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
Meet our core Counseling faculty
Dr. Challen Mabry
Assistant Professor of Counseling
Dr. Kristen Moran
Associate Professor of Counseling
Assistant Professor of Education & Counseling, Director of the Master of Arts in Counseling Program, Title IX Confidential Counselor