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.
BU 345 Fundamentals of Marketing
BU 355 Advertising and Promotion
BU 410 Principles of Management
BU 455 Marketing Strategy
BY 184 General Biology I
BY 184L General Biology I Laboratory
BY 185 General Biology II
BY 185L General Biology II Laboratory
EC 320 Macroeconomics
EC 321 Microeconomics
ED 340 Tests and Measurements
EN 100 English Composition I
EN 101 English Composition II
EN 210 English Literature I
EN 211 English Literature II
GG 307 World Regional Geography
HI 110 Western Civilization I
HI 111 Western Civilization II
HI 210 Early U.S. History
HI 211 Modern U.S. History
MA 110 College Algebra
MA 140 Elementary Statistics
MU 142 Music Appreciation
PE 412 Adapted Physical Education
PH 207 Survey of Earth and Environmental Science
PY 100 Introduction to Psychology
RL 100 Old Testament
RL 101 Old Testament
RL 200 New Testament
RL 201 New Testament
SO 220 Introduction to Sociology
SO 424 Problems of Today's Society
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 work.
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
LIBRARY MEDIA (LS) 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 Library Media (K-12). This endorsement may be added to an elementary or secondary license and may be obtained by completing 21 semester hours.
LS 318 Cataloging and Classification
LS 388 Selection of Media for Children and Young Adults
LS 390 Administration of the School Library Media Center
LS 393 Reference and Bibliography Resources
LS 356 Integrating the Internet in Education
LS 383 Literature for Children and Young Adults
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. Can I earn a degree online?
At the present time, Blue Mountain College does not offer a complete degree online. However, pending Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges approval, Blue Mountain College will offer a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration completely online beginning June 3, 2013.
4. What are fees?
Tuition for three-hour course: $906 (includes Registration fee)
Technology Fee per course: $100
Total cost for a three-hour course: $1006
Blue Mountain College Mississippi Teacher Scholarship:
Blue Mountain College has instituted a teacher scholarship program to assist Mississippi teachers seeking certification in Library Media or Special Education. The total cost of a three-hour online course for Mississippi teachers seeking certification in Library Media or Special Education is $600 instead of the regular cost of $985. Mississippi Teachers who wish to take advantage of BMC's Teacher Scholarship Program should check the appropriate block on the application form.
5. How do I pay for my courses?
Once a student registers for a course, the Office of Business Affairs will send the student a bill via email. 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.
6. 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
7. 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, Library Media, 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.
8. 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 or Library Media, or those who want to register for Dual Enrollment courses, go to Registration. Print, complete and fax the appropriate registration form. If you prefer, a registration form can be sent by mail or for quicker reception, email.
9. Will I have an advisor?
Yes. The Program Coordinator for Online Instruction and the Vice President for Academic Affairs serve as advisors for online students.
10. 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.
11. What is the course schedule?
Go to course schedule to see the proposed rotation of online courses.
12. How do my online courses work?
You will be required to complete an online training session to assist you in the mechanics of taking an online course. Once you are registered, the Program Coordinator for Online Instruction will email you instructions for training.
13. What is your withdrawal procedure from online courses?
A traditional, on-ground student enrolled in online courses incurs an automatic non-refundable technology fee. A student may receive a refund for course tuition, less the technology non-refundable fee, if the withdrawal is prior to receiving access to course content. After the student receives access to course content, the online technology fee is non-refundable. Students who officially withdraw from online courses will receive a "W" grade through the first week of the online term. Students who withdraw after the first week will receive a "WP" or "WF." Students may not withdraw from the online course after the fourth week of the online term.
14. What is your online class attendance policy?
Blue Mountain College requires class attendance for online courses. According to Policy 2.10, students who miss 25% 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 8 weeks, two weeks of non-attendance, which is 25% 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.
15. Who do I contact with additional questions, complaints or the need of technical assistance?
Direct questions or complaints concerning online instruction to email@example.com. For technical assistance, go to http://www.bmc.edu/supportform.asp or email Help 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. During work hours, you may call 662-685-4771, ext. 102 for assistance.