Your Dreams Within Reach

Your Dreams Within Reach

Your Dreams. Within Reach.

A college degree can open new career opportunities for working adults. You can go back to school to earn your degree and pursue the career you want.

You may be closer to earning a degree than you think! College credits you’ve earned in the past often can count toward a degree program if you re-enroll, or you could get credit for your work experience.

Learn about resources available for students like you and find out how you can get started this Spring semester. Join us on November 6 for a special 25 and Up College Night -- a special Bristol EXPerience for adult students.

RSVP for this Bristol EXPerience event now.

Bristol has so much to offer to help you learn, grow and succeed.

If you're looking toward your long-term success and career, or just a better job sooner, your dreams are within reach at Bristol. 


Guidance and Support


You don't have to face the challenge of college alone. Bristol offers a wide array of student services to help not only with your education, but with hurdles outside of your studies.

Learning Commons - The Learning Commons can help with tutoring, writing that big paper and more.

Child Care Center - Skip the high-priced daycare facilities with on-site child care, available on the Fall River Campus.

Career ServicesBristol helps put your education to use. Career Services is available for career counseling, job search assistance and networking opportunities. 

Transfer Services - If you plan to get your bachelor's, Bristol's transfer services department works with many colleges and universities to help you find your perfect four-year fit.

Veterans Center - Bristol has been consistently ranked as a top military friendly college. We've added to this reputation with our brand new Veterans Center.

Adult Education - Don't let an incomplete high school education hold you back. Get back on track with Bristol’s Adult Basic Education (ABE) and HiSET (formerly GED) services. 

Bristol offers many other programs for adult learners including AdvisingEnglish as a Second Language courses, Testing Center, and much more.

Explore Your Options

Bristol offers a high quality, affordable education on your  terms. We strive to provide you with as may options as possible to accommodate your busy life.

Credit for Prior Learning - Your work experience could get you ahead on your degree! Find out if your past employment skills qualify for college credit with Credit for Prior Learning.

Bristol Online - Sometimes you just can't make it to class. But you can still get a degree. Find out about our online offerings and get your education, from home, on your schedule.

Tuition reimbursement - Did you know your employer may cover your college costs? Check with your company's human resource department.

Workforce Training - Bristol has developed numerous strong relationships with the local business community. Our Center for Workforce and Community Education offers noncredit professional development, workforce training and customized corporate training services. 

Take the Next Step

Check out our programs of study. We offer career programs tailored for students looking to enter their career field as well as transfer programs designed to help students transition to a 4-year college or university. With more than 130 different areas of study, Bristol has a program for you. 

The best way to review our offerings is to check out our academic catalog. Here, we lay out all the degree and certificate programs we have available, including what courses you’ll need to take and what you can do with that degree after you graduate.

Reach out to our Admissions Department here

Apply for Admission. Complete an application for free online! Don’t worry, there’s no commitment at this time – filling out an online application is free and helps us work with you to explore what options are right for you and how Bristol can help you reach your goals. 

Apply for Financial Aid. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To learn more about financial aid, payment plans or additional services that we offer to help you through the process, visit our financial aid web page or take advantage of one or our walk-in workshops. You may be eligible for federal student aid, grants, loans or scholarships. 

Have you been admitted? The next step is to take the placement tests so we can place you in the courses that meet your needs. Don’t worry, we have prepared some test prep materials to help you prepare for the exam.


The Bristol Within Reach campaign reaches every corner of Southeastern Massachusetts. On billboards, the radio and television, Bristol has been sharing its message.

View and listen to the gallery of promotional materials here.