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International Student Admissions

Big dreams come true here

Here in the picturesque “panhandle” of the state of West Virginia, students like you from all over the world come to Bethany College with dreams that are bigger than our Allegheny Mountains. We want to help make yours come true too! Come be a part of our international family.


Our enrollment team has helped many students transition to life in the U.S. and on our campus. 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!

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Steps to Enroll
  1. Complete an International Admission Application online, if possible. If you experience difficulty, you can complete and submit this application form.
  2. Submit official copies of academic records from all secondary (high) schools either in-progress (if you haven’t yet graduated) or completed.
  3. Download, complete, and submit the Declaration of Financial Support Form and supporting documentation.
  4. Submit a copy of the identification page of your passport.
  • 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.
  • If your native language is not English and you did not attend a secondary school in which English was the language of instruction, you must demonstrate English language proficiency. 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.
  • Submit all required documents specified on this page. Please note that your application will not be reviewed until all materials are received.
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

You may also contact our Senior Associate Director of Enrollment by phone or email:

Dan Adams
Associate Director of Enrollment

Important Dates:

As Soon As Possible – F-1 Student Visa Application

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.

June 1 – Fall Application Deadline

We 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).

November 1 – Spring Application Deadline

If you’re enrolling in the Spring semester (beginning in January), please submit all materials to us as early as possible, preferably by November 1.