Transcript Evaluation

Determining Your Perfect Fit

Obviously, one of the most important things to consider before transferring to Bluefield College is how all of your classes fit in our degree programs.

Bluefield College understands that you want to complete your bachelor’s degree in a timely manner, so we do strive to accept as much previous college work as possible towards your Bluefield degree.

Here are a few things to consider:

  1. Bluefield College is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS); therefore, we will accept all previous credits earned at any other regionally accredited, four-year college or university.
  2. Students coming from a regionally accredited two-year college can transfer in a maximum of 68 total hours.
  3. Bluefield College has multiple articulation agreements in place that may be considered through the evaluation process.
  4. Virginia Community College students – Bluefield College has an articulation agreement with the Virginia Community College System. Under the terms of this agreement, students who graduate from Virginia community colleges in a designated Associate of Arts and Sciences or Associate of Sciences degree program and have achieved a GPA of at least 2.5 in their academic work are eligible for automatic acceptance. We will also consider all general education courses that are not required for a student’s major as fulfilled.
  5. The Bluefield Core – Bluefield College requires a unique 9-hour block of courses for incoming freshman students. A transfer student who has not completed a VCCS Associate, but who has completed 32 transferrable hours, will be exempted from one of these classes, Invitation to Inquiry, COR 1012.

Accepted students will receive a Transcript Evaluation:

  • Typically, within five business days of acceptance. If a delay is expected, an accepted student will be notified of when they can expect this completed document.
  • As a PDF document via email and as a physical copy sent in the mail.
  • Each time new course work is received. A similar five (5) business day window is to be expected.

Accepted students can also expect a phone call from the Transfer Counselor to allow for questions after the Plan to Complete or Advising Worksheet has been sent. The Transfer Counselor does not have final authority on transfer credit decisions and may at times refer questions to the Office of the Registrar or ultimately the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Early College students,

Congratulations! You have elected to enroll in an online, college-level course. Each course is different in its requirements involving theory, application, depth of reflection, and research. Occasionally, the title of a course has been chosen to broadly describe the course content. As an Early College student, you may need to communicate with the instructor to discuss your ability to meet the course’s requirements within the first two days of the course, within the drop/add period. This allows you time to select another option if you believe the course requirements are beyond your current level of learning.

Your grades will be final and appear on your Bluefield College transcript, so it is important that you do your best.

If you have a learning disability, it is important that you communicate that with our Associate Director of Academic Support, Mr. Wayne Pelts, prior to your classes starting. Mr. Pelts will need documentation in order to offer any accommodations. You may reach Mr. Pelts at wpelts@bluefield.edu.

An advisor will contact you prior to each enrollment period to discuss course options and will assist you in enrolling in your online classes. Remember we are here to support you and help you be successful.