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Process for New Students

Complete Admissions application.
Admissions Office -  Rm. F-114, Telephone: 236-1630
Complete the financial aid application - www.fafsa.gov

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

    • File before May 1st, if possible.
    • Computer workstations and staff assistance are available in the Financial Aid Office.
complete the learning skills assessment*
Testing Center -  Rm. K-213, Telephone: 236-1655 or 236-1656
Call ahead or email testing@berkshirecc.edu to make an appointment to take the Learning Skills Assessment.  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 LSA scores and ask for course/faculty recommendations.
  • You will receive your LSA 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 LSA.

Contact the Disability Resource Center, If you require accommodations or were previously on an iep.
Disability Resource Center  - Rm. A-107,  Telephone: 236-1605
    • Submit documentation of your disability.
    • Complete intake form and sign confidentiality statement.
    • Schedule your Learning Skills Assessment (LSA) with accommodations.
    • During the first week of every semester you should receive your academic accommodation forms in the mail.
Register for Classes
  • Schedule an individual appointment with an academic advisor to select your courses by contacting the Registrar's Office - Telephone: 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 Office of Student Life for more information - Telephone:  413-236-1660.