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Flex Start Classes

BSC has a variety of flex start class options available that start later than the typical start dates. You can even add a late start class up to the day before the class starts. Anytime is the right time to enroll in classes at BSC!

For Fall 2020, classes begin October 19 and will help you earn credits toward a BSC degree or to transfer to a four-year school. These accelerated courses are filling quickly, so register soon!

BSC tuition is one of the lowest in North Dakota, at $160.54/credit, plus fees and books. Financial aid and payment plan options are available each semester.  Visit our Payment Plan page for enrollment dates by semester.

Starting October 19

CLASS SUBJECT MODE OF INSTRUCTION CLASS #
Algebra Prep I ASC 091 Online Asynchronous 13188
Algebra Prep I ASC 091 Online Synchronous 13204
Algebra Prep II ASC 092 Online Asynchronous 13174
Algebra Prep II ASC 092 Online Synchronous 13184
Algebra Prep II ASC 092 Online Asynchronous 13185
Algebra Prep II ASC 092 Online Synchronous 13186
Algebra Prep III ASC 093 Online Asynchronous 13035
Algebra Prep III ASC 093 Online Asynchronous 13175
Algebra Prep III ASC 093 Hybrid/Blended 13179
Algebra Prep III ASC 093 Online Synchronous 13180
Algebra Prep III ASC 093 Online Synchronous 13181
Algebra Prep III ASC 093 Hybrid/Blended 13182
Algebra Prep III ASC 093 Hybrid/Blended 13183
Algebra Prep III ASC 093 Online Asynchronous 13189
Algebra Prep III ASC 093 Online Synchronous 13191
College Writing Prep II ASC 095 Online Asynchronous 13194
College Writing Prep III ASC 096 Online Asynchronous 13139
College Writing Prep III ASC 096 Hybrid/Blended 13154
College Writing Prep III ASC 096 Online Asynchronous 13195
College Writing Prep III ASC 096 Online Asynchronous 13196
College Writing Prep III ASC 096 Hybrid/Blended 13197
College Writing Prep III ASC 096 Hybrid/Blended 13198
College Writing Prep III ASC 096 Hybrid/Blended 13199
College Writing Prep III ASC 096 Hybrid/Blended 13200
College Writing Prep III ASC 096 Online Synchronous 13201
College Writing Prep III ASC 096 Hybrid/Blended 13202
College Writing Prep III ASC 096 Hybrid/Blended 17152
Fund of Public Speaking COMM 110 Online Asynchronous 13005
Fund of Public Speaking COMM 110 Online Asynchronous 13166
Intro to Computers CSCI 101 Online Asynchronous 12875
Intro to Computers CSCI 101 Online Asynchronous 13162
Principles of Microeconomics ECON 201 Online Asynchronous 13160
Principles of Microeconomics ECON 201 Online Asynchronous 17469
College Composition I ENGL 110 Online Asynchronous 13159
College Composition I ENGL 110 Online Asynchronous 16450
College Composition II ENGL 120 Online Asynchronous 12872
Intro to Professional Writing ENGL 125 Online Asynchronous 13161
English Usage & Grammar ENGL 208 Online Asynchronous 17080
United States to 1877 HIST 103 Online Asynchronous 15693
United States Since 1877 HIST 104 Online Asynchronous 13165
Supplmntl Nutrient Asstnce Prg HMSV 141 Online Asynchronous 13153
Low Income Home Enrgy Asst HMSV 147 Online Asynchronous 16335
College Algebra MATH 103 Online Asynchronous 13193
Intro to Philosophy PHIL 101 Online Asynchronous 13156
American Government POLS 115 Online Asynchronous 17471
Relationships & Self-Esteem PSYC 105 Online Asynchronous 13163
Intro to Sociology SOC 110 Online Asynchronous 13008
Intro to Sociology SOC 110 Online Asynchronous 13164
Service Learning SPAN 195 Online Asynchronous 13178
Coop Educ/Internship SPAN 197 Off Campus Face To Face 13203
Mode of Instruction Definitions

BSC classes will be offered in four different formats this fall:

· On Campus Face-to-face: The traditional classroom setting where the instructor and students are physically located in the same place and may incorporate the use of multiple supportive technologies as appropriate.

· Online Asynchronous: Online instruction occurring independent of time or location.

· Online Synchronous: Online instruction occurring independent of location, but at the same time (real time).

· Hybrid/Blended: A form of instruction that includes students from different locations and/or environments (face-to-face, online, IVN, etc.) for synchronous and/or asynchronous instruction. Students should be available on the days and times listed for the course, though the class may meet in the classroom in-person or online-live, while also allowing for release time to work online in lieu of a scheduled meeting.

These formats address the diverse programs and courses offered at BSC and allow faculty to design learning experiences that can shift based on the health needs of the community. Your instructors will provide a detailed description of their class plan to you during the first week of class.

The mode of instruction available for any particular class is partly dependent on the type of course a student enrolls in. For the most part, hands-on technical programs will continue in a face-to-face format with limited class sizes, social distancing, and mask requirements. General education classes will be offered in a hybrid format that, depending on the social distancing requirements in place, will allow face-to-face classroom instruction as well as a synchronous online classroom environment (online in real time). This hybrid structure allows instruction to continue should the health needs of faculty or students disrupt the classroom.

What you’ll see in your classes:

· Seating/desk arrangements adjusted to ensure social distancing is maintained for each student. Extra spacing will spread out student chairs in most rooms.

· Additional teaching technology that will enhance instructional flexibility in classrooms and allow students who may need to be isolated to participate in the real-time education experience.

· In rooms with two doors, designation of one as an entrance and the other as an exit to improve the flow of individuals and to reduce clustering.

· Schedules that maximize student experiences and minimize risk

· Enhanced cleaning protocols related to touch points within the room

· Enhanced safety measures – masks (required in all campus settings per policy), sanitation, distancing, etc.

Who can enroll?

Individuals who have never attended college, those who attend another college, and BSC students who wish to add a class to their fall schedule.

Is financial aid available?

Students who enroll in at least 6 credits this fall and enroll in a degree or certificate program may be eligible for federal financial aid, including Pell grants and student loans. If you need help with applying or are in need of additional help due to disruption related to coronavirus please reach out to our Admissions team.

The deadline to complete your application and apply for financial aid for flex start classes is Oct. 15.

How do I enroll in flex start classes?

Current Students
If you are a current BSC student who wishes to add a class, either contact your advisor or easily add the class in Campus Connection.

New Students
If you are a new student, you must apply to the College. If you are enrolling in a degree or certificate program, or will be attending full time, please complete the application

Shortly after submitting an admissions application, you will receive an email with next steps. If you have any questions please email BSC.Admissions@bismarckstate.edu, with subject line: Flex Start.

We hope to see you soon!