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Apply to become a Bethel Pilot!
Now is the time to apply to Bethel University. Whether you’re a new student or transferring from another college or university, we want to make the admission process as simple as possible. Review our admission requirements, and when you’re ready, get started on your Bethel Application.
Select which application to begin:
Complete your application by October 1!
By completing your free application early, you get Priority App status:
- Admissions decision within one week of application completion
- Early notification of your academic scholarship up to $18,000 for first-year/transfer students entering Fall 2024
- Access to priority registration for classes
Take the first step toward your future as a Bethel Pilot by exploring our application and admission process for first-time freshmen.
Transferring to Bethel from another university or college is simple! Learn more about the transfer admission process here.
In addition to a completed application, international students must submit a personal statement of faith (in English), transcripts, an affidavit of support and test scores. Learn more about the international admission process here.
In addition to a completed application, REACH students need a letter of permission from their guidance counselor, principal or primary home educator, official high school transcript and official SAT or ACT scores (only required for English, math and science courses). Learn more about earning college credit in high school through our REACH dual enrollment program here.
In addition to a completed application, adult students need to submit their official transcripts and show proficiency by either submitting official test scores, completing a college-level English or math course or taking placement tests. Learn more about our adult undergraduate admission process here.
Each graduate program may have individual admission requirements. Learn more about the graduate admission process here or connect with your admission counselor.
Test-Optional Admission Policy
Bethel University has adopted a test-optional policy. We are not requiring SAT or ACT scores for first-year and transfer students who have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale) or higher. Some programs like nursing, education and athletics may still require test scores for admission. If you choose to submit test scores, we will consider it as part of our holistic review process. Connect with your admission counselor if you have any questions.