Admissions

COLLEGE

Freshmen

For incoming college freshmen eager to pursue a rigorous education in the liberal arts.

Transfer

For students with college credits looking to transfer into one of our bachelor degrees.

SEMINARY

Master of Divinity

For men called to vocational ministry as pastors, missionaries, or other roles (Deadline: December 1).

Cameroon Extension Site (Deadline: July 1)

EVENING PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Theology

For working adults aiming to finish their bachelor degree and prepare for ministry (Deadline: July 1).

Master of Arts

For working women and men aiming to be further equipped for ministry (Deadline: July 1).

We’re here to help!

Our team is at your service, ready to guide, encourage,
and pray for you through every step of this process.

 

 

Daniel Kleven

Admissions Director

Darcy Enthoven

Associate Director of Admissions

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While we are not able to offer on-campus visits due to COVID-19 precautions, we are offering virtual class visits, in addition to tour videos available below. Sign up today!

Virtual Individual Visits

We are eager to have you get your questions answered in person. We provide personalized virtual visits that include sitting in on a class, Q&A with a faculty member and current student, and an opportunity to talk with admissions.

College Classes

NO SUMMER CLASSES

While there are no college summer classes to visit, we would love to schedule a Zoom meeting with a professor, student, or an admissions counselor to talk about our programs and answer any questions.

M.Div. Classes

Cross-Cultural Church Planting

Mon–Fri | June 1–5

B.Th. Classes (Evening)

Church History | Tuesdays – 6:00-8:00pm

June 2 – Early Christianity
June 9 – Early Christianity
June 16 – Medieval Christianity
June 23 – Medieval Christianity
June 30 – In-Class Presentations
July 7 – Reformation Christianity
July 14 – Reformation Christianity
July 21 – Modern Christianity
July 28 – Modern Christianity

Christian Worldview and Apologetics | Tuesdays – 8:00-10:00pm

June 2 – Truth and the Challenge from Skepticism
June 9 – Classical Arguments for Theism
June 16 – The Problem of Evil and Suffering
June 23 – The Resurrection of Jesus

World Religions | Tuesdays – 8:00-10:00pm

June 30 – Intro to World Religions / Hinduism 1
July 7 – Hinduism 2 / Buddhism
July 14 – Chinese Religions / Judaism
July 21 – Islam
July 28 –  Naturalistic Religions / Christian Response

M.A. Classes (Evening)

Intermediate Greek | Mondays
June 1—Nominative/Vocative/Accusative Uses (Matt 18:10–20)
June 8—Genitive and Dative Uses (Jude 1–3, 17–25)
June 15—Article, Adjectives, Discourse Analysis (Phrasing) (Heb 5:11–6:6)
June 22—Tense, Aspect, Subjunctives, and Imperative (James 5:12–20)
June 29—Present, Imperfect, and Future Indicatives (Acts 2:37–47)
July 6—Aorist, Perfect, and Pluperfect Indicatives (John 11:30–44)
July 13—Participles (1 Pet 5:1–11)
July 20—Infinitives (1 Tim 6:11–19)
July 27—Pronouns, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Adverbs, & Particles (Titus 2:1–10)
Foundations of Biblical Exegesis | Mondays
June 1—Translation
June 8—Greek Grammer
June 15—Argument Diagramming (Phrasing)
June 22—Historical–Cultural Context
June 29—Literary Context
July 6—Word Studies
July 13—Biblical and Historical Theology
July 20—Systematic and Practical Theology
July 27—Hermeneutics of the Biblical Writers

For our full selection of videos, including messages from Chancellor John Piper, President Tim Tomlinson, program overviews, alumni, and tours, please click here.

Preview Day

Every Fall and Spring Bethlehem hosts a preview day where students can sit in on classes, meet professors and current students, attend chapel and an evening seminar, as well as stay for a weekend service at Bethlehem Baptist Church.

One of the distinctive aspects of Bethlehem College & Seminary and one of our strongest commitments is to keep our programs affordable.

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Every full-time seminary and college student receives a $10,000 Serious Joy Scholarship funded by generous givers. Students are able to attend Bethlehem College & Seminary for nearly one third of the actual cost of tuition (see chart below).

SERIOUS JOY SCHOLARSHIP 63%
STUDENT PORTION 37%

Our aim is to enable students to pursue the Lord’s calling on their lives as soon after graduation as possible without the encumbrance of financial debt, which might otherwise delay their entry into full-time ministry.

Tuition Costs*
Full Annual Tuition$16,000
Serious Joy Scholarship$10,000
Net Student Tuition$6,000
Other Costs**
Housing (Rent + Utilities)$4,800
Books$1,000
Estimated Costs$5,800

*Average annual net tuition. May vary for resident undergraduates based on number of credit hours taken.

**Housing assumes single individual living in Bethlehem College & Seminary housing.

Estimated costs are for U.S. students. See below for international student costs.

1
Complete Online Application

Applying to Bethlehem College & Seminary is simple. You can begin the online application process at the top of this page.

2
Submit Supplemental Material
  • Transcripts: All college applicants must request transcripts from high school and all other colleges they have attended (if any). Seminary applicants must request transcripts from all undergraduate institutions they attended.
  • Test Scores: Unless an applicant has 24 college credits or more, they must submit an ACT, CLT, or SAT score. Bethlehem requires a minimum score of 21 for the ACT, 70 for the CLT, and 980 for the SAT. Seminary or Degree Completion Program applicants need not submit standardized tests scores.
  • References: In the online application every applicant will provide contact information for a pastoral and academic reference. Admissions staff will work with the applicant and reference to ensure the reference forms are completed.
3
Finish Entrance Interview

All applicants to the college or seminary will be interviewed by a staff or faculty member to complete the admissions process. Admissions staff will arrange the interview after applicants complete the online application and submit all supplemental material.

1
Complete Online Application

Bethlehem College & Seminary is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. You can begin the online application process at the top of this page. International students should note that their applications may not follow the typical timeline. Applications may take as long as 18 months to complete. The deadline for international seminary applications is July 15th–thirteen months before intended enrollment–for those who have not studied Greek.

2
Fill out additional international applicant form
  • Statement of Understanding
3
Submit official TOEFL or ACT/SAT score

All students for whom English is not their first language are also required to take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). For students taking the TOEFL, Bethlehem requires that they take the internet based test (TOEFL iBT®). A score of at least 90 is required for the TOEFL iBT®; a score of 7 is required for the IELTS.
Applicants whose native language is English may submit an ACT, CLT, or SAT score. The minimum ACT score is 21, the minimum CLT score is 70 and the minimum SAT score is 980.

4
Send in transcript evaluation from independent agency

As an International applicant you need to have your transcript evaluated by an independent agency. Bethlehem recommends these agencies:

These agencies offer a few different types of evaluation reports. You need to request one that includes course-by-course review, which means the transcript that you send them must not only have grades but also list each course. Then you must have them send a copy of the evaluation to:

Admissions
Bethlehem College & Seminary
720 13th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55415

The typical protocol is for the evaluating agency to send the college/university their official report along with a copy of the original transcript.

5
Visa Application

Once your application is accepted, the process for applying for a F-1 Visa begins. At this point, the following forms must be submitted:

  • Financial Affidavit
  • Proof of funding (single – $23,580/year; married – $33,440/year)
  • Health History Forms
  • $2,000 deposit
I'm a U.S. Student
1
Complete Online Application

Applying to Bethlehem College & Seminary is simple. You can begin the online application process at the top of this page.

2
Submit Supplemental Material
  • Transcripts: All college applicants must request transcripts from high school and all other colleges they have attended (if any). Seminary applicants must request transcripts from all undergraduate institutions they attended.
  • Test Scores: Unless an applicant has 24 college credits or more, they must submit an ACT, CLT, or SAT score. Bethlehem requires a minimum score of 21 for the ACT, 70 for the CLT, and 980 for the SAT. Seminary or Degree Completion Program applicants need not submit standardized tests scores.
  • References: In the online application every applicant will provide contact information for a pastoral and academic reference. Admissions staff will work with the applicant and reference to ensure the reference forms are completed.
3
Finish Entrance Interview

All applicants to the college or seminary will be interviewed by a staff or faculty member to complete the admissions process. Admissions staff will arrange the interview after applicants complete the online application and submit all supplemental material.

I'm an International Student
1
Complete Online Application

Bethlehem College & Seminary is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. You can begin the online application process at the top of this page. International students should note that their applications may not follow the typical timeline. Applications may take as long as 18 months to complete. The deadline for international seminary applications is July 15th–thirteen months before intended enrollment–for those who have not studied Greek.

2
Fill out additional international applicant form
  • Statement of Understanding
3
Submit official TOEFL or ACT/SAT score

All students for whom English is not their first language are also required to take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). For students taking the TOEFL, Bethlehem requires that they take the internet based test (TOEFL iBT®). A score of at least 90 is required for the TOEFL iBT®; a score of 7 is required for the IELTS.
Applicants whose native language is English may submit an ACT, CLT, or SAT score. The minimum ACT score is 21, the minimum CLT score is 70 and the minimum SAT score is 980.

4
Send in transcript evaluation from independent agency

As an International applicant you need to have your transcript evaluated by an independent agency. Bethlehem recommends these agencies:

These agencies offer a few different types of evaluation reports. You need to request one that includes course-by-course review, which means the transcript that you send them must not only have grades but also list each course. Then you must have them send a copy of the evaluation to:

Admissions
Bethlehem College & Seminary
720 13th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55415

The typical protocol is for the evaluating agency to send the college/university their official report along with a copy of the original transcript.

5
Visa Application

Once your application is accepted, the process for applying for a F-1 Visa begins. At this point, the following forms must be submitted:

  • Financial Affidavit
  • Proof of funding (single – $23,580/year; married – $33,440/year)
  • Health History Forms
  • $2,000 deposit