How do I apply for admission?

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  1. Complete the entire application. Extra copies are available by contacting the Admissions office at or by visiting the College’s Web site at or by calling 508.678.2811, ext. 2179 or by clicking here.
  2. Mail the completed application to the Admissions office, Bristol Community College, 777 Elsbree Street, Fall River, MA 02720. Include a check or money order payable to Bristol Community College for the appropriate application fee. $10 for Massachusetts residents and qualified New England Regional Student Program applicants or $35 for all others. This fee may be waived if it causes unusual financial hardship.
  3. You may also apply online at and save the application fee.
  4. Contact the Admissions office at or 508.678.2811, ext. 2179 for details. You may apply to up to three Massachusetts community colleges with one application fee. Send your check to Bristol Community College and ask us to notify the others of your payment.

    a. Have all official transcripts listed on application form sent to the Admissions office at BCC.

    b. Current high school students should ask their high school guidance counselor to send Bristol Community College their official transcript as soon as first-term senior grades are recorded. A final official high school transcript will also need to be sent to verify graduation.

    c. Other applicants should request that their high school and every college or post-secondary school attended forward official transcripts to Bristol Community College’s Admissions office.

  5. Clinical Laboratory Science, Dental Hygiene, Healthcare Information, Medical Assisting, Nursing, and Occupational Therapy Assistant applicants can only begin these programs in the fall semester.

  6. Students may enroll in courses as a nondegree student before applying for a degree program or before receiving official notification of admission status.

  7. Application deadlines: Clinical Laboratory Science, Complementary Healthcare, Culinary Arts, Dental Hygiene, Healthcare Information, Histology, Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, Pre-Radiology Technology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Therapeutic Massage Applications and all official transcripts should be received by the Admissions office no later than February 1. Applications received after that date will be considered only on a space-available basis. Other programs - Applications are accepted throughout the year, but early completed application assures better course and schedule choices.
  8. Financial aid is available to all matriculating students admitted to financial aid-eligible programs. Please visit BCC’s website at for more details. Those applying for financial assistance must start by completing the free Federal Application for Student Aid. All forms required may be obtained at BCC’s Financial Aid office.
  9. Immunization, Insurance & Consent: all full-time students and part-time Health Sciences and Early Childhood Education students must provide proof of immunization against measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, varicella, and hepatitis B. There are other vaccination requirements for health sciences programs.

All students taking nine or more credits and all Health Science students must have health insurance. You will be enrolled and charged for the college insurance plan unless proof of coverage by another insurer is furnished. If you are younger than 18 years of age, you must have your parent or guardian sign a “Consent for Treatment Form” to be treated for anything other than for emergencies. Contact Health Services, G208, ext. 2232.

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