How to Apply

Blackhawk Technical College maintains an open-door admissions policy for all prospective students. This means that anyone may enroll in courses to learn new skills or improve existing skills. Admissions requirements vary from program to program, but generally include submitting the following materials:



  • Request official copies of all academic transcripts, including high school, GED, HSED, college or university. Contact each institution and ask to have your official transcripts mailed directly to the Admissions Office. If you choose to have the transcripts mailed to you, do not open the envelope – they are not official if the envelope has been opened.
  • If you are still in high school, send a transcript of the courses you have completed along with a list of the courses to be taken prior to graduation. When you graduate, ask your high school to send a final transcript, showing your date of graduation.
  • Transcripts will be evaluated for credit transfer after you have been admitted to the college. This process may take up to 6 weeks.


Once students submit the application, official high school transcripts and any/all official college/university transcripts, students will be accepted to BTC.

Next Steps


  • Students must submit an ACT score OR take the Accuplacer test at BTC.  More information on the Accuplacer test is provided on the Testing/Assessment page.  


  • After students are accepted to BTC, they must meet with an advisor before registering for classes. 


Current admitted students are provided priority registration before other students. You will receive notification on the exact process. Newly admitted students are scheduled to register after current students and will receive notification on the process. Registering for classes can be done online or in person. You are encouraged to register using Banner Web (online system) as course availability is first come, first served.

Student Orientation

Group orientation sessions are conducted prior to the beginning of each semester. These sessions will acquaint students with the physical and social environment of BTC, including procedures, regulations, opportunities and resources to facilitate student adjustment. Students are strongly encouraged to attend.