New Students


If this is your first time attending college, you are considered a New Student. Here’s what to do.

1. Select a Program of Study

  • To learn more about the many degree and certificate offerings available at Bristol, please visit our Academic Catalog. Please note that some of our degree and certificate programs have selective admission criteria that must be met in order to be eligible for admission.
  • If you have questions about a program or certificate or would like assistance with the selection process, please contact the Admissions Office at 774.357.2947 or admissions@bristolcc.edu.

2. Apply for Admission

  • You may submit an application online (FREE) or print, fill out and mail in our paper form ($10 for MA and RI residents, $35 for all others). The paper application may be dropped off in person to an Enrollment Center at any of our campus locations. It can also be mailed to: Admissions Office, Bristol Community College | 777 Elsbree Street | Fall River, MA 02720.
  • Contact your high school or state-approved high school equivalency testing center and request that an official copy of your transcript be sent to: Admissions Office, Bristol Community College | 777 Elsbree Street | Fall River, MA 02720. Transcripts may also be faxed to the Admissions Office 508.730.3265. Please note that transcripts are only considered official if faxed directly from the school/testing center.

3. Apply for Financial Aid


Once admitted, you will receive an official acceptance packet in the mail. Included will be information regarding your next enrollment steps, including Placement Testing and New Student Orientation.

To get a jump start on the next steps in the enrollment process, download our New Student Checklist.