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Massachusetts residents, aged 25 or older, without a prior degree, are eligible to
receive FREE community college education. Learn more and prepare for Spring/Fall 2024
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.
Applications for Fall 2023 are no longer available. Spring and Fall 2024 applications will be available on October 1.
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. Check back for Spring/Fall 2024 applications to open October 1.
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.
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.
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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.