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HOMESCHOOL STUDENTS INVITED TO BC OPEN HOUSE

by | Oct 14, 2011

Bluefield College will host an Open House event designed specifically for homeschool students and their families, Friday, October 21.

The Homeschool Open House will begin with registration at 9:45 a.m. and will feature campus tours, an academic overview, a student organizations fair, and admissions and financial aid workshops.

Bluefield College is a Christ-centered liberal arts college, which offers a challenging academic experience within a diverse Christian environment. Located in the beautiful Appalachian mountains of southwest Virginia, the college’s academic and co-curricular programs are designed to transform students’ lives by integrating the liberal arts with career-oriented studies and service to God and the global community.

Committed to graduating students who think critically, communicate effectively, and adapt readily to a changing world, BC is well known for its personal attention to students, caring and supportive campus community, championship-contending sports programs, global education through international study, internationally touring music and theatre ensembles, and service above self at home and on missions abroad.

Homeschool students and their families will have the opportunity to learn more about the Bluefield College vision and mission during the October 21 Open House. Professors will showcase the school’s 22 majors of study, including business, biology/pre-med, communications, teacher education, exercise science, fine arts, criminal justice, and forensic science. Current students will share information about on-campus organizations, from sororities and fraternities, to the Art Club and Outdoor Club, to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and ministry and mission organizations.

Prospective students and their families also will have the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion with current Bluefield College students who were homeschooled before attending BC. Current Student Ambassadors will offer campus tours for prospective families, showcasing BC’s new East River Residence Hall, SMART classrooms equipped with high-technology instructional equipment, Shott Hall with its recently renovated dining facility, the Student Activities Center with its Quick Shott Café and Starbucks Coffee kiosk, Easley Library, the Cox Visual Arts Center, and other facilities.

To register or for more information about the Homeschool Open House, visit the Bluefield College web site at www.bluefield.edu, or contact the Bluefield College Admissions Office by phone at 800-872-0175 (x4231) or by e-mail 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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