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BC3 Admissions - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


Where is BC3?

Butler County Community College offers classes at its main campus in Butler along with three other locations. These locations are:

  • BC3 Main Campus - 107 College Drive, Butler, PA 16002
  • BC3 @ Brockway - 1200 Wood St. Brockway, PA 15824
  • BC3 @ Cranberry - 250 Executive Drive, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066
  • BC3 @ Lawrence Crossing - 2849 W. State Street, New Castle, PA 16101
  • BC3 @ LindenPointe - 3182 Innovation Way, Hermitage, PA 16148

***There is also a Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas. We are not affiliated with this school in any way.

Maps & directions for: Main Campus, Cranberry, Lawrence Crossing, LindenPointe

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When will I know if I'm accepted?

BC3 has an open enrollment policy. If you apply and have either a high school diploma or G.E.D., you will be accepted. On average, you will receive an acceptance letter one to two weeks after submitting an application.

BC3 also offers four selective enrollment programs. They are: Nursing, Physical Therapy Assistant, Medical Assistant and Massage Therapy. Nursing and Physical Therapy Assistant require a separate admissions packet. Processing applications to selective admissions programs generally takes longer due to the evaluation that is necessary. If a student is not accepted into a selective enrollment program, he or she can still enroll at the college and take courses to strengthen chances of acceptance into that program.

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Do I still need to apply if I'm only taking a summer course?

Yes, whether you intend to be a guest student or a full time student, you must complete a BC3 application. The $25 application fee is a one time only, non-refundable fee.

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Can I get help with scheduling classes?

New students are advised by academic counselors using placement test results and proper course selection for their first college semester. For each subsequent semester, students (who are meeting academic requirements) can choose to meet with departmental faculty advisors or academic counselors to assess academic progress and to approve further course selections.

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What is the cost?

To estimate your tuition and fees, please use our online Tuition Calculator.

More information about tuition

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Is BC3 accredited?

Yes! In June of 2006, Butler County Community College received a re-accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education for the next 10 years along with 43 commendations from the self-study evaluation team.

More information about accreditations

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Are my credits earned transferable?

Yes, BC3 credits are transferable. However, it is in the student's best interest to work with BC3's transfer counselor and representatives of the school where you plan to attend after BC3. BC3 hosts a Transfer Day every semester where representatives from four year colleges and universities come to campus to speak with prospective students. Also, various local schools (SRU, Clarion, Geneva, etc.) are on campus multiple times each semester to answer questions from prospective students.

More information about transfering credits

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Are my credits earned at a previous school transferable to BC3?

Students at Butler County Community College may receive credit for graded courses taken at most other accredited, degree-granting institutions. The Director of Records and Registration in consultation with the V.P. for Academic Affairs and deans, will review incoming transfer of credits. For courses to be accepted in transfer, they must be listed on a college transcript with a grade of A, B, or C. Transcripts are evaluated once a student schedules classes. College-level work will be granted transfer credit where applicable to the student's program.

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How do online courses work?

Online learning courses are the same courses and follow the same semester schedule as traditional face-to-face classes. Courses are accredited and transferable and qualify for financial aid. Your transcript will not differentiate an online learning course from a traditional one. You can access your course from any computer connected to the Internet 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

More information about online learning

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Admissions Events Calendar

View the BC3 Admissions calendar. Find out more about BC3ís Admissions scheduled visits and events.

Contact Admissions

  • Request Information
  • To meet with an Admissions Counselor or schedule a campus tour call: 724.284.8501


Phone: 724.284.8501



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