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Connect to a community that values and welcomes every individual – just as you are.

Your interests. Your passions. Your aspirations.

Become the next Thresher to turn your intellectual curiosity, inborn abilities and inner potential into a Bethel degree and a satisfying, successful career .

  • Only Kansas college named to Best National Liberal Arts Colleges - Washington Monthly
  • One of only eight colleges that combines “great values with good value” - Mother Jones  
  • In the top 12 of national liberal arts colleges whose actual graduation rates surpass predictions - Postsecondary Education Opportunity

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At Bethel College, we “welcome with open hearts, stimulate personal and spiritual discovery, transform through the power of community and inspire the leaders of tomorrow.” Imagine combining your academic aptitude and extracurricular experiences to meet the needs of the world – what do you see? Let us help.

What can I do to be ready for college?

When you survey the landscape, your future might look foggy. But now is a perfect time to start clarifying your college plans.

Put your best foot forward. Think about what type of school best embraces you and your interests, and suits your academic and career pursuits. Chart your course for college prep and propel yourself toward college admissions success.

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  • Go to Bethel concerts, plays, athletic events and lectures.
  • Learn more about the ACT and practice tests – maybe even take the ACT.
  • Attend camps related to your academic interests, such as Bethel’s Summer Science Institute.
  • Join in Bethel activities that feed your passions, like our instrumental camps or STEM Symposium.
  • Look for leadership roles in school clubs and events.
  • Take the ACT. Send your scores to Bethel (code 1390).
  • Go to college fairs. Meet with the Bethel reps who visit your school.
  • Strengthen relationships with mentors. Ask them to write recommendations for special Bethel scholarships.
  • Think about majors and careers. Build out a list of potential college choices.
  • Grab a group of friends and visit Bethel during Junior Jumpstart.
  • Meet with the guidance counselor to discuss plans for summer and next fall.
  • Apply for summer jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities, or consider a job shadow.
  • Attend camps related to your academic interests.
  • Apply to Bethel if you haven’t already.
  • Have your school’s guidance counselor send your transcript to Bethel.
  • Complete the FAFSA in order to receive your financial aid award.
  • Visit Bethel and learn about the financial aid process.
  • Retake the ACT to improve your scholarship opportunities.
  • Explore outside scholarships.
  • Participate in Bethel’s Scholarship Day to be recognized for your academic awards.
  • Pay your deposit to reserve your space at Bethel.
  • Attend an Early Enrollment Day to register for classes, complete your financial registration and meet fellow Threshers.
  • Prepare for your future with a summer job, internship or job shadow, or by attending an academic summer camp.
  • Get to know your roommate.

About Bethel

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.