Admissions

COLLEGE

Bachelor of Arts

For incoming traditional college students eager to pursue a rigorous education in the liberal arts. (freshmen and transfers)

Master of Arts

For college graduates seeking expertise in Christian doctrine, specializing in Hebrew, missiology, or humanities in a traditional day-time format. (Deadline: February 1)

SEMINARY

Master of Divinity

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

EVENING PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Theology

For working adults aiming to finish their bachelor degree and prepare for ministry. (locations: Minneapolis, Memphis, Hawaii)

Master of Arts

For working women and men aiming to be further equipped for ministry. (locations: Minneapolis, Memphis, Hawaii)

Admissions Guides

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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In-person classes and visits resume in the Fall, starting August 24.

Individual Visits

During this extraordinary season, we are eager to connect with interested students via Zoom, including sitting in on a class, Q&A with a faculty member and current student, and an opportunity to talk with admissions.

College Classes

Monday – Friday

Various classes are available to observe via Zoom. Fill out the registration to indicate your preferred date.

M.Div. Classes

Monday–Thursday

Various classes are available to observe via Zoom. Fill out the registration to indicate your preferred date.

B.Th. Classes (Evening)

Tuesdays – 6:00-10:00pm

Classes are available to observe via Zoom. Fill out the registration to indicate your preferred date.

M.A. Classes (Evening)

Mondays | 6:00–10:00pm
Classes are available to observe via Zoom. Fill out the registration to indicate your preferred date.

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

Taste & See

Join Bethlehem College & Seminary professors in this winter series as they offer a taste of a Bethlehem education, discussing Boethius, Mark Twain, and C.S. Lewis.

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 with roommates.

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