Our classes begin monthly throughout the year. You’re always on time to start at Bethel.College Start
No previous college course credit is required. Prospective students simply need to have a high school diploma or a GED.MOD Degree
Prospective students need to have completed our College Start program or have at least 30 credit hours from another accredited college.Online Leadership Program
Prospective students need to have completed our College Start program or have at least 30 credit hours from another accredited college.Requirements and Credits
Our Success degree program students must earn a total of 128 semester hours to receive their Bachelor of Science degree. 42-45 credit hours must be earned at Bethel University, while up to 86 credit hours can be earned through other methods.Experience Counts
Portfolio Program: Earn up to 30 semester hours with your work and life experiences. The Portfolio Program recognizes college-level learning that occurred outside of the college classroom.
CLEP/DANTES: Earn up to 30 credit hours by testing out of coursework. These multiple-choice exams are produced by nationally recognized organizations to recognize college level learning outside our classrooms. We even offer a preparation program for these tests.
Military Experience and Courses: Earn up to 60 hours of credit from military experience. Through the American Council on Education, military training and experience are recognized as evidence of college-level learning.
Challenge Exams: Earn up to 12 hours of credits through challenge exams. Bethel offers these internal tests as one more way to accelerate earning your degree. With all these options, you may use up to 60 combined hours toward your Bethel degree.