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Admission

Freshman Applicants

Application Priority Dates

Early Admission I – Dec. 1

  • Considered for Freshman Academic Scholarship Program
  • Early consideration for registration options
  • Early consideration for housing options
  • Considered for all performance-based scholarship programs

Admission II – Mar. 1

  • Considered for Freshman Academic Scholarship Program
  • Early consideration for registration options
  • Early consideration for housing options

Regular Admission – after Mar. 1

  • Considered for Freshman Academic Scholarship Program

Submit the Following to Apply for Admission

  1. Application for undergraduate admission (choose from the following)
  2. A $25 non-refundable application fee (waived if applying online)
  3. Official ACT or SAT scores
  4. Official transcripts (sent directly to Bethel)
    • High school transcript including at least six semesters (through junior year)
    • Transcripts of any college course work completed
    • Home school students transcripts should be signed by the primary educator (download a transcript template if needed)
  5. Optional*
    • Personal reference from your pastor or teacher
    • Personal statement

*Personal Statement and Reference (optional): If there is additional information you'd like to share with the admission committee, you may include a personal statement and/or reference with your application. For example, these may be helpful to explain specific achievements or involvements, personal or family issues, difficult semesters or failing grades, etc.

After You Apply

Upon submission of the application your admission counselor will guide you through the admission process. When all of the materials listed above have been received, a decision on your admission to Bethel College will be made. You will be notified of your admission status by mail, usually within three weeks of completing your file.

All accepted students are considered for academic scholarships. Award recipients will be notified within two weeks of being admitted to Bethel.

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