After You're Accepted

The road to success starts here.

Congratulations on your acceptance to Blackhawk Technical College! Review the information below to understand what happens between acceptance and the first day of classes. Note: the items below may be completed in any order. 

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In your acceptance letter, we will send you a link to your personal and BTC email allowing you to sign up for an ARO session. This ARO session will include meeting your advisor, planning and creating an academic plan, and registering for classes. Additional information regarding financial aid, payment plans, books, tools, and supplies will be discussed.

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Placement Testing
Placement tests help us check the academic skill levels of entering students. This requirement is waived if you submit transcripts showing you have earned an Associate or Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution. New students can either:
  • Take the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER exam; The Next-Generation ACCUPLACER test is FREE and no appointment is needed to do the exam. Students can retest one time for $10. Please bring a valid student ID.
  • Or submit an official copy of your ACT or SAT scores
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Credit for Prior Learning

You may receive college credit toward a degree or diploma for attending a different college or university, having professional experience, or taking college courses in high school. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered. Learn more by visiting the Credit for Prior Learning page.

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Paying Tuition & Fees

Paying your tuition and additional fees can happen at any time during the registration process; however, many new students pay after they have registered for classes. If you need financial assistance, our Paying for College page can provide you more information about financial aidpayment plansscholarships, and other types of awards. Please note: you will not be able to attend class if you have not paid your tuition or set up a payment plan.

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Financial aid

Financial aid helps students and their families fund their education through grants, loans, scholarships, and the federal work-study program. The first step is often to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Rest assured that we are here to help you through each step of the process! For more information, visit the Financial Aid page.

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Welcome to BTC

Once you have completed your placement exam, attended an Advising, Registration and Orientation Session, and paid your tuition, you can start preparing for your first day of classes. Check out the Welcome to BTC page for upcoming events to help you get started!


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Event Start Date: 2/3/2023 12:00 PMEvent End Date: 2/3/2023 1:30 PM
Part of a wellness series sponsored by the Student Government Association and CARE Center.
Event Start Date: 2/4/2023 10:00 AMEvent End Date: 2/4/2023 12:00 PM
Completing a Career Exploration Workshop is a great step to make sure you are heading in the right direction.
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