Students previously matriculating in a degree or certificate program that wish to re-enroll in a degree or certificate program should follow these steps.
There are a number of instances where a former student will need to be re-admitted to the College. Each of these instances is detailed in the Academic Standing section of the College’s Academic Catalog.
- Academic dismissal
- Break in continuous enrollment in a degree or certificate program (students in competitive programs will need to re-apply after a break in fall or spring semester attendance; all other programs require re-admittance after three consecutive semester including fall, spring, and summer terms).
- Student withdrawal from the College if enrolled in a competitive program
Apply for admission:
Bristol Community College is committed to an open admission policy, offering those who have earned a high school diploma, GED, associate degree or higher, and who express a desire to pursue a college education, the opportunity to enroll. To enroll in a degree or certificate program, a student must apply for admission and be accepted to the College. Students choosing this option will be referred to as degree-seeking students. Student who do not choose this option are referred to as non-degree seeking students.
Although a number of programs have competitive admission, those students who do not meet the requirements may enter another program at the College to improve their qualifications. Applications are processed as they are received. While there are no deadlines for admission to non-competitive programs, submitting your application well in advance of the semester in which you wish to enroll will give you the best selection of courses.
To apply for admission to a degree or certificate program complete an Application Form for Admission or apply online. To receive priority consideration for competitive programs, submit your application by January 15 for the following September. Competitive programs do carry special application and admission requirements.
Once you have applied be sure to request that sealed official transcripts be forwarded to Bristol Community College from any high school(s) and/or college(s) you have attended. If documents are not in English, an official translation must be attached. Once all the required information is received by the College you will be notified by mail of your acceptance status.
Visit the Admissions site for more detailed information.
Apply for financial aid:
Financial aid consists of grants, scholarships, loans, and part time job opportunities for students who are enrolled in degree programs or certificate programs with 24 or more credits. Apply for financial aid by the BCC, State, and Federal priority deadlines dates each semester.
Assistance is provided at the Enrollment Center in the Commonwealth College Center at the Fall River campus during walk-in hours and at other campuses and satellites throughout the year. Call the Enrollment Center for further information.
- Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which are available at a number of locations:
- Bristol Community College Enrollment Center
- Public libraries
- Local high schools
- The Educational Opportunity Center
- Online at the Department of Education.
- Fill out the Bristol Community College Supplemental Financial Aid Application.
Visit Financial Aid for more detailed information.
Advisement and Registration:
Academic advisors are available for all BCC students and new students will be contacted to schedule an appointment to speak with an advisor and register for classes in advance of their first semester. Your advisor will guide you through establishing your educational goals and selecting your coming semester’s courses. Your advisor will help you log in to accessBCC where you will register for each of your courses.
To get ready for the semester you will need to purchase your textbooks. Prior to going to the BCC Bookstore be sure to log in to accessBCC and print your schedule so the staff in the Bookstore can help you choose the correct books.
Provide Proof of Immunization:
All full-time students (12 credits or more) and all full-time and part-time Health Science and Early Childhood Education students must have proof of:
- One Tetanus-Diphtheria booster within the last 10 years
- One dose of Mumps vaccine
- One dose of Rubella vaccine (German Measles)
- Two doses of Measles vaccine (Red Measles)
- Three doses of Hepatitis “B” vaccine
- Early Childhood Education and Health Science Students have additional requirements
Visit the immunization information page for further information on this requirement.Re-admitted students will not need to complete this requirement if the College has their previous proof of immunization on file.
Pay tuition and fees:
Bills for tuition and fees are mailed to your home and will be due prior to each semester. You may pay in person or by mail with cash, check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, or Discover. Log on to accessBCC an you can securely pay online with a credit card or personal check.
Bristol Community College has partnered with FACTS Management to offer convenient budget plan. This is not a loan program and you have no debt and no interest or finance charges will be assessed. The cost to budget your interest-free monthly payment plan is a $25 per semester non-refundable FACTS enrollment fee.
Visit the Student Accounts Office site for more detailed information including tuition and fees.