Bluefield University in the News


by | Oct 12, 2017

Prospective college students interested in a liberal arts education in a Christ-centered environment with significant opportunities to serve, lead and be engaged are invited to attend Fall Open House at Bluefield College, Saturday, November 11.

Prospective college students interested in a liberal arts education in a Christ-centered environment with significant opportunities to serve, lead and be engaged are invited to attend Fall Open House at Bluefield College, Saturday, November 11.

The Open House will begin with registration in Harman Chapel at 9 a.m., followed by a welcome assembly, admissions sessions, a financial aid seminar, a BC360 session, and an Academic Fair. During the event, students and families will also be given a tour of campus and will have the opportunity to meet Bluefield College’s esteemed faculty from a variety of academic disciplines, as well as the talented students who currently attend BC.

“The biggest advantage of the Open House event is that prospective students can see why those who have gone before them have chosen to enroll and graduate from Bluefield College,” said Evan Sherman, director of traditional admissions. “They can witness firsthand the work of our gifted students and alumni, the state of our facilities, the engaging nature of our faculty, and the beauty of our campus community.”

The ultimate benefit of going to one of the open house events, added Sherman, is for students to determine whether Bluefield College is the “right fit” for them. During the event, visitors can get an added taste of the college by participating in a question-and-answer session with current BC students.

“Our goal is to expose interested students to our inclusive, Christ-centered campus in the hopes that they will choose to enroll at Bluefield College in the coming years,” said Sherman. “Bluefield is a place where you can know and be known. After [the open house], students can decide for themselves if they would like to know and be known on our campus for the accomplishments they achieve during their college careers.”

Families traveling from out of town and spending the night in Bluefield the day before Open House are encouraged to catch a BC men’s basketball game against Lincoln University on Friday, November 10 at 6 p.m. in the Dome Gymnasium to experience more of student life at Bluefield College.

Students interested in learning more or participating in the Fall Open House are invited to register online at or by calling the Office of Admissions at 276.326.4231 or by e-mailing BC Admissions Office at [email protected].

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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.

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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