Undergraduate Admission

We are excited about your application to Bethel University! Please follow the steps below to be on your way to Becoming You.

Step 1: Apply
Complete the Online Application: Click Here

Step 2: Admission Requirements

First Time Freshmen Required Documents:

  • Official High School Transcripts  Request your official high school transcript to be sent to Bethel University directly from your school guidance counselor/records or registrar’s office. Please send one of the following: junior transcript, 7th (Christmas of senior year) semester transcript or final transcript.

  • ACT or SAT Scores  Request your official ACT/SAT scores to be sent to Bethel University directly from your school guidance counselor/records or registrar’s office. These may also be requested from: www.act.org or www.collegeboard.org.

  • Dual Enrollment Transcripts  Request all Dual Enrollment Transcripts to be sent directly from the college(s) attended

  • AP Scores  Request all AP credits be sent directly from www.collegeboard.org

2 of the following 3 are required for acceptance:

  • 2.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale

  • 18 composite on ACT or 960 on SAT (scores are not required if the student has been out of high school 3 years or longer)

  • Top 50% of your graduating class
    (If 2 of the 3 requirements are not met, please provide two letters of recommendation)

Each student admitted to Bethel University must have earned the minimum high school units as follows:

  • English: 4 Units

  • Mathematics: 2 Units

  • Natural/Physical Science: 2 Units (one must be a lab science)

  • Social Sciences: 2 Units (foreign language is not required but highly recommended)

Transfer Students Required Documents:

  • College Transcript(s): all previous college transcripts must be sent officially from the university(ies) attended

  • College Transfer Form: this form will need to be completed by you and the Dean of Students from the last university you attended. 
    If you have not completed 12 credit hours at the last college attended, Bethel University Admissions requires that your Official High School Transcript and ACT/SAT scores be sent in to accompany college transcripts. (ACT/SAT scores are not required if the student has been out of high school 3 years or longer).

Readmit:
If you are a former Bethel student and would like to be readmitted, click here.

Step 3: Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Most students are eligible for some form of financial aid. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) determines each students financial need and determines whether the student qualifies for grants, loans, scholarships, etc.

  • FASFA 
    Bethel University FAFSA Code: 003480

Step 4: Review Financial Awards and Complete Financial Aid Documents
You must review your financial aid awards on The Student ePortal. Make sure you complete the Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling as directed. You may contact the Business office at 731-352-4050 with questions or setup a payment plan at Bethel Payments.

Step 5: Submit Fees

Each student must pay the following fees before classes will be assigned to a student:

□ $30 Application Fee

□ $175 Housing Deposit

□ $75 College Orientation Experience Fee

□ $15 Residence Hall Fee

Students may pay their fees directly to the Business Office at 325 Cherry Ave. McKenzie, TN 38201, by calling 731-352-4050, or online at Bethel Payments.

Step 6:  Choose Registration Date

Go to Bethel Registration.
Students enrolling at Bethel University College of Arts and Sciences must participate in the registration process. Please select your registration date and complete the online forms. Your recruiter will be in touch with you on your next step to take.

Step 7: Submit Immunizations and Health Insurance

Immunization records are required documents. Immunization Requirements for admission are: TDAP, MMR, Varicella, and Meningitis. Send to our Immunization Coordinator at eschc@bethelu.edu or fax 731-352-6804. Call 731-352-4291 with questions.

Proof of Valid Health Insurance is required for all students, with the exception of commuters who are not involved in any extra-curricular activities. Please email insurance cards or direct questions concerning insurance coverage or opting out to insurance@bethelu.edu or call 731-352-6923.

Step 8:  Housing Check in

If you plan to live in our Resident Halls, you will be contacted by the Director of Housing after you have received your academic class schedule. For more information regarding housing, please visit Bethel Housing. Housing Check-In dates are listed below:

FALL 2019 HOUSING CHECK-IN DATES

FALL 2019 HOUSING CHECK-IN TIME

GROUP

JULY 21, 2019

2PM-4PM

RESIDENT ASSISTANTS

JULY 31, 2019

9AM-1PM

FOOTBALL/VARSITY VOLLEYBALL

AUGUST 01, 2019

9AM-NOON

RENAISSANCE PERCUSSION, COLOR GUARD/REGIMENT’S LEADERSHIP

AUGUST 02, 2019

9AM-NOON

FALL SPORTS

AUGUST 05, 2019

9AM-NOON

RENAISSANCE REGIMENT, PRODUCTION, RHYTHM SECTION & JV VOLLEYBALL

AUGUST 07, 2019

9AM-NOON

RENAISSANCE VOCAL & THEATRE

AUGUST 12, 2019

9AM-NOON

R.O.A.R.

AUGUST 15, 2019

1PM-4PM

FRESHMAN (Those not already checked in with above groups).

AUGUST 16, 2019

1PM-4PM

RETURNING STUDENTS

 

Step 9:  Freshmen Orientation and Classes Begin

All new 1st time students are required to attend Freshmen Orientation which begins on Friday, August 16, 17, and 18. Classes begin on Monday, August 19. For more information regarding orientation details, please contact Sandy Louden at loudens@bethelu.edu or call 731-352-4095. Welcome to the Wildcat Family!