Take the First Steps to Your Online Degree

Change the course of your life in a few short minutes. Start by completing the simple application form step-by-step. Then you’re on your way to the skills, perspectives, and experiences you need to achieve your dreams.  

Step 1: Start Your Application

Our online form makes the application process easy — just follow the prompts to tell us about yourself and the program you’d like to study. You can save the form and return at any time.

When you’re ready to submit your application form, you’ll be asked to pay the $25 application fee.

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Step 2: Submit Your Supplemental Information

Your application profile gives us additional information about your academic, volunteer, and work history. What you include is unique to your experience.  

Take a look below to see what’s required for your enrollment status. Supplemental information can be submitted through your application profile.


  • High school transcript: Ask your guidance counselor to send your official transcript to the Belhaven University admission office. A 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale is required.
  • GED: If you’ve earned a GED, contact your state’s department of education to request an official copy transcript be sent to the Belhaven University admission office. You’ll need a score of at least 145 for each subject, and a total score of 580 or higher across all four subjects.

Submitting Your Transcripts

If you’re transferring from a regionally or internationally accredited institution, full credit is usually allowed. Ask the registrar’s office at your previous school to send your transcript to the Belhaven University admission team — you can usually do this online. Belhaven’s registrar will determine if your completed courses are consistent with our liberal arts curriculum.

  • Undergraduate students: If you’re applying with fewer than 12 semester hours of college, you’ll need to provide your official high school transcript showing your date of graduation — your guidance counselor can send this for you. A 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale is required.
  • Graduate students: You’ll be asked to provide proof of your undergraduate degree and meet the specific program requirements.
  • Doctoral students: A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required. No pass/fail coursework is accepted. You may be eligible to transfer up to 30 hours from an Ed.S. program.

If you’d like to be assessed for military credit or use veteran benefits, you’ll be asked to complete Form DD214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) and/or DD295 (Application for the Evaluation of Learning Experiences During Military Service) through milConnect.

When the forms are complete, you can submit them to the Belhaven University admission team electronically.

Submitting Your TOEFL Score

If English is not your native language, you’ll be asked to prove your proficiency in English with your score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language​​​​ (TOEFL):

  • Undergraduates: A score of at least 525
  • Graduate students: A score of at least 550 on the paper-based test, or 71 on the web-based test

The TOEFL requirements may be waived if you can show your English proficiency with other reliable documentation. One example would be at least two years of successful academic work at the college or university level in the United States.

You might qualify for an exemption if you achieve strong verbal scores on your SAT or ACT, or if you can provide other evidence of proficiency in English.

The Belhaven TOEFL code is 1055.

Specialist/Doctoral Students

Applicants from non-English speaking countries are asked to submit your results of the following assessments:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A score of at least 71 iBT; OR
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): A score of at least 6; OR
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): A score of at least 70.

Scores must be newer than two years old and verifiable.

Other Required Documentation

Step 3: Submit Your FAFSA

Be sure to finalize your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have your information sent to Belhaven University. Our FAFSA code is 002397. (This is not required for international students.)

Step 4: Review Computer Requirements

Take a moment to review the necessary computer requirements help ensure your success in online classes.

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!

Contact Us

Office of Adult, Graduate, and Online Admission

Phone: 601-968-5940

Mailing Address:
1500 Peachtree Street, Box 153
Jackson, MS 39202

Fax: 601-300-2932


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