Registering for Classes
Registering is the process of enrolling for specific classes. Students must be registered for all classes they attend. Registration is necessary in order for an official record to properly reflect a student's participation in educational activities.
A student does not have a guaranteed seat in a class unless all fees have been paid or a payment agreement has been established. It is the student's responsibility to keep informed of all registration requirements and procedures. By registering for courses, a student accepts responsibility of all fees. Non-attendance does not constitute a cancellation of that obligation, nor does it officially withdraw a student from the class.
Continuing students will register for the next semester’s classes before new students. This gives continuing students the first opportunity to enroll in the courses needed to complete program requirements. A registration schedule will be available to provide specific procedures to be followed, including the date and time of registration, estimated cost, and other applicable information. Students are strongly recommended to register on-line by using their MyBTC account.
A student may register if he/she has been previously enrolled (within the last 185 days) or is currently enrolled and has a student identification number and password. To register online, go to http://www.blackhawk.edu. At the top of blackhawk.edu, click on the Online Services pulldown from the main navigation, then select MyBTC. Once MyBTC is open, go to the Registration and Courses link to sign up for classes.
A Note to New Students
New students must apply for admission at BTC in order to set up an account to register online. Once an account set up is completed, a student ID number and password is required to activate the online account. This information, along with other important computer service materials, is included within each BTC Acceptance Letter.
In person registration is available at the Central Campus and Monroe Campus.
At the Central Campus, you may register in person during the hours listed below:
Monday-Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.*
Wednesday–Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.*
At the Monroe Campus, you may register in person during the hours listed below:
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.*
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.*
Summer hours vary.
Registration by Mail
Complete the website registration form at http://www.blackhawk.edu. From the menu on the opening page, choose “Registering for Classes” in the STUDENTS section listed at the bottom of the page. Send the completed form with credit card information or a check made payable to Blackhawk Technical College for the exact amount of fees listed in the schedule. Send to:
Blackhawk Technical College
P.O. Box 5009
Janesville WI 53547-5009
Registration by Fax
Dial (608) 743-4407 for Central Campus or (608) 329-8215 for Monroe Campus to fax a completed registration form along with a MasterCard, Visa or Discover card information. In order for BTC to bill an employer, a letter of authorization for billing must be faxed with a registration form.
Adding a Course
Students can add courses until the start of the semester for 1st 8-week and full semester courses and up until the course begins for 2nd 8-week courses. Exceptions to these deadlines require the appropriate Division Dean’s written signature to register. Courses can be added through the Web (until the semester starts) or by completing an Add/Drop form and submitting to Express Services at Central Campus or Registration at Monroe Campus. When adding a course, all additional tuition and fees must be paid at that time or a payment plan must be established.
Drop/Add: During the first week of the semester, students can drop a class or choose a different section of the same course. When dropping and adding at the same time, tuition from the dropped class is used to pay for the new class. After the first week of the semester, switching sections or adding classes requires written approval from the appropriate Division Dean or appropriate Division Administrator. If there is a difference in cost, students are responsible for paying any additional fees at the time of registration.
Adding a course may affect financial aid status. If an agency or program is funding educational expenses, students may be required to have schedule changes approved by the agency or program staff.
Dropping a Course
Dropping a course can impact program status and completion timeline. It is the student's responsibility to notify the College when dropping a course. Prior to dropping a course, students are required to discuss concerns with the instructor, appropriate Dean, advisor, and/or the Financial Aid Office. Dropping a course may affect financial aid. If an agency or program is funding educational expenses, students may be required to have schedule changes approved by the agency or program staff. Students are responsible for all course fees not paid.
Students cannot withdraw (a grade of “W” is recorded and no tuition refund is available) from a course if 20 percent or less of the class remains. However, in the case of extenuating circumstances, students may obtain written permission from the appropriate Dean or Division Administrator. Courses cannot be dropped/withdrawn if an academic misconduct issue is pending. The college may drop a student from a course for which course requirements have not been met (i.e. pre-requisites, co-requisites, etc.).
A student must notify the College if he/she intends to drop a course. Courses may be dropped through the Web (before the first day of the semester) or by completing a Course Change form at Express Services at Central Campus or Registration at Monroe Campus. When dropping a course, a student may be eligible for a refund consistent with the WTCS refund policy (see Refund Policy). Refunds will be directly deposited to accounts established in TouchNet or a check will be mailed within two weeks.
If you are marked as a non-attendee you will be dropped from the course and an 80% refund will be provided.
Refunds will be issued in accordance with the following state guidelines:
If a student drops any course before the first class meeting, 100% of the fees shall be refunded-- Excluding non-refundable fees.
If a student drops a course before or at the time 10% of the course’s potential hours of instruction have been completed, and adds another course on the same day, 100% credit will be received for all applicable student tuition and fees for the dropped class.
Eighty percent of all applicable student tuition and fees are to be refunded if the application for refund is made before or at the time 10% of the course’s potential hours of instruction have been completed--Excluding non-refundable fees.
Sixty percent of all applicable student tuition and fees are to be refunded if the application for refund is made after 10% but before more than 20% of the course’s potential hours of instruction have been completed--Excluding non-refundable fees. (A grade of “W” will appear on the student transcript.)
No refund is to be made if the application for refund is made after 20% of the course’s potential hours of instruction have been completed. (A grade of “W” will appear on the student transcript.)
In order to receive a refund, except in cases when BTC cancels or discontinues a course, a student must request the refund. This also applies to drops due to non-attendance. BTC will issue the refund within two weeks of a request.
Exceptions to this policy may be made in the case of death, extended illness, or other extenuating circumstances. A student must submit an Exception to the Refund form which may be obtained at Student Services or Registration at Monroe Campus prior to the end of the semester in which the course was taken. Requests made after this time will automatically be denied unless the student was incarcerated or incapacitated. The completed form, including documentation of extenuating circumstances, may be returned to Student Services or Registration at Monroe Campus.