Requirements for Admission

DUAL ENROLLMENT ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
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 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS.
To apply for admission to Blue Mountain College’s special education online courses, the applicant must submit the listed items below to the Office of Admissions (Financial aid is available to students enrolled in six hours of coursework each online semester.)

Application:
A completed application for admission is required.

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

Blue Mountain College has instituted a teacher scholarship program to assist Mississippi teachers seeking certification in Special Education. The total cost of a three-hour online course for Mississippi teachers seeking certification in Special Education is $600 instead of the regular cost of $925. Mississippi Teachers who wish to take advantage of BMC’s Teacher Scholarship Program should check the appropriate block on the application form. Verification you are currently teaching in the state of Mississippi on official school letterhead signed by the principal and a copy of your valid Mississippi teacher’s license must be faxed or mailed to the address below to qualify.

Chris Driskell
Program Coordinator for Online Instruction
Blue Mountain College
PO Box 237
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
Fax: 662-685-4776

Students from out of state who seek admission to Blue Mountain College, must check with their state department of education to determine if our coursework is honored before applying.

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.

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. (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
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:

Students Transferring Thirteen or More Hours

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. 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 is required.

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

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 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. [Cross reference with Policy 4.14.]

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 Blue Mountain 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. [Cross reference Policy 2.18.] 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.


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