Admissions

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Bethlehem College & Seminary is sited on the downtown campus of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the United States. We have no stadium, student union, food court, or fitness center, but we live, study, serve, and worship in a colorful urban environment where the saints of the local church have ministered for over 140 years.

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Individual Visits

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

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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 student receives a $10,000 Serious Joy Scholarship funded by generous givers. Students are able to attend Bethlehem College & Seminary for nearly 1/3rd 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)$4,500
Books$1,000
Estimated Costs$5,500
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

Applying to Bethlehem College & Seminary is simple. 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.

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

For applicants whose native language is not English, an official score report of at least 90 on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (equivalent to 230 on the computer based test or 570 on the paper test) is required prior to admission.
Applicants whose native language is Englishmay 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
  • 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

Applying to Bethlehem College & Seminary is simple. 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.

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

For applicants whose native language is not English, an official score report of at least 90 on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (equivalent to 230 on the computer based test or 570 on the paper test) is required prior to admission.
Applicants whose native language is Englishmay 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
  • Health History Forms
  • $2,000 deposit

Admissions Timeline

  • COLLEGE

    SEMINARY

  • December 1

    Early action application deadline

    Application deadline

  • Jan-Feb

    Interviews conducted

  • March 1

    Transfer student application deadline

    Admissions decisions shared

  • March 15

    $200 deposit due for accepted students

  • July 1

    Degree completion application deadline