Academics 101 Video and Q&A
Is there a possibility we will only have online classes next fall?
Will online summer classes be available for freshmen?
How do we pay for tuition?
Can I get my Masters in Education after I complete my undergrad?
If we want a physical education licensure, what is the route we would take?
Are classes for the undergraduate exercise science program held on the main campus, at the health science campus, or both?
If I want to become a JAG Lawyer would taking courses in criminal justice benefit me best for preparing me for law school?
How soon will the Cybersecurity track for Criminal Justice be available?
Do students go right into the MBA program after completing their undergrad?
Can we take classes at the American Shakespeare Center?
Can undergraduate Theatre students simply go straight into the Graduate program in Shakespeare after we’ve completed our undergrad or is there another application?
Can first year students audition for the plays or is that reserved for upperclassmen?
Do you have to major or minor in arts to participate?
What type of dance programs do you have, or dance opportunities. Also do you have ballet?
Does the Theatre program offer any Stage Combat courses that would be applicable to the Society of American Fight Directors proficiency testing and certification? Is any of that testing offered through MBU?
Do you have a track that allows you to attend an extra year to obtain a Masters in Social Work?
Is it better to double-major within the same field?
Are the gen ed requirements and how many hours?
What is the College for Women?
Do students get to choose their own courses after their first year?
Can you tell us about your pre-law/ legal studies program and what it means for a future in law school?
How does freshman year courses work if dual enrolled prior to MBU enrollment?
How does May term work?
It’s a chance for students to choose one course that lasts for two to three weeks. It’s the perfect time to sign up for a unique class on campus or to study abroad with MBU faculty.
When will we know what classes we are assigned?
Over the summer you will complete a pre-registration document and then will receive your first semester courses around July/August.
When do we do our first-year course scheduling? Is it done in person when we arrive on campus or will we be sent an email with directions?
A course registration form will be sent out to students around July/August.
Is the clinical laboratory science degree part of the Murphy Deming college of health science?
No. More information can be found at: https://marybaldwin.edu/academics/clinical-laboratory-science/
Do you have to apply to Ida B Wells and these other inclusive excellence programs or are you invited?
Yes. Many students are invited to these programs, however if you are interested please contact your admissions counselor for more information.
When will we get the info for our roommates and such?
You will receive a housing form that would enable our residence life office to pair you with a roommate. Housing assignments will be released during the summer.
Do I have an admissions counselor/ or how do I find out who my counselor is?
You do have an admissions counselor and they’d be excited to help you figure out next steps. You may email email@example.com with your questions and the correct counselor will respond.
With a mathematics focus, would the majority of classes be in Staunton or Fishersville?
You would be on our main campus in Staunton.
Is May term included in tuition?
You would be on our main campus in Staunton.
When do we have to declare a major?
Students typically declare a major at the end of their freshman year. You have plenty of time to explore different academic courses.
What is the best program to enroll in if I want to be a Lawyer?
Students from all sorts of academic backgrounds have gone to law school. English majors, history majors, philosophy majors, political science. The consistent theme is being able to read and critically think. Your advisors at MBU will help you out!
Is there a support group for out of state freshmen?
Great question! We run support groups based on student needs and student requests throughout the year. We have faculty and staff with expertise in areas like this, as well as a counseling center that helps to coordinate our support groups. Our most heavily attended group is typically our “Transitions” support group, which speaks to all sorts of first-year student needs and concerns, from home-sickness to sharing bathrooms.
When will the housing form be available?
You will receive a housing form that would enable our residence life office to pair you with a roommate. Housing assignments will be released during the summer
What should incoming students (especially Theatre students) be doing now to prepare for MBU? Are there any books on stagecraft or theatre text analysis that any faculty would recommend reading over the summer before starting at MBU?
Please email the undergraduate chair of theatre Dr. Kerry Cooke at firstname.lastname@example.org with this question.
Will the orientation guide be sent to us immediately after we pay our deposit or will it be sent to us in the summer?
The orientation guide should be mailed toward the end of May/ early June.
Any scholarships or grants offered?
You can reach out to your Admissions Counselor and they can speak more specifically about your situation.
What does the deposit go towards?
Your remaining balance for tuition.
How does our schedule work if we already have credits?
You will need to contact Anthony Hammer at email@example.com.