FAQ

Morris Brown College Frequently Asked Questions

General

Is Morris Brown College Accredited?

Answer:

Morris Brown College is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) [15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: (434) 525-9539; email: info@tracs.org], having been awarded Candidate Status as a Category II institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on April 13, 2021. This status is effective for a period of up to five years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (ED), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

Additionally, Morris Brown College has been authorized by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission which authorizes and regulates the operations of in-state nonpublic and out-of-state postsecondary institutions operation or offering instruction in Georgia.

Here’s what accreditation candidacy means:
1. It means the institution is in compliance with the standards and criteria.
2. It has been evaluated by an on-site peer team.
3. The institution provides sound instruction and student services in the professional judgment of the evaluation team and Accreditation Commission.
4. Morris Brown is now able to apply to the U.S Department of Education to participate in financial aid programs and Title IV funding.

Why did Morris Brown College previously lose its accreditation?

Answer: Morris Brown College lost its accreditation because of financial mismanagement in late 2002/early 2003. The President at the time was accused of misappropriating millions of dollars and indicted on 27 charges, but in 2006 pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement — essentially admitting she swindled about $11,000 (misappropriating student financial aid) to cover administrative costs at the college. The educational program was rated highly.

What is the Tuition and is there financial aid?

Answer: Morris Brown offers one of the most affordable tuition rates in the nation for a four-year private college. The tuition is $4,250 per semester. Additionally, there are fees that may be seen by clicking here. Morris Brown does not currently have access to Title IV funding but will be applying for it soon.

Do students live in dormitories at Morris Brown College?

Answer: Morris Brown College does not have dormitories, however some students reside in dormitory housing on the campus of Interdenominational Theological Center located next to MBC. Additionally, there is off-campus housing and apartments located less than five minutes from campus.

Can I earn a bachelor’s degree?

Answer: Students can earn a bachelor’s degree.  Additionally, MBC offers  Certificate Programs. For more information please see our Academic Programs please visit https://morrisbrown.edu/degree-programs/

What are the Morris Brown College staff office hours?

Answer: Regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM except for the following holidays: Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday and Good Friday. Although we are closed on these days, transcript requests and duplicate degree orders can still be placed.

Student Services

What kind of activities are available?

Answer: MBC provides social, cultural, and community service programs. Additionally, there are various clubs and organizations on campus. Our campus is located minutes from tourist attractions and shopping centers. Some students visit neighboring college campuses to attend events open to the public. Currently MBC does not offer Band nor an Athletic Program.

Are there any college changes due to COVID-19?

Answer:

Morris Brown is joining a growing list of colleges in Georgia and throughout the country requiring students and employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine for the fall 2021 semester. This comes as President Biden announced that every person over the age of 16 will be eligible to be vaccinated starting May 1, 2021.

Full vaccination of the Pfizer, Modera, or Johnson & Johnson is now required for all faculty, staff, and students, who will be on campus or engage in any level of in-person instruction. The goal of this protection is to obtain herd immunity for the entire community to maximize the safety of all faculty, staff, and students.

Additionally, due to COVID 19, MBC is waiving the ACT and SAT Test Scores for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Semesters.

Moreover, the following protocols have been implemented:

1. Weekly COVID-19 Testing: Morris Brown College will offer weekly COVID-19 testing on campus via a painless and accurate mouth swab.
2. Mask Wearing: Students and employees must wear face masks.
3. Physical Distancing: Students are expected to observe physical distancing.
4. Large Gatherings: Students and employees are expected to follow institutional guidelines regarding gathering sizes.
5. Isolation and Quarantine: Students are required to comply with institutional policies and should quarantine as it becomes necessary.
6. Contact Tracing: Students are expected to comply with all contact tracing efforts undertaken by the college when needed.
7. Symptom Monitoring: Students are required to conduct daily personal health screening, including temperature checks.
8. Regular Hand Washing/Sanitizer: Students are expected to wash their hands regularly.

Does Morris Brown have a cafeteria or food services?

Answer: At this time, MBC does not have a cafeteria nor food services, however, we have partnered with Clark Atlanta University where MBC students may eat at a discounted price of $7 per meal, all you can eat.

Does Morris Brown have a work study program?

Answer: While we do not have a work study program, we do offer a student aid program for students who receive institutional scholarship aid.

Will Morris Brown help graduates find jobs in their career fields?

Answer: We offer career counseling and have partnerships with Federal agencies to help ensure placement upon graduation.

Does Morris Brown College offer online classes?

Answer: Morris Brown College offers some online classes. MBC will continue to offer online courses and programs in addition to on campus classes resuming Fall 2021.

Online Learning

What do I need to take classes online at MBC?

Answer: You will need a computer/laptop, stable Internet connection, and an up to date Internet browser, such as, Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, etc.

How do I access my online classes?

Answer: MBC uses Populi, which is a combined student management and learning management system.  Once you register and enroll in classes through the Registrar’s Office, you will be added to your classes and be able to access your courses on the first day of class.

Who do I contact if I have issues with Populi?

Answer: Student Populi Resources:  https://support.populiweb.com/hc/en-us/categories/203333527-For-Students

Students can also call 877.476.7854 or click Help>Open a Support Request located in the top right corner of www.morrisbrown.populiweb.com

How do I access Populi?

Answer:  Open the Internet browser of your choice and type www.morrisbrown.populiweb.com

Registrar Office

How can I retrieve a copy of my transcript and how long is the processing time?

Answer: All transcript requests must be submitted on the Morris Brown College website (https://morrisbrown.edu/online-transcript-request/). Emergency Transcript Requests are $25.00 per copy with a processing time of up to 3 business days and regular Official and Unofficial Transcript Requests are $10.00 per copy with a processing time of 7-10 business days.

Are my physical records still available?

Answer: Yes. All records are stored in fireproof file cabinets, an alternate location on campus or in our online Information Management System called “Populi”.

How can I retrieve a copy of my degree?

Answer: To order a duplicate degree, please email Ms. Brandy Gray – brandy.gray@morrisbrown.edu Duplicate degrees are $65.00 per copy and have a delivery time of six to eight weeks.

How can I access the files of a deceased student?

Answer: Records of Deceased Students will be made available to the parents of the deceased student and other authorized parties upon written request. The request must include the need for the records and must identify the requestor’s relationship to the deceased student. An official copy of the death certificate must accompany the request, if the College does not have prior notice of the student’s death. The privacy rights of an individual expire with that individual’s death. Records held by an institution for a deceased person are not a FERPA issue but a matter of institutional policy and MBC will exercise its own discretion in deciding if, and under what conditions, information should be disclosed to survivors or third parties.