Bethel 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 have permission from their high school and apply by August 15.

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. A select group of 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. Available courses are not limited to those included in this release and prerequisites may be required for some classes. Sophomore level courses may also be available with special permission. All courses will be facilitated on campus. A Bethel College transcript with college credits on file will be given when coursework is completed.

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 the REACH program, 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 associate, 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, 20 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. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.