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 2018 begins October 23, 2017 through October 27, 2017.

Steps to follow for Priority Registration for Spring 2018

  1. Plan your spring 2018 courses now by logging on to the Student Portal and under the Self-Service Menu, click on our new advising and registration tool: Student Planning.  This new tool allows student to plan the entire degree program, choose sections of courses, register for classes and follow degree progress through degree completion.
  2. Make an appointment to see your advisor to go over your course plan for spring 2018 during the week of October 16, 2017 through October 20, 2017.
    • If you are not sure who your advisor is, please log on to MyBC3 Portal, Go to Self-Service Menu and click the Advisor Info link.
    • 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 Advisor.
    • Students at off campus sites may see any of the site staff for advising.
  3. Register online via Student Planning for spring 2018 beginning on Monday, October 23, 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 October 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