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