Within 2 business days of applying to the college, you’ll hear from your new student navigator, who will help you complete your next steps. You can also contact the Help Hub to schedule an appointment with your Navigator.
If you need immediate registration assistance, please email the Office of Admissions and Records at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Returning students who have not taken courses at Brightpoint during the past three years must reapply by resubmitting an application for admission. Students who applied but never started classes are required to reapply after three semesters.
Dual Enrollment Students
If you are a dual enrollment applicant interested in taking Brightpoint classes at your local high school, please get application instructions from your high school counselor. If you have taken a Dual Enrollment class at your local high school within the last year and want to enroll at Brightpoint, you do not need to complete a new application. Schedule an appointment with the Career & College Navigator at your local high school (if applicable), or contact the Help Hub to connect you with a new student navigator at Brightpoint.
Brightpoint is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. Learn more about admission requirements for international students.
A college education is an important investment in your future. Since many types of financial assistance require planning and applications, we recommend you begin the process early.
Brightpoint offers several payment options including:
- A tuition payment plan
- Financial aid
- Work-study positions
- Military and veterans benefits
- Employer tuition assistance
If you are applying for financial aid, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using Brightpoint's FAFSA code: 004004. You can apply as early as October for the next academic year and applying early can help you qualify for the maximum amount of aid.
Keep in mind that your tuition must be paid by the listed deadlines or you will be dropped from your classes.
Learn more about payment options.
Meet with Your Navigator
When you apply to Brightpoint, you’ll be assigned a new student navigator who can help you successfully enroll in classes and start your first semester. You should hear from your navigator soon after application. We encourage you to work closely with this person on all issues related to admissions and records, major selection, course registration, technology support, and payment/financial aid. They are here to help you and are committed to helping you successfully get to your first day of classes.
Log into MyBrightpoint
Once your application is received, you will receive your login credentials for our student portal, myBrightpoint. With just one login, myBrightpoint gives you access to your online coursework in Canvas, Navigate Student, your Brightpoint student Gmail account, and our Student Information System (SIS), where you can access your financial aid information, make online payments and register for classes. Your Brightpoint Gmail account will not be available until you register for classes.
Once you are in myBrightpoint, set up Navigate Student, a free online tool and mobile app that acts as your personal guide to Brightpoint. Use Navigate Student to connect to your Navigator, stay up to date on your next steps, plan your schedule each semester and see your academic progress. After you activate your myBrightpoint account, it can take up to 24 hours for Navigate Student to become available.
Set up your myBrightpoint account as soon as possible. If you need assistance, contact the Help Hub.
Transfer Credits to Brightpoint
Consider if you have any credits that may transfer to Brightpoint, including any AP or IB credits, industry credentials that may align to our college classes, or college credits from regionally accredited colleges and universities.
If you have completed college credits at another school in the Virginia Community College System, you do not need to submit an official transcript. Submit a Transfer Credit Request Form to the Admissions and Records office so that these credits can be posted to your major here at Brightpoint Community College.
If you do have potential transfer credits, submit official documentation to the Admissions and Records Office as soon as possible. It can take several weeks to process transfer credits.
Confirm You Are in the Right Major
Applicants can declare a major on the application for admission. Discuss your major options with your new student navigator to confirm it is the correct major for you. If you are transitioning from dual enrollment, or need to change your major, fill out a Declaring a Major Request Form.
You are encouraged, but not required, to choose a major. There are many benefits to declaring a major. You’ll be assigned a faculty advisor in area in your area of interest. You’ll be eligible for financial aid, and you’ll have a clearly defined set of courses to complete.
Determine Which Math and English Classes to Take
Most of our majors require that you take college-level math and English, so one of your first steps will be to determine which English and math you are qualified to take.
If you are a transfer student who has completed college-level English and math courses, you should submit official transcripts to the Admissions and Records office.
If you are a recent high school and scored well on the SAT/ACT, you may be able to use those scores for English and math placement. You can submit these scores to your new student navigator or our Admissions and Records office.
Most students will need to complete the Direct Enrollment Survey to determine your readiness for college-level math and English. You will complete a short survey which will conclude in a recommended math and English course. It may take up to an hour to have the survey results appear in the Student Information System located in the MyBrightpoint portal. Even if you do not plan to enroll in math or English your first semester, some of our other courses such as psychology and science may require you to be placed into college-level English and/or math.
If you are an ESL student, please talk with your Navigator to discuss which ESL classes might be a good fit for you. Learn more about our ESL program.
Plan Out Your Course Schedule
We encourage you to work with your new student navigator to plan your first semester of courses. There are also several tools and services to help you with planning your class schedule:
- College Catalog: outlines all the courses required in your major and includes a printable degree planner you can use to track your progress toward graduation. If you are using financial aid, this information is critical. Financial aid will only pay for courses that are part of your major.
- Our searchable class schedule allows you to filter current class offerings based on campus, meeting day and more.
- Navigate Student can be used to plan out your course schedule and to register for classes.
For assistance with your first semester schedule, reach out to your college new student navigator, or contact the Help Hub. In future semesters, the faculty advisor assigned to you based on your major can help you plan your schedule and guide you through college and career decisions.
Once you are ready to register for classes, log in to my Brightpoint and add classes through the Student Information System.
Non-degree seeking students who want to enroll in a class and transfer it back to their home college or university may need to provide a Transient Form before enrolling.
Get Your Books
If you have your textbooks on the ﬁrst day of class, you are more likely to get better grades and complete your courses. So be prepared! Take a copy of your class schedule to the bookstore, or order online.
Using financial aid? You'll need a photo ID and student ID number for your financial aid purchase. See when you can charge books and supplies to financial aid.
Concerned about costs? Options like used books, rented books, digital textbooks and open educational resources (OER) courses, if available, can save you money.
Attend a New Student Orientation
Orientation is a great way to get familiar with campus, learn about resources that can help you succeed and meet future classmates. We offer two options to fulfill this important, mandatory requirement:
- In-person orientations at specific dates and times on the Chester and Midlothian campuses
- Virtual orientations at specific dates and times through Zoom
Request a Parking Pass
Parking fees are included in the mandatory fees that all students pay when they register for classes. If you plan to park on campus, complete the Parking Decal form. You will need to provide your student ID number; student email address; make, model, and color of your car; and state in which your car is registered. You can then bring an official photo ID (your Student ID Card is preferred, but another form of ID such as your driver's license, military ID, or state ID will be accepted) to campus, and pick up your parking decal from:
- Chester Campus: Moyar Hall Security Desk (1st floor) and Nicholas Center Security Desk
- Midlothian Campus: Administration Building Security Desk (1st floor) and Trailblazer Hall Security Desk (1st floor)
Get Accommodations (If Applicable)
If you have a disability, contact the Office of Student Accessibility Services to request accommodations.
Request Technology and Academic Support
You can also check out different technologies such as calculators, chrome books, laptops, and webcams from the library by using this online form: Technology Request
Technology support is offered through our Help Hub.
Check your college email regularly and keep your mobile number up to date in the Student Information Center in myBrightpoint. We'll share important information and resources through texts and emails.
Sign up for Brightpoint Alert to receive text and email notifications of emergency situations and of closings and delays due to inclement weather.
Get Involved on Campus
Connect with other students through the Student Activities Office. Student Activities supports 30+ student clubs and organizations, campus events, intramural sports and more.