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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs About Blackstone

  • Are you accredited?
  • How can I get “free” information on one of your courses?
  • Why are your tuition costs relatively inexpensive?
  • Is your program online?
  • How soon can I complete one of your programs?
  • What is the success rate of your graduates in finding a job?
  • Does Blackstone Career Institute provide placement service?
  • What if I need help choosing a career?
  • When and how will I receive my program materials?
  • What if I don’t receive my materials?
  • May I submit more than one exam per week?
  • What happens if I fail an exam?
  • How can I change my student information?
  • Whom do I call with a billing or payment question?
  • What if I have a problem with my studies, whom do I call?
  • What do I do if I need time off from my studies?
  • Can I request a copy of my transcript at any time?
  • Will other schools accept my certificate?
  • What happens if I do not complete my studies within my tuition period?
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    Are you accredited?

    Yes. Blackstone Career Institute is an accredited member of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), a nationally recognized accrediting agency for distance learning schools, and is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools. Because of this our curriculum, faculty, administrative procedures, and polices are frequently reviewed to ensure that we meet the accrediting agencies’ exceptionally high standards of quality. To view more information on the value of accreditation, read this document published by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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    How can I get “free” information on one of your courses?

    It’s easy! Just click on the Request Info button to the left, fill out the required fields, and then download your materials. If you still have questions about our programs, call us at 1-800-826-9228 and our staff will assist you.

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    Why are your tuition costs relatively inexpensive?

    We feel that we offer comprehensive programs for the tuition we charge. We’re not sure why some of the other schools are so expensive, nor do we understand why students would pay that much for a similar result.

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    Is your program online?

    Yes, all of our Blackstone programs are available online. We offer online testing with instant results, online access to lessons, student account information, school discussion boards, additional resources and chat rooms.

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    How soon can I complete one of your programs?

    One of the biggest advantages in taking Blackstone distance education programs is that you are able to work at your own pace. Some students finish in just a few months, but you have your full tuition period to complete your studies.

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    What is the success rate of your graduates in finding a job?

    We receive hundreds of letters, calls and emails from our student graduates telling us their success stories after completing their Blackstone Career Institute program. Upon graduation, you will be prepared for an entry level position in your field of choice.

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    Does Blackstone Career Institute provide placement service?

    Since we are strictly a distance learning school, we are unable to provide job placement. We do feel confident that our programs provide the necessary education needed in seeking new employment. Our new Career Center will assist students and graduates in their search for successful employment.

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    What if I need help choosing a career?

    We’ll help you compare careers, including the job duties, annual salaries, and more. Choose your career or find out more about careers that allow you to work from home.

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    When and how will I receive my program materials?

    Once your Enrollment Agreement and payment have been received and processed, your first set of materials will be accessed online. Lessons are released as payments and exams are received.

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    What if I don’t receive my materials?

    You can either contact the school at 1-800-826-9228 or contact us online at info@blackstone.edu.

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    May I submit more than one exam per week?

    Yes, more than one exam may be submitted per week–you can work as quickly as you wish.

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    What happens if I fail an exam?

    Students are allowed one re-test of a failed exam. The highest grade a student can score on a re-test is 70 percent. If the student should fail the re-test, the highest score of the two failed exams will be reflected on the student transcript.

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    How can I change my student information?

    You can contact the school with any changes or submit your information through the Online Student Center. You can also e-mail your change(s) to info@blackstone.edu.

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    Whom do I call with a billing or payment question?

    You may contact our Finance Department by phone at 1-800-826-9228 ext. 216 or send an e-mail to info@blackstone.edu.

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    What if I have a problem with my studies, whom do I call?

    You may contact our Education Department by phone at 1-800-826-9228 ext. 212 or send an e-mail to info@blackstone.edu.

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    What do I do if I need time off from my studies?

    We will provide you with a leave of absence of up to three months for a good cause. A request should be made to the Student Services Department via phone, fax or e-mail.

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    Can I request a copy of my transcript at any time?

    Upon graduation, you will receive a certificate of completion and an official transcript of grades. Additional transcripts and certificates are available for a nominal fee. At your request, transcripts can be sent to other schools. You may print an unofficial transcript from the Online Student Center at any time.

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    Will other schools accept my certificate?

    While some schools may accept credits from Blackstone, it is at that school’s discretion and you need to check with the school you are interested in attending regarding their admissions policy.

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    What happens if I do not complete my studies within my tuition period?

    Blackstone Career Institute will grant a study extension to students who are unable to complete their studies in the required timeframe. There is a fee for this extension. Courtesy extensions are usually granted to those students with only one or two lessons remaining at the end of their program.

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