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Get ready for your next adventure.

It takes courage to travel across the globe for your college experience. We’re here to support your journey and give you the personal attention you need make the process as smooth as possible.

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How to Apply

Complete your online application.

To help you prepare, here’s the essay prompt you’ll see in the application:

  • In 150-1,000 words each, describe: 1) your relationship with Jesus Christ, 2) why you want to attend Bethel University.

Also included in the online application is your affirmation to the Covenant for Life Together.

Submit your Certification of Finances Form (pdf) and Supporting Documents. 

The Certification of Finances Form provides information about the personal funds available for the international applicant to study at Bethel.  

Submit college or university transcripts.

Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to the Office of Admissions. If you did not attend college in the U.S., you are required to have your transcripts evaluated by one of the members of National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

The Bethel Admissions team recommends using Spantran, World Education Services (WES), or Global Credential Evaluators, inc. (GCEUS).

Send your standardized exam scores.

We strongly encourage international students to take the SAT or ACT exam. 

If English is not your primary language, you are required to take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Submit your official high school transcript.

Request your official transcript from your high school. Transcripts must be submitted through a secure online portal or in a sealed envelope to the Office of Admissions.

Your transcript may need to be evaluated by one of the members of National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

Admissions Standards

  • Graduation from an accredited secondary school or equivalent
  • Grad point average of 2.5 (unweighted)
  • Test scores of 21 composite on the ACT or 920 on the SAT
  • If English is not your primary language, minimum scores 80 iBT-TOEFL, 550 PBT-TOEFL, or 6.5 IELTS

Completed applications will be reviewed and considered on an individual basis. References and additional information may be requested in certain cases.

If there is reason to doubt the validity of the high school diploma or recognized equivalent, Bethel University will follow our procedures to verify completion of high school, recognized equivalent of a high school diploma or college coursework.

Admissions Deadlines

Fall Term

Application deadline - May 1

Spring Term

Application deadline - October 1

To be considered for admission, all admissions materials must be received by the application deadline.

Student Services

Get ongoing support with visas, employment, medical insurance—anything you need to get settled.

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Grace Koehn

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Questions about admissions? Just ask Grace! She knows everything about international admissions and is here to support you every step of the way.

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