The Blue Mountain College Admissions and Academic Standards Committee admits students based on the applicant=s high school or college record and ACT or SAT scores. The Committee seeks to select students who are committed to scholarship, servant leadership, and service in church and community and who would contribute to the life of a Christian college community. As a private educational institution, however, Blue Mountain College reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant whose academic preparation, character, or personal conduct is determined to be inconsistent with the purposes and objectives of the College. The purpose of the admission process is to identify applicants who are likely to succeed academically at Blue Mountain College and at the same time contribute positively to the campus community.

 

GENERAL POLICY 

The Blue Mountain College Admissions and Academic Standards Committee monitors the implementation of admissions policy and procedures. The Director of Admissions makes decisions regarding admission based upon these policies and procedures. Admission to Blue Mountain College is based on the high school or university record, and ACT or SAT scores. All policies and application forms may be accessed in the “Prospective Student” section on the BMC Website at www.bmc.edu. Students given provisional admission shall be given three weeks to submit all required documents to finalize admission requirements. Failure to do so will result in being withdrawn from classes.

 

All applicants to Blue Mountain College must complete an application for admission which may be submitted as early as their junior year. Any applicant not in continuous enrollment at BMC must submit an application for readmission to the College and pay the application fee. An application for admission will be voided if the applicant does not properly disclose or if the applicant misrepresents information relevant to institutions previously attended.

 

PRELIMINARY ADMISSION

Students currently attending high school or college may be granted preliminary admission pending receipt of a final transcript provided all other application materials have been submitted to the College. Applicants who receive notice of preliminary admission are assured of final admission provided they:

 

  1. Successfully complete their courses and remain in “good standing” where they are currently enrolled, and
  2. Have a supplementary transcript mailed to the admissions office showing final credits earned. The date of their high school graduation must be recorded on the final high school transcript.

 

CLEP, AP, AND CORRESPONDENCE CREDIT

College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), and independent study (correspondence) credits are accepted at Blue Mountain College. Credit will be awarded based upon the scores recommended by the American Council on Education on each subject area examination of the CLEP. Not more than 12 semester hours of correspondence credit will be accepted toward a degree. Blue Mountain College does not accept credit by correspondence or CLEP for EN 101 (English Composition II). A combined total of 30 semester hours of credit may be earned through CLEP, AP and correspondence courses. See page 30 of the BMC Course Catalog for guidelines which are followed in the evaluation of CLEP and AP credit.

 

GENERAL EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (GED) TESTS

(a.k.a. GENERAL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA)

Students who did not graduate from high school may qualify for admission by achieving satisfactory scores on the GED test. Beginning with the 2002 Series GED Tests, the minimum passing standard set by the GED Testing Service is a minimum score of 410 on each test and an average of 450 overall (or 2250 total standard score points). (Applicants to BMC who took the GED prior to the 2002 Series must have earned a minimum score of 40 on each test and an average score of at least 45 on all the tests in the battery.)

 

TRANSFER STUDENTS

Transcript Requirements

Transfer students who have been enrolled in other colleges must submit official transcripts from each college attended and must be eligible to re-enter the last college attended.

The academic standing at the initial enrollment of new transfer students (including readmitted students who have attended other colleges subsequent to leaving BMC) will be determined by the cumulative face value grade point averages of all colleges attended and in accordance with the College’s standards listed in Academic Affairs Policy 2:18: Academic Standards as follows:

1.50 for students who have earned less than 30 semester hours (including transfer work)

2.00 for students who have earned 30 hours or more (including transfer work)

Transfer students making application and on academic suspension from the last college attended are not eligible for admission until they serve out the period of suspension. If admitted, the student will enter on academic probation.

A maximum of 64 semester hours of credit may be transferred from a community or junior college to Blue Mountain College.

After a student has been accepted for a degree at BMC and has earned a total of 64 hours toward a degree (including transferred work whether from a community or senior college), all additional credit must be earned at a senior college. Twenty-five percent (25%) of the total required degree hours must be earned at BMC. Additionally, 12 of a student’s last 18 semester hours must be earned at BMC (except for those students in the medical technology program or dual degree nursing programs). Students must obtain permission in advance from their academic advisor and the Vice President for Academic Affairs before taking a course(s) from another college while they are pursuing a degree from BMC.

Use of Transfer Grades

Entering grades and cumulative grade point average(s) based on face value of the applicant’s transcript(s) are only used for the initial admissions decision and for the determination of financial aid and athletic eligibility. Grades earned in course work at other schools are not used in calculating cumulative grade point averages (CGPA) at BMC. In addition, courses in which students have earned “D’s” or “F’s” are not transferrable to Blue Mountain College. Financial aid is only available to students applying for admission to a Blue Mountain College degree program.


READMISSION OF STUDENTS

Students seeking readmission to the College will (if granted admission) re-enter the College on academic probation if their official GPA does not meet the criteria described in this Undergraduate Catalog under Academic Standards. This status can be removed as explained under the “Academic Standards” section of this Undergraduate Catalog.

 

EARLY ADMISSION/DUAL ENROLLMENT

Blue Mountain College offers a Dual Enrollment Program whereby early admission may be granted an applicant who has completed the junior year in high school and has a favorable recommendation from a teacher and/or a high school counselor. In addition, the applicant must meet at least two of the following requirements:

                  1.             Have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

                  2.             Have a consistently “proficient” score in the state testing program.

                  3.             Have an ACT score of 20 or above.

                  4.             Have a class rank within the top 10% of his/her class.

 

HOME-SCHOOLED APPLICANTS

Home-schooled applicants in general must meet the same requirements for admission to BMC as other freshmen (See below). This includes the submission of some form of transcript that includes the student’s course of study, grades (if available) and standardized test scores.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION FOR FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN STUDENTS

A first-time freshman is defined as an applicant with 12 semester hours or less of college credit.

Blue Mountain College strongly recommends the following pattern of high school courses to those seeking admission to the College:

 

   English                4 Units
   Mathematics            3 Units (Algebra I, Algebra II, other advanced)
   Science                3 Units (2 lab)
   Social Science         3 Units (American history and world history)
   Foreign Language       2 Units (in one language)
   Total Academics        15 Units

 

If an applicant has no previous college work and plans to apply for admission to a Blue Mountain College degree program, he/she must submit the items listed below to the Office of Admissions.

 

Application:

A completed application for admission is required.

 

Application Fee:

A non-refundable application fee is required of applicants. The application fee may be waived under certain circumstances.

High School Transcript or GED:

Official high school transcript or official GED scores report. The high school transcript needs to include:

  1. All classes taken with grades received
  2. Rank-in-class (actual or estimate)
  3. All available standardized testing information
  4. Explanation of grading system
  5. Graduation date, final GPA, and signature of the appropriate school official

 

ACT or SAT Scores:

ACT or SAT scores are required. If the applicant graduated from high school more than 5 years ago, the ACT/SAT requirement is waived. (Residual Testing: A student who missed taking the ACT at one of the regularly scheduled administrations may make arrangements through the Office of Academic Affairs at BMC to take the examination.)

 

Immunizations:

Applicants must have documented evidence of having had the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella immunizations (MMR) within the last ten years or evidence of having had two immunizations if they were born on or after January 1, 1957. These must have been given after their first birthday. This requirement is waived for students enrolled in online courses only.

 

College Housing Requirements:

Applicants for college housing must submit a completed room application accompanied by a room deposit. This deposit serves as a damage deposit and is refundable, less any charges for damages, upon written request upon leaving college housing.

 

If a student will transfer twelve or less hours from another institution, the applicant will need to submit the following in addition to those items listed above to the Office of Admissions:

Official Transcript(s):

Complete, official transcript from each college previously attended (must be sent directly from the College).


REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION FOR DEGREE-SEEKING TRANSFER STUDENTS

A transfer student is defined as an applicant with 13 or more semester hours of college credit. If an applicant has previously attended another institution and plans to apply for admission to a Blue Mountain College degree program, the applicant must submit the items listed below to the Office of Admissions:

Students Transferring Thirteen or More Hours

Application:

A completed application for admission.

 

Application Fee:

A non-refundable application fee. The application fee may be waived under certain circumstances.

 

Official Transcript(s):

Complete, official transcript from each college previously attended (must be sent directly from the College).

 

Immunizations:

Applicants must have documented evidence of having had the Measles, Mumps and Rubella immunizations (MMR) within the last ten years or evidence of having had two immunizations if they were born on or after January 1, 1957. These must have been given after their first birthday. This requirement is waived for students enrolled in online courses only.

 

College Housing Requirements:

Applicants for college housing must submit a completed room application accompanied by a room deposit. This deposit serves as a damage deposit and is refundable, less any charges for damages, upon written request upon leaving college housing.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION FOR NON-DEGREE SEEKING STUDENTS


To apply for admission as a transient student (one earning credit to transfer to another institution), as a special student, or as an auditing student, the applicant must submit the listed items below to the Office of Admissions: (Financial aid is not available to non-degree seeking students.)


Application:

A completed application for admission.

Application Fee:

A non-refundable application fee. The application fee may be waived under certain circumstances.

 

Official College Transcript, or if entering Freshman, Official High School Transcript or GED Report:

Transcripts from the last post-secondary institution attended or, if the applicant is an entering freshman, an official high school transcript or an official GED scores report. The high school transcript needs to include:

                  1)              All classes taken with grades received

                  2)              Rank-in-class (actual or estimate)

                  3)              All available standardized testing information

                  4)              Explanation of grading system

                  5)              Graduation date, final GPA, and signature of appropriate school official

 

Immunizations:

Applicants must have documented evidence of having had the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella immunizations (MMR) within the last ten years or evidence of having had two immunizations if they were born on or after January 1, 1957. These must have been given after their first birthday. This requirement is waived for students enrolled in online courses only.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

 

Application:

A completed application for admission at least one year prior to the desired date of entrance.


Application Fee:

A non-refundable application fee. The application fee may be waived under certain circumstances.


Official Transcripts:

International students must provide official copies of all studies in each school attended (both inside and outside of the United States), beginning with secondary school. These records should include all mark sheets, diplomas, and certificates issued during that time. They should also include an English translation and should be mailed directly from the institutions issuing the transcripts. These transcripts must be provided approximately six months prior to enrollment at Blue Mountain College.

 

Transcripts from Institutions Located Outside the United States:

The student must request a COURSE BY COURSE REPORT from an educational evaluating agency. Contact the Office of Admissions for a list of acceptable agencies.

 

Transcripts from Institutions Located Within the United States:

Transcripts from institutions located in the United States must be mailed from these institutions directly to the Office of Admissions at Blue Mountain College.

 

Standardized Test Scores:

Satisfactory standardized English proficiency test scores must be submitted prior to enrollment at Blue Mountain College. Contact the Office of Admissions for a list of acceptable English proficiency examinations.

 

Adequate Financial Support:

Affidavit of financial support that indicates adequate financial support and the source(s) of such support for year(s) of study at Blue Mountain College.

 

Expenses for Academic Year:

The student must have on deposit in the Office of Business Affairs at the College sufficient funds to cover expenses for one academic year. This includes tuition, fees, room and board, books, personal living expenses, and an insurance premium. In addition, the applicant must provide evidence of sufficient financial support for personal living expenses such as vacation room and board, educational supplies, and transportation. There may be some financial aid for eligible non-citizens.

 

Insurance Policy:

Prior to enrollment, international students must, through Blue Mountain College, pay the premium for a twelve-month insurance policy which provides medical, medical evacuation, and repatriation coverage with Blue Mountain College as the trustee beneficiary.

 

College Housing Requirements:

Applicants for college housing must submit a completed room application accompanied by a room deposit. This deposit serves as a damage deposit and is refundable, less any charges for damages, upon written request upon leaving college housing.

 

Additional Residence Needs:

There are approximately 60 days in the calendar year (vacations and semester breaks) for which residence hall accommodations are not available.

 

Immunizations:

Applicants should submit Mumps, Measles, and Rubella Immunization Certificate and be tested for Tuberculosis. This requirement is waived for students enrolled in online courses only.

 

Student Visa:

Blue Mountain College is authorized to admit international students on the F-1 (Student Visa). The Student Visa is issued by the U.S. Department of State on the basis of a completed I-20 Form issued by Blue Mountain College upon the formal admission of the student to the College. Each international student is required to have an I-20 Form before being allowed to register for classes.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR READMISSION

 

A readmit is defined as a student who returns to enroll after withdrawing or not enrolling the immediate prior fall/spring semester.

 

Application:

Application for admission is required.

 

Application Fee:

A non-refundable application fee is required of applicants. The application fee may be waived under certain circumstances.

 

Official Transcript(s):

Complete, official transcripts from all colleges attended since last enrollment at BMC.

 

College Housing Requirements:

Applicants for college housing must submit a completed room application accompanied by a room deposit. The deposit serves as a damage deposit and is refundable, less any charges for damages, upon the student’s written request within two weeks of having vacated college housing. [See Student Affairs Policy 4.14: Residence Life.]

 

Grades Transferred from Another Institution:

Grades earned on transfer work from other institutions will be shown on the permanent record at Blue Mountain College but will not be used in calculating the grade point average at the College.

 

Academic Standing of Readmits:

Students seeking readmission to the College will (if granted admission) re-enter the college on academic probation if their official GPA does not meet the criteria described in Policy 2.18. [See Academic Affairs Policy 2.18: Academic Standards.]

 

Blue Mountain College complies with the Higher Education Opportunity Act pertaining to the readmission of veterans who left in order to perform military service. The veteran will be readmitted with the same academic status he or she had when last in attendance at the institution.

 

REGISTRATION

 

Dates for registration are published in the academic calendar. Students may initiate the registration process by enrolling in classes for the following semester/term on dates designated in the academic calendar. In order to enroll in classes, a student first meets with the academic advisor, who enters the student schedule electronically. Registration is not complete until a student has submitted all required registration forms and has clearance from the Office of Business Affairs. Students who complete registration after the announced registration period will be assessed a late registration fee.

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