Academic Advising

Academic Advising

Welcome to Academic Advising!

Academic Advising is an ongoing learning process in which you partner with an academic advisor. Each student enrolled in an academic program is assigned an advisor, either a faculty advisor familiar with your academic program or a professional advisor based in Academic & Transfer Advising. Your advisor will work with you each semester to develop and/or modify an academic plan so you achieve your academic goals in the time frame that best complements your life.

Call us at 413-236-1620 to schedule an appointment with a team member from Academic & Transfer Advising.

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday       8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

We hope you have a successful semester!

Get in Touch

Call Us: 413-236-1620

Email Us

Or visit us in the One Stop Center if you're on campus

New Student Registration Appointment Request

New to BCC or returning after some time away? Complete the form below to request an appointment with an advisor. A member of the Academic & Transfer Advising team will contact to you schedule an appointment. Prior to your registration appointment, please watch the videos below in preparation for registration. We look forward to working with you!

Academic Advising Syllabus

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Common Questions — How Do I?
  • Register for classes?

    If you are new to BCC, have completed all of the application requirements and FAFSA, then call Academic & Transfer Advising at 413-236-1620 to schedule a New Student Registration appointment.

    If you are a re-admit student (you have previously taken courses at BCC),  re-apply to BCC, complete your FAFSA, then call Academic & Transfer Advising at 413-236-1620 to schedule a registration appointment.

  • Find out who my academic advisor is?
    1. Log into MyBCC.
    2. Find the Advisors Card in the MyBCC portal. Use the Discover More button if the Advisors Card is not loaded on your landing page.
    3. The Advisors Card will display the name of your assigned academic advisor.
  • Drop and/or add a class?

    During the Add/Drop period (the first week of classes), you are able to add or drop classes.

    Visit Academic & Transfer Advising in the One Stop to meet with an academic advisor who will assist you with the add/drop process.

    You may also add and drop courses during the Add/Drop period in your Self-Service account.

  • Change my program of study?
    Visit Academic & Transfer Advising in the One Stop to meet with an academic advisor who will review the new program and its requirements and then complete the appropriate paperwork. 
  • Have credits transferred from another college/university?

    When completing the application process, you are required to submit your official transcripts to the Admissions Office.

    Only courses you have completed at a regionally accredited institution with a "C" or better will transfer to BCC.

    For questions, contact the Transfer Credit Evaluator (413-236-1625).

  • Withdraw from a course/the College?

    From a Course
    You need to complete an Add/Drop form and receive permission from both your class instructor and assigned academic advisor to withdraw from a course. The completed Add/Drop form and permissions must be submitted to the Registrar's Office.

    From the College
    You should meet with an academic advisor in Academic & Transfer Advising who will complete the College withdrawal form with you.

  • Register for classes for the next semester?
    You should meet with your assigned academic advisor before Priority Registration to plan the courses you need for the coming semester. On the first day of Priority Registration, you may register for classes through your Self-Service account. 
  • Request a change in academic advisor?  

    Please contact Academic & Transfer Advising to schedule an appointment to complete a Change of Advisor application.

Academic & Transfer Advising celebrates Global Advising Week May 1 - 5, 2023

Academic & Transfer Advising celebrates Global Advising Week from May 1 – May 5, 2023.  Advising at BCC takes shape in many forms: Have you worked with a faculty or staff member who has answered a question for you, helped you select your classes, assisted you with coursework, helped you navigate online resources, etc.? If so, you’ve been advised! Let’s take a moment to celebrate the different ways faculty and staff support students. Stay tuned for details!

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