Undergraduate Admissions

Your journey to a lifetime of worldwide impact starts here. If you are new to Bethany Global University, request a brochure to learn more or, if you are ready to take the first step, you can start your application here. Our admissions team is ready to answer your questions, help you process your calling, assist you with the application process, and pray with you for God’s will to be clear.

Enrollment Dates

Fall Semester:  August 21, 2017

Spring Semester:  January 102018


Any applicant to Bethany Global University must:

  • be a follower of Jesus Christ
  • demonstrate Christian lifestyle and character
  • meet the academic requirement of a CGPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale in their most recent full-time academic enrollment or pass the GED exam with an average score of C or higher
  • meet basic physical fitness standards as needed to successfully complete the required Practical Training component of the BGU program (applies to full-time students only)

Additional Eligibility Requirements

In addition, the following eligibility requirements apply to particular types of students and/or enrollment in particular programs.

  • International applicants must demonstrate college-level English proficiency.
  • Applicants who have studied under an IEP must also submit their most recent IEP to the college.
  • Those applying for the Certificate in Pre-field Preparation must have earned a previous degree at the associates level or higher.

During the process, we may ask for a  basic background check, if deemed necessary by the college.

Bethany Global University reserves the right to request additional information as part of the application process, upon request from the Admissions Committee.

Application Process

Step 1: Apply

  1. Fill out the application form on the website by clicking here »
  2. Submit application components in the Admissions Hub »
    • Pay the application fee
    • Fill out the personal history document
    • Send the reference form link to three references
    • Upload unofficial high school and/or prior college transcripts

Step 2: Get Financial Aid

  1. Submit your FAFSA
  2. Complete the online VFAO Student Interview
    • An email will be sent to you with login information and instructions once you have been accepted into BGU
  3. Submit requested documents if you selected for Financial Aid Verification
  4. Review your emailed Financial Aid Award Letter
  5. Connect with BGU’s Financial Aid Assistants if you have any questions about your federal aid awards or any of these additional forms of aid (i.e. BGU institutional scholarships, private loans, and scholarships, 529 College Savings Plans)
  6. If you have a balance due on your account after all financial aid has been awarded, connect with Student Billing prior to the first payment due date about payment options such as a no-interest monthly payment plan.
  7. Make your first payment (due a month before you arrive on campus)

Step 3: Prepare to Arrive on Campus

  1. Pay your Room Deposit through the Admissions Hub
  2. Start getting to know your classmates on the incoming student Facebook page
  3. Complete the quick and simple online Orientation Seminar (includes forms to request your roommate preferences and a Practical Training Questionnaire)
  4. Take the required online Title IX Training
  5. Request all final, official transcripts from your high school and/or prior colleges
  6. Request parking (instructions sent to you by email 2 months prior to arrival day)
  7. Send in your Arrival Information form (sent to you by email 4 weeks prior to arrival day)
  8. Review any transfer credits approved by the Registrar’s Office (prior college-level credits including dual credit coursework done for both high school and college and AP test results)

Step 4: On-Campus Arrival & Orientation Week

  1. Move-in day! Meet your roommates, Student Live Advisor, and staff. Parents and family members are welcome.
  2. Start using your Office 365 account and .edu email (login send during Orientation Week)
  3. Team building activities and social events
  4. Worship and Bible teaching
  5. Campsplosion camping trip (fall start term)
  6. Practical training interviews and placements
  7. Engaging sessions to launch you into the school year