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Group Advising & Registration Sessions (GARS)

Congratulations! You’ve been admitted to BRCC for the first time in Fall 2014.

If you’ve received an acceptance Email from us and taken your placement tests (if required), you’re ready to sign up for a Group Advising and Registration Session (GARS)*.

At GARS you will:

  • get academic advising
  • learn how to use the Student Information System
  • register for Fall classes

*Students taking classes but not planning to earn a certificate, diploma, or degree, and students in Aviation Maintenance or Automotive Technology do not need to attend GARS. Please call (540) 453-2224 for your registration details.

Workshop Registration Information

Before going to the sign up form, make sure you:

  • know your Student ID (EMPLID) - look it up on MYBRCC.
  • know which program you're interested in - College Catalog.

If you require special assistance related to a disability, please contact Patricia Boyd, Disability Services Coordinator.

2014 GARS Dates

RSVP: Click on session date and time to reserve your space.

Choose ONE Session—Keep in mind the Cancellation Procedure and No Show Policy when making your selection. Since GARS sessions are for adults only, please make child care arrangements.

Session Sign Up Deadline
Fri. March 28, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
(JMU advisor available)
Thurs. March 20 by Noon
Fri. April 11, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
(JMU advisor available)
Thurs. April 3 by Noon
Fri. April 25, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
(JMU advisor available)
Thurs. April 17 by Noon
Fri. April 25, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
(JMU advisor available)
Thurs. April 17 by Noon
Fri. May 2, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
(JMU advisor available)
Thurs. April 24 by Noon
Tues. May 13, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
(JMU advisor available)
Thurs. May 5 by Noon
Fri. May 16, 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(JMU advisor available)
Thurs. May 8 by Noon
Fri. May 30, 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(JMU advisor available)
Thurs. May 22 by Noon
Fri. May 30, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
(JMU advisor available)
Thurs. May 22 by Noon

What to Bring

  1. Student number (EMPLID)
  2. MYBRCC User Name and Password
  3. Official High School transcript (Required for Vet Tech, Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Radiographic Technology, Funeral Services programs)
  4. SAT or ACT scores (if you were exempt from taking the Virginia Placement Test – VPT)
  5. Advanced Placement scores from College Board, if applicable and available
  6. College transcripts (if transferring coursework from a non-Virginia Community College)

Group Registration Workshop Schedule: Morning Sessions

Time Activity
8:45-9:00 a.m. Check-in Robert E. Plecker Center
9:00-9:20 a.m. Welcome
9:20-9:40 a.m Financial Aid
9:40-9:45 a.m. Transition to Advising Classrooms
9:45-10:30 a.m. Pre-advising Session
10:30-Noon Enroll in Fall Semester Courses
11:00-Noon Q & A with Financial Aid

Group Registration Workshop Schedule: Afternoon Sessions

Time Activity
12:45-1:00 p.m. Check-in Robert E. Plecker Center
1:00-1:20 p.m. Welcome
1:20-1:40 p.m. Financial Aid
1:40-1:45 p.m. Transition to Advising Classrooms
1:45-2:30 p.m. Pre-advising Session
2:30-4:00 p.m. Enroll in Fall Semester Courses
3:00-4:00 p.m. Q & A with Financial Aid

Cancellation Procedure

Since each GARS session has limited seating, it is important that you attend your registered session. Failing to cancel your registration means we aren’t able to offer your slot to another incoming student. If you find that you are unable to attend, please contact Nicole Stephens in advance at (540) 453-2523 to cancel your registration.

No Show Policy

Students who miss their registered session and don’t call in advance to cancel will have to delay until June 2 to meet with an academic advisor to secure their fall semester classes.