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CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – Brightpoint Community College will kick off the new year with Smart Start Saturday, an event for those who need assistance preparing for the spring semester. During Smart Start Saturday, which takes place January 6, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., new and continuing students are invited to the Help Hub, in Moyar Hall, on the college’s Chester Campus, where staff will be on hand to help with the application for admission, financial aid, transcripts, determining English and math placement, paying for classes, changing a major and more. The Cashier’s Office will be open for students who want to pay their tuition, and the Bookstore will be open for those who wish to purchase textbooks or supplies. Prospective students can also get to know Brightpoint through campus tours being offered during the event.  

Members of the community who want to learn more about Brightpoint, its majors, and its spring classes are encouraged to visit New students who are unable to come to campus for Smart Start Saturday or who wish to sign up now for their spring classes may visit for information on how to get started on their college journey at Brightpoint.

Brightpoint’s Chester Campus is located at 13101 Route 1. For directions to the campus, a map of the Chester Campus, and a virtual tour of Brightpoint, go to To learn more about the Help Hub, visit

Brightpoint Community College, one of the largest institutions in the Virginia Community College System, envisions a success story for every student. Brightpoint offers students a high-quality, high-value education, with more than 80 majors that provide pathways to careers in in-demand fields; transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities; and industry credentials and licensures. The college, with campuses in Chester and Midlothian, online classes, and off-campus classrooms, served more than 11,700 students during the 2022-23 academic year. It also assisted more than 4,000 learners through Community College Workforce Alliance, the shared workforce division of Brightpoint and Reynolds community colleges.