Frequently Asked Questions
1. What courses are offered online?
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
The purpose of the General Education courses at Blue
Mountain College are to prepare students for a lifetime of learning.
Inspired by and consistent with the mission as a Christian College,
the courses are designed to instill basic skills, knowledge, and
attitudes deemed necessary for discipline study, global awareness,
personal development, and reasoned response to a changing world. This
educational experience should assist students as they build academic
majors and minors and pursue meaningful careers in service to God and
one another. All of the general education courses offered in the online
format are required in degree programs at Blue Mountain College.
Blue Mountain College offers Dual Enrollment courses 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 GPA of 3.0 of 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 their class.
SPECIAL EDUCATION (SE) COURSES
Blue Mountain College through an approved program with the
Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), offers a number of courses
leading to a supplemental
endorsement in elementary and secondary Mild/Moderate Disability. The
elementary supplemental K-8, which can only be added to an elementary
license, may be obtained by completing 18 semester hours. The secondary
supplemental endorsement, 7-12, which can be added to a secondary or
special subject area license, may be obtained by completing 21 semester
hours. A K-12 Mild/Moderate Disability supplemental endorsement may be
obtained by completing the non-overlapping 27 semester hours of course
SE 420 Introduction to Special Education Credit
SE 422 Education and Psychology of Mildly and Moderately Disabled Credit
SE 424 Classroom and Behavior Management (Same as ED 424) Credit
SE 434 Problems of Teaching Students with Disabilities Credit
SE 436 Assessment and Curriculum Development for the Mildly/Moderately Disabled Student
SE 440 Inclusion of the Mildly/Moderately Disabled in the Regular Classroom Credit
SE 450 Assessment and Curriculum Development for Mildly/Moderately Disabled Secondary Student
SE 454 Transition from the Classroom to Career and Independent Living Credit
UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM
Click here for more information about the Online Business Degree.
UNDERGRADUATE PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM
Click here for more information about the Online Psychology Degree.
2. Is there a limit to the number of online courses I can take?
Traditional, on-ground students may take no more than one three
credit hour online course per semester unless approved by the
Department Chair and the Vice President for Academic Affairs and then
only under extenuating circumstances.
3. How much are the fees?
Tuition for three-hour course: $1200
Video Proctoring Fee: $15
4. How do I pay for my courses?
Once a student registers for a course, the Office of Business
Affairs will post the tuition and fees to the ledger portion of the student portal. The student may pay the
bill by cash, check or credit card. No student will be given access to
the online course until the bill is paid.
5. Will I qualify for financial aid?
To be eligible for financial aid at Blue Mountain College, you must:
-Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
-Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an eligible
degree program or seeking endorsements to meet requirements of
Mississippi Department of Education certification
-Be in current standing on all student loans and grants from any institution
-Have approval for final admission to Blue Mountain College
-Have a complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with Blue Mountain College
-Apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN) at http://www.pin.ed.gov (if you do not already have
-Complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Blue Mountain College school code is 002398.
-Contact the Office of Financial Aid after you have completed your FAFSA. The financial aid staff will provide the
forms required to process a federal loan.
Remaining steps may include:
-Complete Financial Aid for Teacher Certification Form
-Complete Loan Application
-Complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling
-Complete Financial Aid Information Sheet
6. How do I apply?
To apply for general admission, go to online application. Send Official transcripts and supporting documents to:
Blue Mountain College
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 160
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
Those seeking certification in Special Education, or who want to apply for Dual Enrollment courses, go to Admissions.
Print, complete and fax the appropriate form. If you prefer, an
application form can be sent by mail or for quicker reception, email.
7. How do I register?
On campus students register in the Office of the Registrar. Online students, go to Registration. Print, complete and fax the appropriate registration form. If you prefer, a registration form can be sent via email.
Those seeking Mississippi Teacher Certification in Special
Education click here, or those who want to register for Dual Enrollment courses, click here. Print,
complete and fax the appropriate registration form. If you prefer, a
registration form can be sent by mail or for quicker reception, email.
8. Will I have an advisor?
Yes. Your advisor will be the Program Coordinator for the Online Degree Program that you are enrolled in:
Online Business - Mrs. LeeAnne Price
Online Psychology - Dr. Emily Derrick
9. How do I get books?
Go to Blue Mountain College's online bookstore to order textbooks or to obtain text ISBN numbers for ordering elsewhere.
10. What is the course schedule?
Go to course schedule to see the proposed rotation of online courses.
11. How can I prepare to take online courses?
You will be allowed to complete an online training session to
assist you in the mechanics of taking an online course. Once you are
registered, the Program Coordinator will email
you instructions for training.
12. What is the procedure for dropping online courses by Traditional, On-ground Students?
A student may receive a refund for course tuition, if the course is dropped prior to the fifth day after the student receives access to course content. After the student receives access to course content and after four days of access, the course tuition is non-refundable. Students who officially drop an online course after the refund deadline and during the first week of the online term will receive a “W” grade in the class. Students who drop an online course after the first week will receive a “WP” or “WF.” Students may not drop an online course after the fourth week of the online term.
13. What is your online class attendance policy?
Blue Mountain College requires class attendance for online courses. According to Policy 2.10, students who miss 12.5% of the time will receive an automatic “F” in the course. Each online professor will include an attendance requirement in the syllabus. Since each of the online courses meets eight weeks, one week of non-attendance, which is 12.5% of the time in the course, will result in an automatic “F.” Seventy-five percent of the assignments for the week must be completed within the week to receive full attendance.
14. Who do I contact with additional questions, complaints or the need of technical assistance?
Direct questions concerning online instruction to your program coordinator. For technical assistance, go to http://www.bmc.edu/supportform.asp or email Tech Support, firstname.lastname@example.org,
giving your name, student ID, a phone number where you can be reached
and the technical problem with any error messages you are receiving.