Office of the Registrar
The office of the Registrar supports the College’s academic mission and is responsible for maintaining the official academic records for students attending BCC. The office administers academic services by providing transcripts, letters of certification, registration for classes, course schedule changes, course closures, drop/adds, course withdrawals, instructor withdrawals and general academic information. The office is responsible for commencement and institutional reporting. The office ensures integrity, confidentiality, and security of student records in 31 compliance with FERPA regulations.
Classification of students:
- Full-time students: registered for 12 or more credits of study per semester
- Three quarter time students: registered for 9 credits per semester
- Half-time students: registered for 6 credits of study per semester
- Part-time students: registered for fewer than 1-5credits of study per semester
- Freshman students are those having earned up to 30 credits
- Sophomore students are those having earned 31 or more credits
- First time – first-year students have never attended college/university
- Continuing students are those who were enrolled at Blackfeet Community College during the previous semester
- Returning students are those who have attended Blackfeet Community College before the previous semester
- Transfer students are those who have attended another institution prior to applying to Blackfeet Community College.
- Former students are those who have attended Blackfeet Community College over five or more years prior to the current semester
To continue on an academically and economically sound basis, Blackfeet Community College reserves the right to cancel a scheduled course when enrollment is six (6) students or less.
A credit is a unit by which Blackfeet Community College quantitatively measures its courses. The number of credits assigned to a course is determined by the number of in-class hours per week, exclusive of laboratory sessions and the number of weeks in the session. One credit is equivalent to 15 hours of class throughout the semester. Students are also expected and encouraged to spend two hours of study for every hour in class.
Courses may be added or dropped after registration within the time period allowed. See academic calendar for specific dates. A drop/add form is available at Student Services and the form must be completed and returned to the Registrar’s Office for processing. The student, the instructor, and the student’s advisor must sign the drop/add forms. If the class is dropped after the deadline, a grade of “W” will appear on the student’s transcript, which may affect the student’s financial aid.
Family Education Rights & Privacy Act is a federal law that protects the privacy of a student’s education records. Academic records from the student’s educational file cannot be released to anyone without prior written consent of the student. Students who wish to complete a release of information form which authorizes another individual to act on their behalf must see the Registrar’s Office for the form. This form is in effect for one academic year.