Be Transformed

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 12:2

Live Stream

Wednesdays 10am – 11am

Fall 2020-2021 Series

Join us as we engage with this year’s scripture verses from Isaiah 43:18-19 as we discuss how God is making things new during this pandemic, even in what seems like a wilderness.

Get Involved

In a lyceum format, our chapel and convocation programs focus on the core values we share: inquiry, character, citizenship, and wellness. Each student is required to attend 10 chapel/worship services and five convocations.

Highlands Fellowship

You are invited to worship on Sundays with Highlands Fellowship, located on the Bluefield University campus in Harman Chapel.

Campus Pastor

Robbie Gaines

Pastor Robbie Gaines is the director of campus ministries for Bluefield University. Originally from Lewisburg, PA, Pastor Gaines graduated from Emory & Henry College. He has served as the campus pastor for Highlands Fellowship – Bluefield Campus since 2016 and as the football team chaplain for BU since 2017. He provides personal pastoral care to our student body, faculty, and staff and is the creative force behind our spiritual community. He is thankful for the many ways people have invested in him, and he works to pay it forward by investing in the next generation of young leaders. “I believe they are a generation that this world needs right now. Their creativity, God-given uniqueness, and their hand in reconciling people to one another and to God is inspiring.”

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


Meet our core Counseling faculty

Dr. Challen Mabry

Assistant Professor of Counseling

Dr. Kristen Moran

Associate Professor of Counseling

Brandy Smith

Assistant Professor of Education & Counseling,
Director of the Master of Arts in Counseling Program,
Title IX Confidential Counselor