Entry Standing Level
The Entry Standing:
- Determines which General Education requirements a student must fulfill and the number of interims that must be completed
- Is assigned at the time of entry to Bethel
- Is based on semester credit hours that are accepted in transfer to Bethel and completed prior to enrolling at Bethel.
- Is assigned at the beginning of the Postsecondary Enrollment Options, (PSEO) year for students participating in the PSEO program
- Will not be changed from the original level assigned unless a student leaves Bethel and returns after a period of two or more years, during which they earned credits at another college or university and did not complete any courses at Bethel.
In 2017, Bethel updated the General Education program to require all students take GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing and GES 160 Inquiry Seminar. As such all incoming Freshmen and transfer students are required, based on their entry standing level, to successfully complete these two courses to earn their degree.
Access Bethel's General Education Curriculum Policies webpage for further listings of General Education Policies and Transfer Entry Standing Charts.
Students who already have a Bethel Bachelor’s degree and who are completing a second degree or major are considered to have met all General Education requirements. They need only meet the requirements for the major, including the major residency requirement.
- Entries of 'Yes' mean students must take the course to complete their chosen degree
- Entries of 'No' mean students are exempt from taking the course to complete their chosen degree
- Students can meet the GES 125, GES 130, GES 160, THE 201, and L course requirement through the Humanities program, (courses: Ges 145, GES 147, GES 244, and GES 246)
Entry Standing Charts for students who entered prior to Fall 2019 can be found on the General Education Curriculum Policies webpage