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To apply to the Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences program, the following must be submitted by the applicant.
Each of these is described below in detail. April 15 is the deadline for the submission of all application materials. For more information, call 540.231.8687 or email MABSadmissions@bluefield.edu.
Bluefield College is participating in the Post Baccalaureate Centralized Application Service (PostBacCAS) for the current application cycle. Applicants applying to our master’s-level program apply online using the PostBacCAS application. Applications may be submitted online from November through the deadline of April 15.
To learn more about PostBacCAS requirements, application status details, and how to complete your application, visit the Application Help Center. The Help Center will provide you with answers to the most commonly asked questions. For additional assistance, please contact your PostBacCAS Customer Service Representative at 857.304.2047 or
Transcripts are not submitted to Bluefield College or VCOM, but sent directly to the PostBacCAS for verification and inclusion in application. Official copies of all transcripts are available for review through the WebAdmit portal once the application is verified by CAS. Mailing address for transcripts:
PostBacCAS Transcript Processing CenterP.O. Box 9209Watertown, MA 02471
The M.A. in Biomedical Sciences program requires two letters of recommendation – one from a premedical committee or science faculty member and one professional letter from a supervisor or shadowing mentor (preferred from an M.D. or D.O.).
Students who have been out of college for five or more years may be unable to provide a pre-med committee/advisor or science faculty letter of recommendation. On a case-by-case basis, for these non-traditional students only, we will consider accepting a letter of recommendation from the continuing education department or in-service training instructor for courses completed through employment activities. Please contact us at the below email if you feel this applies to you.
Letters of recommendation are also submitted to the CAS by the letter writer. They are not sent directly to Bluefield College or VCOM. The PostBacCAS uses contact information submitted by the applicant to notify letter writers of the recommendation request. Once submitted, all letters are available through the WebAdmit portal.
A complete application includes your complete, submitted application (including transcripts), and two letters of recommendation. Applicants are not processed or reviewed until the application is complete and all components included. Applications are reviewed in the order they are completed. The status of an application may be checked via the “Check Status” tab of your application in the PostBacCAS.
Once an application has been processed, it will then be reviewed by members of the program’s admissions committee to determine the suitability of the applicant for the program. Applicants will be notified by email of the committee’s decision. Please note that personal interviews are not conducted.
The time required for processing and review of a completed application packet generally varies from four to eight weeks, depending on the number of completed application packets received during that time period. The bulk of applications are typically received at or near the April 15 deadline, thus requiring up to eight weeks before a selection decision can be made by the committee; therefore, early submission of an application generally affords a shorter processing time.