Bethany Lutheran College welcomes applications from students who have already completed college-level coursework, working individually with students to ensure that the transfer process is smooth. We offer personalized programs with 24 majors, 25 minors and nine pre-professional programs. Bethany provides Christian higher education in a challenging academic environment where personal mentoring guides students to pursue knowledge, truth and discernment for productive and fulfilling lives. A program of study grounded in analytical thinking and taught through the discerning lens of a Christian worldview equips students with knowledge, understanding and adaptable skills.

New or unique undergraduate programs
Bachelor of Arts in Health Communications
K-12 Licensure for Physical Education

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Student profile

770 Undergraduate students
16% Students of color or Native American students
54% Female students
16% Transfer students 
97% Students under 25

Credit transfer

Courses must be comparable to courses offered at Bethany, and/or apply to a general education or academic major requirement to be accepted for transfer. Only courses completed at a regionally accredited institution are considered for transfer. Remedial courses are not accepted for transfer. Grades and grade point averages do not transfer to Bethany; only course credits. Learn more about transferring credit to Bethany.

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Regarding block transfer acceptance*

► Accepts Associate of Arts degree
► Accepts Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

* If you have completed an A.A. degree, all general education requirements will be considered met, with the exception of some Religious Studies courses.

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Application deadlines
Fall term: July 1
Spring term: Dec. 1

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Tuition and fees

Academic, visual arts, music class/lesson, journalism, speech and debate, theater and esports scholarships. Learn more about transfer scholarships.

Financial aid deadline
April 15 priority application deadline

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