion coach to talk about what classes to take during your first quarter back.

    Because you've been away for a while, your original placement scores may have expired. If this is the case, depending on how many credits you have, you may need to retake the placement assessment.

    If you are unsure if your test scores are still valid, you can login to your student account to view your test scores or contact the Assessment Center.

    If you think you may have enough credits for placement purposes, we recommend meeting with a completion coach to go over your transcript and determine what courses you should be taking as you move forward at CBC!

    Once you've determined what classes you're eligible to take your first quarter back, you'll be ready to register. Each quarter you'll be assigned a registration access time based on the number of credits you've earned at CBC. You can view your registration access time by logging into MyCBC. Registration can be as simple as a few clicks via Web Registration, but if you need help, you have options!

    If you know exactly what classes you'd like to register for, Hawk Central can help you with the registration process in person.

    If you're still having trouble deciding what classes to take, we recommend visiting Counseling and Advising to ensure you're choosing the best classes possible.

     

  • 3. Get ready for school

    Once you're registered for classes, you're almost ready for the quarter to start! Don't forget to pay for your classes before the tuition deadline and plan to buy textbooks. If you have questions or need help, we're here every step of the way!

    Once you've registered for classes, you'll see charges on your student account for the tuition and fees associated with your classes. In order to keep your seat in the classes you've registered for, it's important to pay your tuition by the tuition deadline. You can always find the tuition deadline on our Academic Deadlines calendar.

    For more information on paying for college including payment options and financial aid, visit our Paying for College page.

    Now that you've registered for classes and paid your tuition, you're ready to buy your textbooks! To find out what books you'll need for your classes, stop by the CBC Bookstore or visit the Bookstore website.

    It's official: you're ready to attend classes as a CBC student! We're so glad you've chosen to pursue your education at CBC and we are here to help you every step of the way, but the only person who can truly make your education a success is you!

    If you're struggling or need assistance, don't be afraid to reach out.

Transfer Student

Did you attend another college or university but now plan to attend CBC? We're glad to have you! Transferring to a new school can be overwhelming, so we've done our best to break it down for you--follow these simple steps to transfer to CBC!

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  • 1. Admission

    We're happy you're interested in transferring to CBC! Our admission application is free, and applying is easy. We encourage you to apply for financial aid early and start thinking in advance about paying for college. You'll also get familiar with CBC by using Getting Started. Don't forget to send your official transcripts to us as soon as possible for evaluation!

    Apply now!

    Complete and submit the online Application for Admission to begin your educational journey at CBC. There's no application fee and it should only take you about 30 minutes to fill out.

    Once your application has been processed, you will receive an acceptance email to the email address listed in your application including your unique student ID number and temporary PIN.

    Application processing times vary based on the quarter  for which you are applying. To see when application processing begins for your start time, check out the table below!

    Did you know that you may be eligible to receive financial aid to attend CBC? Apply as soon as possible--you never know what you might be eligible for!

    Visit the Financial Aid page for more information on how to apply.

    You can also check out our Paying for College page to see what other options might be available to you as well.

    We'll need your official transcripts to transfer your credits over and help you register for classes with prerequisites. If you've attended more than one college or university, you'll need to provide official transcripts from each institution you previously attended before we can begin your evaluation. This process can take up to four weeks to complete, so we encourage you to begin as soon as possible.

    For more information on submitting official transcripts, visit our Transfer of Credit Process page!

    In your acceptance email, you'll be encouraged to login to Getting Started. Getting Started is a web-based program that helps you check everything off of your list to get started at CBC. The first few things you'll be prompted to do are change your PIN, set up your CBC email and learn about available resources.

  • 2. Register for classes

    Once your transfer credits are evaluated, you'll complete Student Orientation to Advising and Registration (SOAR) online to learn more about life as a CBC student. Once you complete SOAR, you can schedule an appointment with a completion coach to look at your transcript and help determine which classes you should take during your first quarter at CBC!

    Students transferring to CBC often need assistance choosing the right classes and getting registered for their first quarter. Although it is not required, we highly encourage our transfer students to meet with an completion coach to gain valuable information about the courses and programs offered and to become familiar with the registration process.

    Our Counseling and Advising Department is always willing to sit down with you and take the time to ensure you're taking the classes that best suit your goals.

    Once you've determined what classes would be appropriate for you to take during your first quarter at CBC, you'll be ready to register. Each quarter you'll be assigned a registration access time based on the amount of credits you've earned at CBC. View your registration access time by logging into MyCBC.

    Registration can be as simple as a few clicks via Web Registration, but it's okay if you need a little help. If you know exactly what you'd like to register for, Hawk Central can help you with the registration process in person or Student Records can help you over the phone!

    If you're still having trouble deciding what classes to take, we recommend visiting Counseling and Advising to ensure you're choosing the best classes possible.

  • 3. Get ready for school

    Once you're registered for classes, you're almost ready for the quarter to start! Don't forget to make sure your classes are paid for before the tuition deadline and plan to buy textbooks. If you have questions or need help, we're here every step of the way!

    Once you've registered for classes, you'll see charges on your student account for the tuition and fees associated with your classes. In order to keep your seat in the classes you've registered for, it's important to pay your tuition by the deadline.

    You can always find the tuition deadline on our Academic Deadlines calendar.

    For information on paying for college, including payment options and financial aid, visit our Paying for College page.

    Now that you've registered for classes and paid your tuition, you're ready to buy your textbooks! To find out what books you'll need for your classes, stop by the CBC Bookstore or visit the Bookstore website.

    It's official: you're ready to attend classes as a CBC student! We're so glad you've chosen to pursue your education at CBC and we're here to help you every step of the way. If you're struggling or need assistance, don't be afraid to reach out.

Apply early to save your spot!

Fall 2020
  • Processing Begins: March 1
  • Recommended Deadline: August 31

Winter 2021
  • Processing Begins: September 1
  • Recommended Deadline: December 6
Spring 2021
  • Processing Begins: January 1
  • Recommended Deadline: March 17
Summer 2021
  • Processing Begins: March 1
  • Recommended Deadline: June 9

International Student

Thank you for your interest in Columbia Basin College (CBC)! CBC is a fully accredited college located in the northwest region of the United States. Our main campus is in the city of Pasco in southeastern Washington State.

As an international student, you would be attending CBC on an F-1 visa working towards earning one of our Associate in Arts & Sciences (AA/DTA) degrees, an Associate in Science Transfer (AS-T) degree, or an or Associate in Applied Science Transfer (AAS-T) degree so that you can transfer to a four-year university. You may also choose from the eligible degree options below for Associate in Applied Science (AAS) and Bachelor in Applied Science (BAS) degrees. However, these degrees are not designed for transfer, although some classes may be accepted for transfer by four-year institutions.

  • International student admissions requirements

    At CBC, we understand international admissions can be complicated, but we’re here to help YOU through the application process!

    Includes the following items:

    • International Student Admission Application
    • Certificate of Financial Responsibility
    • Affidavit of Support (if applicable)

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    At CBC, we accept TOEFL, IELTS and STEP language proficiency exams. These exams are required if English is not your native language, and there are minimum scores for enrollment. Have your official scores sent directly to CBC!

    TOEFL (CBC's code: 4077)
    Minimum Score:
    500 paper-based (PBT)
    173 computer-based (CBT)
    61 internet-based (iBT)

    IELTS
    Minimum Score: 6.0

    STEP
    Minimum Score: Grade Pre-1

    Please provide a copy of your high school diploma.

    Have you attended any other colleges or universities? Submit copies of your official transcripts translated into English and evaluated on a course-by-course basis by a NACES® member certified translation agency from all previous colleges and/or universities.

    Please also submit:

    • College/university transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable with your admissions application, and official transcripts will be required upon acceptance)

    • Photocopies of all previously issued I-20 forms

    • CBC F-1 Transfer-In Form (after acceptance to CBC)

  • Application deadlines

    You’ll want to submit your admissions application by the following dates:

    Quarter You'd Like to Start Attending CBC: Application Deadline: Approximate Quarter Start:
    Summer March 1 Late June
    Fall July 1 Late September
    Winter October 1 Early January
    Spring January 1 Early April

     

  • Eligible degree options

    Associate in Arts & Sciences Degree (AA/DTA)

    Associate in Arts & Sciences in Business (AA/DTA/MRP)

    Associate in Arts & Sciences in Math Education (AA/DTA)

    Associate in Science Transfer (AS-T1)
    Biology/Environmental Science/Chemistry/Geology/Earth Sciences

    Associate in Science Transfer (AS-T2)
    Engineering/Computer Science/Physics/Atmospheric Sciences

    This is an special admissions program.  So if you state this as your intended degree, your I-20 will reflect the Associate in Arts & Sciences Degree (AA/DTA) initially. Then when you're accepted to the program, we’ll issue you an updated I-20.

    Associate in Applied Science - Transfer in Nursing (ADN)

     

    Associate in Applied Science in Cyber Security (AAS)

    Associate in Applied Science in Information Technology (AAS)

    These are special admissions programs. So if you state one of these as your intended degree, your I-20 will reflect the Associate in Arts & Sciences Degree (AA/DTA) initially. Then when you're accepted to the program, we’ll issue you an updated I-20.

    Bachelor of Applied Science in Cyber Security (BAS)

    Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology (BAS)

  • Submission location

    Please submit your completed International Student Admissions Application with the additional documents listed in person or by US mail to the address below. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed until all documents have been received.

    International Student Program 
    Columbia Basin College 
    2600 North 20th Ave. MS-H4
    Pasco, WA 99301-3379 
    USA

  • Finances

    As an international student, you’re required to pay international tuition rates for each term of study, no matter how long you stay in Washington State. As required by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), you must provide evidence of financial responsibility for the entire length of time you’re planning to study, as you’re not eligible for financial assistance. 

    Opportunities for on-campus employment are extremely limited, and under an F-1 visa, you’re not eligible to work off campus except in some very special circumstances. You should assume no money or employment is available from the College while you’re attending CBC.

  • Insurance

    All international students are required to have health insurance. You may purchase insurance through Washington State Colleges or provide proof of equivalent insurance from your country.

  • Housing

    Interested in student housing? Here at CBC, we offer a three-story student apartment housing facility, Sunhawk Hall, across the street from the Pasco campus. For more information, visit the Student Housing website.

  • Registration and grade requirements

    CBC has four quarters that you may choose to begin attending in: fall, winter, spring, and summer*.

    Your visa requires that you’re enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits each quarter within your designated degree (course of study) and maintain a 2.0 GPA. No more than one online class (ARR) is allowed per quarter. In addition, any classes taken above the 12 credit requirement may be considered unrelated and don't have to meet degree requirements.

    Please note, during your summer vacation quarter* you're not required to take classes, as it will be your only quarter off. However, if you choose to take classes during your summer vacation quarter they don't have to be within your degree requirements.

    *International students are allowed to take one quarter off per academic year, so CBC has designated summer quarter as your vacation quarter. If you're interested in starting summer quarter, please note the vacation quarter doesn't apply to your first quarter.

  • What happens after you get accepted to CBC?

    You'll be issued an acceptance letter with specific dates and items that need to be completed.

    Arrive in Washington state by the date specified in your acceptance letter, which is approximately two weeks prior to the start of the quarter. Please note, you may enter the US up to 30 days before the first day of the quarter.

    More details will be provided in your acceptance letter.

    • Receive your Student ID (SID) number.
    • Take the Placement Test.
    • Receive your updated I-20.
    • Provide your passport and I-94.
    • Meet with our International Student academic advisor to register for classes.

    You'll pay tuition on a quarterly basis after you've registered for classes.

  • Contact us

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contact

  • Email:records@columbiabasin.edu

  • Phone:509-547-0511

  • Address:2600 N. 20th Ave., Pasco, WA 99301

  • Office Hours:Monday to Wednesday: 7 am to 4:30 pmThursday: 9 am to 4:30 pmFriday: 7 am to noon

The H building on CBC's Pasco campus