Simple Steps to Becoming a Blazer

It’s easy to start your next chapter at Belhaven University. Our online admission process is simple — just follow our handy step-by-step guides to get started.

And if Belhaven is your top choice, be sure to check out our Early Action option. You’ll have your acceptance and financial aid award in mid-January

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From High School to College

After you create your account on the first page of the easy online application form, you can complete and submit everything right away, or you can save it without losing any information so you can return to it later.

When you’re done with the form, we’ll link you to the online payment portal for the $25 application fee. Then you’re all set to track your application status through the rest of the admission process.

Here’s what you’ll need:


Submit your official academic transcripts from your high school and any other secondary institution you’ve attended. You’ll submit this information through your online application profile. The minimum GPA required ​​is 2.0.  

Test Scores

Your official ACT, SAT, or CLT score report, unless you are applying as “Test Optional.”

  • ACT institutional code: 2180
  • SAT institutional code: 1055

If you won’t be providing an ACT, SAT, or CLT score, select the “Test Optional” choice on your application. To be eligible, your high school cumulative GPA must be at least 2.75.

Be sure to check with your admission advisor before choosing this option:

  • Some academic majors, including Education and Nursing, require test scores.
  • We may request an academic recommendation in lieu of test scores.

Immunization Records

Before you attend an on-campus class, you must submit proof of your up-to-date immunizations for ​​​​Mumps/Measles/Rubella (MMR).

Essay, Interview, or Letter of Recommendation

For most students, this isn’t needed. If you don’t meet Belhaven’s minimum requirements for acceptance, we may ask you for an interview with an admissions advisor, a personal essay, or a letter of recommendation.

General Education Development (GED) Certificate

If you’ve earned your GED, you may be admitted. An official GED transcript must be provided from the State Department of Education of the state that issued the certificate.

You’ll need 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.

Even if you’re already familiar with Belhaven, now’s the time to visit us in person! In fact, we’re so confident you’ll love what you find at Belhaven, we’ll add $1000 to your first-year scholarship package when you come for a personal visit or one of our Discover Days.

If you’re unable to tour campus in person, be sure to check out our Virtual Tour!

Belhaven’s FAFSA code is 002397

To be considered for scholarships and other financial aid, you need to complete and submit the FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid. When you’re done, be sure to release your FAFSA data to Belhaven University.

Now it’s time to confirm your enrollment plans!

  • Complete the Enrollment Intent Form to help us to better anticipate your needs.
  • Reserve your spot today by paying the $100 enrollment deposit.

Visit the Admitted Students page for more details on completing these forms and other next steps.

Double major graduate

The Belhaven Advantage

Fuel your academic passions and expand your career options. Belhaven offers our freshmen a unique deal: double major, and we’ll pay the tuition if you need a fifth year in school. Double major in two arts programs, pair a business degree with a STEM major … the possibilities are endless!

More: Year 5 Free

Early Action (EA) Admission

A Great Option if Belhaven is Your Top Choice

When you apply for EA admission, you’ll receive your acceptance and financial aid award no later than January 15. This is a non-binding option — there’s no obligation for committing after you’re notified.

After you submit your EA application, you’ll receive one of two responses:

  • An offer of admission and your proposed financial award; OR
  • A deferral to the regular application pool. You may be asked to submit additional materials (updated grades, teacher recommendations, etc.) to the Admission Office.

If you are accepted as an EA student , we encourage you to pay your enrollment deposit by the due date. This will ensure your priority preference for course selection and housing.

Important Dates

Belhaven offers two Early Admission filing dates:

Application Option Admission Application Due Date Decision Date Requested Deposit Date
Early Action I November 16 December 15 February 1
Early Action II January 15 February 15 Rolling
Rolling June 1 Rolling Rolling


While we anticipate delays this year, we strongly encourage you to submit your FAFSA as soon as it opens. This will allow us to assess your financial aid eligibility upon acceptance, ensuring a smoother process. Just a reminder, our school code is 002397.

Resources for Guidance Counselors

Guidance counselors play a crucial role in helping students explore their college options. The individual attention and advice you share with your students throughout the college admission process is priceless. Let us help you make the Belhaven admission process easier.

Info for Guidance Counselors

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.

Contact Us

Office of Admission

Phone: 601-968-5940

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

For campus visit:
Jimmy Hood Welcome Center
855 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202

Fax: 601-300-2932

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Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13