Bluefield University in the News


by | Jul 19, 2019

Bluefield College Online is now accepting online undergraduate and graduate applications for the fall 2019 start date. For more information about Bluefield Colleges online programs, join us for one of our upcoming information sessions.

Bluefield College Online is now accepting online undergraduate and graduate applications for the fall 2019 start date. Bluefield College offers a wide variety of academic programs that aim to prepare students for an increasingly competitive job market. Bluefield College offers undergraduate programs in Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity, Early Childhood Education, Human Services, Ministry Leadership, Organizational Leadership, and RN-to-BSN in Nursing; graduate programs in Business Administration (M.B.A.), Education (M.A.Ed.), Educational Leadership (M.A.Ed.), Nursing (M.S.N.); and a certificate program in Substance Abuse Counseling.

For more information about Bluefield College’s online programs, join us for one of our upcoming information sessions. This is an excellent opportunity to meet our faculty and staff, learn more about the online programs, and collect information on how to navigate through the enrollment process. Helpful tips will be shared on how to balance work and personal priorities while attending school. The information sessions are “open house” style events in which prospective students may come and go at a time that best fits their schedule.

Online sessions will be held at the Crossroads Institute in Galax, Virginia on July 30 in the Atrium from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.; Tamarack in Beckley, West Virginia on July 31 in the Boardroom also from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.; and at Bluefield College on August 1 in the Chandler Boardroom from 6 p.m.- 7 p.m.

If you are unable to come to an online info session, you can also connect with an enrollment counselor at 1-800-872-0175 or [email protected] or get started on your application today at

Bluefield University

[email protected]276.326.4212

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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