A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for all federal, all 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; admission to university games; Concert, Opera & Drama Series tickets; society dues; class dues; most lab and course fees; email access; student accident insurance; etc.
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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 account or directly deposited in his or her checking account.
Tuition accounts must be current in order for students to be eligible for 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.
Students may consult a nurse by calling the Student Medical Advice Line. If an appointment is desired, a physician at GHS Pediatrics & Internal Medicine or another physician of your choice is available. Students may also obtain healthcare at a local urgent care center or may go to an emergency room.
GHS is a primary care medical practice across the street from BJU. It is staffed by physicians who see BJU employees, students and the public. GHS is operated by the Greenville Health System.
The Student Medical Advice Line provides access to qualified nursing advice by phone 24 hours a day. This service is provided at no charge to the student by the Greenville Health System under contract with BJU. The sole purpose of this service is to help students identify appropriate medical treatment options for their illness or injury.
Anytime your student is sick or injured and desires a medical option concerning condition and treatment options, especially if any of the following apply.
- Flu-like symptoms
- Unusual abdominal pain/GI upset
- Possible broken bones
- Common colds/fever greater than 100°
- Other health issues that could be taken care of with a routine visit to a medical office, clinic or urgent care center
- You (their parent) or residence hall leaders advise them to be evaluated by a medical professional
Students are not required to use the Student Medical Advice Line or to see a physician. However, if your student is unsure what to do, encourage them to call for advice.
Students should call 911 instead of the Student Medical Advice Line if they are experiencing symptoms such as the following:
- Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath
- Chest pain or pressure
- Fainting or loss of consciousness
- Sudden dizziness, weakness or change in vision
- Unexplained severe headache
- Bleeding that won’t stop
- Severe burns
Students may call the Student Medical Advice Line anytime at (864) 455-9327. There is no charge for this service.
As with any physician’s office, there is a fee based on GHS’s current pricing structure for seeing a doctor and other services they might provide to you. This cost may be covered by your health insurance policy. GHS office hours are currently 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students may call GHS at (864) 522-5000.
The nurse will ask your student questions regarding the illness or injury, evaluate them, and recommend an immediate plan of care. The nurse may give your student basic advice based on health condition and clinical protocol and release your student to return to the residence hall or class. The nurse may also suggest an appointment to see a physician, go to an urgent care center, or to go to an emergency room. If the nurse determines that your student needs advanced emergency care, your student or someone with them who can clearly communicate the nature and location of the medical emergency should call EMS for transport. Your student or the other person should also immediately notify BJU Public Safety of the location so that they are aware EMS is coming and can help guide EMS to your student.
Students who make an appointment to go to GHS will see a doctor or nurse practitioner. If you have your own doctor in town, you most likely will want to make an appointment at that office.
Yes. Anyone going to a doctor’s office, urgent care center or local hospital is expected to present his or her insurance card at the time of service. Students should have their own card and carry it with them at all times.
Students who do not have or are unable to use their own means of transportation and cannot find assistance from others should contact a resident supervisor or mentor, or ask for help at their residence hall checkout desk for coordinating transportation. Seeking assistance is especially important if your student’s condition impairs the ability to operate a vehicle or to walk safely.
Students who are unable to go to chapel due to an illness are to call the Dean of Men’s or Dean of Women’s office. Students who are unable to attend local church services due to illness should contact a resident supervisor or mentor.
Students should email teachers as needed regarding assignments missed, especially if the illness is extended. It is the student’s responsibility to contact a work supervisor if illness will prevent work. Day students are expected to call the Dean of Men’s or Dean of Women’s office the first day of absence.
Refer to the health/medical absences procedures, available on the BJU intranet.
Your student’s physician will confer with you about your student’s ability to return to normal activities. Students should see their academic advisor in advance of the surgery concerning classes that will be missed.
Student Life staff members will assist students in emergency situations. You or your student should contact a resident supervisor or mentor to help coordinate ongoing assistance.
You or your student should contact a resident supervisor or mentor to help coordinate temporary housing and meals.
The Academic Resource Center offers transition advising that includes academic coaching and the collaborative coordination of resources to help determine the best fit major.
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.
- Technology Resources assists students and faculty by providing technical support for personal computing devices and by offering advice and guidance related to the selection and use of instructional technology equipment and applications.
- 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.
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 or her 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.
An electronic 4-week grade assessment and midterm progress report of a student’s grades are available on his or her 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 or her progress.
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 or her 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 or her 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 or her cumulative GPA is 2.0 or above, as long as he has earned a cumulative total of 12 or more credits.
If students cannot be reached on their cell phone, contact the office of the dean of men at (864) 241-1646 or dean of women, (864) 241-1647, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. After office hours, Public Safety 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
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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 20 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 or her classes.
Students with first-year privileges may go off campus in mixed groups of three or more that include one student with advanced privileges for every five people in the group.
In addition, residence hall students may date off campus with a faculty/staff chaperon, parent or grandparent.
Details on student breaks or holiday travel for 2016-17
The activities at the end of the year are an important part of our students’ education; therefore, the academic year is officially over after commencement. Students are free to leave at that time.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal statute passed into law in 1974 that provides the basis for dealing with student information.
FERPA affords parents the right to have access to their children’s education records, the right to seek to have the records amended and the right to have some control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information from the education records.
When a student turns 18 years old or enters a postsecondary institution at any age, the rights under FERPA transfer from the parents to the student.
Directory information—items in education records of a students that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Typical items include name, address, date and place of birth, major field(s) of study, enrollment status, awards and honors received, or degrees conferred. Directory information about a student may be released unless the student has submitted a written request that we not do so.
Non-directory information—items related specifically to the student and his or her academics (e.g., grades, GPA, etc.), financial information (e.g., account, aid, etc.) or student life (e.g., disciplinary issues) at a postsecondary institution. With a few exceptions, non-directory information may only be released to a third party if the student has given written permission.
The rights under FERPA transfer from the parents to the student once the student turns 18 years old or enters a postsecondary institution at any age.
Bob Jones University may share select information about a student beyond what is considered directory information with the student’s parents if we have permission from the student or if the parents provide proof that either parent has claimed the student as a dependent on the parent’s most recent year’s income tax return.
If the student is a dependent for income tax purposes, the institution may disclose any education records—including financial records—to the student’s parents. If the student is not a dependent, then the student must provide consent for the institution to disclose the information to the parents.
If the student has declared his or her parents or another party as the guarantor of his/her account, the student must provide the guarantor access to the student account in StudentCentral, BJU’s student Internet portal. Access to a student’s account does not provide access to academic information in StudentCentral.
If a student is enrolled in a postsecondary institution at any age, the rights under FERPA have transferred to the student. If the student is under 18, the parents still retain the rights under FERPA at the high school and may inspect and review any records sent by the postsecondary institution to the high school.
Health service records are subject to even more restrictions than are educational records, including keeping it confidential that a child has even utilized those services. BJU recognizes that confidentiality in this area is critical to encouraging a student to talk openly and candidly with a physician or other health professional without fear that this information will be shared with others.
In the event of a potentially life-threatening emergency, FERPA does allow parents or guardians to be notified without prior consent from the student. BJU has an emergency notification policy for this type of situation. Further, if a hospital or police agency is involved, those agencies have their own protocols for notifying parents.