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Keep pursuing your passions, and define your success as a Thresher – on the field, in the lab, on the stage or in the chapel.

Stretch your mind and heart, over a pizza in the residence hall or while serving others. Receive the individualized support you need to grow as a person, build your faith and have some fun. Experience the practical and personal value of a Bethel education as you move toward a career, grad school, certainly a fulfilling life.

You’ve put in years of hard work to get to this point. We’re pleased and honored you’ve chosen to apply to Bethel College.

  • 3.49 Average GPA of 2016 freshman
  • 30% students of color
  • Only Kansas college ranked for encouraging students to give something back to their community and country – Washington Monthly

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Completing one form moves you along the path to college acceptance, to scholarships and financial aid, and to becoming part of the next generation of curious, compassionate, confident Threshers.

What are my next steps?

After you complete and submit your application, we need you to do just a few more things to keep heading toward success as a Thresher.

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Automatic admissions standards are a minimum GPA of 2.50 and an ACT of 19. SAT scores will be converted to ACT scores based on standard conversion charts.

Application complete? Then please send us:

  • ACT (or SAT) scores. Bethel’s ACT code is 1390, SAT code is 6037.

  • high school transcript

When you hear from us about your acceptance, you’ll need to complete/submit:

To receive your financial aid awards, complete and submit FAFSA.

  • Bethel College’s Federal School Code is 001905

  • by April 1 to be considered for Kansas grants

The advising and early enrollment process begins in April for those who have returned their deposit and completed Student Life Contract.

Automatic admissions standards are a minimum GPA of 2.25 and minimum college hours of 24 (if fewer than 24 transferable hours, automatic admission will require high school GPA and ACT score).

Application complete? Then please:

When you hear from us about your acceptance, you’ll need to complete/submit:

To receive your financial aid awards, complete and submit FAFSA.

  • Bethel College’s Federal School Code is 001905
  • by April 1 to be considered for Kansas grants

Advising and early enrollment begins in April for those who have returned their deposit and completed Student Life Contract.

See admittance requirements and procedures below.

Application complete? Then please:

  • Request transcripts from each college attended. (Read more about transferring credit as well as directions and policies for e-transcripts.)

  • Provide a Bethel College Department of Nursing Reference Form  to (1) an employer, and (2) minister/rabbi/youth sponsor, academic adviser or health professional, who will be contacted for insight into your character, scholastic and/or work performance.

  • Submit a minimum 500-word written personal essay on your interest in nursing and your goals as a member of the nursing profession.

  • Send TOEFL exam scores if your primary language is not English.

You’ll then receive an invitation to schedule the Nursing Pre-Admission Test (NPAT) and interview. After you successfully complete these, you’ll hear from us about your acceptance. You’ll need to complete/submit:

To receive your financial aid awards, complete and submit FAFSA.

  • Bethel College’s Federal School Code is 001905

  • by April 1 to be considered for Kansas grants

Advising and early enrollment begins in April for those who have returned their deposit and completed Student Life Contract.

Admission to the Department of Nursing Policy

Bethel College offers a 4-year Baccalaureate degree through the generic program and articulation policies. Admission to the Department of Nursing at Bethel College occurs once a year for the fall semester. All students requesting admission to the nursing major will be considered by the Admissions and Progressions committee under the same criteria.

Criteria:

  • General education proficiency as documented in the Bethel College Catalog

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75

  • Completion of all prerequisite nursing courses with a grade of C (not C-) or better

  • Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology must be successfully completed within 5 years prior to the fall start of the nursing program.

  • Ability to meet performance standards as defined by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing

Procedure:

Completed application packets* submitted by February 1** prior to the fall start of the nursing program will be considered for first-round admissions and must include current:

  • Application form

  • Written essay: minimum 500 words, on your interest in nursing and your goals as a member of the nursing profession

  • Two completed reference forms from: (1) an employer, and (2) minister/rabbi/youth sponsor, academic adviser or health professional

  • Official transcripts: for evaluation of previously completed courses requesting to be transferred to meet general education and/or nursing prerequisite requirements

  • TOEFL exam scores for students whose primary language is not English. Each area must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Writing 20
  2. Reading 19
  3. Speaking 20
  4. Listening 20

When you have completed your application packet, we will arrange with you the final step in the application process:

  • Nursing Pre-Admission Test (NPAT) and interview

* Application materials are considered current if received within 10 months prior to the fall start of the nursing program.

**Application packets received after February 1 will be considered for secondary admission.

Pre-Licensure – Bethel College Student

Students enrolled full-time at Bethel College for a minimum of two concurrent semesters in good standing prior to entering the nursing program are given priority consideration by the Admissions and Progressions Committee into the nursing program, provided admission criteria are met.

Pre-Licensure – Transfer Student

Students wishing to transfer to Bethel College and apply to the nursing program will need to submit official transcripts of all college credits.

Transfer from Another Program

Students with acceptable previous nursing coursework from another baccalaureate program wishing to transfer must:

  • Submit syllabi of previous nursing coursework for individual evaluation.

  • Have successfully completed nursing coursework with a C (not C-) or better within 2 years prior to the fall start of the nursing program.

  • Request one of the two letters of reference be completed by the academic adviser or the dean/director at the applicant’s previous nursing program.

LPN to RN Articulation Plan

The articulation plan for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who graduated from a Kansas* school, holds a current Kansas license and has been accepted into the BSN program is as follows:

  • 0-5 years after graduation from practical nursing school: no validation of courses or work experience required.

  • 6-10 years after graduation from practical nursing school: no validation required if during the last 3 years had nursing work experience of 1,000 hours.

  • More than 10 years after graduation from practical nursing school: must have 1,000 hours of nursing work experience in the last __ years.

*Nursing courses from out-of-state graduates will be evaluated on an individual basis.

The licensed practical or vocational nurse applicant may request credit be granted for NSG 320 Clinical Practicum I by LPN licensure, thereby meeting 4 of the 52 credit hours required in nursing.

Student Notification of Effect of Criminal Activity on Obtaining Licensure

If a student applicant reports any involvement in criminal activity that may result in being subject to licensure denial under KSA 65-1120 Professional and Practical Nurses Statutes, et seq. and amendments thereto., the student will be notified in writing prior to admission of their potential inability to obtain a nursing license.

See admittance requirements and procedures below.

Once you’ve completed your application, please submit:

You’ll then hear from us about your acceptance. The United States government requires proof of your ability to pay before we can issue you an I-20 form. You will be asked to send:

  • Two consecutive months of bank statements signed by a bank official

  • Proof of income in the form of income tax returns or an official statement of the salary paid to the sponsor who will be funding your education

Once you have received your I-20, you can apply for an F-1 visa at the American embassy in your country. When you have your F-1 visa, you will need to complete and submit to Bethel College:

Advising and early enrollment begins in April for those who have returned their deposit and completed Student Life Contract.

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As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.