To help students register for the courses they need to complete their program of study, continuing student registration will be staggered. Staggered registration begins with degree and certificate seeking students who have completed the most credits, including developmental courses and transfer credit.
Currently enrolled students will be able to register online beginning on a designated start date and may continue to register through the end of the registration period. Students will have a 24 hour priority window to register for classes before the next group begins to register.
Currently enrolled certificate and degree seeking students will receive an email prior to the start of registration with information about their scheduled start date for registration. This information is also available in the Student Planning tab of BHCCselfservice.
Currently enrolled students and students who have attended within the last year register online during designated registration periods at http://onlineservices.bhcc.mass.edu. Online registration is a convenient and simple way of registering for your classes. Register from anywhere that you have access to the internet.
Newly accepted students, newly accepted transfer students, readmitted students and newly accepted ESL students (students who will be taking English as Second Language Courses in their first semester with the College) must attend a mandatory advising and registration session to be cleared to register for courses (see your acceptance email for details).
New non-degree seeking/guest students (who have not applied for and been accepted for admissions), and students who have encountered issues with the online registration system may register in-person with a completed registration form and a government issued photo ID.
New non-degree seeking students (guests) are not initially eligible for online registration; continuing non-degree seeking students (guest) register online in subsequently enrolled semesters.
Walk-in registration will take place at the Admissions & Registration Desk, located in the main lobby, 2nd floor of the B-Building on the Charlestown Campus, and at the Enrollment Office on the Chelsea Office on the following days and times:
Students register online for Community Education 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.
Payment arrangements must be made at the time of registration
Payment arrangements must be made by payment deadlines
Bunker Hill Community College’s waitlist was instituted to give students a fair and equitable opportunity to add courses that are currently closed but might become available in the future. 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. Our system reviews openings at the end of each day and sends out an automated email to your BHCC email account, allowing students a 24 hour window to register for the course (and pay). At the end of the next day if you have not registered for the opening, an email will go out to the next person on the waitlist. Waitlists end at the close of business on 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.
At the close of business on the last official day of registration (Academic calendar) the schedule adjustment (add/drop) period begins. Students should make the adjustment online and make full payment at the time of the adjustment. Students who have difficulty and are unable to process a schedule adjustment online should seek assistance at the Admissions & Registration desk, main lobby, 2nd floor, B Building Charlestown and Enrollment Office, Chelsea campus. Financial Aid recipients must notify the Financial Aid Office of any adjustments to their original registration and all adjustments must be made by the end of the designated schedule adjustment deadline. Failure to do so will result in the dropping of all courses. Students who drop a course before the schedule adjustment deadline will receive a refund. There are no refunds after the posted schedule adjustment deadlines.
Students may add a course during schedule adjustment period if:
Students may drop a course up until the schedule adjustment deadline listed in the academic calendar.
Parking at the Charlestown and Chelsea College campuses is restricted to permit holders. To park on campus, purchase a BHCC parking permit online. Go to the BHCC online services: https://onlineservices.bhcc.mass.edu/WebAdvisor/WebAdvisor, click on Students and then Purchase a Parking Permit.
BHCC students are required to carry a current BHCC OneCard while on campus. To obtain a BHCC Identification Card (ID), 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. For more information and ID Station hours, see Get Your BHCC Student ID Card.
Students who require proof of enrollment status must access log on the College portal and access the Enrollment Verification system online.
Some courses require that students 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. Students must bring proof of course completion from another college or university at the time of registration.
Students may repeat only courses in which they earn a grade of D, F, W, WA, or NA. The grade earned in the final attempt automatically becomes the official grade for purposes of calculating grade point average and for determining eligibility for graduation. The grades for each attempt, however, are recorded on the student’s transcript. Certain courses in the health programs must be repeated until the student earns a grade of A or B. When this exception applies the college notifies the student.
Students can petition the Academic Record’s Office to repeat a course when they have obtained a grade of C or better but should recognize that they do so at substantial risk. Repeating a course when the earlier attempt is a C or better is allowed only if the higher course grade is a course prerequisite or program requirement to continue in or enter a specific academic program.
Students desiring to audit a course must obtain permission from the Registrar or designee. Audit students must pay full tuition and fees. The audit request must be made at the time of registration, and once approved may not be changed to a graded course. An audit course may not be transferred or used toward graduation requirements.
A student may withdraw from a course and/or college only during the semester in which she/he is registered, and by the date specified for each semester in the academic calendar. Course and college withdrawals are not processed retroactively and students who withdraw from a course and/or the college are not entitled to a refund.
Federal financial aid recipients may be subject to the reduction of their financial aid if they partially or completely withdraw from their courses within the 60% period of any semester. All financial aid recipients are responsible for all cost incurred for tuition fees, books and related costs should their financial aid be revised or canceled. Future financial aid may also be affected. Students who receive financial aid should check with the Financial Aid office about the implications of withdrawal.
To withdraw from a course and/or the college, a student must complete and submit the withdrawal form at the Enrollment Desk, main lobby, B Building, Charlestown campus or at the Enrollment Office on the Chelsea campus.