Are you ready to get started at Bristol?

  1. Get to know us! Attend an Information Session to learn more about the college and the enrollment process: Campus Tours and Information Sessions. Connect with a counselor if you have questions.
  2. Explore our programs of study. We offer career programs tailored for students looking to enter their career field as well as transfer programs designed to help students transition to a 4-year college or university. The best way to review our offerings is to check out our academic catalog. Here, we lay out all the degree and certificate programs we have available, including what courses you’ll need to take and what you can do with that degree after you graduate.
  3. Apply for Admission. Complete a free application online! Don’t worry, there’s no commitment at this time – filling out an online application helps us work with you to explore what options are right for you and how Bristol can help you reach your goals. For general admission to an associate degree or certificate program, you must have a high school diploma or state-approved equivalency certificate. You do not have to provide Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) results, though submitting your results may exempt you from all or part of the placement exam.

    TIP: Apply online at least four weeks before the semester registration deadline to ensure you have time to complete the next steps. After you apply, be sure to check your email often – that’s our primary way of contacting you.

  4. Apply for Financial Aid. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be sure to select Bristol Community College (002176). To learn more about financial aid, payment plans or additional services that we offer to help you through the process, visit our financial aid web page or click here to book an appointment.
  5. Schedule Assessment Testing.  All students enrolled in a degree or certificate program are required to take an Accuplacer Placement Test in order to ensure appropriate placement in classes. Students may be exempt from all or part of the placement test by using high school GPA, or SAT, ACT, CLEP or AP scores and more. Visit the Testing Center page for more information, including Placement Test Preparation to help you prepare for the exam.
  6. Orientation. Plan to attend orientation to learn about programs and services so you can make the most of your Bristol experience.
  7. Register for Classes. Meet with an advisor to review your course requirements and select your best schedule.

Have you been admitted? Download the Bristol Enrollment Checklist