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VIRGINIA PRIVATE COLLEGE WEEK AT BC

by | Jun 28, 2016

Prospective college students are invited to visit Bluefield College as part of Virginia Private College Week, Monday, July 25 through Saturday, July 30.

Bluefield College is one of 24 colleges who make up the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) and who will be participating in Virginia Private College Week, a statewide college open house series, featuring two daily programs for rising juniors, seniors and prospective transfer students.

 

The open house sessions at Bluefield College will be held Monday through Friday, July 25-29 at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 30 at 9:00 a.m. Each session will include campus tours and information sessions on admissions, financial aid, academics, and extracurricular programs.

 

Sponsored by the CICV — an association of independent colleges and universities working together to promote awareness of Virginia’s private higher education — Virginia Private College Week is an annual event designed to introduce prospective students to the opportunities and benefits available at a Virginia private undergraduate college.
Private colleges, like Bluefield College, the CICV says, have small classes where students enjoy personal attention, classroom engagement, and caring and mentoring professors. Virginia private colleges, the CICV added, offer students the opportunity to participate in a variety of leadership, service and other campus activities.

 

Prospective students who visit Bluefield College and at least two other CICV colleges during Virginia Private College Week will receive application fee waivers from each of the three institutions, exempting them from the usual application fees charged by the colleges. Individuals who visit at least three colleges will also be eligible to win a $500 Amazon gift card.

 

Students planning to visit the BC campus are encouraged to register prior to the event by contacting the BC Admissions Office by phone at 800-872-0176 (x4272) or by emailing [email protected]. For more information, visit www.privatecollegeweek.org or www.vaprivatecolleges.org, or search #VPCW on Twitter.

Bluefield University

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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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