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Frequently Asked Questions

We know the college admissions process can be confusing. Don’t despair! Here are some clear answers to the most common admissions and application questions. 

What are the requirements for admission to Bethel?

Each school at Bethel University has its own admission requirements and process. Visit the following links to learn more:

Can I apply online?

Yes! All of our schools and programs accept online applications. Follow the links above for more information.

Do I have to be a Christian to attend Bethel?

At Bethel University, we deliberately link Christian faith, learning, and life. Each year in the College of Arts & Sciences we welcome students from more than 50 church denominations, as well as non-denominational backgrounds, who are willing to explore the most important questions in life from a broadly Christian perspective. Our Covenant for Life Together describes how faith, life, and learning come together. We expect most college students to explore faith questions and to come to a deeper level of understanding and commitment to their faith during their college years.

Bethel Seminary prepares Christians for all kinds of church leadership positions while continuing to celebrate its evangelical, Pietist roots.

The Graduate School and the College of Adult & Professional Studies educate adults from all faith backgrounds and walks of life. An important goal of these schools within Bethel University is to help students make wise decisions with moral grounding based on discussions facilitated by faculty who teach from a broadly Christian perspective.

Is an interview required?

Each of our schools and programs has different requirements and recommendations for admissions interviews.

  • Undergraduate programs - Interviews are not required, but recommended.
  • Graduate programs - Interviews are required for all graduate programs.
  • Adult undergraduate programs - Interviews may be required upon the request of the admissions office.
  • Seminary programs - Interviews are required for select programs and upon the request of the admissions office.

When will I hear if I'm accepted?

Each school and many individual degree programs have their own application deadlines and admissions processes. Don’t hesitate to contact your admissions counselor or advisor for more information. See contact information for each school at the bottom of this page.

How much does Bethel cost and is financial aid available?

Different tuition and fees are applied to each school and program at Bethel University and we offer financial aid to all qualifying students. Learn more about program costs and the financial aid application process at the following links:

How do I set up an appointment with a Bethel admissions counselor?

We love talking with prospective students. Don’t hesitate to contact us at the following email addresses and phone numbers:

Undergraduate Admissions

Contact your individual admissions counselor directly. You can also email the admissions office at undergrad-admissions@bethel.edu or call 651.638.6242 or 800.255.8706 ext. 6242

Adult Undergraduate Admissions

Meet our enrollment counselors. You can also email us at caps@bethel.edu or call 651.635.8000 or 800.255.8706 ext. 8000

Graduate Admissions

Meet our enrollment counselors. You can also email us at gs@bethel.edu or call 651.635.8000 or 800.255.8706 ext. 8000

Seminary Admissions

We have enrollment counselors serving at each of our locations who are happy to meet with you. You can also email us at bsem-admit@bethel.edu or call 651.638.6288 or 800.255.8706 ext. 6288