Frequently Asked Questions regarding Admissions
Ans. The student may enroll
at any time, day or month, of the year, in Bethany’s off-campus
program of study. On-campus students enroll for the fall semester
in August and the spring semester in January. On-campus semesters
are 16 weeks in duration.
Ans. Bethany holds an annual
graduation the last Thursday in May of each year. At this
time Bethany’s students can attend a formal graduation ceremony
with caps and gowns. During the graduation exercise students
can have their picture made receiving their degrees, and have
fellowship with other graduating students. Bethany also holds
an informal graduation in late December or the first week
in January for those who finish their work after the June’s
graduation. Attendance at either graduation exercise is not
compulsory but encouraged.
Ans. A high school diploma
or its equivalent is required to enroll into the undergraduate
program and a Bachelor’s degree is required to enroll into
the Master’s degree program. A Master’s is required to enroll
into the Doctoral program.
If the student does not have a high school
diploma, then he or she may enroll as a Special Student. The
student must have the capability of doing college work. The
Special Student may receive a diploma for completing an undergraduate
program of study, but not a degree. The Special Student may
not be enrolled into a Master’s level, or a Doctoral level
program of study.
Ans. Any person regardless
of race, color, nationality or ethnic origin may enroll as
a student with Bethany. However, it is required of all enrolling
students to give testimony that they have received the Lord
Jesus Christ as their Saviour.
Ans. First the student is
asked to complete an enrollment/evaluation form which is found
on Bethany’s website and submit it to Bethany. There is a
$45 application fee. The student may make payment through
the use of a credit card. Once the application has been received
and approved. The student may then select to pay cash upfront
for the program of study and receive a 20% discount, or set
up tuition payments over a twelve-month period.
Ans. Off-campus, programs
are available for earning a diploma, or the Associate, Bachelor's
Master's or a Doctor’s degree. The student may study courses
online where available, or through the use of the U.S. Mail.
Completed lessons may be submitted by email.
Ans. It is recommended by
the college and seminary that the student enroll for a 30-credit
program, complete that program and move on to the next year’s
program of study. An example for those working on a Bachelor’s
degree, is to enroll in the first year’s program, complete
it and receive the Bible Diploma, then enroll into the second
year, complete it and receive the Associate degree, and so
on with the third and fourth year.
Ans. The student may enroll
for one course subject at a time if that is his or her desire.
However, the student should make the request to the Office
of Admissions. The student will find this approach to be a
little more expensive than enrolling for the entire 30-credit
Students wishing to enroll in one course
at a time will be required to pay the Application Fee of $45.
The application fee will remain in effect until the student
has completed a total of 30 credits. Students enrolled in
one course at a time will be charged a $5.00 Matriculation
Fee per course subject, plus an additional Academic Fee of
$8.00. Presently, the tuition for a three-credit course in
the undergraduate level, would cost after paying the application
fee, $60.00 per credit, plus additional fees of $13.00, a
total of $193.00
Ans. Bethany offers a 20%
discount when a student enrolls for a 30-credit program and
pays all tuition and fees up front. The spouse of an enrolling
student may receive a 50% discount on his or her costs, providing
the spouse enrolls at the same time and studies the same number
of credit hours as the enrolling student, during the same
time period. There is no discount when enrolling for, and
studying one course subject at a time.
Ans. The answer is no. Bethany’s
program is completed through research. Textbooks are assigned
to the student and Bethany’s classes are research classes
whereby the student reads the textbook, completes assignments
and answers questions and writes summaries. Online classes
require the student to visit various assigned websites and
glean information through research as well as complete assignments
provided within the course structure.
Ans. The answer is no. The
student is required to purchase his or her own textbooks just
the same as required of the on-campus students. The student
may purchase his or her textbooks through a local book store,
or through Bethany’s Virtual Book Store:
Ans. The student may pay
cash up front at the time of enrollment and receive a 20%
discount, or the student may make a down payment of $150.00,
the balance to be paid in twelve monthly installments. (See
Bethany’s online catalogue for complete information).
The monthly, installments, for tuition, is to be paid through
FACTS Tuition Management. There is no interest to pay. No
degree or diploma will be issued by Bethany until all fees
and tuition have been paid.
Ans. Yes, Bethany applies
the enrollment/evaluation fee of $45 towards the total cost
of the program.
Ans. If a student enrolls
for a 60-credit program, the entire program must be paid through
one installment plan rather than two 30-credit programs. The
program may be set up on monthly installments through FACTS
Tuition Management just as one paying installments on a 30-credit
program. However, one may enroll for the first 30 credits,
and then after completing the first 30 credits, enroll for
the second 30 credits.
Ans. The first step is to
acquire an application either by requesting one by mail, or
downloading one from Bethany’s website.
If the student is using the application taken
from the website, the applicant must complete all the application,
answer all questions and provide the required information
and submit it with $45 application/evaluation fee. Once the
evaluation has been completed and returned to the student,
the student is then asked to make his first payment or payment
in full and at that time the student is considered officially
enrolled with Bethany.
If the application is being submitted by
the internet, the applicant may use a credit card to make
his or her application/evaluation fee payment.
Ans. After the applicant
has been evaluated and given a proposed program of study for
earning the desired degree, and after the student approves
the proposal, he or she will then notify the school and submit
the down payment or payment in full. The student is then officially
enrolled with Bethany. Following this payment, the school
will send to the student the required study materials.
Ans. The answer is yes. The student may receive
help and guidance by calling or emailing the college office,
or the student may contact a professor/mentor should one be
assigned. The student is never left without someone to help
in the time of need.
*Should the student need more information,
he may contact the college and seminary at firstname.lastname@example.org