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Bethel Seminary is a vibrant, Christ-centered educational community. Our students bring unique backgrounds and interests, but share a common goal: to become whole and holy persons. It's a transformational journey-working hard in our studies, growing deeper in faith, and serving our community.

We serve a diverse student population from two campuses in the United States and electronically through a variety of online programs. The University student body consists of 6,600 men and women from 49 states and 31 countries.

Steps to Apply

  • Complete the online application
  • Official college or university transcripts
    Bethel Seminary applicants must be college graduates. Submit official grade transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (not photo copies or emailed copies). They are to be sent directly from your school to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment at Bethel Seminary. If you did not attend college in the U.S., you are required to have your transcripts evaluated by one of the members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc.
  • English Language Proficiency

    International student applicants whose primary language is not English must submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) examination score report. This English proficiency requirement can be waived if the student received an undergraduate or higher level degree at a U.S. college or university.

    • TOEFL minimum score of 80 on the Internet-based test or 8 on the Essentials test.
    • IELTS minimum score of 6.5.
    • PTE minimum score of 55.
  • Complete the Certification of Finances form
    Photocopied verification of all financial statements and bank records must be returned to us with this form.
  • Apply for student visa (F-1) from the U.S. Embassy of your home country
    To receive an F-1 Visa, a student must have an I-20 form which will be issued by Bethel Seminary upon acceptance.
  • Send all correspondence to:
    Bethel University
    Bethel Seminary
    MSC 2371
    3900 Bethel Drive
    St. Paul, MN 55112-6999


If you have any questions, contact our Enrollment Counselor:

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