Through the admissions requirements Bethel College is seeking a clear indication based on transcripts, testing, written work, and interview that the applicant is able and desirous of pursuing graduate studies successfully. Qualified candidates are considered without regard to race, national or ethnic origin, age, gender or physical handicap. Persons in underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Regular Admission is granted when it has been determined that the applicant has fully met the admission requirements for the M.B.A. degree program.
Conditional Admission may be granted at the discretion of the program director when the applicant does not fully meet the admission requirement but appears to have the potential to meet the requirements and to profit from graduate studies at Bethel College. Conditional admission requires that fixed procedures be followed to successfully achieve regular admission. If a student does not meet the conditions to achieve regular admission within the established time period, enrollment in the M.B.A. program will be terminated.
Special Admission may be granted by the program director for a student to enroll for credit in an individual course on the basis of a transcript and a personal interview. A maximum of nine hours of credit may be earned as a special student. If the student later decides to pursue the M.B.A. degree, all the regular admission requirements must be met.
Permission to Audit is granted by the program director upon consent of the professor teaching the course. The regular application fee is paid at the time the first course is audited. A graduate audit fee of $180 is paid for each course.
Transfer Students may be granted credit for graduate work at other institutions when the work is determined to be acceptable by the program director. Courses with a “B” or higher grade may be transferred, provided that they have been taken with the last five years. A maximum of nine semester hours will be accepted toward the M.B.A. degree.
Undergraduate Bethel College Students may register in graduate courses for graduate credit, if space is available and provided they have completed at least 88 hours of undergraduate work, have a minimum GPA of 2.75, and have the permission of their academic advisor and the program director. Such courses may not apply for credit on both undergraduate and graduate degrees. A maximum of nine hours of graduate credit may be accumulated, to be applied to the
M.B.A. degree upon completion of the baccalaureate degree.