Course Scheduling Preference
In an effort to assist students to earn a postsecondary education, Governor Tom Corbett
signed into law Act 46 of 2014, Higher Education Course Scheduling Preference for
Veteran Students in Pennsylvania. Veteran Student Priority Registration process for
SPRING and SUMMER 2015 begins November 3, 2014 through November 7, 2014.
Steps to follow for Priority Registration for SPRING and SUMMER 2015:
- See your faculty advisor during the week of November 3, 2014 through November 7, 2014.
Your faculty advisor must sign your registration form. If you are not sure who your
faculty advisor is log on to MyBC3, WebAdvisor, Academic Profile, My Profile to find
their name. You may also stop by the Academic Center for Enrichment (ACE) in the Student
Success Center to make an appointment to meet with an Academic Counselor.
- Take the signed registration form to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment
Management office, room 130, in the Student Success Center to validate your eligibility
for priority registration. Veteran Students attending one of the BC3 Off-Campus locations
should take the signed registration form to the Director for that campus location.
- Submit the signed and validated registration form to the VP’s office or appropriate
campus location by, Friday, November 7, 2014, and it will be forwarded to the Records
and Registration Office for processing.
COURSE SCHEDULING PREFERENCE POLICY FOR VETERAN STUDENTS:
Act 46 of 2014 requires public institutions of higher education in Pennsylvania to
establish and provide veteran students with preference in course scheduling.
Noncompliance may be reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Education by submitting
the Higher Education Student Complaint Form here.
Effective spring 2015, Butler County Community College veteran students will be given
course scheduling priority registration privileges Veteran students will be notified
of their registration date and process through their BC3 email in October 2014.
Veteran students are defined as those students in the following categories:
- Is a veteran.
- The student has served in the United States Armed Forces including a reserve component
or National Guard and was discharged or released from such service under conditions
other than dishonorable.
- The student has been admitted to a public institution of higher education.
- The student resides in Pennsylvania while enrolled in the public institution of higher
A veteran student may be required to provide proof of their military services by either
providing their DD214, discharge papers, military orders, etc. Those using GI Bill
benefits may already have necessary supporting documentation on file.
Course Scheduling Preference
Veteran students who are given course scheduling priority registration privileges
will be registered one week earlier than our current students in non-specialized programs.
If a veteran student has a financial obligation to the college, the student must pay
the outstanding balance before registering for the semester. Veteran students are
identified in our student information system and are notified of the registration
procedures two weeks prior to registration.
Information concerning this will be available on the college website, college catalog
and the Veteran Services Office.
All inquiries relating to Course Scheduling Priority Registration should be directed
to, Case Willoughby, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.