Bethel University operates on a semester calendar. For each cohort, the calendar of class sessions for the full program is found through Blink (

Student load for each academic term is as follows:

  1. Full time = 6 credits or more per term
  2. Part time = fewer than 6 credits
    1. Three-Quarter time = 4.5 to 5.99 credits
    2. Half time =  3 to 4.49 credits
    3. Less than half time = fewer than 3 credits

Applying for an extension or a grade of Incomplete in a course does not extend a student’s enrollment beyond the final date of class. Dropping below full-time or half-time status may affect the student’s eligibility for certain financial aid programs.