Bethel College Offers High School Students Opportunities for College Credits

Michiana high school juniors and seniors can earn college credits by enrolling in Bethel College’s Register Early to Achieve College Hours program (REACH). Through REACH, students, while still in high school, can take college courses at a reduced price and earn transferable credits toward the college of their choice.

To be considered for the REACH program a student must be a junior or senior in a public, private or home school setting, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher (recommended), have permission from their high school and apply by August 17.

REACH courses may even count toward high school graduation requirements. Students should check with their high school guidance office to determine their school’s policy and to choose which Bethel courses would be best for them. Most freshman level courses are available including: calculus, college algebra, exploring the Christian faith, introduction to business, introduction to computing, introduction to criminal justice, introduction to theatre, introduction to world civilization and perspectives in fine arts. Sophomore level courses may also be available with special permission. A Bethel College transcript with college credits on file will be given when coursework is completed. A placement exam is not necessary to earn college credits through REACH.

REACH offers students a special reduced tuition of $75 per credit hour for the first 12 credits. Most courses are 3 credit hours. The REACH program also waives application and student activity fees. Course registration for REACH is limited to space availability and is tentative until after the last registration date for traditional students for each fall and spring term.

For complete details about REACH, visit our Web site at or contact the admission office at 800.422.4101.


Bethel College is an accredited Christian college of the arts and sciences offering associates, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 50 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,000 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 12 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. Bethel offers classes at four locations: the Mishawaka campus, the Elkhart Campus and two satellite locations (in Nappanee and in Dowagiac, Mich.). The main Bethel campus is situated on 75 wooded acres in Mishawaka, Ind.


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