Ready to apply to take classes at Bluefield State?
As you walk through the enrollment process below, the Bluefield State admissions team is available to answer any questions and help you stay on track.
All students wanting to enroll at Bluefield State begin by submitting a general application, with the exception of nursing and radiologic technology students who need to fill out a separate application. (Learn more more about those requirements by visiting the individual program pages within the Allied Health section).
You can fill out an application online or through a printed form—no application fee required.
Printed applications can be mailed or returned to:
Office of Admissions
Bluefield State College
219 Rock Street
Bluefield, WV 24701
In addition to filling out an application, you’ll need to meet specific requirements depending on the type of student you are. To learn about these details, choose which profile best describes you below. International students can jump to the next section.
I’ve earned a high school diploma/equivalency, but never attended college.
In order to apply as a first-time freshman, you’ll need to meet the following requirements and prepare the below materials to submit with your application.
I’ve graduated from high school or secondary school and completed some college courses at another institution, and now I want to attend Bluefield State.
In order to apply as a transfer student, you’ll need to meet the following requirements and prepare the below materials to submit with your application.
If you don’t meet these criteria, you may make an appeal to the Admissions Committee to be considered.
I’ve previously attended Bluefield State College but have been absent from the college for one or more semesters.
In addition to re-submitting a general application, you will need to remain in good standing with Bluefield State and be eligible to return. If you took classes at another institution during your absence, you will also need to submit an official college transcript of that coursework.
I want to take baccalaureate courses but don’t intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree just yet.
If you fall into this category, Bluefield State will consider admitting you on a special non-matriculating basis. If, later on, you choose to work toward a degree, you will need to meet the admissions criteria for the desired program and provide the required materials.
In order to enroll as a non-degree-seeking student, you’ll need to submit an application before every semester you intend to take classes.
I’d like take one or two classes from Bluefield State College while attending another institution.
If this describes you, you will need to submit an application each semester you want to take classes, as well as a one-time letter of permission from your home college or university.
I’d like to take college classes while I’m still in high school.
In order to take classes at Bluefield State College while still in high school, you’ll need to have reached the level of a junior and have maintained a B average or better. In addition to an application, you will need to submit the following:
Read more about applying as an international student here.
As a veteran, member of the military, or family member of one of these individuals, you have access to a wide range of VA Educational Benefits. Our goal at Bluefield State is to provide resources and support as you make the transition from service to student.
Bluefield State has an on-campus Veterans Certifying Official who works in the Registrar’s Office (Room 101, Conley Hall) and is available to help you apply for your benefits and address any concerns you might have. Bluefield State uses the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) for military personnel and American Council on Education (ACE) credits to help you get started in your educational pursuits.
Visiting campus and talking to Bluefield State’s own is the best way get a feel for life as a student here. During your visit, you will get the chance to chat with an admissions representative, talk about your goals and interests, see the buildings and classrooms, visit the student center and athletic facilities, and catch a glimpse of Bluefield's surrounding natural beauty.
Tours are provided on an individual or group basis, and are normally scheduled Monday through Friday, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. To arrange a visit, please contact the Admissions Office at 304-327-4507 or email email@example.com. If there is anything you’d like to be sure to see or do, please just ask.
For Nursing & Allied Health application dates, please see individual program pages.
Once you’ve submitted your application, you’ll receive a confirmation letter from the Admissions Office within 24 hours. When your application file is complete (and all transcripts, test scores and immunization records, etc. have been received), you will receive another letter indicating your status. In addition to mail, Bluefield State staff may communicate with you in a variety of ways throughout the admissions process, including email, texts and via social media.