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LEARN MORE ABOUT BC ONLINE PROGRAMS

by | Aug 1, 2018

Bluefield College Online will host a series of summer information sessions on campus and throughout the region for the purpose of sharing the latest details about the school’s online degree and certification opportunities.

Bluefield College Online will host a series of summer information sessions on campus and throughout the region for the purpose of sharing the latest details about the school’s online degree and certification opportunities.

The sessions are designed to provide prospective students the opportunity to meet members of the Bluefield College Online Admissions staff and to learn more about the online programs offered at BC. The meetings will also provide details about financial aid opportunities and helpful tips on navigating the admissions process. In addition, counselors will share advice on how to make online programs work for students who need to balance studies with career and family.

“The information sessions are designed as open house events in which prospective students may come and go at a time that best fits their schedule,” said BC’s Sherelle Morgan, director of online admissions. “And, refreshments will be served.”

Monday, July 9
4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Central Rappahannock Library
2607 Salem Church Road
Fredericksburg, VA

Monday, July 9
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Bluefield College Lansdell Hall Board Room
3000 College Avenue
Bluefield, VA

Tuesday, July 10
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Crossroads Higher Ed Center
208 Cranberry Road
Galax, VA

Thursday, July 12
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Princeton Public Library
920 Mercer Street
Princeton, WV

Tuesday, July 17
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Crossroads Higher Ed Center
208 Cranberry Road
Galax, VA

Wednesday, July 25
12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Southwest Virginia Higher Ed Center
One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA

Wednesday, August 1
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Bluefield College Lansdell Hall Board Room
3000 College Avenue
Bluefield, VA

Thursday, August 16
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Roanoke City Public Library
706 South Jefferson Street
Roanoke, VA

Designed to provide working adult students from all walks of life the opportunity to earn a convenient, flexible, affordable, accredited degree, Bluefield College Online offers five undergraduate degrees in organizational leadership, criminal justice, human services, early childhood education, and nursing (RN-to-BSN), and two certification opportunities in Christian ministry and entrepreneurship and small business management.

On the graduate level, BC Online offers a Master of Arts in Education (MAEd), a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), a Master of Business Administration (MBA), and a Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences, along with a Teachers of Chemistry graduate certification program.

“Our online programs are perfect for working adults,” said Brenda Workman, a BC regional partnership manager. “We encourage prospective students interested in any of our online graduate, undergraduate or certification programs to come to an info session just to see how convenient our online degree programs can be.”

In keeping with a liberal arts education, BC’s online curriculum emphasizes a broad array of perspectives. Classes are delivered in an online format with close contact with professors who genuinely care about the students in the virtual classroom. All faculty members possess a combination of academic credentials, practical experience in the field, and a commitment to the Christian heritage of the college.

In fact, Bluefield College Online has been recognized for the quality of its instruction: ranked among the Best Online Colleges by the Affordable Colleges Foundation and OnlineColleges.net; ranked among the Top 10 Online Colleges in Virginia by Best Schools; and ranked among the Top Military Friendly Schools in Military Advanced Education’s “Guide to Military Friendly Colleges and Universities.” In addition, the online criminal justice, nursing, and early childhood education programs have been recognized individually by these and other organizations.

Also touted for its affordability, BC Online has been ranked among the nation’s best values by The Economist magazine; among the Top 50 Christian Colleges with the Lowest Student Debt by Christian Universities Online; among the Most Affordable Online Colleges in the country by College Choice; and among the Most Affordable Online Colleges in Virginia by OnlineColleges.net. In addition, the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) ranked Bluefield graduates among the highest earners in the state in its Wages Report for the Virginia Longitudinal Data System.

Virginia residents looking to finish their bachelor’s degree are eligible for the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant. For more information about Bluefield College Online, visit bluefield.edu/online. To register for an information session, visit bluefield.edu/events or contact Morgan by phone at 276-326-4305 or by email 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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