Winter Session

December 17 - January 21


“I knew that it would be more affordable than taking it through the school I was at. It was easy to do it on break and online.”
- Jonathan Grim, recent graduate of Grove City College

Guest Students

Earn affordable college credits at BC3 over your break and transfer them back to your home institution.

View available classes and follow the steps to enroll below.

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

Available Classes

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 11 at 11:59 p.m. or in person by Friday, December 13 at 3:00 p.m.

Step 2: Register for Classes

View available classes offered in the Winter Session. Current and guest students can register on the MyBC3 Portal starting Monday, November 4. Open enrollment begins Monday, November 18. Registration closes on Monday, December 16 at 11:59 p.m.

If a class requires a prerequisite that you've completed at your home institution, please send an unofficial transcript to Please also indicate the class you would like to take.

Step 3: Pay Tuition & Fees

Pay your tuition and fees in full online or in person by Wednesday, December 19 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, December 2. Order online by Monday, December 9 at 3:00 p.m. to guarantee delivery for the start of class or visit the BC3 Bookstore on main campus during business hours. There is no Book Allowance for winter session.

Step 5: Complete the Online Orientation

Complete the required online orientation (GENL 001) by Wednesday, December 18 at 3:00 p.m. to access your class on Blackboard via the MyBC3 Portal.

Online orientation is only required for students new to BC3 or if it has been more than 2 years since the online orientation was completed.

Step 6: Start Classes

Access your online class beginning Monday, December 17 using Blackboard.

NOTE: Online technical assistance will be available through the duration of the Winter Session (except for Wednesday, December 25 and Wednesday, January 1). Administrative offices will be closed from Tuesday, December 24 through Wednesday, January 1.

“It is totally worth it and I would do it again. I could do it at my own pace over winter break. I ended up finishing it before I went back to school. My professor had it set up so that you could do it at your own pace. Everything was uploaded."
- Lacey Rossi, a junior education major at Duquesne University