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Start fresh and finish your college degree.

You’re coming to Bethel with college credits and hard-earned experience. We value the work you’ve done, and we’re here make the transfer process as smooth as possible.

Start Your Application

How to Apply

Complete your online application.

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

  • In 150 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 college transcripts.

Send official transcripts from all colleges you’ve attended to the Office of Admissions. A high school transcript and test score may be required if you have less than one year of college experience.

Complete the Dean of Students form (for applicants starting fall 2019 or later).

Only for transfer applicants starting Fall 2019 or later: Complete the Dean of Students form (pdf) and return it to the Office of Admissions.

Admissions Standards

  • Graduation from an accredited secondary school or equivalent
  • Test scores of 21 composite on the ACT or 920 on the SAT (or higher)
  • 2.50 cumulative college grade point average (or higher)

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

Application Deadlines

Fall Term

Rolling admissions begins September 1

Spring Term

Rolling admissions begins September 1

With our rolling admissions, we review your application when it's complete and let you know as soon as we've made a decision. We continue to admit students as our space allows.

Transferring Credits

Use our transfer evaluation system to see how classes taken at another institution will transfer into Bethel.

See How My Credits Transfer

What's accepted for credit?

AP credits - Advanced Placement scores of 3 or higher

PSEO/CIS credits - A letter grade of C or higher at another institution through Postsecondary Enrollment Options, College in the Schools, or other programs

IB credits - International Baccalaureate minimum scores of 50 or higher

Minnesota General Education Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) - Completing the MnTC satisfies many general education requirements

Associate of Arts degree  - An A.A. degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting agency satisfies many general education requirements

Other sources - Military Basic Training, ROTC, and Youth with a Mission (YWAM) Discipleship Training School experiences

Ask Andrea

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

Contact Andrea

It is the policy of Bethel not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, gender, or disability.

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Majors and Minors

Take a look at our majors and minors to see if Bethel has the right program for you.

Financial Aid

Last year, Bethel gave out $30 million in financial aid to help students pursue their education. Learn more about the financial aid available to you.

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