Frequently asked questions
How will I know which classroom my course will be held in?
Before the first day of your class, you can view your course and classroom by going to www.bristolcc.edu/noncredit . You can also arrive a few minutes early to check the classroom course locations posted on the bulletin board in each building. If you are a returning student go to accessBCC, and click on the Student Services tab and print your schedule.
Are my classes handicapped-accessible?
BCC is committed to making its classes accessible to members of the disabled community. Please call our admissions office at 508.678.2811 to arrange for accessibility.
When can I sign up?
If space is still available in a class, registrations are taken until the first day of the class. However, we encourage you to sign up early. Late fee: $5 assessed one week before the start of the course. The course fee for each course is listed with the description by going to www.bristolcc.edu/noncredit .
Where do I register?
Fall River Campus: Commonwealth College Center, Enrollment Services Office, Building G Room G112A, 777 Elsbree Street, Fall River, MA, 8 am to 7 pm Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 5 pm on Friday, 8 am to 2 pm on Saturday, except Holidays.
New Bedford Campus: Administration Office, Room 156, 188 Union Street, New Bedford MA., 8:30 am to 6:30 pm, Monday through Wednesday and 8:30 am to 4 pm, Thursday and Friday.
Attleboro Center: Administrative Office, 11 Field Road, Attleboro, MA, 8:30 am to 8:30 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Friday.
Taunton Center: Special registration sessions are also held at the Benjamin Friedman Middle School, 500 Norton Avenue, Taunton
How Do I Register?
Registration is ongoing!
1. Mail the registration form to the Enrollment Center,
777 Elsbree Street, Fall River, MA 02720
2. Visit the Enrollment Center, Commonwealth College Center,
Fall River Campus, 777 Elsbree Street
3. Fax a completed registration form to BCC at 508.730.3255
4. Visit our web site www.BristolCC.edu/TheCenter
5. Call 508.678.2811, ext. 2527 or ext. 2154
How do I get to your office?
We are located in the Administration Building (Building D Rooms D112 through 117).
What happens when I get your voicemail?
Of course, we would prefer that you always talk to a person. However, there are times when the phone is extremely busy and you must deal with our automated voice mail system. We will return your call within 24 hours.
What happens in case of inclement weather?
Listen to local radio and TV stations. The Center for Workforce and Community Education will not issue refunds for classes which have been postponed due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control. We will make every effort to reschedule such classes.
How do I know if a class is cancelled?
A course will be cancelled if there is insufficient enrollment. Decisions on cancelled courses are generally made one week prior to the scheduled start of the course. If your course is cancelled, you will be notified by phone or mail and given the option of choosing another course or receiving a full refund for the course. It is, therefore, very important to make sure the college has your most recent phone number(s) and address.
What is the Refund Policy?
To be eligible for a refund, a student must complete an official withdrawal form available in the Enrollment Center (G110A). All students must follow the withdrawal refund procedure, including those on third party payment plans. Lack of attendance has no bearing on refunds. Students who do not officially withdraw from a course will be responsible for payment in full. Refunds take from four to six weeks to be processed and are mailed directly to the student.
The Noncredit Refund Policy is based on the date you officially withdraw from class and the scheduled number of class meetings which have been held. If you withdraw from your course(s) before the first class meeting, you are entitled to a full refund, from which a $10 processing fee will be held. For a refund after the first class meeting, refer to the following policy which pertains to your course selection.
Refund policy for noncredit courses scheduled to meet four or more times, one time per week:
If you withdraw during the first week of classes, you will receive a full refund, from which a $10 processing fee will be held. If you withdraw during the second week of class, you will receive a 50 percent refund. If you withdraw during the third week of class or thereafter, you are ineligible for any refund.
Refund policy for noncredit courses scheduled
to meet less than four times:
If you withdraw after the first class meeting from a course scheduled for less than four class meetings, you are ineligible for any refund.
Refund policy for noncredit courses scheduled to meet more than one time per week:
If you withdraw from a course after the first class meeting, but before the second class meeting, you will receive a full refund, from which a $10 processing fee will be held. If you withdraw from a course after the second class meeting, but before the third class meeting, you will receive a 50 percent refund. If you withdraw from a course from the third class meeting or thereafter, you are ineligible for any refund.
The College reserves the right to cancel any class not meeting minimum enrollment requirements. All students registered in classes which are cancelled due to insufficient enrollment will be issued a full refund and will not be charged any processing fee.
Is there any Tuition Waivers for Seniors?
Tuition and senior citizen waivers may not be used for noncredit courses.