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Get ready for Fall 2021

Bristol Community College will be offering a variety of options to accommodate the needs of our students. This fall, Bristol students will have the choice to return to the classroom for fully face-to-face courses, as a hybrid student - which includes both in-person, pre-scheduled meetings on campus and flexible, scheduled online learning - or by taking classes fully online.

We are safe, open, and ready for students. 

Massachusetts community colleges will require the COVID-19 vaccine by January 2022. 
Please see the following press release and statement for more information

Ready to apply to Bristol? It’s easy to get started. There is no application fee and SAT scores are not required. All you need is a high school diploma or GED/HiSET.

Please visit our College Catalog to review the academic programs and certificates Bristol has to offer. Not sure what path to take? Consider connecting with an Admissions Counselor; they're ready to help you begin your journey at Bristol today!

Important dates:

  • October 1: Applications for Spring and Fall terms open
  • October 1: Free Application for Federal Student Aid application open
  • March 1: Applications for Summer term open
  • The deadline to apply for admission is typically just prior to the start of each term. Please check this page for updates as the start of term approaches.

Learn more about admissions at Bristol here.


Select your Path below for the next step.


About the Application

Applicants must have a high school diploma, state-approved equivalency credential or college degree. Admission to some programs is competitive because of the limited number of openings and/or prerequisites.

Bristol has an open enrollment policy in keeping with the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education’s “Open Door” philosophy. The open enrollment policy does not apply to students seeking admission into the following programs: Clinical Laboratory Science, Culinary Arts, Dental Hygiene, Medical Assisting, Medical Coding & Reimbursement Specialist, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, and Phlebotomy. Learn more about the Health Science Admissions Requirements here.

International students seeking to enroll at Bristol on an F-1 Student Visa must meet additional selective criteria in order to be admitted.

Please refer to the catalog for up-to-date information on all admissions requirements and deadlines.

In addition to the online application, students should submit needed documents to the Admissions Office. This includes high school and college transcripts, GED or HiSET scoresheets, home school curriculum approval letters, among others. To upload any relevant credentials, students can use the

Admissions Secure Document Upload Form.

This will require a Dynamic Forms login and password which can be created on this page.

Click HERE to learn more about the Admissions Process.

Click here to Apply Now 

Click here to Apply for Financial Aid