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BC SLATES FINAL FALL OPEN HOUSE EVENTS

by | Oct 14, 2015

Prospective college students are invited to explore not only a career, but also their calling by attending at least one of the final fall Open House events at Bluefield College, October 18, and November 14.

Fall Open House: Saturday, September 12

Bluefield College will host a Fall Open House for prospective students, Saturday, September 12, featuring campus tours, admissions and financial information sessions, an Academic and Student Organizations Fair, interaction with current students and faculty, and lunch in BC’s dining hall.

 

Registration will begin at 9 a.m., followed by a welcome session and a financial aid workshop for parents and a BC 360 session bringing together prospective and current students.

At 10:30 a.m., prospective students and their families will take part in tours of the BC campus, including the school’s newest residence facilities, Bluestone Commons, a new on-campus apartment complex for independent student living, and East River Hall, a traditional, yet modern living-learning facility. Also featured on the tour: 10 computer labs and 21 SMART classrooms with high-tech presentation devices, as well as the recently renovated Harman Chapel and Student Activities Center featuring a Coffeehouse setting and Quick Shott Cafe.

After the tour, the college will host an Academics and Student Organizations Fair showcasing the college’s more than 40 academic offerings, including business, teacher education, communications, exercise and sports science, criminal justice, forensic science, behavioral science, Christian studies, and fine arts. In addition, the Fair will showcase the school’s service, academic, outdoor, athletic and other student organizations, as well as BC’s 15 intercollegiate sports, including men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, and volleyball; women’s basketball, cheerleading, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.

An admissions session will follow the fair before sending prospective students and their families over to Mitchell Stadium for a little bit of pre-game tailgating prior to BC’s home football game at 1:30 p.m. against Faulkner University.

Night on the Hill: Sunday and Monday, October 18-19

BC’s second Open House event of the fall will give high school seniors an exclusive opportunity to enjoy an overnight, two-day experience on campus. BC’s traditional Night on the Hill, Sunday and Monday, October 18-19, will feature more than the average Open House with two full days of exposure to life as a student on the BC campus.

In addition to the usual campus tours and information sessions, Night on the Hill will include an overnight stay in a residence hall with a current BC student, along with plenty of opportunities to hang out and take part student life with current students. After the overnight stay on Sunday, Night on the Hill guests will attend actual BC classes on Monday to get an even better idea of what it’s like to be a student at Bluefield.

Fall Open House: Saturday, November 14

The final Bluefield College Open House event of the fall will be a second day-long Fall Open House, Saturday, November 14, featuring campus tours, admissions and financial information sessions, an Academic and Student Organizations Fair, interaction with current students and faculty, and lunch in BC’s dining hall.

 

Registration will begin at 9 a.m., followed by a welcome session and a financial aid workshop for parents and a BC 360 session bringing together prospective and current students.
At 10:30 a.m., prospective students and their families will take part in tours of the BC campus, including the school’s newest residence facilities, Bluestone Commons, a new on-campus apartment complex for independent student living, and East River Hall, a traditional, yet modern living-learning facility. Also featured on the tour: 10 computer labs and 21 SMART classrooms with high-tech presentation devices, as well as the recently renovated Harman Chapel and Student Activities Center featuring a Coffeehouse setting and Quick Shott Cafe.

After the tour, the college will host an Academics and Student Organizations Fair showcasing the college’s more than 40 academic offerings, including business, teacher education, communications, exercise and sports science, criminal justice, forensic science, behavioral science, Christian studies, and fine arts. In addition, the Fair will showcase the school’s service, academic, outdoor, athletic and other student organizations, as well as BC’s 15 intercollegiate sports, including men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, and volleyball; women’s basketball, cheerleading, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.

An admissions session will follow the fair before sending prospective students and their families over to Mitchell Stadium for a little bit of pre-game tailgating prior to BC’s home football game at 1:30 p.m. against Kentucky Christian University.

For registration or cost information regarding any of Bluefield College’s three Fall Open House events, please contact the BC Office of Public Relations by email at [email protected] or by phone at 276-326-4212.

 
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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.

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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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