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BSC offering late start option for spring semester classes

Published: Feb 17 2021
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As a polytechnic institution, Bismarck State College offers multiple entry and exit points that are flexible, affordable and easily transferable. Flex Start classes are an opportunity to start later and finish faster, giving new and current BSC students more options.
BSC’s Spring Flex Start classes run March 8-May 9 and are offered in a variety of formats including face-to-face, online and hybrid. Dozens of general education courses are available including Algebra, College Composition, Public Speaking and many more. Program-specific courses for ­­website design, human services, management and other programs are also offered including courses for the new Mobile Application Development certificate program.

Flex start classes may appeal to:
  • students who dropped a class earlier in the semester but wants to stay on track by picking up the credits,
  • students who decided to take a break from another college or university after the fall semester but don’t want to fall behind in credits,
  • someone wanting to get started on a degree, diploma or certificate before summer or fall semester,
  • someone who recently experienced a change in employment status and wants to expand their skillset to make themselves more marketable.
“This is a good option for any student who might benefit from starting later than the traditional semester start date,” said Dan Leingang, BSC vice president for academic affairs. “This not only includes current college students but also adults looking for a career change and even home-schooled high school students.”

“Flex Start classes are a great way to get started or get back into pursuing a degree,” says Karen Erickson, BSC dean of enrollment services. “Our courses transfer easily to other colleges and our tuition is one of the lowest in the state.”

BSC offers a number of scholarships and other supports to assist students who might be facing financial hardship. More information about Flex Start classes can be found at