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Welcome to Blue Ridge!

Congratulations on making the decision to pursue your career and higher education goals at Blue Ridge Community College! The experience you gain through a Blue Ridge education will prepare you for whatever the future holds, whether you’re aiming to enter the workforce or a four-year college or university. Our talented faculty and state-of-the-art facilities will help you build the practical skills needed to make your dreams a reality and reach your summit.

We want you to feel at home at Blue Ridge! Here are some important resources and things for you to know. (Not a student yet? Get started and apply now.)

Request a Tour

We’d love to show you around! Schedule a tour online or by calling (828) 694-1800 or 883-2520.

Need assistance?

  • Do you have questions about your program or need help selecting one? Speak with an admissions counselor today at (828) 694-1800.
  • You can also explore all of our programs and courses online.
  • Can our Disability Services Office help? Call us at (828) 694-1813.

Your Student Account

Blue Ridge students and online learners registered in Curriculum and Continuing Education courses have access to multiple student apps through a single account. These important apps include myBlueRidge, myCourses, Webmail, and the Watermark Student mobile app. Learn how to set up your account and access these online tools now.

Please note: it can take up to 48 hours (2 days) after submitting an application for admission before the new student account is created. Please wait 48 hours before following the first-time login instructions.

myBlueRidge

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myBlueRidge, accessed through my.blueridge.edu, allows you to contact your academic advisor, create course plans, register for courses, check your financial aid status, make payments, view grades, access unofficial transcripts, and much more. Learn how to set up your account.

myCourses

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myCourses, accessed through myCourses.blueridge.edu, serves as the online learning environment for Blue Ridge students. Most classes, whether fully online or in-person, have an online component. Be sure to log in to myCourses on your first day of class!

Webmail

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Webmail is your student email (gmail) platform for all academic and official communications. It is accessed through webmail.blueridge.edu.

Watermark Student

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Watermark Student is an app for mobile devices designed to help you stay on track to complete your college goals. Within Watermark Student, you can see your schedule, attendance, grades, and set up appointments with your advisor, success coach/career coach, counselor, instructors, and more.

Paying for College

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Apply for financial aid as early as possible. Applications for federal and state financial aid may be submitted through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Blue Ridge’s school code is 009684. As a reminder, financial aid applications correspond with the academic year, which runs Fall to Spring to Summer.

Learn more about how to pay for college, and check your Financial Aid status anytime at my.blueridge.edu. You can also learn more about Educational Foundation scholarships.

Placement Testing

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Do you need Placement Testing? Not sure? If you meet RISE requirements, have acceptable SAT/ACT scores, or have obtained an associate degree or higher, you may not need placement testing. Contact Student Services at (828) 694-1800 to determine if you meet the exemptions for testing. If you do need placement testing, visit our placement testing information page, or call (828) 694-1800.

Student ID Cards

New students can order ID cards from the College Bookstore webpage. ID cards can be mailed or picked up from your campus bookstore.

Orientations

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation helps you have a successful start to your college career. Orientation is required for degree-seeking students, as it connects you to many campus resources. Visit our New Student Orientation webpage to register for an orientation time as you prepare for the new semester.

Online Learning Orientation

All students must also complete the Student Online Learning Orientation (SOLO). This orientation will be made available in myCourses, our learning management system (LMS), approximately one month before your first semester at the college. SOLO will introduce you to MyCourses by teaching you how to navigate the LMS and how to perform tasks like submitting assignments and taking online quizzes.

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Contact Us

Admissions Counselors

Henderson County Campus
(828) 694-1800
Sink Building

Transylvania County Campus
(828) 883-2520
Straus Building