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International students at US higher education institutions that are planning to offer only online/remote learning during the 2020-21 academic year are encouraged to apply immediately for admission to Bluefield State College (BSC).

 

“Over 60 percent of the courses we are offering this fall will be delivered face-to-face, while maintaining social distancing and taking all safety precautions,” stated BSC Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Dr. Ted. A. Lewis.

 

Bluefield State College offers four-year, two-year, and certificate programs in a variety of disciplines which are housed in the W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business; the School of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences; the School of Nursing and Allied Health; and the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics” (STEM). In-depth information about these highly-sought after professional degrees may be viewed at https://bluefieldstate.edu/academics/degrees.

 

International students who need intensive English language training prior to admission into degree programs are encouraged to enroll in the two-semester English for International Students program: https://bluefieldstate.edu/sites/default/files/userfiles/oii/EFIS%20Brochure%20June%202020.pdf.

 

“International students who wish to avoid disruptions in their academic careers and who wish to fulfill their desire to obtain an American degree are encouraged to begin the transfer process to Bluefield State College immediately,” stated BSC President Robin Capehart. “We are a small professional-degree oriented college with a strong foundation in the liberal arts. More importantly, we treat every student as a family member, so we will welcome international students who prefer to attend a college that has in-class learning opportunities and which adheres to the CDC’s rules to ensure the safety of its students, staff, faculty, and administration.”

 

Because in-class courses have limited seating, BSC will accept only 50 international student transferees during the 2020-21 academic year, so admission will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Housing within walking distance of the campus or along the city bus routes will be arranged by Dean of Students Dr. Guy Sims. During the academic year, BSC students are allowed to use the city’s bus service at no cost.

 

For assistance to transfer to Bluefield State College, please contact the college’s Admissions Office at 304-327-4067 (internationalAdmit@bluefieldstate.edu) or the Office of International Initiatives at 304-327-4036 (oii@bluefieldstate.edu).