Answers to Your Questions
Below are some frequently asked questions we hear from our students. If you can't find the answer you are looking for feel free to contact our office at or fill out the question form on this page.
Do I qualify for the inSPIRE Degree Completion Program?
Go to this link ( www.bluefield.edu/qualify ) to see the overall admissions requirements to the inSPIRE Degree Completion Program.
Just what does inSPIRE mean?
inSPIRE is the name given to the Adult Degree Completion Programs that are taught online.
How do I apply to attend Bluefield College?
You can apply online (www.bluefield.edu/inspire-apply) or call one of the inSPIRE Admissions Directors. Ms. Payne covers locations west of the Blue Ridge Mountains (e.g., Bluefield, Grundy, Lynchburg, Roanoke, Wytheville, New River Valley) and Ms. Potts covers locations east of the Blue Ridge Mountains (e.g., Central VA, Fredericksburg, Northern VA, Richmond, Tidewater).
Is Financial Aid Available?
Yes. To begin the financial aid process, before anything else, applicants need to complete The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on line at www.fafsa.ed.gov . Once this document is completed, you will be informed about the amount and type of aid that is available.
I have attended several colleges and universities. Can I send you a photocopy of my transcript?
Yes and we can talk with you about your courses from a photocopy of your educational transcript (s), but to get a formal evaluation and an advising plan of study from Bluefield College, you will need to contact each and every institution of higher learning (i.e., college or university) that you have attended and request that institution to send an “official educational transcript” in a sealed envelope to the Registrar at Bluefield College. Colleges and universities are used to this request and will know exactly what to do, but you must start the process.
Can I receive credit toward my degree for my military and law enforcement training?
Yes, credit may be awarded based upon documentation that you supply. You may submit a copy of your DD214 for evaluation of possible credits. Also, do request an official photocopy of your transcript of your basic police academy records to be submitted for possible credits. The Registrar needs the dates, description of activities, and total hours reported by the academy.
Can I get evaluated without applying to your college or by using my unofficial transcripts?
No. You are required to complete an application. Completing an application allows us to establish a candidate’s record, to store a student’s contact information, as well as to compile your educational data for continued evaluation. In addition, official educational transcripts are needed to confirm information accuracy and that the information comes directly from the learning institution.
Can I take a test to gain college credits?
Yes, some general education course and elective course requirements may be met through testing. Go to this URL for more information about College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) testing (www.bluefield.edu/clepsdante ).
What resources are available to me complete the inSPIRE Accelerated Degree Completion Program?
Bluefield College has many resources that are designed to help students be successful in the inSPIRE majors. Follow this link to view these resources ( www.bluefield.edu/dcresources ).
Just where can I learn more about Bluefield college’s inSPIRE program?
To learn more about Bluefield College’s inSPIRE program:
You can attend an information meeting. This link will display the dates, time and sites of these meetings ( www.bluefield.edu/infomeetings);
You can call, e-mail or visit one of the Admissions Directors; or,
You can visit the Bluefield College inSPIRE Home webpage (www.bluefield.edu/accelerated ).