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Course Offerings and Availability

Use the search for courses and course sections on SelfService to see what courses are being offered. View directions on How to Search for Availability of Classes.

Summer 2018 - registration begins on March 13

  • Registration begins on March 13
  • Summer Session I begins June 4
  • Summer Session II begins July 16
  • Current students can register in SelfService. Guest students can register on the Guest Student page.

Fall 2018

  • Apply now for Fall 2018
  • Continuing students began registering on April 4
  • Newly accepted students must attend an Advising & Registration session to register
  • New guest students began registering on May 2, 2018
 

All Students Registering for Classes MUST

  • Register online if eligible;
  • Show a BHCC ID card or a government issued photo ID if registering in person;
  • Provide proof of meeting course prerequisites by either:
    • Placement Testing;
    • Completion of appropriate BHCC coursework; or
    • Providing a transcript from another accredited institution verifying completion of appropriate coursework with a passing grade.

All outstanding registration holds and prior financial obligations must be addressed prior to registering.

How to Register

BHCC staggers the start of registration to allow students with the most completed credits, including developmental, ESL and transfer credits to register first.  All currently enrolled degree and certificate seeking students will receive an email with their start date to begin registering online.  

Students can also view their registration online.

  1. Log in to selfservice.
  2. Click on Student Planning.
  3. Click on Plan & Schedule.
  4. Under “It’s Registration Time” click the plan and schedule link.
  5. Press the left arrow button to change to Fall 2018. If you get an error when clicking the arrow, click the plus sign to add Fall 2018, then try again.
  6. See your registration date and time. 

Register in selfservice from anywhere that you have access to the internet.

Newly accepted student, (new to college, transfer or readmitted after leaving BHCC for 5 or more years) you will attend a mandatory Advising and Registration session (Part I of Orientation) where you will meet with an advisor and register for classes (see your acceptance email and the Ready Set Go checklist for details).  Classes required for your Program of Study (certificate or degree) can be found on our Programs of Study page.

If you have not attended BHCC during the last two semesters but have attended BHCC within the last 5 years, go to our Apply Now page and choose: I am a returning BHCC student (enrolled in the past 5 years) option.  BHCC will reactivate your account.

If you are planning on taking classes at BHCC as a guest student, we recommend registering online to avoid waiting in line, if you are unable to register online you may register at Student Central, room B325 on the Charlestown Campus, or at Student Services Office, room 415 on the Chelsea Campus. Learn more on our Guest Student webpage.

Students register online for Community Education courses including Basic English as a Second Language (BLL & BSL courses); instructions for registering are available on the Community Education webpage.  For more information regarding non-credit courses, contact the Community Education Office at 617-228-2462. View the Spring 2018 Community Education Course Schedule.

Make Payment Arrangements

For Fall or Spring: Payment arrangements must be made by payment deadlines.

For Summer: Payment arrangements must be made by payment deadlines.

  • Log in to selfservice.
  • Click on Student Finance to view your Account Summary.
  • Click on Make a Payment and then Pay in Full; if there is an Amount to Pay.

Supply third party commitment documentation to Student Central (Charlestown, Room B325).

Waitlists

The waitlist system gives students a fair and equitable opportunity to add courses that are currently full/closed/have 0 seats available but might become available in the future. Being on a waitlist does not guarantee registration for the course.

  • You may add yourself to the waitlist for one section of a closed or waitlisted course; you may also register for an open seat in another section of that same course.
  • The waitlist system reviews openings at the end of each day and sends an automated email to your BHCC email the following morning; you have at least 24 hours to register for the course (make sure to View Account Summary and make any necessary payments by payment deadlines).  
  • If you have not registered by the deadline indicated in your email, the next person on the waitlist will be offered the seat.
  • The last notifications from the Waitlist system go out the day before the last official day of registration; no waitlists exist during our schedule adjustment (add/drop) period with the exception of late start and mini session courses.

Schedule Adjustment (add/drop)

At the close of business on the last official day of registration (Academic calendar) the schedule adjustment (add/drop) period begins. Make the adjustment online; then view your Account Summary and make any necessary payments at the time of the adjustment. If you have difficulty and are unable to process a schedule adjustment online visit Student Central, room B325, Charlestown Campus or the Enrollment Office on the Chelsea Campus. If you drop a course before the schedule adjustment deadline, you will receive a refund.  There are no refunds after the posted schedule adjustment deadlines.  The schedule adjustment period ends at 11:59 p.m. on the schedule adjustment deadline date.

You may add a course during schedule adjustment period if:

  • a seat is open; and
  • you have completed all the course prerequisites; and
  • view your Account Summary and make any necessary payments. If you are using financial aid, notify Student Central, room B325, Charlestown that you’ve added a course.

You may drop a course online up until 11:59 p.m. on the schedule adjustment deadline listed in the Academic Calendar.

Additional Registration Related Information

Parking is available in Lots 1 and 2 on the Charlestown Campus for students with a valid semester pass. Daily parking is also available in these lots at a rate of $10 per day through the Parkmobile mobile app. Learn more about student parking.

All BHCC students are required to carry a current BHCC OneCard while on campus.  Take a copy of your class schedule and government issued photo ID to the Charlestown Campus ID station in the Library (Room E300), or Chelsea Campus ID station (Room 202) to get your picture taken. Information and ID Station hours: Get Your BHCC Student ID Card.

You must carry a current, valid Student ID at all times on campus and present it when asked by any college official.  Your first ID card is free; there is a fee for replacement cards.

Students who require proof of enrollment status must access the Enrollment Verification System online.

Some courses require that you meet certain conditions prior to registering, known as prerequisites. Prerequisites include completion of lower-level courses with a grade of C or higher; completion of Computerized Placement Tests (CPTs); and or admission to a specific program of study. You must bring a copy of your college/university transcript at the time of registration.

  • Please refer to the college catalog for a copy of the grading and notation system and how to compute your GPA (Grade Point Average).
  • Grades are not mailed.  Log on to selfservice to view your grades and unofficial transcripts. Assistance is available at our Self Service Counter in the main lobby of the B Building, Charlestown Campus and at the Enrollment Office, Chelsea campus. 
  • Order and pay for Official transcripts online.

Accepted students who have attended another college may apply for transfer credit and advanced standing at BHCC.  Send official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities as soon as possible to: 

Academic Records     
Bunker Hill Community College
250 New Rutherford Avenue
Boston, MA 02129

Official Transcripts may also be dropped off at Student Central, room B325, Charlestown.  Official transcripts must be received by BHCC staff members in their original unopened sealed envelope.

Official transcripts will be evaluated once you are accepted and register for classes. You may use a copy or unofficial transcript(s) to register for classes while waiting for transfer credit to be evaluated.