Honors Program


The Honors Program at Bethel University endeavors to challenge academically gifted students to develop their capacities for analysis, composition, research, and critical thinking in order to increase their preparation for the duties incumbent upon education and achievement. The course of study embraced by the Honors Program both deepens the appreciation of all things human and promotes an interdisciplinary understanding of the contemporary world. As such, the Honors Program is a perfect complement to the Bethel University mission of helping students reach their full potential.



To be admitted as an Honors students applicants must have a

  • 24 on the Reading and English portion of the ACT

  • 3.25 high school grade point average. 

The Honors Program also recognizes that at times outstanding student achievement may not be measurable strictly by an ACT Score.  Students who are interested in the Program but do not meet the requirements are encouraged to submit applications regardless and speak with the Director regarding their candidacy.  In some cases admission can be granted based upon outstanding recommendations, writing samples, and/or an interview with the Director.

Click here to complete an online information request form and we will send you more information about the program.


To Apply

Applications will be accepted until all slots are filled. The first review of applications will begin on March 1. Students will be notified of one of three possibilities: 1. Admitted, 2. Wait-listed, 3. Denied. Once admitted, students will have two weeks to accept or reject the offer of admission. After April 15, any student who has been wait-listed or applied after the first round of offers, may be offered a place in the fall class. Applicants must also submit the Bethel University application to the Office of Admission. 

Click here to apply for the Honors Program now!