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 earlier. Courses are offered for many different majors and most General Education requirements can be met by taking summer school courses. Bethel conducts six summer school sessions. The first, fourth, and full summer terms start shortly after spring commencement. The second, third, and fifth summer terms start mid-June. The end dates vary by course. Summer school registration starts in April. Most courses are offered online.