Frequently Asked Questions


About the Fall Registration Deadline

What is the registration deadline?

Friday, August 23 is the deadline to register. You must register by this date or you may not be able to get into classes.  

Please plan accordingly. Be sure you have met with your advisor and registered for classes before that date. Don’t forget to get your financial aid in order – which can take 6+ weeks to process.  

The deadline does not apply to dual enrollment or non-credit students, students utilizing an employee tuition waiver, as well as students who are applying to dislocated or unemployed worker programs and who need to be enrolled to meet and maintain eligibility requirements for these programs. 

Why is there a deadline?

Creating a last day to register helps set everyone up for success on the first day of classes. Once you have your class schedule in place, you will have time to prepare – like getting your books and, if necessary, complete your financial aid file or set up your payment plan.  

What if I miss the deadline?

You may not be able to register for classes. You may be able to take a late start class or you can defer to the spring semester. Please note that there is very limited availability for late start classes.  

Who is my advisor?

Log on to DegreeWorks through accessBCC to find your assigned advisor.  

Can I make changes to my schedule after the deadline?

It may be possible to make changes, but you may not be able to do them on your own. And, remember, class availability will be very limited after the deadline. Check back for updates or visit the Enrollment Center at any campus location for answers to questions you may have.    

When should I complete my financial aid?

Complete your FAFSA and any additional financial aid requirements as soon as possible. If required, additional documents needed to complete your file are available to view in accessBCC once your FAFSA has been received by Bristol. Depending on requirements, it can take 6+ weeks to process applications. By mid-July, if you have not received an award notification, you are strongly encouraged to set up a payment plan to hold your schedule while you work to complete your financial aid file.  

Who can I contact if I have questions?