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First-Time Students

Your Future Starts Here

You’re looking for a well-rounded liberal arts education to help focus your long-term career ambitions. A small school where you’ll know your classmates and professors, and they’ll know you. Where you can choose a trail and follow it to the future of your dreams. You found it. Welcome to Bethany College!

Need HELP?

Our enrollment team has helped many students through the admisson process. We’re here to answer all your questions about obtaining your F-1 student visa, English language proficiency testing, financial support, and more.

Contact us to set up a time to chat. We’re delighted to help!

Contact Our Office of Enrollment

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Congratulations! Once you’ve been accepted, we encourage you to make your deposit and step up into a world of opportunity and academic fulfillment. 

Learn more about new student housing and how to complete your requirements for a fast-pass on move-in day. 

Deposited students can gear up with Bethany attire from our online bookstore.

Steps to Enroll
  1. Complete an Admission Application. (Looking for the Common App? Go here.)
  2. Submit official High School (and if applicable) College transcripts
  3. Submit official ACT or SAT scores (OPTIONAL)
  4. Review all of our available opportunities for financial aid and scholarship opportunities.
  5. Apply for financial aid at (Bethany School Code: 003808)
How to Submit Documents

Mail: All documents not submitted electronically 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

Once accepted, a deposit is a required step for all new students enrolling at Bethany College. This deposit of $200 holds your place in the fall class, reserves housing, and confirms course pre-registration. All deposits are fully refundable until May 1 for Fall semester enrollment.

About Student Housing

Bethany is a residential college. All students live on campus during the four years they are enrolled. Once you’ve paid the deposit confirming that you will be attending Bethany, you’re eligible to complete the housing application form.

How Assignments Are Made

In late May, housing assignments for incoming students will be completed for the following fall. The date deposits are received determines the order in which building and room assignments are made. So, 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 you 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 assignment 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.

Important Dates:

October 1* – FASFA Opens

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid opens for the following academic year. File your FAFSA as early as possible. Enter our college code: 003808. (*Delayed until December 1, 2023 for 2024-25 academic year.)

Application Deadline – Rolling

We accept applications on a “rolling” basis. However, to ensure you can reserve a spot, we recommend applying as early as possible.

Recommended Deposit Deadline – May 1

While we accept deposit payments after this date, it’s best to get it in before May to ensure you get your first choice in housing.

Take Your Next Step

Choose your path and schedule your visit, request more information, or take your next step and apply today.