By taking courses in Bethel's Summer School, students may be able to take a lighter load during the academic year, make room for a study abroad program, or perhaps even graduate a little earlier. Courses are offered for many different majors and most General Education requirements can be met by taking summer school courses. Bethel conducts two summer school sessions. The first summer term starts shortly after spring commencement. The second summer term starts mid-June. The end dates vary by course. Summer school registration starts in April. Most courses are offered online.