Transfer Admissions

Continue your degree at Bethel University

You’ve worked hard on your education by completing college coursework after high school, and we’re excited that you’re considering completing your degree at Bethel University.

To be considered for admission, you must be in good academic standing and have a cumulative college GPA of at least 2.0 (4.0 scale).

College credit will transfer* to Bethel if:

  • The credit is from a regionally accredited institution.
  • The grade received is a “C-” or higher in the course (some programs require a minimum grade of C).
  • The course is a college-level course (100-level or higher).

*credits that transfer are subject to the jurisdiction of the Registrar

Transfer Admission Process

Admission Steps

  1. Complete a free application.
  2. Send your transcripts to Bethel
    • Have official college or university transcripts from all institutions you’ve attended sent to the admission office.
    • Send your official high school transcripts to Bethel.
      Transfer students who have 30 transferrable credit hours are not required to provide high school transcripts. Your admission counselor will confirm if transcripts are not needed.
      Note: nursing students are required to submit high school transcript as part of the nursing application process.
    • Send to:
      Bethel University Admission
      1001 Bethel Circle
      Mishawaka, IN 46545
  3. Submit CLT, SAT or ACT scores.
    Official test scores must be sent from the testing agency or included on your high school transcript. Bethel University is currently test-optional. Test scores may not be needed if your high school GPA was a 2.5 (4.0 scale) or higher or you have completed a college-level English or math course. Please contact your admission counselor if you have any questions.
  4. Optional: Personal Statement
    If you have additional information to share with Bethel’s admission committee, you may include a personal statement with your application. This will assist the committee in understanding a difficult semester, personal or family issues, etc.
  5. Submit your Enrollment Deposit.
    Once you’ve been accepted, secure your spot at New Student Registration by submitting a $100 enrollment deposit (refundable until May 1).

Transfer Credit

Your official college transcripts will be reviewed by our registrar’s office upon acceptance. Once evaluated, you will receive a transfer credit report by email that will show which credits and courses have transferred to Bethel. Read more about our transfer credit policies.

Transfer Financial Aid

Transfer Scholarships

Following acceptance, you will automatically be considered for a merit award. Bethel also offers a variety of other scholarships.

Amount College GPA
$14,000 3.5 and above
$12,000 3.0-3.49
$10,000 2.5-2.99
$8,000 Less than 2.5

Financial Aid

To be considered for need-based aid, file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and use Bethel’s code: 001787.

Discover what your estimated financial aid package might contain by filling out Bethel’s Transfer Net Price Calculator.

Housing Options

Housing for transfer students ranges from two-person rooms in residence halls to apartment-style housing and townhouses. Check out our housing descriptions and floor plans

Visiting Campus

We invite you to schedule a campus visit. You’ll have the opportunity to sit in on a class, attend chapel, tour campus and even meet with a professor in your area of interest.

Take a sneak preview with our virtual campus tour right now!

Meet Your Admission Counselor

Take Your Next Step

Take the next step toward your Bethel University degree. Visit campus, apply, request information or ask questions about financial aid.