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Admission as an Undergraduate Student



Overview

General Admission Information Transfer Students
International Undergraduate Students Non-Traditional Age Freshman
Second Bachelor’s Degree (Post-Baccalaureate) Special University Attendance
Non-degree Undergraduate Level Former Blue Sky University Students

 

Applications for admission to undergraduate programs are processed by the Office of Admissions. The requirements for admission are described in the following sections.Undergraduate students are first-time college students, or have attempted college level credits during high school and/or after graduating high school, or have not been awarded a bachelor’s degree.

Applications are accepted from resident, non-resident, and international students. Eligible undergraduate students may attend full-time or part-time. Blue Sky University retains the right to establish requirements which will ensuresuccessful scholastic performance.

 

General Admission Information

Applicants are responsible for submitting applications for admission, financial aid and housing; must provide verification of immunizations; and must register for the New Student Orientation/Registration program. Applicants should be aware of the following:

  1. Applicants are requested to voluntarily provide their adequate identification documents, which permits the school to distinguish between individuals with the same or similar names.
  2. Students must submit required immunization records.
  3. Students with a health condition or a disability which should be brought to Blue Sky U’s attention may submit a confidential letter of need.
  4. All admitted students must attend a New Student Orientation and Registrationsession prior to the beginning of the semester. Information about Orientation dates will be sent from the after admission has been determined. Questions should be referred to the Office of Admissions.

When to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply at least six to eight months prior to the first semester of attendance. This will allow adequate time for the student to request any academic credentials needed to complete the application file, make housing arrangements, process financial aid materials, and participate in New Student Orientation and Registration.

Applications should be on file in the Office of Admissions according to the following priority dates:

Fall semester – July 1
Spring semester – December 1
Summer session – May 1

Applicants will be notified of their admission status as soon as possible after all necessary credentials to determine a student’s admissions status have been received by the Office of Admissions.

Freshmen (First-time Undergraduates)

Freshmen students are those who have completed high school or its equivalent and have never attended a college or university. Students that have attempted less than 12 quarter or semester college-level credits at another accredited college or university after high school graduation

are considered as incoming freshman. Students who have earned college-level course credit, Advance Placement, or International Baccalaureate credits while still attending high school are also considered incoming freshmen.

Academic Eligibility

Students who do not meet all freshman admission requirements listed below are still encouraged to apply for admissions and submit the necessary credentials. Blue Sky University is allowed a number of exemptions to the stated requirements and will examine each student’s credentials on a case-by-case basis for admissibility. Some students who do not meet the requirements below may be admitted regularly and can enroll full time. Others may be admitted as a Pre-University Studies student.

Admission Requirements (Resident and Non-Resident):

  1. Graduation from an accredited high school or passed a General Educational Development (GED) Diploma, or obtained qualifying scores on the ACT Compass Exam.
  2. Successful completion of a state College Preparatory Curriculum. Non-resident applicants who have not completed the college preparatory requirements stated below may satisfy the requirements by providing evidence that they have completed a similar college preparatory program required in their home country.

Application Procedures

Receipt of the following credentials in the Office of Admissions constitutes a complete application for admission. Requests to have final credentials sent to Blue Sky U must be initiated by the applicant. Requests should be made by contacting the high school, the registrar’s office at the college/university, or agency. Credentials must be sent directly from the school to the Office of Admissions. Credentials received from the student are considered unofficial working copies and will not be accepted as official documents.

Application materials and fees will be retained for one year from the original application term. To apply for a semester other than the one originally intended, notify the Office of Admissions as soon as possible.
Be sure to submit the following items (if applicable):

1. Admissions Application: Admissions applications are available from the Office of Admissions.

2. Application fee (nonrefundable): $50 online application or $50 paper application. Checks should be made payable to Blue Sky University. The application fee will not be waived, deferred, or refunded. The fee must be paid before the application for admission will be processed.

3. Student Self-Report Form: (included in the Admissions Application) This form, required of all first-time full-time applicants who have been out of high school less than three years, will be used to determine admission status prior to the receipt of the final high school transcript sent after graduation.

4. High school transcript: A complete and official transcript must be sent directly from the high school to the Office of Admissions after graduation. Courses completed, GPA (on a 4.0 scale), rank in class, and date of graduation must be posted.

5. College/university transcripts: Applicants who have attended another college or university, whether credit was earned or not, MUST have an official transcript sent directly from each institution to the Office of Admissions after all final grades have been posted.

6. Advanced Placement (AP): Applicants who have completed an Advanced Placement Examination should request that the official scores be sent directly to the Office of Admissions. Scores of 3 or higher on an AP Exam will be granted college credit with a Pass grade for the equivalent courses.

7. International Baccalaureate (IB): Applicants who have completed an International Baccalaureate Examination should request that the official scores be sent directly to the Office of Admissions. IB Exams with scores of 4 or higher (Higher Level only) will be granted college credit with a Pass grade for equivalent courses.

Transfer Students

A transfer student has graduated high school or its equivalent and completed 12 or more quarter or semester credits in college-level courses at an accredited institution. Students who have previously been awarded a baccalaureate degree who wish to apply as a Second Bachelor’s Degree student (Post-Baccalaureate) are also considered a transfer student. College-level work means those courses that are applicable towards at least an associate degree and does not include remedial or developmental courses.

Academic Eligibility

Applicants will be considered for admission based on transferable credits from all accredited colleges or universities previously attended. As determined by the Office of Admissions, a 2.0 (or C) cumulative transferable GPA (on a 4.0 scale) is required in order to be accepted for admission in good academic standing. Transfer students start with a new GPA upon enrolling at Blue Sky University.

Students who do not meet the 2.0 cumulative transferable GPA are still encouraged to apply for admissions and submit the necessary credentials. Blue Sky U will examine each student’s credentials on a case-by-case basis for admissibility. Some students who do not meet the requirements may be admitted on University Probation and will need to earn a 2.0 or higher GPA during the first term attended at Blue Sky U to be placed in good academic standing.

Application Procedure

Receipt of the following credentials in the Office of Admissions constitutes a complete application for admission. Requests to have final credentials sent to Blue Sky University must be initiated by the applicant. Requests should be made by contacting the registrar’s office at the college, university, or agency previously attended. Credentials must be sent directly from each institution to the Office of Admissions. Credentials received from the student are considered unofficial working copies and will not be accepted as official documents.

Application materials and fees will be retained for one year from the original application term. To apply for a semester other than the one originally intended, notify the Office of Admissions as soon as possible.

Be sure to submit the following items (if applicable):

1. Admissions Application: An Admissions Application may be obtained from the Office of Admissions.

2. Application fee (nonrefundable): $50. Checks should be made payable to
Blue Sky University. The application fee will not be waived, deferred, or refunded. The fee must be paid before the application for admission will be processed.

3. Official college/university transcripts: An official transcript must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions from each college or university attended. This academic information will be used to determine admission status as well as transfer credit. Applicants who are enrolled at a transfer school while applying to Blue Sky University will be considered for admission based on an incomplete official transcript showing all academic work completed and posted to date. A final official transcript must be received in the Office of Admissions by the 15th class day of the first term of attendance. Academic eligibility will be reviewed again upon receipt of that final transcript. For more information on how college/university courses will transfer to Blue Sky University please contact the Office of Admissions.

4. Advanced Placement (AP): Applicants who have completed an Advanced Placement Examination should request that the official scores be sent directly to the Office of Admissions. Scores of 3 or higher on an AP Exam will be granted college credit with a Pass grade for the equivalent courses. For more information on how AP courses will transfer to Blue Sky University, please contact the Office of Admissions.

5. International Baccalaureate (IB): Applicants who have completed an International Baccalaureate Examination should request that the official scores be sent directly to the Office of Admissions. IB Exams with scores of 4 or higher (Higher Level only) will be granted college credit with a Pass grade for equivalent courses. For more information on how IB courses will transfer to Blue Sky University, please contact the Office of Admissions.

International Undergraduate Students

Students who are citizens of countries other than the United States, Canada and Mongolia are encouraged to apply to Blue Sky University as International first-time freshmen or transfer students. Those who have completed secondary school are considered freshmen; those who have completed an equivalent to 12 credits or more of post-secondary university-level course work after secondary graduation are considered transfer students.

Academic Eligibility

Freshmen

Freshmen students will be considered for admission on the basis of their secondary school record and their English proficiency. Applicants who

meet a TOEFL score of 525 Paper/195 Computer/71 Internet, IELTS 6, or A.C.E. and have a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale will qualify for admission.

Transfer Students

Transfer students will be considered on the basis of their post-secondary education record and their English proficiency. Applicants who meet a TOEFL score of 525 Paper/195 Computer/71 Internet, IELTS 6, or A.C.E. and have a minimum cumulative transferable grade-point average (GPA) of a 2.0 or C on a 4.0 scale will qualify for admission.

Application Procedures

All application materials must bear the official school seal and signature and be sent directly from the institution or agency to the Office of Admissions. Transcripts and test scores received from students are unofficial and not acceptable.

Receipt of the following credentials in the Office of Admissions constitutes a complete application for admission. Requests to have final credentials sent to Blue Sky University must be initiated by the applicant. To apply for a semester other than the one originally intended, notify the Office of Admissions as soon as possible.

Be sure to submit the following items:

1. International Undergraduate Application for Admissions: Please apply online or paper application can be received by contacting the Office of Admissions.

2. Application fee (nonrefundable): US $50 application fee must be submitted with the application. The application fee will not be waived, deferred, or refunded. The fee must be paid before the application will be processed.

3. English Language Proficiency: English TOEFL score of 525 Paper/195 Computer/71 Internet, or IELTS score 6, or completion of Level 6 at the A.C.E. Language Institute at MSU is required to qualify for admission. Only official score/grade reports sent directly from the language testing center will be accepted. Certificates of completion with official grade reports and the instructor’s recommendation from alternative English as a Second Language programs may be considered. Those students who are citizens of countries where English is the native languages do not need to submit proof of English language proficiency, unless English is not the student’s native language.

4. Evidence of Financial Support: Blue Sky University requires the International Student Financial Certificate from students with non-immigrant visas. The Financial Certificate guarantees that the required minimum amount of money, in U.S. dollars, will be available to the student during the academic year. A bank statement is also required. Admission will not be considered until the Financial Certificate is completed, with a signed statement of support, and is on file in the Office of International Programs.

5. Secondary school academic records: Complete and official secondary school transcripts listing all courses and grades/marks earned is required of all students applying as first-time freshmen or those who have earned fewer than 12 college/university credits. The record must be sent directly from the secondary school to the Office of Admissions. Additional official certificates may be required to show completion of secondary school.

6. College/university transcripts: Official transcripts from each international and U.S. college/university attended are required. The transcript must be sent directly from each institution to the Office of Admissions and must list all courses taken and grades/marks earned.

7. Translation of academic records: An English translation must be received for all non-English academic credentials.

8. Evaluation of foreign credentials: Blue Sky University reserves the right to require a professional evaluation of non-U.S. academic credentials from applicants who have attended colleges/universities outside the United States and Canada (where English is not the language of instruction) unless

9. Submit required immunization records: Students must submit proof of required immunizations prior to registration for classes. Questions should be referred to the Office of Admissions.

10. Foreign Student Eligibility to Transfer Form: This form must be submitted to the Office of Admissions by all international students transferring from a U.S. college or university.

Notification of Admission

Applicants are reviewed for admission when all required final and official credentials have been received at the Office of Admissions. Successful candidates will promptly be issued a letter of acceptance. A packet of information regarding orientation, the registration process, and other important information will follow directly in a separate mailing.

International Undergraduate Non-Degree-Seeking Students

Students interested in taking a limited number of courses at Blue Sky University without pursuing a degree may apply for non-degree-seeking status by submitting the following:

1. Undergraduate Application for Admissions: Application forms may be received from the Office of Admissions.

2. Application fee (nonrefundable): US$ $50 application fee. Checks should be made payable to Blue Sky University. The application fee will not be waived, deferred, or refunded. The fee must be paid before the application will be processed.

3. English Language Proficiency: TOEFL scores of 525 Paper/195 Computer/71 Internet, IELTS 6, or A.C.E.

4. Letter of Intent is required from the student outlining educational objectives, purpose of study, and specific terms and dates of attendance at Blue Sky University.

5. Evidence of Financial Support: Blue Sky University requires the International Student Financial Certificate from students with non-immigrant visas. The Financial Certificate guarantees that the required minimum amount of money will be available to the student during the academic term. A bank statement is also required. Admission will not be considered until the Financial Certificate is completed, with a signed statement of support, and is on file in the Office of Admissions.

6. Applicants are reviewed for admission when all required final and official credentials have been received at the Office of Admissions. Successful candidates will promptly be issued a letter of acceptance. A packet of information regarding orientation, the registration process, and other important information will follow directly in a separate mailing.

7. Submit required immunization records: Students must submit proof of required immunizations prior to registration for classes. Questions should be referred to the Office of Admissions.

Non-Traditional Age Freshman

A Non-Traditional age freshman is one who has been out of high school more than three years and has attempted fewer than 12 college-level credits after graduation from high school. Applicants who have received a GED or Compass in lieu of a high school diploma and are over the age of 21 are also considered a Non-Traditional age freshman.

Academic Eligibility

  1. An official high school transcript posting graduation date, or an official GED, or Compass results.
  2. Applicants who have graduated three or more years prior to the semester in which they intend to enroll are not required to submit ACT/SAT test results.

Application Procedures

Receipt of the following credentials in the Office of Admissions constitutes a complete application for admission. Requests to have final credentials sent to Blue Sky University must be initiated by the applicant. Requests should be made by contacting the high school, the registrar’s office at the college/university, or agency. Credentials must be sent directly from the school to the Office of Admissions. Credentials received from the student are considered unofficial working copies and will not be accepted as official documents.

Application materials and fees will be retained for one year from the original application term. To apply for a semester other than the one originally intended, notify the Office of Admissions as soon as possible.

Be sure to submit the following items (if applicable):

1. Undergraduate Application for Admissions: Application forms may be received from the Office of Admissions.

2. Application fee (nonrefundable): US$ $50 application fee. Checks should be made payable to Blue Sky University. The application fee will not be waived, deferred, or refunded. The fee must be paid before the application will be processed.

3. English Language Proficiency: TOEFL scores of 525 Paper/195 Computer/71 Internet, IELTS 6, or A.C.E.

4. Letter of Intent is required from the student outlining educational objectives, purpose of study, and specific terms and dates of attendance at Blue Sky University.

5. Evidence of Financial Support: Blue Sky University requires the International Student Financial Certificate from students with non-immigrant visas. The Financial Certificate guarantees that the required minimum amount of money will be available to the student during the academic term. A bank statement is also required. Admission will not be considered until the Financial Certificate is completed, with a signed statement of support, and is on file in the Office of Admissions.

6. Applicants are reviewed for admission when all required final and official credentials have been received at the Office of Admissions. Successful candidates will promptly be issued a letter of acceptance. A packet of information regarding orientation, the registration process, and other important information will follow directly in a separate mailing.

7. Submit required immunization records: Students must submit proof of required immunizations prior to registration for classes. Questions should be referred to the Office of Admissions.

Second Bachelor’s Degree (Post-Baccalaureate)

Students who have previously earned a bachelor’s degree that may be interested in pursuing a second degree in another field are considered a Second Bachelor’s Degree or Post-Baccalaureate student.

Academic Eligibility

  1. Bachelor’s degree and date awarded posted on an official transcript sent directly from the college/university to the Office of Admission is required.
  2. A Second Bachelor’s Degree student will not be required to complete Blue Sky University Core 2.0 requirements, with the exception of students who have international degrees.

For additional information Second Bachelor’s Degree students should refer to the Office of Admissions.

Application Procedures

Receipt of the following credentials in the Office of Admissions constitutes a complete application for admission. Requests to have final credentials sent to MSU must be initiated by the applicant. Requests should be made by contacting the registrar’s office at the college, university, or agency previously attended. Credentials must be sent directly from each institution to the Office of Admissions. Credentials received from the student are considered unofficial working copies and will not be accepted as official documents.

Application materials and fees will be retained for one year from the original application term. To apply for a semester other than the one originally intended, notify the Office of Admissions as soon as possible.

Be sure to submit the following items (if applicable):

1. Admissions Application: The application may be obtained from the Office of Admissions.

2. Application fee (nonrefundable) US $50: Checks should be made payable to
Blue Sky University. The application fee will not be waived, deferred, or refunded. The fee must be paid before the application for admission will be processed.

3. Official college/university transcripts: An official transcript must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions from each college or university attended.

Special University Attendance

Special university attendance allows a student of high school age who will not have graduated from high school to be considered for regular admission where a demonstrated extraordinary academic ability and general maturity warrant such acceptance. Admission will be very selective.

Academic Eligibility

  1. Demonstrate exceptional ability to do university-level work.
  2. Demonstrate a strong likelihood of success at university-level work

Application Procedure

Receipt of the following credentials in the Office of Admissions constitutes a complete application for admission. Requests to have final credentials sent to Blue Sky U must be initiated by the applicant. Requests should be made by contacting the high school, the registrar’s office at the college/university, or testing agency.

Be sure to submit the following items:

1. Admissions Application: Application forms may be received by the Office of Admissions.

2. Application fee (nonrefundable) US $50 : Checks should be made payable to
Blue Sky University. The application fee will not be waived, deferred, or refunded. The fee must be paid before the application for admission will be processed.

3. High School transcript (if available): An official transcript must be sent directly from the high school to the Office of Admissions. Courses completed and grade point-average (GPA) must be posted.

4. ACT/SAT scores or Appropriate Documentation: Scores from either the ACT or the SAT (if available) or appropriate documentation confirming student’s academic ability must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions from ACT/SAT testing agency.

5. Letters of Recommendation:Letters recommending admittance must be submitted by the student’s school principal, guidance counselor, and/or teachers. Letters from teachers who work with gifted and talented students are particularly valued.

6. Interview: An appointment must be made with the Registrar and Director of Admissions to discuss Special University Attendance.

7. Evaluation of ability and social maturity: An evaluation of academic ability and social maturity may be requested through Blue Sky University’s Counseling and Psychological Services.

Non-degree Undergraduate Level

Non-Degree undergraduate students are considered those who have not earned a baccalaureate degree and are wishing to take college courses, but who are not interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree at Blue Sky University.

Application Eligibility

  1. Students must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent and have not earned a baccalaureate degree.
  2. Students must be in good academic standing at previous or current institution.
  3. Non-Degree students are still eligible for financial aid, family housing, or intercollegiate athletic competition.
  4. Credit earned in Non-Degree status may apply to a future undergraduate degree program. Academic departments determine how or if the credit will meet graduation requirements.

Application Procedure

Receipt of the following credentials in the Office of Admissions constitutes a complete application for admission.

1. Admissions Application: The application may be obtained from the Office of Admissions.

2. Application fee (nonrefundable) US $50: Checks should be made payable to Blue Sky University. The application fee will not be waived, deferred, or refunded. The fee must be paid before the application for admission will be processed.

Former Blue Sky University Students

Students are considered former/returning students when they have attended Blue Sky U in the past but not the immediately preceding term. The Intent to Register Form should be completed and returned to the Office of Admissions a minimum of 30 days prior to the registration period for the term desired. This form is also available at the Office of Admissions or can be mailed/faxed upon request.

Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree at Blue Sky University, but are interested in taking additional work not applicable toward an advanced degree, should complete and file a Non-Degree Graduate Application with the Office of Admissions.

The following items are required of each former/returning student:

1. A completed Intent to Register Form.
2. An official transcript from each college or university you have attended since last attending Blue Sky University. After registration is complete, a transfer credit equivalency will be provided.
3. Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree at another institution since last attending Blue Sky University and are interested in pursuing another bachelor’s degree should file the Intent to Register Form, to declare a Second Bachelor’s Degree.

For questions or to request the Intent to Register Form, contact the Office of Admissions (admissions@bluesky-u.com).

Evaluation of Transfer Credit (freshman and transfer students)

Requests to have final credentials sent to Blue Sky University must be initiated by the applicant. Requests should be made by contacting the registrar’s office at the college, university, or agency previously attended. Credentials must be sent directly from each institution to the Office of Admissions. Credentials received from the student are considered unofficial working copies and will not be accepted as official documents.

Please note the following:

  1. An official evaluation of transfer credits will be completed after final transcripts from each institution have been received. Upon completion, a copy of the credit evaluation will be sent to the student and to the student’s academic department.
  2. All college-level courses from colleges or universities in candidacy status or accredited by any of the six regional accrediting agencies at the time the courses were taken will be accepted for transfer. Courses from non-accredited schools may also be accepted for transfer.
  3. The Office of Admissions determines whether or not the transfer work is college-level, the appropriate grading and credit conversions on transfer work, and the applicability of transfer credit toward Blue Sky University’s Core 2.0 requirements. The academic department has the authorization to substitute transfer courses for curriculum requirements. Transfer credit will be given for courses in which passing grades were received.
  4. College-level courses which do not have an equivalent at Blue Sky University will be accepted as an Elective or as an Elective with Core credit. The academic department will determine if the transfer electives satisfy specific curriculum requirements.
  5. Freshman/sophomore level courses taken at another college or university will not be evaluated as equivalent to junior/senior level courses at Blue Sky University. Also, junior/senior level courses will not be evaluated as equivalent to freshman/sophomore courses at Blue Sky University. Elective credit will be granted in these cases. If a lower-level elective is substituted for an upper-level course by an academic department, that credit may not be used to fulfill the University upper-level credit requirement.
  6. Transfer credit is accepted from vocational technical institutions if the institution is regionally accredited and the courses taken apply toward an associate degree at the institution. Blue Sky University does not accept courses that apply solely to a certificate degree.
  7. Tech Prep courses taken through an approved program will be granted college credit for equivalent coursework. The Tech Prep courses must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions.
  8. Credit is granted for college-level continuing education, correspondence, and extension courses successfully completed. Official transcripts posting these courses must be sent directly from the institution to the Office of Admissions.
  9. Applicants who have taken Advanced Placement (AP) Exams and / or International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams should request that the official scores be sent directly to the Office of Admissions. AP scores of 3 or higher and IB Exams with scores of 4 or higher (Higher Level only) will be granted college credit with a Pass grade for the equivalent courses. For more information on how AP and IB courses will transfer please contact the Office of Admissions.
  10. College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit may be awarded by the academic department for successful performance in certain subject exams. Credit awarded for the CLEP Exams will not count toward University Core requirements. Official results must be sent directly from the CLEP testing center to Blue Sky University’s Office of Admissions.
  11. Military experience will be considered for credit upon receipt of official military transcript and will be evaluated as Elective credit only. Contact the Office of Admissions for information on documentation requirements.
  12. Applicants are encouraged to bring personal copies of their transcripts for advising purposes during orientation/registration. Catalogs and course syllabi describing previous coursework may be of assistance to the academic advisor when determining appropriate course placement.

Students who wish to appeal a decision regarding acceptance of transfer credit or who wish to appeal the assignment of transfer credit to the University Core requirements should address the concern to the Admissions Review Committee. Students should contact the Office of Admissions (admissions@bluesky-u.com) to receive information on the appeal process.


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