Registrar’s Office

Our Role In Your Educational Journey

The Registrar’s Office provides exceptional service to members of the Bluefield University community – present, past, and future.

The Registrar staff is committed to operating with integrity in the maintenance of academic records. We play a critical role in facilitating the attainment of campus strategic goals and initiatives by providing some of the academic and administrative infrastructure necessary for continued service to students and campus.

In concert with the goals of the Office of Academic Affairs, the work of the Registrar’s Office emphasizes collaborative efforts, integrated services, academic integrity of records, efficient communication processes, and student success.

Services

Transcripts

Whether you are looking for your transcript as an alumnus of Bluefield University or as a current student. This is the place to find what you are looking for.

Registration

Registration processes covers course scheduling, including the advising calendar, add/drops, and attendance policies, as well as major and advisor changes.

Record Keeping

Become familiar with FERPA rights and procedures, the attendance and records retention policy, or learn how to request a transcript or an address/name change.

Grades & Credits

Grades and credits pertains to the grading system, including GPA and class rank, incompletes, academic standing, and appeals.

Graduation Process

Graduation outlines the requirements, application process, rehearsal, ceremony, and regalia information for Bluefield University.

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