Step up to your future

For more than 175 years, Bethany’s alumni have achieved great success – become part of Bethany’s tradition of academic excellence. You will learn, live and grow in an environment that encourages you to become involved in your education and your future.

At Bethany your professors will know your name, your passions and your aspirations.

Our alumni have achieved great success in their chosen professions. Learn more about them and what your future may hold as a Bethany alumnus.

Enrollment Fast Facts

  • Application Deadline: Rolling
  • Interview Required: No, but strongly recommended
  • Average GPA: 3.40
  • Average SAT: 1,045
  • Average ACT: 23
  • Enrollment Toll Free Number: 800.922.7611
  • Enrollment E-mail


Bethany College utilizes a rolling admissions process for new students, so you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible to learn of acceptance. No interview is required. However it is strongly recommended and can be an important source of information for consideration of your application.

You may apply through either the Common Application or Bethany’s own application form.

For more information, contact the Office of Enrollment at 800.922.7611

Application Deadline:


Information For…

A tuition deposit is a required step for all new students enrolling at Bethany College. This deposit of $150 holds your place in the Fall 2018 class, reserves housing, and confirms course pre-registration.

All tuition deposits are fully refundable until May 1 for Fall semester enrollment.

Bethany is a residential college and as such students live on campus during the four years they are enrolled. It is important for First-Year students to spend time familiarizing themselves with Bethany’s housing options and room assignment and selection process.

Once a student has paid the tuition deposit confirming that they will be attending Bethany, they are eligible to complete the housing application form.

How Assignments Are Made

In late May, housing assignments for incoming students will be completed. Assignments are made using the date your tuition deposit was received to determine the order in which building and room assignments are made. The earlier your deposit was paid, the higher on the priority list you will be for your residence hall choice.

How to Request a Specific Roommate

When completing the housing application, there is a section in which students can request a roommate. Please use both first and last name as well as hometown when doing this. Incomplete information will result in possible problems matching roommates. A roommate request must be mutual, meaning BOTH parties must write each other’s names on the housing application, or the request may not be honored. All potential roommates must have a valid housing application and have paid their deposit to be considered.

Due to some space limitations, we are not always able to honor all roommate requests. As we get closer to the start of the semester and space becomes limited, we may not be able to honor residence hall requests or roommate requests. Students submitting late applications will be housed where space is available.

Notification of Assignments

Your housing and/or roommate will be sent to you in early June via letter and/or email form. We encourage you to contact your new roommate to begin talking about living together. Also enclosed will be a list of recommended items to bring with you when you come to Bethany.

International Admission Procedures

Bethany College will process all admission applications as soon as all required materials are received. To allow sufficient time for paperwork processing, students must submit all materials to Bethany College by June 1st for fall semester enrollment and November 1st for spring semester enrollment. All students will be notified of the College’s registration period and will be expected to arrive and enroll during the registration period of their first semester.

International students must apply online. You may begin this process here. After you are finished, click the ‘SUBMIT’ button located in the left column of the application and follow the directions. Print and sign the application agreement statement that appears after you submit the completed online application.

Remember: your application will not be reviewed until all materials are received. Please refer to the admission checklist below for a complete list of required documents.

International Admission Checklist

All documents should be sent to the Bethany College Office of Admission at this address:

Bethany College Center for Enrollment
Bethany College
P.O Box 148
Bethany, West Virginia 26032

  • Submit a signed copy of the application agreement statement.
  • Official copies of academic records from all secondary schools, colleges, or universities previously attended. All records must be in English. Each copy must bear the stamp or seal and signature of a school official attesting that it is a true copy of the original. Copies of diplomas or certificates should also be provided.
  • English language proficiency must be demonstrated for any student whose native language is not English. This may be satisfied by a preferred score of 60 on the TOEFL Internet-based test, or by completing the highest-level coursework offered by the Intensive English Language Center with a passing grade. The College prefers the examinations or coursework to have been taken within the past 3 years. Bethany College also accepts an IELTS score of 5.5.
  • Download and complete the Certificate of Financial Support Form.
  • For residents of countries with regulated income taxes, please provide documentation of yearly taxable income.
  • Obtain and submit a current certified bank statement, on bank letterhead, showing your family’s ability to pay full tuition for one year.
  • One letter of recommendation, preferably from a counselor or teacher.
  • Download and complete the Medical History form.
  • Provide a list of your immunization history. List of required immunizations.

For more information about International Admission, contact:
Becky Pauls
Director of Enrollment

International Student Services

International Application
International Student Services was designed to assist students coming to Bethany from other countries as well as our students going abroad for study or travel opportunities. Among the resources provided to our students are important visa and travel information, international student identification cards, assistance in researching international study opportunities, and assistance in transitioning to new cultures. Please contact us for assistance as you plan your travels.

If you have questions as you go through you international travel planning, please contact us. Even if the question seems silly to you, ask us anyway! After all, one of International Student Service’s key roles is to educate and inform the international population and the college community about the local, state and federal regulations governing the enrollment of international students.

International Student Services
International Application

Transfer students are vital members of our academic and residential community.

Applicants for transfer must have a good academic record at the institution from which they are transferring.

Generous financial assistance is available for qualified transfer students. The College will assist holders of Associate degrees to complete their baccalaureate programs within two years at Bethany. However, some fields of concentration may require more than 68 additional hours beyond the 60 referred to above, depending on the type of Associate program the student has completed.

To begin your future at Bethany please apply online.

Transfer Application
Readmit Application
Statement of Good Standing

For more information about Transfer Admission contact:
Becky Pauls
Director of Enrollment

Admission Criteria – Master of Arts in Teaching

An applicant for admission to the Bethany College MAT graduate program must possess a baccalaureate degree from an American college or university accredited by one of the recognized regional accrediting associations, or the equivalent from an international college or university.

The ordinary standard for regular admission to the MAT program is an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale). Students falling below this level may submit other evidence of their ability to successfully complete a graduate program.

Applicants may be admitted to the Bethany College MAT graduate program in one of the following categories:

Regular Admission
Applicants are admitted under this category when they have satisfied the admissions criteria detailed above.

Conditional Admission
Applicants are admitted under this category when they have a marginal undergraduate record. Applicants will be permitted to take a maximum of six graduate credits in this admission category. Upon completion of six graduate credits, a conditionally admitted student will either be admitted or denied admission into the MAT program based on his/her performance.

Provisional Admission
Applicants who do not meet all of the criteria for Regular Admission, but show reasonable promise for success in the MAT program, may be admitted provisionally. Students will be permitted to begin graduate studies while completing admissions deficiencies.

Master of Arts in Teaching Application

Non Degree Seeking Application

Application Timeline

To apply for admission:

Apply as a freshman with the Common Application.

Apply as a freshman with Bethany’s Online Application for Admission.

Apply as a Transfer students with the Common Application.

Bethany College offers admission on a “rolling” basis. Applicants are generally notified of an admission decision within two weeks following the receipt of all application credentials. Review of applications begins mid-October.

Apply for Readmission

International Student Admission

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Admission

Non-Degree Seeking Admission

Review all of our available opportunities for financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Bethany College awards nearly $10 million annually in financial aid, and depending upon your academic record, you may be eligible for a variety of scholarships and/or church-based awards.

Complete this online application for enrollment and scholarships. After you are finished, click the ‘SUBMIT’ button located in the left column of the application and follow the directions. Print and sign the application agreement statement that appears after you submit the completed online application.

Upon acceptance, begin identifying your residence hall preferences, dining preferences, and register for Freshman Orientation.

We recommend that you schedule an appointment with an enrollment counselor who can help you with financial aid forms, student housing, recommend class selections, and help you prepare for your first day at Bethany.

Contact the Enrollment Office.

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