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Admissions Process for New Students

Basic Requirements

Requirements for admissions include an official transcript from high school verifying graduation (or GED), official transcripts from any other colleges attended, payment of an application fee of $10 for Massachusetts residents or $35 for out-of-state residents and international students, and completion of an application form.

Prospective students and/or their parents are encouraged to visit the campus and may request a guided tour.

Full- & Part-time Students

Students who are admitted to a BCC program of study may choose to enroll as either full- or part-time students in any given semester. BCC defines a full-time student as one who enrolls for 12 credit hours or more per semester. Most agencies and programs, includ­ing financial aid, veterans' assistance, varsity athletic eligibility, the Social Security Commission, and insurance benefits, also define a full-time course load to be at least 12 credits per semester.

Registration for Courses

Students are permitted to register for courses no later than the first day of classes in each semester. Schedules may be adjusted through the Drop/Add period. Modular courses (5- or 10-week courses) may be added before the first meeting. Appeals for exemption from these registration deadlines may be made to the Coordinator of Academic Advising. If an exception is made, enrollment in each course requires the approval of the faculty member in charge of that class.

How To Apply

If you are ready to apply,  you can obtain an application form by clicking here. The completed application must be mailed to the Admissions Office along with the application fee.   International Students should open the Application for International Students and either fill in the form and print it or print and complete it by hand (which includes application and Homestay form) and submit it to us complete with the following information:

  • Official transcripts from any high school or college you have attended.
  • Application fee: $10, if you're a resident of Massachusetts, or $35 if you're from out of state.

You can be admitted to BCC and the University of Massachusetts, or any Massachusetts state college at the same time. There is a 33% tuition waiver at the transfer institution for those transferring from BCC with a 3.0 grade point average.