Transitions to College Program

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

Fall Semester (up to 12 credits):

  • LCS-101DD-TC Your Guide to Purpose and Success (3 credits)
  • CIT-110-TC Computer Applications and Concepts (3 credits)
  • Optional (If needed): Developmental Math course, MAT093 (3* credits)
  • Optional (If needed): Developmental English course, ELL102 (6 credits)

Spring Semester (up to 15 credits):

  • SOC-101-TC Principles of Sociology (3 credits)
  • REL-101-TC World Religions (3 credits)
  • Student selected course in their program of study (3 credits)
  • Optional (If needed): Developmental Math course, MAT097 (3* credits)
  • Optional (If needed): Developmental English course, ELL103 (6 credits)

Summer Semester:

  • Optional: Developmental courses as needed ( 6*-12 credits) 

Transitions to College staff progress and success and connects students to the many academic and social resources the campus has to offer including, the College’s Tutoring and Academic Support Center (TASC)Library & Learning Commons, Counseling, Prevention, and Wellness Center, The Commonwealth Honors Program, and the many Student Activities and Clubs. The power of  TCP is in the support students receive. Starting with the admissions process and continuing through graduation, Transitions students benefit from guidance specifically for adult learners.


Be a current student or graduate from an Adult Basic Education Program. Are you or did you take ESOL/HISET/GED classes in one of these programs/schools?  View Adult Education program directory:

Application process:

  1. Apply to :
    • BHCC as a new student and choose a program of study (your major). Explore BHCC programs of study for Associates and certificates
    • Fill out the Transitions to College intake and release of information form
    • Submit this form 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;
      • 2 proof of residency such as: 

        • U.S. Birth Certificate

        • U.S. Passport

        • Permanent Resident Card

        • Work Authorization Visa

        • DACA Authorization Utility bill

        • Driver’s license

        • Bank statement under your name

  2. Take the Guided Self Placement survey for English and the ACCUPLACER test for Math

  3. Schedule an appointment to review your application and required documents with  a Transitions to College Advisor


*Institutional Credits