Bluefield University in the News


by | Mar 19, 2018

Bluefield College will host a couple of Spring Open House events for prospective college students who are interested in a liberal arts education in a Christ-centered environment focused on servant leadership.

Bluefield College will host a couple of Spring Open House events for prospective college students who are interested in a liberal arts education in a Christ-centered environment focused on servant leadership.

The first Spring Open House will be Saturday, April 7, followed by a Spring Night on the Hill, which is an overnight event, Sunday and Monday, April 15-16.

During Spring Open House, potential students are invited to tour the BC campus, meet a variety of faculty from various academic disciplines, interact with current students, take part in a Student Activities Fair, attend a Financial Aid Workshop, and meet with admissions counselors.

“The purpose of our Open House events is to allow prospective students and their families to come to campus and experience everything Bluefield College has to offer,” said Matthew Hamilton, director of traditional admissions. “Our Open Houses allow prospective students and their families to get a small taste of the Christ-centered liberal arts education we provide here at Bluefield College.”

Jordan Dillon, BC’s campus visit and enrollment coordinator, agreed, noting that students who participate in an Open House have a chance to learn more about not only Bluefield College studies, but the BC mission.

“Open House events showcase the school,” said Dillon, “and give prospective students valuable information that will aid them in making an admissions decision.”

Spring Open House will begin with registration at 9 a.m., followed by a welcome session, admissions and financial aid assemblies, a BC 360 session with current students, campus tours, an Academic and Student Organizations Fair, and lunch.

The Spring Night on the Hill, Sunday and Monday, April 15-16, will give prospective students a chance to learn more about what Bluefield College has to offer through an overnight, two-day adventure on campus. Night on the Hill will feature more than the average Open House, due to the extra day of campus life exposure.

In addition to the usual Open House activities, Night on the Hill will include an overnight stay in a residence hall, dining in the cafeteria, and the opportunity to attend two actual BC classes. Students will also have the chance to partake in student life and learn more about Bluefield with current BC students.

Prospective students interested in learning more or who would like to participate in either of the Spring Open House events are invited to register online at or by contacting the BC Admissions Office by phone at 276.326.4231 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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