A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for all federal, BJU and most South Carolina state financial aid. A financial aid brochure is available from the Financial Aid Office or the Admission Office.
The program fee covers registration expenses; post office box rental; use of the field house, fitness centers, pool and library; Concert, Opera & Drama Series tickets; society dues; class dues; most lab and course fees; email access; etc.
Campus jobs are assigned according to the needs of departments. Please visit the Student Work Program for more information. Students who want an on-campus job should complete a request to work by using the New Student Employee Questionnaire. Students are committed to their assigned departments for at least one year. At the end of his freshman year, students may pursue employment in other university departments.
The payroll is run every 2 weeks, and there is a 2-week delay between the last day of the pay period and the “check” date. The after-tax earnings will be posted to the student’s tuition account, unless the student requests that the earnings be placed in his personal drawing account in the Business Office or directly deposited in his checking account. Earnings will be placed on any tuition account in arrears.
Tuition accounts must be current in order to take final examinations. If an account cannot be paid, a loan will be made available to the student before final examinations begin.
The W-2 forms are sent to the student’s post office box on campus before Jan. 31. Federal and state tax forms
University Health Services provides inpatient infirmary, outpatient, laboratory, x-ray and pharmacy services. Registered nurses are on duty 24 hours a day. A physician from University Medical Associates is always on call.
There is no charge to see the outpatient nurse between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A patient needing to be seen at any other time will be charged a $15 after-hours fee.
A residence hall student may be admitted to the infirmary overnight for contagious illnesses, symptom management, postoperative care or injuries. An infirmary patient is not charged for room and board, but is charged for medicine, supplies, lab tests, x-rays and doctor’s visits as needed.
All charges will be placed on the student’s school bill. A summary of charges will be sent to the student’s home or campus address to be filed with the insurance company. Infirmary charges are considered outpatient services by most insurance companies, and payment will depend on the individual policy. Any insurance payments made directly to the University Health Services at Barge will be credited to the student’s account at the Business Office.
If a student requires hospitalization for a more serious illness or surgery, he will be sent to a hospital in the Greenville area. The student should have a current insurance card and carry it with him at all times. Upon discharge from the hospital, the student may come to the infirmary at Barge for additional recovery time.
First, encourage your student to see the professor of the class in which help is needed. The professor is the person best qualified to help a student understand the subject. The student should also be encouraged to maintain continued contact with the professor throughout the semester in order to stay informed about his or her academic status in the course and to receive additional help as needed.
Yes. The name of the student's advisor and academic dean and his campus contact information can be obtained by contacting the Records Office. The advisor provides assistance both with studies in general and the academic major, and the academic dean is also available for consultation.
Career Services, located in the Student Center mall, offers counseling in choosing a major and careerrelated needs. Taking the Strong Interest Inventory, in particular, will be helpful in selecting the right major. This office also serves graduates and graduating students seeking employment, as well as students seeking summer employment.
An electronic 4-week grade assessment and midterm progress report of a student’s grades are available on his StudentCentral record. Final grades are also available at the end of the semester on StudentCentral. Students are responsible for providing information on their academic progress to their parents and others needing this information. Parents are encouraged to contact their student concerning his progress.
The Academic Resource Center assists students in achieving academic excellence by providing a variety of services and resources to support students' academic goals.
- Academic coaches help students strengthen their specific academic skills, such as time management, study and test-taking skills, note-taking, goal setting and knowledge of learning styles.
- Study groups provide a forum for students to work together to reinforce their understanding of specific course content.
- Tutor referral assists students who are seeking individualized tutoring sessions for specific college courses.
- Educational Technologies supports students in the selection, design, production and use of instructional media and technology.
- Academic Accommodations provide a personalized support system for students with documented learning disabilities by establishing reasonable academic accommodations and offering individualized academic assistance.
- The Writing Center supports students in the development of writing skills by guiding them through the writing process.
If the student gets prior approval for the coursework from BJU's registrar, a student may take course work at home during the summer and be assured that BJU will accept the credits in transfer.
The student should complete a Transfer Work Request form at the Records Office. The form will be returned to the student with approval or disapproval indicated. This form is often sufficient to admit the student to the school at home without having to go through normal admissions procedures. Upon completion of the summer course, the student should request that an official transcript be sent directly to BJU so that the course(s) can be posted on his BJU record.
Students in good standing are eligible to take BJU courses online during any semester they are not enrolled in residence. In addition, after careful comparison of the descriptions of the BJU course and the prospective transfer course, BJU can accept college-level courses from other schools. However, after students begin at BJU, they may not take Bible or liberal arts core courses elsewhere to transfer back for credit at BJU. Students should consult the “Transfer Credit Regulations” section of the university catalog for further guidelines. We will provide written or verbal approval only for transfer work for currently enrolled students who plan to take courses away from the campus in the summer and are holding a reservation for the next semester.
Anytime a student has a GPA (Grade Point Average) lower than 2.0 (C), he has a quality point deficiency. If that deficiency becomes excessive, the student is placed on academic probation. The student is then limited in the number of hours he may carry during the semester and in the outside activities in which he may participate. These restrictions are intended to help the student achieve academic success and raise his GPA to the required standard for graduation.
A student is automatically removed from academic probation at the end of any academic period (semester or summer session) in which his cumulative GPA is 2.0 or above, as long as he has earned a cumulative total of 12 or more credits.
The residence hall switchboard, 864.271.5000, is open
Monday–Friday 7 a.m. – 10:20 p.m. (EST)
Saturday–Sunday 8 a.m. – 10:20 p.m.
Residence hall students may subscribe to voice mail for a small fee. To ensure students get proper rest, we ask that residence hall students not receive cell phone calls after 11 p.m. EST.
If a student does not have a cell phone, he is able (via a personal authorization code) to direct dial to his home from his residence hall room. These charges are billed to his student account. The University’s phone rate is 7¢ per minute for domestic long-distance calls.
A long-distance calling card with a toll-free number may be used. Telephone calling cards usually apply a surcharge to each call, making these calls more expensive than direct dialing. Students are not permitted to subscribe to Internet-based phone services, such as Skype, Vonage and Big Zoo, because of the End User Licensing restrictions. Local calls can be made by dialing 9 plus the 7-digit local number.
If a student cannot be reached on his cell phone or at his residence hall extension during the day, contact the office of the dean of men at 864.242.5100, ext. 2401 or dean of women, ext. 2501, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. After office hours, the switchboard operator will contact the proper person to assist you.
You should use the following format to mail things to a student:
Bob Jones University
1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greenville, SC 29614
A student may go overnight to an immediate relative’s home during the regular school year. He may also, with your permission, stay overnight with friends for the Thanksgiving holiday and at the end of the semester.
Residence hall students may spend up to 15 overnights with close relatives per semester. The residence hall experience is designed to help students grow through the accountability and responsibility of living on campus. Many students are involved in social events, sports competitions, job opportunities and outreach ministries. Because most of those activities take place on the weekends, it is important that residence hall students are on campus most of the time.
A student on academic probation is allowed to miss classes only if there is a family emergency. In order to get off academic probation, a student must gain the quality points necessary to raise his or her cumulative GPA. He may take overnights; however, it is important that he attend all of his classes.
Students with first-year privileges may go off campus in mixed groups that have an odd number of men and women and that include one student with advanced privileges for every five people in the group.
In addition, residence hall men may date residence hall women off campus (with a faculty/staff chaperon, parent or grandparent). Residence hall men may date a woman who lives off campus in a private home with an adult chaperon or at a public place in Greenville without a chaperon.
The activities at the end of the year are an important part of our students’ education; therefore, the school year is officially over after commencement. Students are free to leave at that time.