Blackstone Admissions

Open Enrollment and Academic Calendar

Blackstone’s enrollment model is an open-enrollment track meaning students can enroll in courses at any time with no wait for a start date. The learning model is self-paced within certain maximum time limits per course. Blackstone Career Institute allows students to enroll online anytime or by phone. The school is open Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-4:00pm ET throughout the year and is closed on the following holidays:

Admissions Criteria

Blackstone Career Institute enrolls all students without regard to their age, gender, color, race, creed, religion, disability, or veteran status. All Blackstone students enrolled in an online program must have access to a compatible computer/laptop with internet access. Accredited online degree programs have never been this accessible. Individuals with significant hearing and/or vision impairment should review our course format closely before enrolling to ensure their compatibility with Blackstone’s education model. Our digital programs and materials cannot be properly utilized if a student is physically unable to operate a computer.

To qualify for admission, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete BCI’s Enrollment Agreement for admission. The agreement outlines the obligations of Blackstone and the student. The required down payment must be submitted at time of enrollment.
  2. Submit information on high school completion. All students are required to have a High School Diploma or GED Equivalency Certificate to enroll in a Blackstone program. Physical or electronic evidence of this credential must be submitted to the school.
  3. Once Blackstone has received and reviewed the agreement, the accepted applicant will receive a welcome letter with instructions on how to begin their course.
  4. New students must complete a Reading Assessment as the first step in their career program. Students access this assessment through BCI’s Online Student Center. Once the assessment is satisfactorily completed (grade of 70% or above), the student can begin their program lessons. Students who receive a 69% or lower are eligible for one retest.


For programs that include an externship, additional requirements will apply including:

• current resume

• a valid driver’s license and current auto insurance

• health history /immunization record and physical exam

• background check

• drug screen

• liability insurance

• CPR certification Costs associated with these requirements are the responsibility of the student.

It’s easy to enroll online using a credit or debit card. Just click on the Enroll Now button. If you have any questions about admissions and enrollment, please contact our friendly Student Services staff toll-free at 800-826-9228.

Accommodations Policy (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended, protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination. Blackstone Career Institute (BCI) complies with the terms and conditions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. BCI enrolls all students without regard to their age, gender, color, race, creed, religion, disability, or veteran status. Reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified students with disabilities. The ADA does not require institutions to take action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, compromise essential requirements of a course or program, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden which is deemed reasonable and customary.

All BCI students enrolled in an online program must have access to a compatible PC with Internet access. Individuals with significant hearing and/or vision impairment should closely review the course format before enrolling to ensure their compatibility with BCI’s education model. BCI’s programs and materials cannot be properly utilized if a student is physically unable to operate a computer.

BCI accepts all reasonable accommodation requests via email: Attn. Education Department. For a request to be processed, it is the student’s responsibility to provide the following documentation:

Name, program/course, phone number, email, medical/healthcare documentation signed by the professional within 5 years of today’s date, accommodation requested, reason for accommodation, signature, date.

All completed requests for accommodation will be reviewed by the Education Department within five business days. A response email that outlines what accommodations (if any) have been approved, and the process for delivering the approved accommodations will be sent to the email supplied.

International Students

HI, AK and International students living outside the contiguous U.S. must contact the school prior to enrollment. Blackstone Career Institute cannot accept enrollment from EU countries. Tuition payment must be paid in U.S. funds. International students are required to participate in the full payment plan. Contact Blackstone for specific details at 800-826-9228 or email us  Additional fees for shipping, handling, and applicable custom duties will be calculated on the weight of the course materials being sent and the shipping address location. View more on our international students page.

Acceptance of Credits

Tuition reduction will be considered for equivalent college coursework earning a B or better, completed within two years preceding entrance into Blackstone Career Institute. Determination of credit will be made by Blackstone’s Education Department upon receipt and evaluation of an official school transcript and course description prior to enrollment. Once the amount of financial credit is determined, it will be applied to the student’s account. Students are still required to complete all academic exams and assignments, regardless of approved credits.

Transfer of Credits

Blackstone Career Institute does not guarantee the transferability of its credits to any other institution unless there is a written agreement with another institution. The acceptance of transfer academic credits to another institution is determined by the receiving institution. Institutions individually establish criteria for transfer credit acceptance based on many factors, including but not limited to course content, degree or non-degree courses, final grade, credits per course and age of credits. Courses in BCI’s diploma programs may or may not transfer to other institutions and depends solely on the receiving institution’s criteria and determination. Blackstone Career Institute does not imply or guarantee the transferability of credits from its Diploma/ Certificate programs.