First-Time Freshmen

Application Priority Dates

Early Admission — Dec. 1; Regular Admission – March 1

Admission Process

The following are required to complete your admission file:

    • Completed application (choose from the following)
    • Official SAT or ACT scores

    • Official high school transcript including at least six semesters (sent directly to Bethel)
    • Official college transcripts from ALL colleges or universities attended, regardless of hours completed or reasons for leaving

*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 personal or family issues, difficult semesters or failing grades, etc.

Introducing ZeeMee

ZeeMee is a free and interactive service that helps students bring their application to life with images and videos. Bethel has partnered with ZeeMee to learn more about the person behind the application - YOU! Start your profile at and then simply copy and paste your unique profile link into the appropriate field on the Bethel College application. Please note, submitting a ZeeMee profile is completely optional and evaluation of your admissions application will not be delayed as long as all materials are received by the stated deadlines.

After You Apply

Upon submission of the application, your admission counselor will guide you through the admission process. Once all required documents are received, an admission decision will be made and you will be notified as soon as possible. All accepted students are automatically considered for a merit award.

Already accepted? Discover your next steps toward becoming a Bethel student.