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You've made a smart choice with Bristol Community College. Now, let us help you complete your schedule. Begin by reviewing the college's course search! 


Before registering for classes, please reach out to your academic coordinator or faculty advisor, who can advise you about registration, academic planning, transfer, and more. You can find your advisor assignment by following the steps at the bottom of this page.

Advising Info and Appointments

Important Dates*

View the full Academic Calendar.

Fall 2024

  • Registration began: April 10.
  • Book advances open: August 12.
  • Tuition payments due: August 8.
  • Classes begin: September 3.
  • Last day to add: Date coming soon.
  • Last day to drop & financial aid freeze date**: Date coming soon.
  • Last day to withdraw at 50% refund: Date coming soon.
  • Book advances close (online): October 2.
  • Book advances close (in store): October 4.
  • Last day to withdraw: Date coming soon.
  • Last day of classes: December 13.

*Dates are for full-term courses. Students should refer to the add/drop calendar for First Half, Second Half or Flex Terms.

**Please note: If you register for a class after the financial aid freeze date, that enrollment will not be included in your financial aid award for Pell grant and state aid purposes. This means that you may be responsible for paying those charges on your own. The Spring 2024 financial aid freeze date is January 30, 2024. If you have questions or concerns, please contact financial aid: or 774.357.2515.


General Dates to Keep in Mind When Registering

Key Items Approximate Time frames
Registration Begins Summer (early March), Fall (mid-April), Winter (mid-October), Spring (mid-November)
FAFSA Opens October 1
Book Advances Open Summer (mid-May), Fall (early August), Winter and Spring (mid-December)
Book Advances Close Summer (late June), Fall (early October), Winter and Spring (mid-February)
Classes Begin Summer (early June), Fall (early September), Winter (late December), Spring (mid-January)
Last Day to Add Summer (early June), Fall (mid-September), Winter and Spring (late December)
Last Day to Drop Summer (mid-June), Fall (mid-September), Winter and Spring (late December)
Last Day to Withdraw Summer (early March), Fall (mid-November), Winter and Spring (early January)
Last Day of Semester Summer (late August), Fall (mid-December), Winter (mid-January), Spring (early May)


Get Started with Advising and Registration

The registration process works differently for everyone depending on student status. Whether you're a current student, a new student, or a guest student, we have your process below!

  • Log in to DegreeWorks to check your degree audit and find your assigned advisor. If you have not already, we encourage you to connect with your Advisor as soon as possible. Your Advisor can also provide your PIN, which you may need to register. If you need assistance connecting with your Advisor, please contact
  • Register for classes now. You can make changes to your schedule if needed.
  • Complete your financial aid as soon as possible. If you need assistance, please contact Financial Aid at
  • Set up a payment plan if you’re not using financial aid or if you haven't completed your FAFSA application.

Before you can register for classes, you must complete placement testing or receive an exemption. Click HERE to learn about the Testing Center.

Once eligible to register for classes, you will receive information from Advising on how to sign up for your classes. 

You will also be invited to view the New Student Orientation online to continue your introduction to Bristol. Learn more about orientation.

If you are a student at another college or university and want to earn credits to transfer to your home institution, you are a guest student. Learn more on the Guest Students page.

Students are paired with advisors based on the academic program and the advisor's specialty. Students who are not assigned an advisor should contact to be connected with a member of our team.

Visit Advising for more information.

Additional Information

Book Advances give you the opportunity to use some of your financial aid funds in advance of the first disbursement to purchase books, course materials and technology (i.e., computer) at the College Bookstore at Click the following link for more information: Book Advances.

Courses for the spring semester will have a waitlist option, giving students the opportunity to add themselves to a waitlist for a class that is full. Learn more about Waitlist here.