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Parents and Families

Welcome new families, parents, and friends to the Bethel College community! Your involvement is key to the success of your student as they embark on this journey. We understand transitioning your student to college can be both exciting and stressful. To help put your mind at ease, we have created a resource page to help guide you. Roll on!

Interested in what Bethel has to offer? Take a look at our catalog and Student Life page to learn more about our degree programs and campus life. We don’t have an application deadline! Seniors and transfer students can apply for free.


Worried about the price of attending a private college? Bethel is more affordable than you might think! Every student receives an academic scholarship, and we offer many other opportunities for students to reduce costs, including:

  • Federal and State Aid
  • $50,000 Guarantee
  • Departmental Scholarships
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • First Gen
  • Performance
  • Service
  • Other
  • Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)
  • Campus jobs

Student Success

Students experience top-notch academic preparation with a wide range of quality hands-on experiences – and that translates into real-world readiness. Professors work side-by-side with students to help define goals, set a course of action to graduate in four years.

Students are supported throughout their education by the Center for Academic Development, where they can find free tutoring, ADA services, and more! Threshers are prepared for a successful, purpose-driven life – knowing they have the writing and critical thinking skills needed for a first job or for the careers of tomorrow.

Tour campus: remotely or in-person!

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.