Online Studies FAQ

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

1.       What courses are offered online?

Go to Psychology program

Go to Business Administration program

2.       Is there a limit to the number of online courses I can take?

Students enrolled in distance learning may take two to three 3-hour courses per 8 week term. 

3.       How much are tuition and fees?

Go to Tuition & Fees
Video Proctoring Fee: $16

4.       How do I pay for my courses?

Once a student registers for a course, the Business Office will post the tuition and fees to 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 institutionHave 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  one).

  • 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 Verification

  • 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

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. 

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:   Dr. LeeAnne Price
Online Psychology:   Dr. Emily Derrick

9.       How do I get books?

Go to textbook ISBN numbers

10.     What is the course schedule?

Go to Course Schedule

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, support@bmc.edu, giving your name, student ID, a phone number where you can be reached and the technical problem with any error messages you are receiving.