Bethany College extends our heartfelt solidarity with the students, faculty, and staff impacted by the evolving situation at Wells College. As you navigate through this uncertain period, please know that our thoughts are with you, and we stand ready to offer our support during these trying times. 

To the affected students at Wells College, we extend a warm invitation to join our Bethany College community. We are committed to providing immediate assistance and relief by facilitating an expedited transfer process. Within 24 hours, we pledge to offer a comprehensive support package, which includes financial aid evaluation, transcript review, and housing assignment, ensuring minimal disruption to your academic pursuits. 

At Bethany College, we take pride in our recent record enrollment figures for the 2023-24 academic year, a testament to our unwavering commitment to student success. We pledge to meet 100% of your demonstrated need through a combination of federal, state, and institutional aid. Merit scholarships are available to further support your educational journey. Additionally, credits earned at Wells College with a grade of C or better will be recognized towards relevant programs of study at Bethany College. 

Understanding the potential challenges that may arise, Bethany College is prepared to provide free housing for one semester to those facing difficulties with existing lease agreements in the Aurora, N.Y. area. This gesture aims to offer a helping hand during this transitional period. 

Our faculty, coaches, and staff are standing by to assist Wells College students and their families as they embark on this new educational journey. If you have questions or need more information, please contact us.  

We understand the challenges you may be facing, and we are committed to supporting you during this transition. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you to the Bethany College family.   


Dana Bearer, M.Ed. 

Vice President for Enrollment Management 

Enrollment Office: 304.829.7611 

Enrollment After 4:30 p.m.: 814.931.9777