Course Schedule Information
The Intersession and Spring 2014 course schedules are available
by using the Search for Sections feature of WebAdvisor.
Currently enrolled students can access it through their My
BCC account. Anyone can access the schedule by
following the WebAdvisor link.
Online course schedule information is also available through
Search for Sections. To find online courses, use the
"Location" filter on the Search screen and select "Online".
Additional information on online and hybrid courses is
available on the
Online Learning page.
Registration begins with the four day priority registration
period that runs November 19-22. Currently enrolled students
(Fall 2013) have the opportunity to register before new and
returning students. All currently enrolled students are
eligible except students that receive a "space available"
Categorical Tuition Waiver (some senior citizens and
veterans). Space available registration begins January 6.
Registration for new and re-admitting students begins on
November 25. Accepted students for the spring
will receive registration instructions from the Admissions
are used to determine when students can begin to register for spring semester.
Registration for intersession is not based on
priority codes but is conducted on a first-come-first-served
basis with the expectation that tuition and fees are paid or
payment arrangements are made at the time of registration.
All currently enrolled students receive a priority registration
code that specifies a particular day and time during the
four day period that is the earliest time that they can
register. Students are sorted by the number of earned
credits on their BCC academic record as of October 23, 2013.
When several students have the same number of credits, they
are sorted from lowest to highest student ID number.
Each student receives a number from 1 (most credits) to 2500
(least credits) that represents their place on the list.
Starting with number 1, about 150 students per hour are
assigned to the first hour of registration. This continues
for each hour of the four day period until all students are
assigned a code.
Priority codes and registration times are displayed in a
paragraph at the top of each student's degree audit.
Find your degree audit, advisor and priority code
Web Registration and E-Advising
Students have the opportunity to plan courses, select course
sections, register, drop, and add by using their WebAdvisor
accounts in MyBCC. The procedures described below are the
recommended steps for using WebAdvisor.
For this semester, students may choose to register using a
paper registration form. The student and advisor should
complete and sign a registration form. After the student's
registration day and time the student can either use the
Express Registration feature of Register for Sections in
WebAdvisor to register themselves or bring the form to the
Registrar's Office to have the courses entered.
Using Express Registration
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The degree audit is an important document that you should
review prior to registration. It lists all the requirements
for your program and shows you what you have completed, what
you are currently taking, what you have planned and what you
still need to complete. It also includes other information
that you will need for registration including your priority
registration code and contact information for your advisor.
Degree audit (sometimes found under "Program Evaluation") is
a menu item in your WebAdvisor account.
Find your degree audit,
advisor and priority code
Guide to Your Degree Audit
These steps are designed for the typical student in a degree or
certificate program. Non-degree students may find the
planning steps unnecessary.
STEP 1 - MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR ADVISOR
Your advisor's name, office and phone number are listed at the
top of your degree audit. Many students have an assigned
advisor. Others are assigned to the Academic Advising
Center. If no advisor is listed, you can meet with an
advisor in the Academic Advising Center.
Find your degree audit, advisor and priority code
Most advisors will schedule appointments for Tuesday, November
19 which is Priority Registration Advising Day. Some
advisors begin to meet with students before priority
registration. Many advisors have an appointment sheet on
their office door so you can sign yourself up.
STEP 2 - PLAN YOUR COURSES
Review your degree audit to see what requirements you still
need to complete (see Degree Audit).
You may also want to look at the BCC catalog for a description
of your program and a suggested order for completing the
course requirements. The catalog is on the website at
In WebAdvisor, use a Worksheet to make a list of the courses you
think you should take next semester. It is strongly
recommended that you use the Course Planning Wizard to
select courses. The Wizard uses your degree audit and limits
your choices to only the courses that fulfill your program
requirements. (Go to WebAdvisor - select Academic Planning -
select Plan Courses - select Course Planning Wizard).
Using a Worksheet and the Course Planning Wizard to Plan
Your advisor will expect you to have put some thought and
planning into your course selections before your meeting.
However, your advisor is there to help review your choices
so don't feel that your plan has to be perfect at this
After you plan courses, you can either put together your
preferred list of course sections (see Step 4) or you can
wait until you have reviewed your courses with your advisor.
STEP 3 - REVIEW YOUR PLAN WITH AN ADVISOR
Meet with your advisor to review and make changes to your plan.
Your advisor can review the choices you made on your
Worksheet and either approve or make revisions to your
educational plan. They can also assist you in creating or
revising your list of Preferred Sections.
STEP 4 - REGISTER FOR SECTIONS
In WebAdvisor, use Register for Sections (under
Registration) to build your preferred list of course
sections for the upcoming semester. You can build your
preferred list prior to your scheduled registration time.
Just remember that your list of preferred sections is your
"shopping cart" of choices - you have not yet registered for
Building your preferred list of course sections
Once your priority code day and time passes, you can submit
your preferred list of courses for registration. If you are
successful, you will get a confirmation message on the
screen and a confirmation email.
If the system will not process all or some of your choices
you should get a message that explains the problem. Some of
the more common issues might include:
Not meeting the prerequisites for the course
Having a restriction on your account from Student Billing, Immunizations, Library, etc.
Trying to register before your priority code permits
The section is closed (you may have the option of going on the waitlist)
The section conflicts with another course on your schedule
Your list of Preferred Sections should remain in the system
and you can re-submit them if you are able to resolve the
issue. Registering for course sections
STEP 5 - FINAL CHECK
It is recommended that you run and review your degree audit
after you have registered. Your registered courses should
appear on the audit with a status of "PR" (pre-registered).
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You may add, drop or otherwise make changes to your schedule
in Register for Sections through the end of the drop/add
period (see the academic calendar). If you are making
changes other than changing sections of the same course it
is recommended that you consult with your advisor.
If you are making changes during the drop/add period, you
should be aware of BCC's refund policies. Reducing your
credit load once the semester has started does not result in
a full refund of tuition and fees.
Who to Contact for Help
If you need assistance logging into MyBCC, contact the
Computer Lab (Field Administration, Room 107, 236-6501).
If you need assistance using the Registration or Academic
Planning tools in WebAdvisor, contact the Registrar's Office
(Field Administration, Room 111, (413)236-2137.
If you need assistance selecting appropriate courses or
course sections please contact your advisor or the Academic
A bill for tuition and fees will be mailed to all
registrants on or about December 13. The billing
due date will be January 10, 2014 or ten days from the
date of registration whichever is later.
For Intersession, payment is due at the time of
registration. Students may either pay their bill
through WebAdvisor or contact the Student Billing Office to
make payment arrangements.
Students receiving veterans', National Guard or other
military benefits should see Marsha Burniske in the
Registrar's Office before the end of this semester.
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