How to Apply

Welcome to the application process for Belhaven University! Designed for your convenience, we trust you will find the application process 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 contact us at 601-968-5940 or admission@belhaven.edu. We look forward to receiving your application!

Step 1: Start the Application

Once you start the application and click "submit" on the first page, you can continue to fill it out or save it, and return to the application without losing any of your information. After submiting 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 2: Submit Supplemental Information

Supplemental information can be submitted through your application profile. However, official transcripts must still be sent directly from the high school or college(s) attended. 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 High School Transcript and Test Scores: A student who is applying with fewer than 12 semester hours of college credit taken after high school graduation must send to the office of admission an official high school transcript showing the date of graduation. A 2.0 grade point on a 4.0 scale average is required. In addition, an official ACT, SAT, or CLT score report is required for admission. Belhaven's ACT institutional code is 2180; its SAT code is 1055.
    • 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.
    • An essay, interview, and letter of recommendation may be submitted voluntarily by the student or may be requested by the admission office if student does not meet minimum requirements for acceptance.
    • 2 Mumps/Measles/Rubella Immunizations
  •   I am a transfer student
  •   I am a transfer 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. The registrar will determine if the work is consistent with a liberal arts curriculum.
    • A minimum 2.0 GPA on at least 12 hours of transferable academic courses is required for admission review. Before an academic decision is made, students may be asked to submit additional documents such as an essay and/or recommendation letter.
    • A transfer 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 and official test scores. A 2.0 grade point on a 4.0 scale average is required.
    • For scholarship purposes, an official ACT or SAT score report and high school transcript if you've attempted less than 30 credit hours may be requested. Belhaven's ACT institutional code is 2180; its SAT code is 1055. Minimum requirement for automatic acceptance is 18 ACT composite or 940 combined critical reading and math SAT score.
    • An essay, interview, and letter of recommendation may be submitted voluntarily by the student or may be requested by the admission office if student does not meet minimum requirements for acceptance.
    • 2 Mumps/Measles/Rubella Immunizations
  •   I am a Dual Enrolled Student
  •   I am a Dual Enrolled Student
    • On-Campus Dual Enrollment: This program offers highly qualified high school students the opportunity to earn college credits at Belhaven while they are enrolled in high school. Students may take one course per semester at the College, provided that the course does not interfere with their high school curricula. To be dually enrolled, the student must:
      • secure a letter of recommendation from his or her high school counselor and
      • must have a minimum composite score of 21 on the ACT, or SAT combined score of 1070 on the critical reading and math tests, or 65 on the Classic Learning Test (CLT)
    • The Potter's School: The Potter’s School provides live on-line core academic courses for grades 4 through early college. Apply through The Potter’s School (TPS) web site.
      • After submitting the application, send an e-mail to support@pottersschool.org requesting that TPS forward grades to Belhaven. E-mail must be from the family primary email address and must list the student’s name and specific courses requested. E-mail must be separate from other administrative or technical requests.
    • High Scholars: This is a Western Civilization humanities curriculum developed by Belhaven University and offered to high school students online through TPS - The Potter’s School. Should students want college credit for dual-enrollment courses, Belhaven will provide a transcript for a fee.
      • After submitting the application, send an e-mail to support@pottersschool.org requesting that TPS forward grades to Belhaven. E-mail must be from the family primary email address and must list the student’s name and specific courses requested. E-mail must be separate from other administrative or technical requests.
    • Jackson Academy: For students attending Jackson Academy, Belhaven provides a dual-enrollment option for specific courses taught at JA. For information about what courses are offered, please contact the college counselor at Jackson Academy.
      • In addition to the application, please submit High School transcript and official ACT or SAT scores. A minimum composite score of 21 on the ACT, SAT combined score of 1070, or 65 on the Classical Learning Test (CLT). Secure a letter of recommendation from student’s high school counselor.
    • Hartfield Academy: For students attending Hartfield Academy, Belhaven provides a dual-enrollment option for specific courses taught at Hartfield.
      • In addition to the application, please submit High School transcript and official ACT or SAT scores. A minimum composite score of 21 on the ACT, SAT combined score of 1070, or 65 on the Classical Learning Test (CLT). Secure a letter of recommendation from student’s high school counselor.
  •   I am an International Student
  •   I am an International Student
    • First Time Freshmen:
      Submit High School Transcript and Test Scores: A student who is applying with fewer than 12 semester hours of college credit taken after high school graduation must send to the office of admission an official high school transcript showing the date of graduation. A 2.0 grade point on a 4.0 scale average is required. In addition, an official ACT, SAT, or CLT score report is required for admission. Belhaven's ACT institutional code is 2180; its SAT code is 1055 OR a minimum score of 71 on the TOEFL is acceptable for admission.
      • A signed copy of Belhaven University's Affidavit of Support Form and Estimated Expenses for International Students and, a bank or employer letter.
      • Copy of passport.
      • Academic reference completed by a counselor, teacher, or employer.
      • 2 Mumps/Measles/Rubella Immunizations.
    • Transfer 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.
      • A TOEFL or IELTS score may be requested depending on previous college enrollment.
      • A signed copy of Belhaven University's Affidavit of Support Form and Estimated Expenses for International Students and, a bank or employer letter.
      • Copy of passport.
      • Academic reference completed by a counselor, teacher, or employer.
      • 2 Mumps/Measles/Rubella Immunizations.

Students who will not submit ACT, SAT or CLT scores as part of their admission application will need to indicate that they are applying as “Test Optional” on their admission application. If you are considering this option, we encourage you to speak with your admission counselor. Please note that some academic majors such as Education and Nursing require test scores and the University reserves the right to request an academic recommendation in lieu of test scores. Students must have a minimum of a 2.75 high school cumulative GPA to be eligible to apply as Test Optional.


Step 3: Enrollment Confirmation and Payment

Please confirm your enrollment plans. Your completion of the following form will allow us to better anticipate your needs and to ensure that your enrollment at Belhaven University represents the first step in a remarkable educational experience. Reserve your spot today by paying the $100 enrollment confirmation fee.


What's Next?

Your admission counselor 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. In addition, here are additional resources:

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.

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