The steps below are for those students currently enrolled in another college who plan to transfer and also those students who have previously attended another college and plan to begin to college again at BCTC.
Apply for admission to the college
Your first step is to complete an admissions application. You can access the application by visiting the Online Admissions Application portal. Should you require accommodations for completing the application, please contact Disability Support Services at 859-246-6728 or toll free at 866-774-4872, extension 6728. Please note that applying to the college does not mean that you have applied to a selective admission program.
Setup your student account
Once you submit your admissions application, visit User Account Center to create your user profile, obtain your student ID and username, and set your password. This account will give you access to your student self-service (registration, payments, financial aid, grades, etc.), e-mail, and any online courses you enroll in. Please note that you will not have access to your student email account until after you have registered for classes.
Submit official college transcripts
You will need to contact all previous colleges you have attended and request that they send your official college transcript. You are not admissible to the college until all documents are received. Once all documentation is received, it will take approximately two weeks to process your application. If additional information is needed, your admissions officer will contact you.
Applicants who have previously attended an accredited college or university and who have a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 on a 4.0 quality-point scale in all course work attempted are classified as transfer students. Applicants who were previously placed on academic probation at an accredited college or university may be admitted to Bluegrass on academic probation. To be admitted to Bluegrass, the applicant must be eligible to return to the previous institution without an interruption of one or more regular semesters.
Faxed, photocopies, and scanned images of documents will not be accepted. Original documents must be provided to the Office of Admissions. We accept official transcripts mailed directly to the college or hand-delivered. We also accept electronic transcripts through National Student Clearinghouse, eScrip-safe, and Credential Solutions.
If you will be hand-delivering documents after hours, you may submit using the drop box located on the door to the Admissions Office located in room 119 of the Oswald building at the Cooper campus. The drop box is secure and checked daily for submissions.
Students wanting to view the established course equivalencies for the college should visit the TES Database.
Apply for financial aid
Once you submit an admissions application, you can apply for financial aid. You do not need to wait for an acceptance letter. There are different types of financial assistance available. Federal aid is available through the FAFSA. This application is available January 1 for the coming academic year beginning in August. Students applying for federal aid should list BCTC using the school code 005244. In addition to federal aid, students can apply for loans and scholarships with the assistance of the financial aid office. For additional information on types of aid and deadlines, please visit the Financial Aid webpage.
Access the SEE Portal
Once your application is processed, you will receive an acceptance letter via postal mail. This letter provides instructions on accessing the SEE Portal, an online tool that will guide you through completing your enrollment.
Schedule advising appointment
Transfer students are required to meet with an academic advisor to register for classes. For instructions on scheduling an advising appointment, please visit the SEE Portal link located on your mailed acceptance letter.
Once you are registered for classes, you will be responsible for paying your tuition and making sure that any accepted financial aid is posted to your account. This is done through your student account. For instructions on activating your account, please review information located in step two above.