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Transitions to College Program

Designed for students currently or previously enrolled in an adult education program, BHCC’s Transitions to College program is a yearlong program funded by the Department of Education that enables students to enroll in college-level courses by learning the essential skills needed to be a successful student. Classes are offered at no cost to students and textbooks are provided.

Fall Semester (up to 9 credits):

  • LCS-101DD-TC Your Guide to Purpose and Success (3 credits)
  • CIT-110-TC Computer Applications and Concepts (3 credits)
  • Optional: MAT-100 College Level Math (3 credits)

Spring Semester (up to 9 credits):

  • SOC-101-TC Principles of Sociology (3 credits)
  • REL-101-TC World Religions (3 credits)
  • GOV-101-TC Government and Politics in the U.S. (3 credits)
  • Student selected course in their program of study (3 credits)

Summer Semester:

  • Optional: Developmental courses as needed (up to 12 credits)

Transitions to College staff guide students on applying and enrolling in BHCC courses and taking the College Placement Test (Accuplacer) while providing academic and non-academic support to students. The staff also follows up on students’ progress and success and connects students to the many academic support programs and resources on campus including, the College’s Tutoring and Academic Support Center (TASC), Librarycomputer labsLifeMap, and Student Activities and clubs.

Requirements to participate:

  1. Be a current student or graduate from an Adult Basic Education Program;
  2. Attend a program orientation;
  3. Talk to or email the Transitions to College Advisor at 617-228-2170 or lbadir@bhcc.edu;
  4. Fill out the student intake form and the Application for Massachusetts in-State Tuition, and compose a one-page essay outlining your education and career goals. Submit your application to the Transitions to College program with:
    • A copy of your high school credential OR high school diploma (if acquired outside of the U.S.). It has to be translated and certified;
    • One proof of legal residency or citizenship:
      - U.S. Birth Certificate
      - U.S. Passport
      - Permanent Resident Card
      - Work Authorization Visa
      - DACA Authorization
  5. Schedule a mandatory meeting with the Transitions to College Academic Advisor to review the application and required documents;
  6. Take the College Placement Test (Accuplacer) and register for courses.

For more information contact Lamia Essofi at lbadir@bhcc.edu

Bunker Hill Community College
Division of Workforce and Economic Development
Charlestown Campus, 250 New Rutherford Ave, Boston, MA 02129
H-Building, Phone: 617-228-2462
Fax: 617-228-2080
Email: lbadir@bhcc.edu