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Registration & Records

If you are looking for information about registering for courses, managing tuition payments, or receiving transcripts – you have come to the right place! Blackhawk Technical College is happy to help you before, during, and after your college experience.  Most students register for classes at our Central Campus, however if you are in a program located at the Monroe Campus, you can register there.
 

Central Campus

Fall and Spring Semesters:

Monday, Thursday and Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday – 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Summer Semesters:

Monday, Thursday and Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday – 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Monroe Campus

Fall and Spring Semesters:

Monday through Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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Registration

After you have applied and been accepted into your program, you may register for your program (credit) classes.

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Transcripts

Need your official college, GED or HSED transcript? Order online, request it by phone or print out your unofficial college transcript.

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Tuition Payment

Payment plans make it easier for you to afford your education through regularly scheduled payments. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. 

Payment Options and Due Dates

Frequently Asked Questions

You can add classes through the MyBTC portal (until the semester starts) or by completing an Add/Drop/Withdrawal Form and submitting it to Express Services. In-person additions must be made prior to the first day of any class.  After the first day, adding a class can only happen if the appropriate Dean or instructor provides a written authorization.

Should you choose, after the first week of the class, to switch sections of the same class, you need written approval from the appropriate Dean or instructor.

Students are encouraged to register and pay for classes on time. Please refer to the student services calendar to review add/drop deadlines.  If a class is full, you can elect to go on a course waitlist.  You will find this option when you register for classes.

Administrative withdrawals may occur if you are no longer attending or progressing in your courses. This action prevents a negative impact on your grade point average (GPA) by eliminating the option of earning a grade of “F” at the end of the semester. Communication via BTC's student email will inform you of your status. A grade of “W” will appear on your transcripts.

If you are receiving financial aid, or if an agency or program is helping support your educational expenses, be aware that course withdrawals may affect your funding.

Attendance expectations may differ from course to course; however, you are expected to be present, prepared, and an active participant in your classes throughout the entire course. You should discuss absences with your instructors. The attendance policy for a particular course will be shared in class and/or will be included on the course syllabus.

Non-Attendance Policy: 

  • Full-Semester Courses

If you fail to attend any sessions during the first two weeks of the course you will be considered as non-attending. The instructor for the course will report non-attendance and you will be notified of your removal from the course via your BTC student email account. At this point you will no longer be considered registered in that course and cannot start attending unless you receive written approval from the Dean and re-register.

  • 8-week and Accelerated Courses

If you fail to attend any course sessions during the first week you will be considered as non-attending. The instructor for the course will report non-attendance and you will be notified of your removal from the course via your BTC student email account. At this point you will no longer be considered registered in that course and cannot start attending unless you receive written approval from the Dean and re-register.

If you have been removed from classes due to your non-attendance, you will not receive a grade for those courses and will be provided an 80% refund to your student account. If you are receiving financial aid, be aware that being dropped for non-attendance may affect your funding.

Through EnrollmentVerify, providers of student-based services can obtain immediate, affordable online enrollment verifications. EnrollmentVerify is designed to fulfill the verification requirements of companies that offer products or services requiring proof of a student's enrollment status. EnrollmentVerify users include companies such as credit issuers, insurance companies, travel companies, and others. All enrollment verifications at Blackhawk Technical College will be through the National Student Clearinghouse only.

I'm a student. How do I request proof of enrollment?

Express Services can assist (upon request of authorized persons) current students with enrollment verification letters. Requests can be processed during regular business hours or mailed if ample information is provided.

Students are also able to request enrollment verifications through MyBTC. Simply login and click on "Registration and Courses" and then click on "Enrollment Verification".

How long does it take to process the Enrollment Verification request?

Enrollment verification is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The enrollment verification certificate (through the National Student Clearinghouse) is available immediately after submitting the request. Requests made by students through MyBTC are processed twice weekly.

Wisconsin residents have priority admission to Blackhawk Technical College over out-of-state residents.

If you are classified as in-state student but then move out-of-state during a semester, you will be charged in-state tuition for that semester. However, you will be charged out-of-state tuition for any subsequent semesters.

If you are classified as an out-of-state student but then move in-state during a semester, you will need to provide proof of residency prior to the start of the semester.

Determining in-state residency for the semester or session of application is done by the following:

  • Filing of Wisconsin income tax returns
  • Eligibility to vote within the state
  • Motor vehicle registration in the state
  • Possession of a Wisconsin driver's license
  • Evidence from place of employment
  • Self-support
  • Signed rental agreement

Every registered student is assigned an email account with his or her network account. Your email address will be username@students.blackhawk.edu.

Your email account may be accessed via the MyBTC portal and clicking on Webmail, or by going directly to webmail.blackhawk.edu, using your network, username and password.

If you wish to access email before logging into the network on campus, you must first change your password. Go to the MyBTC portal on blackhawk.edu and select First Time Users at the login screen. You will find a direct link to webmail and will be prompted to change your password the first time you use webmail, or you can change it within the Options menu.

Students are encouraged to check out their BTC email daily. This is the official email address used for college business.

When you enroll for academic credit at Blackhawk Technical College, graduation requirements are governed by the catalog in effect at the time of your enrollment. If you have not maintained enrollment for two consecutive semesters or more (excluding summer), your graduation requirements will be based on the coursework specific to the catalog in effect when you re-enroll. A new academic plan will be created with your advisor and it is your responsibility to track catalog changes. Also be aware, that should you change your major at any time, you may change your governing catalog.

Governing Catalog

All of BTC’s degree and certificate programs are described in full in the college catalog. Read it carefully to learn the requirements and characteristics of each program. The most accurate, official and up-to-date versions of your governing catalog can always be found here.

Online Catalog

Blackhawk Technical College (BTC) does not apply blanket age limits to courses for the purpose of program completion, transfer in, meeting selective admissions, program’s ranking/entrance procedures, or meeting program requirements in award completion. Approved age limits on courses will be related to the competencies students/graduates must demonstrate in the field, employment, and other measures such as certification examinations.

Courses included in an earned degree, whether from BTC or another institution, are exempt from the age limits listed below.

Approved time limits on applicability of courses to program admission and completion is available in program admission documents and on program-specific web pages. The College does reserve the right to deny prior coursework if significant changes in the area of study have occurred, or if current knowledge is necessary for student success. For example, computer coursework or allied health courses may have changed significantly and may no longer satisfy degree requirements due to changes in technology or professional practices.

Approved Age Limits for Transfer In of Courses

BTC Program and Courses

Year Limit (date approved by Dean)

All math and science courses

5 years

All clinical and lab. Courses (Health Science)

1 year

CST/MITS—Computer Service Technician/

Manufacturing Information Technician Specialist

5 years

Criminal Justice Studies

5 years

IT-Network Specialist

5 years

IT-Web Software Developer

5 years

MLT—Medical Laboratory Technician

5 years

Nursing Assistant

5 years, unless currently employed as a Nursing Assistant

A non-active student is defined as a student who has not attended BTC within the last 365 days. After this length of time, a student’s email and portal account are disabled. To re-enable your account, you must meet one of the following conditions:

  1. If you are intending to complete a degree or certificate, you must reapply to the college. Click here to apply now.
  2. You must register for a class as a non-degree seeking student.

For assistance, please visit Express Services (at Central Campus) or email registration@blackhawk.edu.

You can drop courses through the MyBTC portal (until the semester starts) or by completing an Add/Drop/Withdrawal Form and submitting it to Express Services for a full refund. Courses dropped after the add/drop period are entitled to a refund percentage (set by the WTCS) based on the date of the drop. Your Blackhawk Technical College account will be credited, and after all fees have been paid, a check will be issued.

You may withdraw from a class, or all classes, in a semester by completing an Add/Drop (Withdrawal) Form at Express Services. It is important to remember that you cannot withdraw from a class if less than twenty percent (20%) of the class remains. You cannot withdraw from a class if an academic misconduct issue is pending. If you wish to withdraw from all of your courses you will need to meet with an advisor and if applicable, the Financial Aid office before doing so. They will go over the necessary paperwork with you during that appointment.

If you fail to withdraw before the deadline, you will receive a grade. Upon officially withdrawing, you will see a grade of "W" on your transcripts.

The majority of policies set in place regarding registration and records are determined by the Wisconsin Technical College System. Therefore, required fees and other financial policies are dictated by these statutes.

 
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