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It's Time to Make It Happen

Thank you for your interest in Bristol Community College! You’ve made a smart choice in considering Bristol to further your education.

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. 


Already submitted an application? You will receive an email notification when an admission decision has been posted to your portal.

Thinking about applying but want to know more? Request information using the link below. 

Click here to get more info

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 Coordinator; they're ready to help you begin your journey at Bristol today!

Important dates to keep in mind when applying:

  • October 1: Applications for Spring and Fall terms open
  • October 1: Free Application for Federal Student Aid application open
  • mid-October: Winter registration begins
  • mid-November: Spring registration begins
  • Early February: Applications for Summer term open
  • early March: Summer registration begins
  • mid-April: Fall registration begins
  • Please note: the deadline to apply for admission is typically the start of each term.

Learn more about admissions at Bristol HERE


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, 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 criteria in order to be admitted.

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


Click HERE to learn more about the Admissions Process.

Click here to Apply for Financial Aid