How to Apply

Welcome to the application process for Belhaven’s online degree programs! Designed for your convenience, we trust you will find the online application trouble-free and speedy.

Be sure to submit all required documents so we can quickly review your application for acceptance, and if you have any questions during the process, please do not hesitate to contact us at 800-960-5940 or onlineadmission@belhaven.edu. We look forward to receiving your application!



Step 1: Create a Profile

To apply, you must first create a profile. Creating a profile allows you to save, exit and return to the application without losing any of your information.


Step 2: Start and Complete an Application

Once you create your profile, you can begin an application for admission. Once you submit your application, you will be able to track your application status throughout the admission process. Pay the $25 application fee online upon completing the application.


Step 3: Submit Supplemental Information

Supplemental information can be submitted through your application profile. However, official transcripts must still be sent directly from the college(s) where courses have been taken. Select from the list below to see what supplemental items are required.

  •   I am a 1st time college student with zero credit hours
  •   I am a 1st time college student with zero credit hours
    • Submit Test Scores: Undergraduate Students: A student who is applying with fewer than 12 semester hours of college credit must send to the office of admission an official high school transcript showing the date of graduation as well as an official report of the ACT or SAT score report. Applications will be processed and admission status determined when all required items, including the ACT or SAT, where applicable, are on file. In addition, Freshmen who have graduated and been out of high school for five years or more will not be required to submit an ACT score, but their applications must be reviewed by the admission committee.
    • GED: A student who has earned the General Education Development (GED) certificate may be admitted. An official GED transcript must be provided from the State Department of Education of the state that issued the certificate. Students will need to reach a score of at least 145 on each subject and a total score of 580 or higher across all four subjects in order to be considered for admission.
  •   I have some college credits
  •   I have some college credits
    • Request Transcripts: Full credit is usually allowed for students transferring work from another regionally accredited institution. Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended. You may make copies of the transcript request form. We will submit that to all universities you have attended and pay the transcript request fee for you. See Transferability of Credit Notice. The registrar will determine if the work is consistent with a liberal arts curriculum.
    • Submit Test Scores:
      • Undergraduate Students: A student who is applying with fewer than 12 semester hours of college credit must send to the office of admission an official high school transcript showing the date of graduation as well as an official report of the ACT or SAT score report. Applications will be processed and admission status determined when all required items, including the ACT or SAT, where applicable, are on file. In addition, Freshmen who have graduated and been out of high school for five years or more will not be required to submit an ACT score, but their applications must be reviewed by the admission committee.
  •   I am in the Military or a Veteran
  •   I am in the Military or a Veteran
    • Request Transcripts: Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended. You may make copies of the transcript request form. We will submit that to all universities you have attended and pay the transcript request fee for you. See Transferability of Credit Notice. The registrar will determine if the work is consistent with a liberal arts curriculum.
      • Undergraduate Students: Students applying with fewer than 12 semester hours of college credit acceptable by Belhaven must also submit an official high school transcript showing the date of graduation. A 2.0 grade point on a 4.0 scale average is required.
    • Submit Test Scores: A veteran who wishes to be assessed for military credit or who will use veteran benefits must submit a copy of Form DD214 and/or DD295 to Belhaven University.
  •   I am an International Student
  •   I am an International Student
    • Request Transcripts: Full credit is usually allowed for students transferring work from another regionally accredited institution. Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended. You may make copies of the transcript request form. We will submit that to all universities you have attended and pay the transcript request fee for you. See Transferability of Credit Notice. The registrar will determine if the work is consistent with a liberal arts curriculum.
      • Undergraduate Students: Students applying with fewer than 12 semester hours of college credit acceptable by Belhaven must also submit an official high school transcript showing the date of graduation. A 2.0 grade point on a 4.0 scale average is required.
    • Submit Test Scores:

      Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in English by scoring at least a 525 for undergraduate level or at least a 550 for graduate level courses on the paper-based or 71 on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The TOEFL requirements may be waived if English proficiency can be demonstrated through other reliable documentation. Proficiency is usually demonstrated by at least two years of successful academic work at the college or university level in the United States.

      In registering for the TOEFL, note the Belhaven TOEFL code number is 1055.

      Exceptions to this requirement will be considered for students presenting strong verbal scores on the SAT or ACT, or if students provide other evidence of English proficiency acceptable to the University.

      In addition to the above, all international students must provide:

      • Certified translated copies of all transcripts and mark sheets.
      • A signed copy of Belhaven University’s Affidavit of Support Form and Estimated Expenses.
      • A bank letter or employer letter showing proof of funds for the balance owed to Belhaven.
      • A copy of current passport.
      • Proof of medical insurance that meets Belhaven’s requirements.
    • For Specialist/Doctoral students: For foreign applicants from non-English speaking countries, submission of scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 71 iBT, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of 6, or the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) of 70. Scores must be no more than two years old and verifiable.

Step 4: Review Computer Requirements

Students taking online courses are responsible for having the required hardware and software prior to each term start date.


What's Next?

  • Take time to visit the degree page for the program you are interested in to see specific admission requirements.
  • Apply for Federal Assistance by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  • Your admission representative will be contacting you soon and will work with you to determine what, if any, additional items may be required to present your application package to the Admission Committee (resume, Letters of Recommendation, GMAT, MAT or GRE test results or personal essays).

Notice of Non-Discriminatory Policy for Students:
Belhaven University does not discriminate in the administration of its education policies, applications for admission, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and extracurricular programs. The rights, privileges, programs and activities at Belhaven University are made available to all students who are enrolled regardless of sex, religion, color, national origin, handicap or age.