Online Degree Programs Application Process
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 send 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application!
- STEP 1: Create an account which enables you to complete the online Application for Admission. Pay the $25 application fee online.
- Graduate students - A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university is required and two years relevant work experience required.
- STEP 2: 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.
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.
- Undergraduate students: Full credit is usually allowed for students transferring work from another regionally accredited institution. 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.
- Graduate students: A minimum GPA is required for each graduate degree program (see admission information on the program page of interest for details).
- Graduate certificate students: Must have a Master's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university and an official transcript with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA from the degree granting institution
- STEP 3: 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- STEP 4: Computer Requirements: Students taking online courses are responsible for having the required hardware and software prior to each term start date.
- STEP 5: Apply for Federal Assistance by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Be sure to list Belhaven University as one of the colleges to receive the results of your evaluation. Our code number is 002397.
What’s Next? We want you to succeed! Your admission representative 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).
Orientation: You must attend a mandatory online orientation before you will be allowed to join a class. Your student services representative will be in touch with you regarding registration and orientation and you will also receive Orientation instructions with your acceptance letter.
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.