The College of Adult & Professional Studies will consider applicants who:

  • Submit a completed application form.
  • Submit official transcripts from all U.S. schools attended for college credit.
  • Submit official evaluations of foreign transcripts from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization, an Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE) member organization, or an Academic Report official evaluation from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) if applicable. Visit or for lists of member organizations.
  • Submit an official high school transcript or GED, unless at least 30 credits have been accepted in transfer.
  • Submit a current resume that indicates a minimum of two years of full-time work experience or its equivalent.
  • Indicate acceptance of Bethel Community Expectations by signing the application form.
  • Complete an interview, if requested by the CAPS admissions review committee.

Students who have not achieved the minimum GPA, grade standards, or other assessment criteria may still apply in order to be considered for provisional acceptance. See Admission Categories.

Additional General Admission Requirements for International Applicants

An international applicant is any candidate who is neither a U.S. citizen nor a U.S. permanent resident alien. International applicants must:

  • Submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS)  examination score report (required of all international student applicants and all student applicants whose primary language is not English).1
    • TOEFL requires a minimum score of 550 is required on the paper-based test, or 80 on the Internet-based test.
    • IELTS requires a minimum score of 6.5.
  • Submit a completed Certificate of Finances form along with a copy of current bank statement(s) that show evidence of adequate funds to cover a minimum of one year’s full tuition and living expenses.
  • If an applicant is receiving funds from a sponsor(s), submit:
    • Notarized Affidavits of Support (I-134). 
    • Letters of support from sponsors.
  • Submit a copy of I-94 (applicants living in the U.S.).
  • Submit a copy of passport (applicants living in the U.S.).
  • Submit a copy of current visa (applicants living in the U.S.).
  • Submit documentation of health insurance.
  • Complete a required English language evaluation as part of the admissions process if the applicant’s primary language is not English.

Some degree programs may require program-specific TOEFL or IELTS requirements. These will be listed within each program's admission section.

Additional General Admission Requirements for U.S. Permanent Resident Alien Applicants

U.S. permanent resident alien applicants must submit copy of green card.