Bluefield University in the News


by | Feb 15, 2010

Bluefield College is a four-year, Christ-centered liberal arts college, which offers a challenging academic experience within a diverse Christian environment. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), BC’s academic and co-curricular programs transform students’ lives by integrating liberal arts with career-oriented studies and service to God and the global community.

The March 20 Spring Open House will give students and their parents an opportunity to learn more about the college through campus tours and interaction with administrators and professors.

Following registration at 10 a.m., the college will present a BC Family Assembly, which will introduce the visiting students to life at Bluefield College. At 10:45 a.m., the school will offer campus tours with Student Ambassadors, who will show visitors East River Residence Hall, a new modern living-learning facility; a video conferencing facility that connects the school to academic environments around the world; 10 computer labs and 11 “SMART” classrooms with high-tech presentation devices, modern projection equipment, SMART Boards, computers, DVD players, and surround-sound audio systems; and other recently renovated residence halls.

At 11:30 a.m., prospective students and their families are invited to an Academic Fair, which will introduce the visiting students to the 22 majors and minors available at the college, including business, communications, forensic science, biology/pre-med, and teacher education, and how each major of study prepares students to “communicate effectively, think critically, and adapt readily to a changing world.”

Lunch will be served at noon, followed by a Q&A panel called “Bluefield College 360.” The Open House schedule also will include the opportunity for students and parents to meet one-on-one with financial aid and admissions counselors and/or audition for BC’s select music ensembles.

To register or for more information about BC’s Spring Open House, please contact the Bluefield College Admissions Office by phone at 800-872-0175 (x231) 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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