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Admission Requirements and Procedures

All communication regarding entrance to the University should be addressed to the office of admission. Eligibility for admission will be determined when the application, any required fee, and transcripts have been received by the University.

Belhaven University seeks students who desire an excellent education combined with a meaningful student life experience and who will have a reasonable chance of academic success at Belhaven University. Applicants providing evidence of completion of an accredited academic high school curriculum, scholastic achievement, and sound moral character conducive to contributing to the total premium of the College are admitted.

Belhaven University does not discriminate in the administration of its education policies, application 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.

APPLYING FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION

Degree-seeking, Freshman Application Process

Dual Enrollment

Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent enrollment in online courses is available to students enrolled in other programs on a limited basis as described below. All concurrently enrolled students must satisfy standardized requirements for computer hardware, software, internet connection, attend scheduled online orientation, and meet class attendance requirements.

Concurrent Enrollment - Traditional Students

Concurrent Enrollment - Adult Studies Students

Changing Programs

All students who change programs to enter Online Campus must satisfy standardized requirements for computer hardware, software, internet connection, complete online orientation, and meet class attendance requirements.

Admission By Examination

A student who has not graduated from high school may be admitted, but first must take all five tests of the high school level General Education Development (GED). Subscores must be 45 or higher or an average standard score of 50 or higher. The applicant must provide evidence that a high school equivalency certificate has been issued by providing an official transcript of the GED from the state Department of Education of the state that issued the certificate.

Transfer Application Process

International Application Process


Non-degree Seeking, Special Student Application Process

*After attempting 6 semester hours, students must apply for admission as a degree seeking student or make a request to continue as a special student.

Veterans' Admission
Belhaven University is approved for veterans who qualify for education under the privileges provided by federal laws. Veterans with a high school diploma or a satisfactory GED certificate, obtained by completing eight units of high school work and passing the General Education Development Test (GED), will be considered for admission.

Readmission

A student who has previously withdrawn and desires reentry into the program will:

*A student who has been out of the program for six months or longer must fill out an attest form and will reenter under all current program policies. A student who has been out for a year of longer must reapply.

Transfer Credits

Transfer of credit is controlled by the receiving institution and accreditation does not guarantee transferability. Belhaven University usually allows full credit to transferring students for work completed at other regionally-accredited institutions; however, some courses which are not regarded as consistent with a liberal arts curriculum (to be determined by the provost) may not be credited toward a degree. Also, remedial courses are not transferable. A grade of D will be accepted for credit if the student has an overall average of C on all courses transferred from that school. Only grades of C or better can be accepted for transfer credit in English Composition I and English Composition II, and College Algebra or a higher level math. In the case of transcripts submitted from more than one institution, each transcript is evaluated as a separate unit in chronological order.

A student pursuing an associate of arts degree may transfer a maximum of 53 semester hours of credit. A minimum of 17 semester hours of credit must be earned in residency at Belhaven University for the A.A. degree.

Once a student has earned 64 hours of junior and/or senior college credit, he/she may not transfer in any more junior or community college hours. A minimum of 60 semester hours of credit must be earned at Belhaven University or another senior college. A maximum of 50% of the bachelor-s core curriculum may be transferred into the bachelor-s curriculum with remaining curriculum to be completed at Belhaven University.

Admission Requirement for Certificate in Accounting

Prerequisites to the Accounting Certificate consist of 27 hours. MAT 101 or 110 (MAT 202), 201 (MAT 345), ACC 213-214 (BBA 320-321) with a grade of C or better within the last seven years or a proficiency exam, ECO 407, BUS 305 (BBA 350), BUS 363, BUS 414, and BUS 418. Students who have not already had BUS 418 must take ACC 418 instead.

Students who have earned a BBA from Belhaven University will already have taken all of the prerequisites and will be qualified to take the CPA exam after completion of the Accounting Certificate. Students who have earned a BBA or equivalent from another accredited college or university will need to consult with an advisor in the School of Business to determine if they lack any prerequisites. Students can transfer up to nine hours in accounting courses with permission of the chair of Accounting Studies.

Applying for Graduate Admission

Master of Business Administration Admission Requirements Regular Admission

Conditional Admission

Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements, but show the potential for success in the M.B.A. program, may be admitted on a conditional basis using the following criteria:

A quality point index is calculated at the end of each semester to determine a student’s academic standing: warning, probation, suspension or dismissal.

Provisional Admission

Students who provide unofficial documentation (such as transcripts) but are missing official documentation may be admitted provisionally. These students will be given thirty days from the beginning date of the first course to provide official documentation to Adult Studies or risk being removed from class. A student cannot be certified for financial aid until he/she is officially admitted to the University.

Master of Health Administration Admission Requirements

Regular Admission

Conditional Admission

Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements, but show the potential for success in the M.H.A. program, may be admitted on a conditional basis using the following criteria:

Students admitted on a conditional basis to the M.H.A. program must earn a 3.00 grade point average in the first semester of graduate work in order to continue the program.

A quality point index is calculated at the end of each semester to determine a student’s academic standing: warning, probation, suspension or dismissal.

Provisional Admission

Students who provide unofficial documentation (such as transcripts) but are missing official documentation may be admitted provisionally. These students will be given thirty days from the beginning date of the first course to provide official documentation to Adult Studies or risk being removed from class. A student cannot be certified for financial aid until he/she is officially admitted to the University.

Master of Public Administration Admission Requirements

Regular Admission

Conditional Admission

Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements, but show the potential for success in the M.P.A. program, may be admitted on a conditional basis using on the following criteria:

Students admitted on a conditional basis to the M.P.A. program must earn a 3.00 grade point average in the first semester of graduate work in order to continue the program.

A quality point index is calculated at the end of each semester to determine a student’s academic standing: warning, probation, suspension or dismissal.

Provisional Admission

Students who provide unofficial documentation (such as transcripts) but are missing official documentation may be admitted provisionally. These students will be given thirty days from the beginning date of the first course to provide official documentation to Adult Studies or risk being removed from class. A student cannot be certified for financial aid until he/she is officially admitted to the University.

Master of Science in Leadership/Master of Science in Leadership - Ministry Concentration Admission Requirements

Regular Admission

Conditional Admission

Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements, but show the potential for success in the M.S.L. program, may be admitted on a conditional basis using the following criteria:

Students admitted on a conditional basis to the M.S.L. program must earn a 3.00 grade point average in the first semester of graduate work in order to continue the program.

A quality point index is calculated at the end of each semester to determine a student’s academic standing: warning, probation, suspension or dismissal.

Provisional Admission

Students who provide unofficial documentation (such as transcripts) but are missing official documentation may be admitted provisionally. These students will be given thirty days from the beginning date of the first course to provide official documentation to Adult Studies or risk being removed from class. A student cannot be certified for financial aid until he/she is officially admitted to the University.

Master of Sports Administration Admission Requirements

Regular Admission

Conditional Admission

Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements, but show the potential for success in the M.S.A. program, may be admitted on a conditional basis using the following criteria:

Students admitted on a conditional basis to the M.S.A. program must earn a 3.00 grade point average in the first semester of graduate work in order to continue the program.

A quality point index is calculated at the end of each semester to determine a student’s academic standing: warning, probation, suspension or dismissal.

Provisional Admission

Students who provide unofficial documentation (such as transcripts) but are missing official documentation may be admitted provisionally. These students will be given thirty days from the beginning date of the first course to provide official documentation to Adult Studies or risk being removed from class. A student cannot be certified for financial aid until he/she is officially admitted to the University.

Master of Education Admission Requirements

Degree-seeking Application Process

Non-degree seeking, Special Student Application Process

NOTE: Only 12 hours taken as a non-degree student may be applied toward a degree.

A student whose study at Belhaven University has been interrupted for three or more consecutive semesters must apply for readmission. The requirements for degrees in effect at the time of readmission must be completed. Any student suspended for academic reasons may be readmitted only upon the recommendation of the Graduate Teacher Education Council.

Master of Education in Reading Literacy Admission Requirements

Degree-seeking Application Process

Non-degree seeking, Special Student Application Process

NOTE: Only 12 hours taken as a non-degree student may be applied toward a degree.

A student whose study at Belhaven University has been interrupted for three or more consecutive semesters must apply for readmission. The requirements for degrees in effect at the time of readmission must be completed. Any student suspended for academic reasons may be readmitted only upon the recommendation of the Graduate Teacher Education Council.

Certificate in Health Administration Admission Requirements

Degree-seeking Application Process

Certificate in Human Resources Admission Requirements

Degree-seeking Application Process

Certificate in Leadership Admission Requirements

Degree-seeking Application Process

Certificate in Sports Administration Admission Requirements

Degree-seeking Application Process