Winter Session


December 14 - January 20

Affordable, Transferrable, 5-Weeks, Online

Current & Guest Students

Registration for winter sessions begins on Monday, November 2. Login to the MyBC3 Portal to view the schedule. Winter Session is part of the spring semester. Courses are marked with a "W" in the title and section name.

Guest Students: Earn affordable college credits at BC3 over break and transfer them to your home institution. If you have never applied to BC3 or it's been longer than one academic year (fall, spring, summer) since you last applied, follow the steps to enroll below.

NOTE: Financial aid for winter session is not available for guest students.

All Other Students

Registration for winter sessions begins on November 16. View available classes below and follow the steps to enroll.


Step 1: Apply to BC3

Complete the BC3 Application for Admission if you have never applied to BC3 or it's been longer than one academic year (fall, spring, summer) since you last applied. Applications must be submitted online by Wednesday, December 9 at 11:59 p.m. or in person by Friday, December 11 at 3:00 p.m.

Step 2: Register for Classes

Classes will open for online registration on the BC3 Student Portal on Monday, November 2. Registration closes on Monday, December 14 at 11:59 p.m. If a class requires a prerequisite that you've completed at your home institution, review transcript requirements.

Step 3: Pay Tuition & Fees

Pay your tuition and fees in full online or in person by Thursday, December 17 at 3:00 p.m. or your scheduled classes will be dropped and you will not have access to your class online.

Step 4: Purchase Textbooks

Visit the BC3 Bookstore to purchase textbooks beginning Monday, November 30. Order online by Monday, December 7 at 3:00 p.m. to guarantee delivery for the start of class or visit the BC3 Bookstore on main campus during business hours.

Step 5: Complete the Online Orientation

Complete the required online orientation (GENL 001) by Wednesday, December 16 at 3 p.m. to access your class online.

Step 6: Start Classes

Access your online class beginning Monday, December 14 using Blackboard.

NOTE: Technical assistance will be available online through the duration of the Winter Session. Administrative offices will be closed from Wednesday, December 23 through Sunday, January 3.


Alexandria Batuski

“It was an accelerated course. I was able to complete it quickly and it was more affordable. I have bills. And I didn’t want to have to increase my student loan any more than I had to.”

 --Guest student Alexandria Batuski, of Union City, Erie County, who graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from a Pennsylvania state-related institution.

Jared Bakaysa

(BC3’s staff) walked me through everything I needed to do. It was all online, so I was able to work at my own pace. I was even able to work ahead. The credits transferred. I think that is one of the reasons why my adviser recommended BC3 because the credits were able to transfer easily to our institution.

--Guest student Jared Bakaysa, of Curwensville, Clearfield County, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports management in January from a Pennsylvania public four-year institution.