Memphis/DeSoto Adult Degree Programs Application

Our staff will work with you to determine which of our programs is the right choice for you. If Belhaven University is the path God has chosen for you, we will support you. We look forward to celebrating your graduation. If you have any additional questions throughout this process, please contact us via phone Memphis - 901-896-0184 / DeSoto - 662-469-5387 or via e-mail memphis@belhaven.edu / desoto@belhaven.edu.

  • STEP 1: Create an account which enables you to complete the online Application for Admission. Pay the $25 application fee online.

    • Master
      • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university is required.
    • Specialist/Doctoral
      • See degree specific page.
  • STEP 2: Apply for Federal Assistance by filing the Free Application for Federal Assistance (FAFSA). Be sure to list Belhaven as one of the colleges to receive the results of your evaluation. Our code number is 002397.
  • STEP 3: Request Transcripts: Please submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended.
    You may make copies of the transcript request form. We will submit that to all universities you have attended and pay the transcript request fee for you.

    • Undergraduate students applying with fewer than 12 semester hours of college credit acceptable by Belhaven must also submit an official high school transcript showing the date of graduation. A 2.0 grade point average is required.
    • 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.

    A veteran who wished to be assessed for military credit or who will use veteran benefits must submit a copy of Form DD214 to Belhaven University.

  • STEP 4: Transferring Credits: Credit is usually allowed for students transferring work from another regionally accredited institution. See Transferability of credit notice. The registrar will determine if the work is consistent with a liberal arts curriculum. The final decision is made on the basis that work must:
    • Undergraduate
      • Be from an accredited institution
      • Be college academic level, and
      • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • Doctoral
      • A minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0 on 4.0 scale
      • No pass/fail course work accepted
      • May be eligible to transfer up to 30 hours from an Ed.S. degree program

What's Next? We want you to succeed! Your admission representative will work with you to determine what, if any, additional items (such as a Resume, personal essay, GMAT, GRE, MAT test results, etc.) may be required to present your application package to the Admission Committee. Once all appropriate information has been submitted your application file will be evaluated by the Admission Committee. Your admission representative will contact you as soon as a decision is made. Once admitted you will be scheduled to start in the next available class.

International Students
All international students whose native language is not English must present an acceptable score of at least 450 paper-based, or 45 internet-based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A student with a TOEFL score of 450-524 or iBT score of 45-70 will be required to take English as a Second Language courses before beginning their program of study. If a student scores 525 or higher paper-based or a 71 or higher internet-based they will not be required to take English as a Second Language courses.In registering for the TOEFL, note the Belhaven TOEFL code number is 1055.

The minimum score required on the IELTS is a 5. Students who score a 5 will be required to take English as a Second Language (ESL) their first year they are enrolled in Belhaven. Students who score a 6 or above will not be required to take ESL.

Exceptions to this requirement will be considered for students presenting strong verbal scores on the SAT or ACT, or if students provide other evidence of English proficiency acceptable to the University.

In addition to the above, all international students must provide:

  • Certified translated copies of all transcripts and mark sheets.
  • A signed copy of Belhaven University’s Affidavit of Support Form and Estimated Expenses.
  • A bank letter or employer letter showing proof of funds for the balance owed to Belhaven.
  • A copy of current passport.
  • Proof of medical insurance that meets Belhaven’s requirements.

For Specialist/Doctoral students - For foreign applicants from non-English speaking countries, submission of scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 71 iBT, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of 6, or the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) of 70. Scores must be no more than two years old and verifiable.

Notice of Non-Discriminatory Policy as to Student:
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.