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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 Executive committee under the same criteria.

Criteria:
  • General education competency as documented in the Academic Catalog can be found by visiting the Academic Registrar. (math, oral and writing)
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.75.
  • Completion of all pre-requisite nursing courses with a grade of C (not C-) or better.
  • An applicant must not have more than 9 hours of general education courses and/or competencies left to complete by Aug. 1 prior to starting the nursing program.
  • Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Pathophysiology must be successfully completed within 5 years prior to the fall start of the nursing program.
  • Ability to meet Bethel College Department of Nursing Technical Standards for Nursing Practice Policy.
Procedure:

The Bethel College Department of Nursing utilizes a holistic admission process in considering applicants for admission to the nursing program. Each applicant is assessed using a broad range of factors including unique experiences, attributes and academic metrics to determine academic readiness and potential for success. Completed application packets will include current*

  • Nursing Application form
  • Two completed reference forms from: (1) an employer, and (2) minister/rabbi/youth sponsor, academic advisor, or health professional.
  • Official Transcripts-for evaluation of previously completed courses requesting to be transferred to meet general education and/or nursing prerequisite requirements.
  • ACT scores
  • TOEFL exam scores-students whose primary language is not English. Each area must meet the following minimum requirements:
    Writing
    20
    Reading
    19
    Speaking
    20
    Listening
    20

Upon submission of completed application packet, arrangements will be made with the applicant for the final step in the application process:

  • Nursing Pre-Admissions Test (NPAT)
  • Interview including oral and written components

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

Pre-Licensure Bethel College Student

Students enrolled full-time at Bethel College for a minimum of two concurrent full time semesters in good standing prior to entering the nursing program are given priority consideration by the Admissions and Progressions Executive Committee into the nursing program, provided admission criteria are met. For priority consideration the application process must be completed by December 1 prior to the fall start of the nursing program. Students will be notified of application status by January 15.

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. The application process must be completed by February 1 prior to the fall start of the nursing program. Completed application files received after the deadline will be given consideration based on available seats in the program.

Transfer from Another Program

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

Application
  • Complete application process by February 1 prior to the fall start of the nursing program. Completed application files received after the deadline will be given consideration based on available seats in the program.
  • Submit syllabi of successfully completed coursework with a C (not C-) or better within the 2 years prior to the fall start of the nursing program for individual evaluation.
  • Request one of the two letters of reference be completed by the academic advisor or the dean/director at the applicant’s previous nursing program.
  • Students will be notified of application status by March 15.
Conditional Acceptance
  • Completion of Kaplan Focused and Integrated exams up to the anticipated point of entry with a 77% as per current policy.
  • Failure to achieve conditional acceptance criteria may result in additional coursework requirements or in the revocation of conditional acceptance into the Bethel College nursing program.
LPN to RN Articulation Plan

The articulation plan for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who graduated from a Kansas** school, who holds a current unencumbered Kansas license and who have been accepted into the BSN program can be evaluated on the following criterion for credit toward NSG320 Clinical Practicum I, thereby meeting 4 of the 55 required credit hours for the BSN degree:

  • Length in years since completing degree,
  • Current position held as a LPN and number of hours worked per year,
  • Validation of clinical skills

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

The application process must be completed by February 1 prior to the fall start of the nursing program. Completed application files received after this date will be given consideration based on available seats in the program.

RN-BSN Online Program

The RN-BSN option of Bethel College’s baccalaureate nursing program is designed to accommodate the educational needs of both associate degree and diploma nursing graduates. Refer to RN-BSN Articulation Policy regarding admission.

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.

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.