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Orientation at BHCC

After you are accepted, you must attend our two-part Orientation. If you have not applied to Bunker Hill Community College or need to check on your application status, please visit the Apply Now page

Part 1: Complete the online Advising and Registration orientation

As soon as possible, complete your online advising and registration orientation. This will include a series of videos for you to watch and questions for you to answer. This will take about 1 hour to complete. Once you have completed the online advising orientation, an advisor will contact you via your BHCC email account within five business days to assist you with planning and registering for classes.

You may complete the online orientation at your convenience, just click the link below.

Start your Online Advising and Registration Orientation  

To be ready for registration, as soon as possible, please complete the following:

Log in to your BHCC email account

  • Your username and password can be found in your acceptance letter which is accessible in your Admissions SelfService

Log in to your BHCCselfservice account

  • Your username and password can be found in your acceptance letter which is accessible in your Admissions SelfService

Complete your placement testing.

This can be done in multiple ways:

  • Take the college placement test. If you are required to take the placement test, visit the Assessment Center website for information about remote testing options and Guided Self Placement
  • There are some ways to be exempt from testing (please visit the Assessment Center for details):
    • Use your high school GPA of 2.7 or higher and/or
    • Use your SAT, ACT, AP or CLEP scores and/or
    • Use your GED or HiSet scores and/or
    • Use your TOEFL scores and/or
    • Use previous college coursework completed at another college or university

If you still need to submit transcripts or score reports for placement exemptions, you will be able to do so at the end of the Online Advising and Registration Orientation.

New Student Advising Guide

This advising guide will give you more information about getting started with classes and can be a resource for you before, during and after your online orientation.


All new students enrolled in 9 credits or more are required to take a Learning Community course or cluster in their first year, and all Liberal Arts majors are required to take LCS-101. This guide provides more information about which Learning Community is right for you.

If you have questions about completing the Online Advising and Registration Orientation, please email Colleen Yee, cpyee@bhcc.edu

Part 2: After Advising and Registration, attend the Virtual New Student Orientation

You will meet with our Student Mentors, tour the campus, learn how to prepare for classes and hear about all of BHCC's great resources and opportunities for students. 

Virtual New Student Orientation