Every Bluefield University academic degree program is designed to challenge and prepare you to lead a fulfilling life.

A 14:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio

The mission of every school is to awaken the intellectual curiosity of its students. At Bluefield University, we live our mission and our values every day. Our dedicated faculty and staff are deeply committed to creating a Christian community that values learning and faith. Our Christian heritage is the lifeblood of each academic program. Our intentionally small classes give students and faculty the opportunity to get to know one another. At Bluefield University, you’re never just another face in a crowded lecture hall. Our commitment to providing a transformative experience means our faculty believes in and actively mentors students, guiding each person to grow into a critical thinker and global citizen.

Grounded in the liberal arts tradition, Bluefield University is at the forefront in understanding the value of science and technology in the 21st century. With more than 40 academic programs, BC offers you the chance to explore and discover your passion in life. Our Confident Communicator initiative gives you strong writing skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas. We also support those seeking a flexible and affordable online degree program. Whether you choose a traditional, on-campus experience or thrive as a student by learning via digital tools, our compassionate Christ-centered education and career-oriented programs are the smart choice.

We invite you to explore these resources to learn about everything Bluefield University has to offer you!

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Do I only apply once?

  • No. Students must apply each academic year for the fall semester and submit the necessary documents.

Do I have to take the classes specified in the Associate's Degree tracks as they are listed on the information sheet?

  • No. Students may take any of the courses that are offered in a given term.

Where do I find the textbook listing, and where do I purchase the books?

  • Log in to myBU, and under the "Student" tab, you will find a list of the textbooks required (if any) for each course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

How long is a semester?

  • Our semesters are divided into two 8-week terms.

Is there an orientation?

  • Yes. Students can attend an orientation session that explains how to access courses, how to register for classes, and answers other questions.

Where can I find a course description?

Does the student need to take the SAT or ACT in order to take Dual Enrollment classes?

  • No. If a student decides to study at BU full time, BU is currently test-optional for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

Are the classes live? Do students need to log in and participate at certain times?

  • Classes are offered online, so a student can log-on and study at their convenience and their own pace. Students have assignments due each week; you can complete your assignments at any point in time before the deadline.

Does an Early College student need to come to campus for anything?

  • No. However, we would love to have you visit our campus if you are interested in continuing with traditional on-campus study. Students who complete their associate's degree have the option to walk at our commencement ceremony.

Are Early College students able to receive Financial Aid?

  • No. However, Early College courses are very affordable compared to other options. The cost for an online Dual Enrollment course is $100 per credit hour.

How do transferring credits work?

  • Each College or University completes a transcript review in order to decide which courses transfer. Sticking to general education classes generally makes transferring credits simple. All Early College courses at Bluefield University are general education classes that should transfer to another accredited institution.

Is an Early College student considered, and treated, as a transfer student when they become a full-time college student if they have earned enough credits to be a Junior?

  • No. Since they have not graduated from high school, they are considered a first-time college student regardless of how many credits transfer. However, by transferring credits when they enroll as a full-time student, they will have to take fewer classes to receive their bachelor's degree, which shortens the length of time to earn the degree.

Can I speak to someone if I have more questions?

  • Yes. Please contact the Office of Admissions by email or you can call them at 276.326.4231


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