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Spring 2022 Meeting Information

Friday, April 8, 2022

  • Executive Trustee Meeting

Thursday, April 21, 2022

  • 4:00 pm Committee on Trustees Meeting: Chandler Boardroom
  • 6:00 pm Trustee/Spouse Dinner: David & Kathryn Olive’s House

Friday, April 22, 2022

  1. Call to Order – Mr. Todd Asbury
  2. Opening Prayer
  3. Mission Focus
  4. President’s Institutional Update – Dr. David Olive
  5. Remarks from the Faculty President – Dr. Shellie Brown
  6. Remarks from the SGA Representative – Ms. Carrie-Ann Moss
  7. Approval of Minutes – Mr. Craig Stout, Secretary
    1. Fall Board Meeting: October 22, 2021
  8. Recognition of New Trustee – Mr. Todd Asbury & Rev. Rod Hale
  9. Committee on Trustees Report – Rev. Rod Hale
    1. Chris Lawson Data Form
    2. Ron Mallory Data Form
    3. Sarah Reid Data Form
  10. Enrollment Management Committee Report – Mr. Lamont Woods
    1. Admissions Board Report
  11. Operations & Technology Committee Report – Mr. Steve Bickford
    1. Operations and Technology Board Report
  12. Faculty and Curriculum Committee Report – Mr. Bill Winfrey
    1. Faculty & Curriculum Board Report
    2. Resolution Faculty Emeritus, Cindy Bascom
    3. Resolution Faculty Emeritus, Rob Merritt
    4. Resolution Faculty Emeritus, Walter Shroyer
    5. Resolution Faculty Sabbatical
    6. Resolution Librarian Emeritus
    7. Resolution on Ranking of Professor
  13. Finance/Investment Committee Report – Mr. Jack Reasor
    1. Finance Board Report
    2. Resolution on 2022-2023 Preliminary Budget
    3. Resolution on Undergraduate Tuition
    4. Investment Report (February 2022)
    5. Statement of Activities (February 2022)
  14. Institutional Advancement Committee Report – Ms. Julie Johnson
    1. Institutional Advancement Board Report
  15. Student Development/Athletics Committee Report
    1. Student Development Board Report
    2. Athletics Board Report
  16. Executive Session
  17. Closing Prayer
  18. Adjourn

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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