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Priority Registration for Summer and Fall 2014

Course Schedule Information

The Summer and Fall 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.      

Eligibility

Registration begins with the four day priority registration period that runs April 15-18. Currently enrolled students (Spring 2014) 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 May 12 for summer courses and August 18 for fall courses.

Registration for new and re-admitting students for the summer semester begins on Tuesday, April 22.  Re-admitted students for the fall semester can also begin to register on April 22.  New student registration for the fall semester begins on May 12.  Students accepted for fall admission will receive registration instructions from the Admissions Office.

Priority Codes

Priority codes are used to determine when students can begin to register for the fall semester.  Registration for summer 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 March 24, 2014. 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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Degree Audit

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

Procedure

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, April 15 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 http://www.berkshirecc.edu/Catalogs    

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 Courses

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 point.

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 them.

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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Making Changes

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 IT Help Desk (Field Administration,
Room 105, 236-3304).

If you need assistance using the Registration or Academic Planning tools in WebAdvisor, contact the the Registrar's Office (Field Administration, Room 111, telephone 236-2137).

If you need assistance selecting appropriate courses or course sections please contact your advisor or the Academic Advising Center.  

Billing Information

For the fall semester, a bill for tuition and fees will be mailed to all registrants on or about July 18.  The billing due date will be August 15, 2014 or ten days from the date of registration whichever is later.

For the summer semester, 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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