Have Questions?

Find the answers you’re looking for in Blackstone Career Institute’s Frequently Asked Questions page:
If you are unable to find the answer you need, please contact a Blackstone staff member directly at 800-826-9228. We are happy to assist you and we can even provide you with advice surrounding Blackstone’s online courses with certificates!

Program Overview

Yes. Blackstone Career Institute is an accredited member of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), a nationally recognized accrediting agency for distance learning schools, and is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools. Accreditation assures the student that our curriculum, faculty, administrative procedures, and polices meet the accrediting agencies’ exceptionally high standards. To view more information on the value of accreditation, view this page on the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (DEAC)‘s website.
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. If you are inquiring about our inmate programs, please click here for more information.
Our career courses are developed to provide the educational standards needed to gain entry level work in the chosen field. Our certificate courses are designed to enhance skills in specific subject matter that is aligned with one of our career courses. The continuing education courses are to develop in-depth knowledge in particular areas of the law. These courses are intended for those looking for CLE’s, to gain specialized knowledge and/or to enhance personal development.

Admissions

It’s easy! Just click here or go to the top of the page and click the “Request Info” button to the right. Fill out the required fields and download the material. Additional course information will be sent to your email. If you still have questions about our programs, call us Monday-Thursday 9:00a-4:00p ET. at 800-826-9228 and one of our advisors will be happy to assist you.
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. Browse our course catalog today.
While some schools may accept credits from Blackstone, it is at the discretion of the receiving school. You need to check with the school’s admissions office.
BCI’s paralegal certificate course is designed specifically for incarcerated individuals. Those who are not incarcerated are required to enroll in our Legal Assistant/Paralegal Program. The online program has various digital resources including 4 month subscription to LexisAdvance® that are not a part of the incarcerated correspondence course.
BCI welcomes international students. However, they are required to participate under the full-tuition payment plan. Payment plan options and cancellation policies do not apply. 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. Contact Blackstone for specific details at 800-826-9228 or email us at info@blackstone.edu.
Students looking to withdraw or cancel their studies, should notify student services by email, letter, or phone. A written request is preferred. Learn more here 

Student Life

One of the major advantages in taking a Blackstone program is that you can work at your own pace. Many students complete in less time than allotted. Students work at a pace that is ideal for them within the payment plan they have chosen.
As a distance education provider, we are unable to offer job placement. We do feel confident that our programs provide the necessary education needed in seeking new employment. Our Career Center will assist students and graduates in their preparation and search for employment.
Students can access and begin their course the same day as enrollment. Once enrolled, an email is sent with how to access to our Online Student Center and instructions to start. E-codes are sent the next business day.
All student material is located within the Online Student Center. If you did not receive an email with your login credentials within 24 hours of enrollment, please contact the school at 800-826-9228 or email us at info@blackstone.edu. Please note not all courses use an e-book and e-books are sent the following business day.
As an online school, our courses are designed to use e-books for convenience of studying on the go. We do not have textbook inventory to substitute the e-books. The Legal Assistant/Paralegal Modern American Law series can be purchased in our bookstore here.
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.
Please contact the school with any changes by calling 1-800-826-9228. You can also e-mail your change(s) to info@blackstone.edu.
You may contact our Education Department by sending an e-mail to instructor@blackstone.edu
Upon graduation, you will receive a diploma or certificate of completion and an official transcript of grades. Additional transcripts and diplomas/certificates are available for a nominal fee. At your request, transcripts can be sent to other schools.
Blackstone Career Institute will grant a study extension to students who are unable to complete their studies in the required time frame. We offer a 6 month extension for a nominal fee. Any additional time will be evaluated for approval by our Education Department.
Graduation documents are mailed to the student once they have completed all academic and financial obligations in their course. The documents are mailed to the current address on file. If you have a new address or preferred them mailed to a different address, please notify our office by phone at 800-826-9228 or email us info@blackstone.edu.

Tuition

With the cost of education constantly rising, we strive to offer affordable, yet comprehensive programs to our students. Our courses and tuition plans are aligned with our mission. We provide quality material with the flexibility of payment plans and self-paced programs at an affordable rate.
Our student service team can be reached via email or phone. If you’d prefer, the Online Student Centers payment section allows you to submit a payment, review recent payments, or print a receipt. If you need to update your payment, please call us at 1-800-826-9228.
All materials are included with the tuition cost of your program. For more information on course specific materials, please visit the course page for a detailed list.
Blackstone Career Institute provides payment flexibility with 3 different payment options. Student may select 1 of the 3 options, but are unable to create a different plan.