To consider your application for admission, Bethel University must receive the following in most cases:

New Freshmen, Transfers, and Nontraditional Students

  • Your completed online application, including your personal statement of faith.
  • All transcripts from any secondary and postsecondary institutions you have attended and, for high schoolers, your standardized test score. 
    • ​For High School applicants, a copy of your High School transcript and your SAT, ACT or CLT standardized test score.
    • For transfer applicants, a high school transcript and test score may be required if you have less than one year of college experience. 
  • References may be requested in certain cases.

PSEO Students

  • Your completed online application must be received in the Office of Admissions by April 1 of your junior year in high school.
  • An official transcript from your high school (through at least the middle of your junior year).
  • Your ACT, SAT, or PSAT scores must be received by May 1.

International Students

  • Your completed application by January 1, including your personal statement of faith.
  • The names of two references: an academic reference and a spiritual reference. A name of an alternate reference (employer) may be used in place of an academic reference if you were not enrolled in school during the past year (non-relatives).
  • Official transcripts from your high school and all colleges and/or universities you have attended. Your transcripts may need to be evaluated by one of the members of NACES.
  • Your TOEFL or IELTS scores, or other standardized test (ACT, SAT).
  • A copy of your current visa.
  • Your completed International Student Certification of Finance certificate.
  • Applications for Spring should be submitted no later than November 1.
In order to enroll at Bethel, Bethel requires official transcripts from all institutions. Uniquely for High School, the posted graduation date must be on the transcript.