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 Fall 2017 begins March 27, 2017 through March 31, 2017.

Steps to follow for Priority Registration for Fall 2017

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 March 2017.


Veteran students are defined as those students in the following categories:

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, Amy Pignatore, Director of Records and Registration