New International Student Enrollment Checklist


  • Log into your BHCC Email.  BHCC email is the official method of communication for the college. Information about your courses will be sent to your college email only. 
  • Log into your myBHCC (SelfService) Account. This gives you access to:
    • Plan and register for classes and live Chat with Academic Advisors. 
    • View class schedule & program requirements, unofficial copy of your transcript.
  • If you are overseas make sure to apply and receive your F1 visa in a reasonable amount of time to start your semester. If you are in the U.S.A. and are transferring your SEVIS records (I-20) from another institution to BHCC, make sure to request the transfer as soon as possible. If you are in the U.S.A. on another visa and are requesting a change of visa status please make sure to consult with your attorney before registering for classes before your request has been approved.
  • Arrival in Boston – We recommend that you arrive in Boston two weeks before the start of the semester to allow enough time for you to settle in and attend the mandatory New International Student Orientation. The New International Student Orientation will take place the week before classes start.
  • Housing– Make sure to arrange for housing before departing your home country. 
  • You are expected to pay for one semester of tuition and health insurance when you arrive. Review the information about estimated costs, payment methods and deadlines


All students must complete the virtual student orientation. This orientation will take about 2 hours to complete.


  • To view all placement options, register to take a math placement test and complete your English placement, visit the Assessment and Testing Center
  • Submit official college transcript(s) from courses taken at regionally accredited colleges and universities in the United States or from countries outside of the United States. Visit Transferring Credits into BHCC webpage for more information.
  • This requirement must be completed before you can register for classes.
  • New students are required to attend a group advising session. You will meet academic advisors and learn how to plan classes and register. 
  • Check your email for more information about signing up for group advising sessions. 


Have the Immunization Form completed by your doctor and saved electronically. After you register for classes, you will receive an email with instructions for you to submit the form. If you have any questions about the immunization requirement, please review the frequently asked questions here.


Additional Information

myBHCC (SelfService) account gives you access to:

  • Plan and register for classes, CHAT available
  • View class schedule and program requirements
  • BHCC Email
  • Unofficial copy of transcript

Prior Course Work and Prior Learning Assessment

  • Transferring credits from another college or university, visit the Prior Course Work page.
  • Interested in learning about credit for prior learning? Contact Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) to discuss any learning acquired outside of the traditional college environment that might qualify for college credit.