Morris Brown College Frequently Asked Questions


Is Morris Brown College Accredited?

Answer: As of September 2020, Morris Brown College is not accredited. However, 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.

Morris Brown College is currently a Correspondence School with Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. Morris Brown’s goal is to become a candidate for accreditation by Spring 2021. If selected as a candidate school, the institution will be eligible to apply for Title IV Funding (Federal Financial Aid) for students.

Why did Morris Brown College 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 can I do with a degree from an institution that is not accredited?

Answer: Even without accreditation, Morris Brown graduates have earned jobs in their fields. Many MBC graduates in our adult program have received promotions on their jobs. Many of our graduates (during the unaccredited years) have gone on to accredited graduate schools and been successful (Each graduate school is autonomous regarding what credits they accept). Some companies are more interested in skills rather than accreditation.

Although some universities do not accept graduates from non-accredited schools, those graduates who wanted to pursue higher degrees have been able to get master’s degrees and doctorate degrees.

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. MBC currently offers an internal school financial aid program. Students who are enrolled full-time are eligible for a grant. Academic Scholarships may also be available.

Do students live in dormitories at Morris Brown College?

Answer: Students may reside in dormitory housing on the campus of Interdenominational Theological Center located next to MBC. Additionally, there is off-campus housing 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 changes to the Admission steps due to COVID-19?

Answer: Due to COVID 19, MBC is waiving the ACT and SAT Test Scores for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Semesters. All classes for the 2020 Fall Semester will be online.

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 online classes. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, starting Fall 2020, all classes were offered at MBC in an online format. It is anticipated that MBC classes will continue to offer online courses and programs and resume on campus once it is safe for staff, faculty, and students.

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.