Bluefield University in the News


by | Jul 16, 2015

Bluefield College will host a series of open house events in cities across Virginia in July for the purpose of sharing the latest opportunities available in its Online Degree Program.

Prospective online degree students are invited to join the college at information sessions in Galax, Virginia, on Monday, July 27; Richmond, Virginia, on Tuesday, July 28; Rocky Mount, Virginia, on Wednesday, July 29; or Bluefield, Virginia, on Thursday, July 30.



The Galax session will take place at Crossroads Higher Education Center (208 Cranberry Road, Galax, Virginia) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Richmond session will be at Bluefield College’s Richmond Center (6800 Paragon Place, first floor conference room, Richmond, Virginia) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., while the Rocky Mount event will be at the Franklin Center (50 Clairborne Avenue, executive conference room, Rocky Mount, Virginia) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the Bluefield session will take place at Bluefield College (3000 College Drive, Shott Hall, Bluefield, Virginia) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.


“The open house events are a great opportunity for prospective online students to meet Bluefield College admissions counselors and to learn more about our online degree programs,” said Sherelle Morgan, director of online admissions. “We’ll also be sharing important information about financial aid and grant opportunities and helpful advice on how to balance an online program with work and family.”


In addition, during the online degree information sessions, counselors will share tips on navigating the admissions process. The sessions are designed as “open house” events in which prospective students may come and go at a time during the three-hour slot that best fits their schedule.


Designed to provide working adult students from all walks of life the opportunity to earn an affordable, convenient, accredited degree, BC’s Online Degree Program offers six baccalaureate degree opportunities in management and leadership, e-business and entrepreneurship, criminal justice, human services, early childhood education, and nursing (RN-to-BSN), along with an online master’s degree in education (MAEd).


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 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.


Classes are offered in an online eight-week course format with lecture videos available for viewing on desktop computers, Internet TVs and mobile devices. In addition, online discussion boards and virtual classrooms allow students to receive the same caliber of education enjoyed by traditional on-campus students.


A participant of the military Yellow Ribbon Program and dubbed a “Military-Friendly” college by Military Advanced Education, Bluefield College has an articulation agreement with the Virginia Community College System, meaning all Virginia community college students with an associate of art or associate of science degree and a grade point average of 2.5 or better receive automatic admission into BC’s Online Degree Program.


For more information about the Online Degree Program, visit For more information or to register for an open house event in Galax, Richmond, Rocky Mount or Bluefield, visit, 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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