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Admissions Process

Follow these steps to apply to BCC.

Complete Admissions Application Online

Admissions Office — Rm. F-114, Telephone: 413-236-1630

  • Provide an official high school transcript or GED transcript.
  • Once the admissions office receives your complete application package, you will be notified by mail that you are accepted to BCC.
  • International Students - read more information

Complete the Financial Aid Application - www.fafsa.gov

Financial Aid Office — Rm. F-122, Telephone: 413-236-1644

  • File before May 1st, if possible.
  • Computer workstations and staff assistance are available in the Financial Aid Office.

Complete the Accuplacer*

Testing Center — Rm. K-213, Telephone: 413-236-1655 or 413-236-1656

Call ahead or email testing@berkshirecc.edu to make an appointment to take the Accuplacer. A practice test is available here.

On the day of your test:

  • Bring photo ID the day of testing.
  • Students may retest one time.
  • If you need accommodations for the placement test, do not schedule it until you meet with Disability Resource Center's staff. Optional: Call to inform Disability Resource Center staff of your Accuplacer scores and ask for course/faculty recommendations.
  • You will receive your Accuplacter scores via mail, generally, within 2 weeks.

If you completed college-level courses in English or Mathematics with a C or better, you may not need to take the Accuplacer.

Contact the Disability Resource Center

Disability Resource Center — Rm. A-118, Telephone: 413-236-1660

Please schedule an appointment if you require disability-related accommodations.

Register for Classes

  • Schedule an individual appointment with an academic advisor to select your courses by contacting the Registrar's Office — Telephone: 413-236-2137.
  • Meet with an academic advisor in the Academic Advising Center F-117.

New Student Orientation

You will receive a postcard and letter of invitation to attend a student orientation. Students will be able to sign up for orientation day information sessions online. Contact the Student Support Center for more information — Telephone: 413-236-1660.