Apply to Bethel University

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.

Admission Requirements

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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.

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International Students

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.


REACH/Dual Enrollment

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.



If you previously attended Bethel University and want to return, submit this re-enroll form.


Adult Students

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.


Graduate Students

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.

Contact Your Admission Counselor