International Students

We are so excited that you are considering attending Bethany College! Bethany is the oldest private college in the picturesque Mountain State of West Virginia, offering small classes and personal connections. You will be welcomed like family to this traditional campus with abundant opportunities to immerse yourself in the community. After a short time, it will be a rare occurrence for you to see someone on campus that you don’t recognize. So, let’s get started!

International Admission Procedures

Bethany College will process all admission applications as soon as all required materials are received. To allow sufficient time for processing, students should submit all materials to Bethany College as early as possible, preferably by June 1 for the Fall semester (beginning in August) and November 1 for the Spring semester (beginning in January). Time needed to apply and receive an approval for an F-1 student visa varies according to location. You can find visa wait times here.

International students must apply online, if possible. After you are finished, click the ‘SUBMIT’ button located in the left column of the application and follow the directions. Please note that your application will not be reviewed until all materials are received. Please refer to the international admission checklist below for a complete list of required documents.

International Admission Checklist

  • Complete an international admission application online, if possible. If you experience difficulty, you can complete and submit this application form.
  • Submit official copies of academic records from all secondary (high) schools either in-progress (if you haven’t yet graduated) or completed. If you are accepted to Bethany College pending your high-school graduation, you will be required to submit a transcript indicating completion during your first semester. All records must be in English. If your school or government is not able to produce transcripts in English, you can request and submit a document by document translation and evaluation from one of the NACES member agencies.
  • If you intend to request transfer credit for previous post-secondary work, submit official copies of NACES member evaluations of academic records from any post-secondary educational institution you have attended outside the United States. If you do not intend to request transfer credit, you may submit an official transcript directly from the non-U.S. institution. Submit official copies of any U.S. transcripts directly from the institution.
  • English language proficiency must be demonstrated for any student whose native language is not English and did not attend a secondary school in which English was the language of instruction. This may be satisfied by documentation of a preferred score of 70 or above on the TOEFL Internet-based test, 6 or above on the IELTS, or 95 or above on DuoLingo. Bethany College will also accept documentation of successful completion of ELS 112 as proof of English proficiency.
  • Download, complete, and submit the Declaration of Financial Support Form and supporting documentation.
  • Submit a copy of the identification page of your passport.

All documents not submitted electronically to documents@bethanywv.edu, should be sent to the Bethany College Office of Admission at this address:

Bethany College Center for Enrollment
Bethany College
31 E. Campus Drive #4
Bethany, West Virginia 26032

For more information about international admission, contact:
Dan Adams
Senior Associate Director of Enrollment
304.829.7605
dadams@bethanywv.edu