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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! If you have not yet applied for admission to BSC, the first step is to complete the application.

For Spring 2021, 12-week classes begin February 8 and 8-week classes begin March 8. Taking these accelerated classes will help you earn credits toward a BSC degree or to transfer to a four-year school. But keep in mind that flex start classes fill 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 March 8 (8 Week Classes)

Campus Face-to-Face

Subject Class Start Time End Time Days Start Date End Date
ASC 92 Algebra Prep II 10:00 AM 10:50 AM MTWR 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
ASC 92 Algebra Prep III 9:00 AM 9:50 AM MTWR 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
ASC 93 Algebra Prep III 12:00 PM 12:50 PM MTWR 3/8/2021 5/9/2021


Subject Class Start Time End Time Days Start Date End Date
ASC 96 Col. Writing Prep III 9:00 AM 9:50 AM MWF 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
ASC 96 Col. Writing Prep III 10:00 AM 10:50 AM MWF 3/8/2021 5/9/2021


Subject Class Start Date End Date
ASC 91 Algebra Prep I 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
ASC 92 Algebra Prep II 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
ASC 93 Algebra Prep III 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
ASC 95 College Writing Prep II 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
ASC 96 College Writing Prep III 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
BADM 202 Principles of Management 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
BADM 224 Management Information Systems 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
BADM 281 Organizational Behavior 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
BIOL 108 Beginning Birding 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
CIS 154 Web Design Theory 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
CIS 185 Introduction to Programming 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
CSCI 101 Intro to Computers 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
ENGL 120 College Composition II 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
ENGL 125 Intro to Professional Writing 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
HIST 101 Western Civilizations I 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
HIST 104 United States Since 1877 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
HMSV 143 Child Care Assistance 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
HMSV 245 Medicaid II 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
HUMS 210 Integrated Cultural Studies 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
MATH 103 College Algebra 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
MATH 210 Elementary Statistics 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
MUSC 100 Music Appreciation 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
PHIL 101 Intro to Philosophy 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
PHIL 210 Ethics 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
PHIL 220 Intro to Logic 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
PSYC 105 Relationships & Self-Esteem 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
PSYC 111 Intro to Psychology 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
SOC 110 Intro to Sociology 3/8/2021 5/9/2021
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 spring schedule.

Is financial aid available?

Students who enroll in at least 6 credits per term 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, send an email to<> Financial Aid or call 701-223-5494.

The deadline to complete your application and apply for financial aid for flex start classes will vary, depending on the start date.

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. All students, whether degree-seeking or non-degree must complete the application.

You will receive an email with the next steps within two days of submitting your application. If you have any questions please email, with subject line: Flex Start.

We hope to see you soon!