Bluefield University in the News


by | Feb 11, 2011

Tired of being a number and not a person in your college classroom? Interested in a school that will help you live your passion? If so, Bluefield College is the place for you.

Bluefield College will open its doors to community college and prospective transfer students and their families during a Transfer Open House, Monday, February 21, beginning with registration at 9:45 a.m. in Shott Hall.

A four-year, Christ-centered liberal arts college, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Bluefield College’s mission is to develop students’ potential through academic excellence and the integration of faith, the liberal arts, career-oriented programs, and service to God and the global community.

The February 21 Transfer Open House will give students and their parents an opportunity to learn more about the BC vision and mission through campus tours, interaction with administrators and professors, financial aid workshops, and other activities.

Following registration and a short welcome, students and their families are invited to “Encounter Bluefield” through a two-hour session featuring a student life presentation, a technology showcase, and an academic overview of the college — all designed to show the prospective college students what it’s like to live on the BC campus, what technology and other academic facilities are available to students, and the paths of each major of study.

Open House guests also will have the opportunity to complete transfer evaluations, financial aid forms, and hear from actual transfer students who now make their home at BC.

Bluefield College currently maintains articulation agreements with a number of community colleges in the region, making the transition to BC seamless. Under the terms of the agreements, students who graduate in designated associate of arts and sciences degree programs with at least a 2.0 grade point average from Danville Community College, the John Leland Center for Theological Studies, Rappahannock Community College, Southwest Law Enforcement Academy, Southwest Virginia Community College, Wytheville Community College and any college within the Virginia Community College System are eligible for automatic acceptance into Bluefield College and may transfer up to 68 credit hours toward a baccalaureate degree.

Transfer students attending the Open House on February 21 are asked to please bring a copy of their official transcripts in order to facilitate the admissions process and to complete the transfer evaluation.

To register for BC’s Transfer Open House or for more information, please contact the Bluefield College Admissions Office by phone at 800-872-0175 (x4231) or by e-mail at [email protected]. For more information about transfer admission visit the BC admissions web site. For additional details about the BC vision and mission, visit


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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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