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Fall River, MA 02720

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Attleboro, MA 02703

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Taunton, MA 02780



Let's get ready for Fall 2023! 

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.

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Fall 2023 Courses at Bristol

Fall 2023 begins September 5! Choose from a wide array of fully face-to-face, online, and hybrid course offerings to help you stay on track and prepare for your future. Courses are available to current and new Bristol students. Reach out to your academic coordinator or faculty advisor for assistance with signing up for classes. 

REMINDER: Update to Vaccination Policy beginning May 18 
At the conclusion of the Spring 2023 semester, Bristol Community College students and employees will no longer need to provide proof of vaccination to participate in events and classes at our locations. Learn more about this update

Important Dates for the Fall Semester*

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  • Registration began: April 12
  • Book advances open: August 7
  • Tuition payments due: August 10
  • Classes begin: September 5
  • Last day to add: September 11
  • Last day to drop & financial aid freeze date**: September 18
  • Last day to withdraw at 50% refund: September 25
  • Book advances close (online): October 4
  • Book advances close (in store): October 6
  • Last day to withdraw: November 13
  • Last day of classes: December 15

*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 Fall 2023 financial aid freeze date is September 18, 2023. If you have questions or concerns, please contact financial aid: or 774.357.2515.


Summer 2023 Courses at Bristol

  • Registration began: March 8
  • Classes begin: June 5

Click here to learn more

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.

Virtual Appointments 

Students can continue to access programs and services via virtual appointments, regardless of their vaccination status.

Less than 15 minutes:

Current and future students and their guests coming to the campus for approximately 15 minutes or less do not need to show proof of vaccination but must follow strict safety protocols, including always wearing a mask while indoors at any of the college locations. For example, picking up a book at the bookstore or picking up resources at the library.

More than 15 minutes: 

Make an appointment. Must show proof of vaccination or have a valid accommodation for COVID-19. Current and future students and their guests coming to any of the college locations for an indoor event or accessing a service that will take more than approximately 15 minutes must provide proof of being fully vaccinated or have a valid accommodation for COVID-19.  For example, tutoring, advising, counseling center, placement testing. 

Additional areas requiring compliance with the vaccination policy: 

  • Indoor college-sponsored events and activities, including student programs and Bristol Theatre productions. 
  • Indoor athletic and recreational activities, including the Fitness Center and sporting events. 
  • Library Learning Commons at all campus locations, with the exception of individuals dropping off or picking up resources that will take approximately 15 minutes or less. 

Make an Appointment  

  • Arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to your appointment time. 
  • No guests/visitors at your appointment, unless previous arrangements have been made. 
  • Follow social distancing guidelines. 
  • Do not come to campus if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19. Contact the department to either reschedule your appointment or change to a virtual appointment.  
  • Download the Bristol Mobile App to stay updated.