Blue Mountain College, a four-year Christian liberal arts college, admits without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability or military service those students who give evidence they can benefit from the programs provided by the College.

• General Policy

Blue Mountain College Admissions Committee monitors the implementation of admissions policy and procedures. The Director of Admissions makes decisions regarding admisson based upon these policies and procedures. Admisson 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 from the Blue Mountain College website. (Policies at www.bmc.edu/academicpolicies.html) (Applications at www.bmc.edu/admissionsapform.php) 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 Failure to do so will result in being withdrawn from classes.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. A student may earn up to 12 semester hours of credit for AP courses if a score of three or higher is made on the standardized examination. Also, 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.


• 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. Transfer students making application and on academic probation from the last college attended will be placed on academic probation at Blue Mountain College. 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. Also 25% of the total required degree hours must be earned at Blue Mountain. 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 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 applicants 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 Catalog under Academic Standards. This status can be removed as explained under the Academic Standards Section of this Catalog.


• Early Admission

Permission to enroll in courses at BMC may be granted to a current high school student who, at the end of his/her junior year, has completed at least 15 acceptable units (including, at least, three in English, two in mathematics, one in science and one in social science). The student must also have an ACT standard score composite of at least 23 or a comparable SAT score. A letter of recommendation from the principal is required before a student may be considered for early admission. A conference with the Vice President for Academic Affairs will be required before the student will be allowed to register.


• 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. An interview with an admission counselor is strongly recommended.

[The Admissions Policy is currently under revision due to action of the Board of Trustees on October 7, 2005 opening all programs to men. Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information: 1.800.235.0136.] 

• Requirements for Admission for Degree-Seeking
   Students with No Previous College Work

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 a student has no previous college work 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.

Application:  A completed application for admission is required.

Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee is required of applicants.

Photograph(s): A current photograph; two photos are needed if campus housing is desired.

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 high school principal

ACT or SAT Scores:
     ACT or SAT scores are required unless a student has been out of high school for at least five years.  (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.

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 Requirements for Male Ministerial Students:
     The following is also required of male ministerial students regardless of the number of hours being transferred:
          (a)   completed Pastor’s Reference Form and Business Reference Form; and
          (b)   interviews with a faculty member in the Department of Biblical and Associated
                 Studies and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

• Requirements for Admission for Degree-Seeking Transfer Students

Students Transferring Twelve or More Hours

If a student 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:

Application:A completed application for admission.

Application Fee:A non-refundable application fee.

Photograph(s): A current photograph; two photos are needed if campus housing is desired.

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.

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 Requirements for Male Ministerial Students:
     The following is also required of male ministerial students regardless of the number of hours being transferred:
          (a)   completed Pastor’s Reference Form and Business Reference Form; and
          (b)   interviews with a faculty member in the Department of Biblical and Associated
                 Studies and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Students Transferring Less Than Twelve Hours

If a student will transfer less than twelve hours from another institution, the applicant will need to submit the following items to the Office of Admissions:

Application:A completed application for admission.

Application Fee:A non-refundable application fee.

Photograph(s):A current photograph; two photos are needed if campus housing is desired.

Official Transcript(s):
     Complete, official transcript from each college previously attended (must be sent directly from the college).

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 high school principal

ACT or SAT Scores:
     ACT or SAT scores are required unless a student has been out of high school for at least five years.  (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.

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 Requirements for Male Ministerial Students:
     The following is also required of ministerial students regardless of the number of hours being transferred:
          (a)   completed Pastor’s Reference Form and Business Reference Form; and
          (b)   interviews with a faculty member in the Department of Biblical and Associated 
                  Studies and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

• Requirements for Admission for Students
   Seeking a Second Degree or Teacher Certification

If a student has previously been granted a degree from BMC or any other institution and plans to apply for admission to a Blue Mountain College degree program or to attain teacher certification, the applicant 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.

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.

Additional Requirements for Ministerial Students:
     The following is also required of ministerial students regardless of the previous degree granted:
     (a)   completed Pastor's Reference Form (indicating verification of continued fulfillment
            of a ministry role) and Business Reference Form; and
     (b)   interviews with a faculty member in the Department of Biblical and Associated
            Studies and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

• 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. Non-degree seeking male students are limited to a maximum of 48 semester hours of course work at BMC. (Financial aid is not available to non-degree seeking students.):

Application:A completed application for admission.

Application Fee:A non-refundable application fee.

Photograph(s):A current photograph.

Official College Transcript, or if entering Freshman, Official High School Transcript or GED Report:
     Transcripts from the last post-secondary institution attended or, if 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 the high school principal

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.

• Requirements for Admission of International Students

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

Application Fee:  A non-refundable application fee.

Photograph(s):  A current photograph; two photos are needed if campus housing is desired.

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. The service Blue Mountain College uses is: Education Credential Evaluators, Inc., P. O. Box 92970, Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970,   USA. Fax: 414-289-3411; Phone: 414-289-3400.

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 test scores must be submitted prior to enrollment at Blue Mountain College. TOEFL scores (minimum of 500) or other evidence of sufficient control of spoken and written English are required to enroll at the College.

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.

*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.

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.

• Registration

Registration is normally scheduled for the day before classes begin. In order to matriculate, a student must have been given final admission or must have the permission of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The last day for late registration is published each semester by the Registrar.

• Pre-registration

New freshmen who have been granted admission to enroll in the fall will be given an opportunity to pre-register. Transfer students entering in the fall who have been admitted may set up a pre-registration interview with their advisor after spring break. The $50 dormitory deposit or the $25 commuter deposit must be paid before pre-registration. A student who has not pre-registered may matriculate on registration day if she/he has been granted final admission or has the permission of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Registrar.

Office of Admissions
Blue Mountain College
P.O. Box 160
Blue Mountain, MS  38610
1-800-235-0136
admissions@bmc.edu


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