Transfer Students Invited to BC Open House
Bluefield College will open its doors to community college students, February 21.
February 11, 2011
Tired of being a number and not a person in your college classroom? Interested in a school that will help you live your passion? If so, Bluefield College is the place for you.
Bluefield College will open its doors to community college and prospective transfer students and their families during a Transfer Open House, Monday, February 21, beginning with registration at 9:45 a.m. in Shott Hall.
A four-year, Christ-centered liberal arts college, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Bluefield College's mission is to develop students' potential through academic excellence and the integration of faith, the liberal arts, career-oriented programs, and service to God and the global community.
The February 21 Transfer Open House will give students and their parents an opportunity to learn more about the BC vision and mission through campus tours, interaction with administrators and professors, financial aid workshops, and other activities.
Following registration and a short welcome, students and their families are invited to "Encounter Bluefield" through a two-hour session featuring a student life presentation, a technology showcase, and an academic overview of the college -- all designed to show the prospective college students what it's like to live on the BC campus, what technology and other academic facilities are available to students, and the paths of each major of study.
Open House guests also will have the opportunity to complete transfer evaluations, financial aid forms, and hear from actual transfer students who now make their home at BC.
Bluefield College currently maintains articulation agreements with a number of community colleges in the region, making the transition to BC seamless. Under the terms of the agreements, students who graduate in designated associate of arts and sciences degree programs with at least a 2.0 grade point average from Danville Community College, the John Leland Center for Theological Studies, Rappahannock Community College, Southwest Law Enforcement Academy, Southwest Virginia Community College, Wytheville Community College and any college within the Virginia Community College System are eligible for automatic acceptance into Bluefield College and may transfer up to 68 credit hours toward a baccalaureate degree.
Transfer students attending the Open House on February 21 are asked to please bring a copy of their official transcripts in order to facilitate the admissions process and to complete the transfer evaluation.
To register for BC's Transfer Open House or for more information, please contact the Bluefield College Admissions Office by phone at 800-872-0175 (x4231) or by e-mail at . For more information about transfer admission visit the BC admissions web site. For additional details about the BC vision and mission, visit bluefield.edu/mission.