Flex Start

Bristol offers a selection of Flex Start courses, which begin later than the traditional semester, for qualified new and returning students.

While Flex Start courses are a great opportunity for students to enroll in Spring 2023 courses, it is best to find out if you are the right fit.

Is the Flex Start program right for me?

Please review the list of details below to see if these courses are right for you.

  1. I am one of the following:
    • New student: I have been admitted to Bristol for the Spring 2023 semester.
    • Returning student: I was previously enrolled at Bristol and need more time to enroll in Spring classes.
  2. I am interested in taking the available Flex Start classes.
    Please refer to this schedule to see if you are interested in enrolling in any of these courses available for Spring 2023:
    1. Spring 2023 Flex Start course offerings
  3. I am prepared to take an Accuplacer placement test.
    This applies to new students only. If you have qualifying placement test scores or are exempt, you won’t have to test again. However, if you haven’t tested, you are required to complete an online Accuplacer placement test so we can place you in the right courses. Learn more about exemptions or sign up for a placement test. You can prepare for testing using our placement test prep materials.
  4. I have been awarded Financial Aid or I am prepared to pay for my classes.
  • If you have already been awarded financial aid from Bristol, that’s great! We can apply your award to your courses after you register.
  • If you have filled out a FAFSA or been awarded aid at another institution this year, you can update your application to include Bristol’s school code 002176 to be eligible to receive financial aid at Bristol.
  • If you haven’t applied or are waiting for your package to be completed, you will need to pay for your tuition and fees at the time of registration or enroll in our payment plan. Learn more about ways to pay.
    • The deadline to enroll in the payment plan or make your payment for flex start courses is: February 10 with 25% down payment.
  • For questions about Financial Aid, make an appointment here or contact the department directly at 774.357.2515 or FinancialAid@BristolCC.edu.

I am ready to get started!

Now that you’ve reviewed what it takes to enroll in Flex Start courses and have determined this is the right choice for you, let’s get you registered for classes!

New students and re-admits: please complete this interest form and one of our Flex Start team members will reach out to you regarding the next steps.

Returning students: Register for classes as you normally would. Look for flex start courses specifically Spring 2023 Flex Start course offerings, which have a start date of February 7.

Important Dates

Please keep in mind these important dates for the Spring 2023 Flex Start Classes. These dates will help you be prepared for the start of classes.

Tuesday, February 7: First day of courses; deadline to apply for admission; deadline to register using financial aid

Thursday, February 9: Deadline for Accuplacer Placement testing

Friday, February 10: Last day to enroll in payment plan with 25% down

Monday, February 13: Last day to add classes (note: registrations after Feb. 7 are not eligible for financial aid)

Wednesday, February 15: Book advance closes for online purchases

Friday, February 17: Book advance closes for in-person purchases

Monday, February 20: Last day to drop

Thursdau, February 23: Tuition payment due

Tuesday, March 7: Last day to enroll in payment plan with 33% down