Admissions Procedures

To apply for admission to Bethel University, the following steps are required in most cases:

New Freshmen, Transfers, and Nontraditional Students

  1. Submit the Bethel Application, including your personal statement of faith.
  2. For high school students: a transcript complete through the most recent semester 
  3. For high school students: Submit ACT, CLT, or SAT test scores. Test scores are required from all applicants unless you select "No" on the "Should Bethel consider your standardized test scores in the admissions process" question on the application. In that case, you would be applying "Test Optional."
  • For transfer applicants, all transcripts from any secondary and postsecondary institutions you have attended. 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

To consider your application for admission, Bethel University must receive the following by May 1st:

  1. Your completed online application must be recieved in the Office of Admissions by May 1
  2. Official or unofficial transcripts by May 1.

International Students

An international student is any applicant who wishes to enroll with non-immigrant visa status. Students who are US citizens (including those who are living outside the US), those who are legal permanent residents, those who have refugee status, those who have been granted asylum, or those who are undocumented are not considered international students and should abide by the policies above.  

For international applicants, the following items are required to apply to Bethel University:

  1. Your completed application by May 1, including your personal statement of faith. For Spring applicants, the application must be received by November 1.
  2. 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.
  3. Your TOEFL, PTE, or IELTS scores, or other standardized test (ACT, SAT). International students are not eligible for Test Optional.
  4. A copy of your I-9 (applicants living in the U.S.).
  5. A copy of your passport (applicants living in or traveling to the U.S.).
  6. A copy of your current visa (applicants living in or traveling to the U.S.).
  7. Documentation of health insurance (or upon arrival at Bethel University the student may consult with the International Student Adviser who will provide the necessary information). 
  8. Your completed International Student Certification of Finance certificate.
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. 

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