Is online distance learning right for you? Do you want the convenience of being able to take online college courses whenever and wherever you want? Brighton College is an online distance learning institution that’s here to help you build a successful career.
For more information about the advantages and benefits of online schools and the student experience at Brighton College, visit our Online Learning Benefits page.
The Brighton College admissions office has listed the admissions requirements and other other important enrollment information below.
Interested candidates should submit at the time of enrollment:
- A completed enrollment application via our Enrollment Page
- Evidence of earning a high school diploma or GED, or the recognized equivalent. Official must be submitted within 90 days of enrollment.
- Students who have attended an accredited university or college recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may submit an official school transcript in lieu of a high school diploma. The transcript must be mailed directly to Brighton College from the university/college.
Candidates for admission must meet the following requirements upon enrollment:
- Be 18 years of age or older or provide permission from responsible parties to enroll
- Have the ability to speak, read, and write English fluently
- Have the ability to be self-motivated and work independently
- Have the ability to use a personal computer and the internet
- Have the ability to receive and send email
- Nurse Paralegal students must submit evidence of L.P.N, R.N., B.S.N., or M.D. credential, or a two year Associate Degree in Nursing.
- In addition, LPN prospective students must submit transcripts from an LPN state approved program, a LPN license from the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN), and one year of working experience under the supervision of a RN or MD.
Brighton College has several options to help you with your tuition. Please call the office so we can assist you with a plan that’s right for you.
- Pentium 4 1 GHz (minimum) or higher processor
- Microsoft Windows XP®, Vista®, 7 with latest service pack, Mac OS X (Unless otherwise noted in program specific requirements
- Active internet connection (High speed/Broadband connection required)
- Sound card and speakers
- Adobe Flash Player (ver. 10 or higher)
- Windows Media Player (ver. 10 or higher) or Quicktime Player (ver. 7 or higher)
- PDF reader
- Internet Explorer 7.x/8.x or, Firefox 3.x, Chrome, or Safari 4.x or greater
HPI SUM System Requirements for all Medical Transcription programs:
- 100+MB of hard drive space, 64+MB RAM
- Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7
- CD-ROM Drive: 4X or higher
- Minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 with 16-bit high color
- Sound: SoundBlaster-compatible, 16-bit or higher, sound card; speakers with headset jack recommended but optional since headset can be plugged directly into the sound card in most cases
- Standard, single-prong transcription headset; stereo headphones okay; or, a USB transcription headset
MOSS 2.0 System Requirements for all Medical Coding and Billing programs:
- Operating System: Windows XP w/Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
- Screen Resolution: 800 X 600 minimum
- Recommended: Microsoft Access 2007 (Microsoft Access Runtime supplied on disk)
Note: Your operating system must meet the minimum system requirements. Windows XP Home and Mac are not supported by the HPI SUM nor MOSS 2.0 software programs.
You may enroll for any program, we start students on the 15th and 30th of every month, unless the date falls on a weekend or holiday, contact an Admissions Advisor to learn more. Enrollment applications are accepted throughout the year. An enrollment agreement is subject to final approval and acceptance by a Brighton College school official. Upon satisfying the admissions requirements, an acceptance letter will be sent to the student. If the admissions requirements are not met, a denial letter will be sent to the student.
If for any reason you are not accepted into Brighton College, all monies remitted with the Enrollment Application will be promptly returned.
Transfer of Credit
Credit for Previous Training
It is highly recommended a student complete all courses within the program of study. However, Brighton College will evaluate a student’s previous coursework from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and grant appropriate credit when applicable. Determination of credit will be made upon receipt of and evaluation of an official transcript and course description. The total number of credits cannot exceed 50% of the credits in the student’s program. Please contact the Student Services Department for a Transfer of Credit form. Review the Transfer Credit section of the catalog for complete details of transferring credit.
Veterans: Brighton College will inquire about each veteran‘s previous education and training and request transcripts from all prior institutions, including military training, traditional college coursework and vocational training. Previous transcripts will be evaluated and credit will be granted, as appropriate.
Transfer of Credit Hours
Brighton College neither guarantees nor implies that other institutions will accept credit hours earned at the College. A student who anticipates transferring to another institution should first contact the other institution to determine whether or not their credit hours will transfer. Policies governing the transferability of credits vary greatly from school to school.
Refund Calculation Details
If Brighton College is notified of cancellation within five (5) calendar days after midnight of the day on which the enrollment agreement is accepted, an applicant requesting cancellation in whatever manner within this time will be given a refund of all money paid to Brighton College. This refund will be paid within thirty (30) days of the notification.
From five (5) calendar days after midnight on the day on which the enrollment agreement is accepted and until the time Brighton College receives the first completed lesson assignment from the student, upon cancellation, Brighton College is entitled to a registration fee of $100 already retained.
When a student cancels after completing at least one graded assignment but less than 50% of the graded assignments, the institution may retain the application fee and a one-time registration fee of no more than 20% of the tuition not to exceed $200, plus a percentage of tuition paid by the student in accordance with the following schedule:
Up to and including completion of the first 10% of the course, 10% of the tuition after deducting the enrollment fee.
After completing more than 10% of the course and up to and including completion of 25% of the course, 25% of the tuition after deducting the enrollment fee.
After completing more than 25% of the course and up to and including completion of 50% of the course, 50% of the tuition after deducting the enrollment fee.
If the student completes more than half of the course, Brighton College shall be entitled to retain the total course tuition. Any course in the program which has not been started will be entitled to a full refund. The refund amount of the course in progress shall be the ratio of completed lesson assignments received by the institution to the total lesson assignments required to complete the course.
The Electronic Resource Fee (ERF) as disclosed in the enrollment agreement will be a percentage based non-refundable item. If the student completes two courses, the ERF will be calculated by the number of courses completed versus courses in the program. For instance, if the student completes 2 out of 7 courses, the percentage non-refundable would be 29% of the ERF. The courses that will count as completed will be any courses that are more than half way completed matching the Flex Time Refund Policy.
View refund sample calculation here: Refund Sample
If for any reason you discontinue your studies, Brighton College has established a cancellation and refund policy for your protection. A student may terminate an enrollment at any time by notifying Brighton College in any manner.