Adult Studies Frequently Asked Questions

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What makes Belhaven University different from other colleges and universities in the area?

All classes are taught from a Christian worldview perspective by a team of highly trained faculty who are specialists in their field. Our programs are designed with the working adult in mind-classes are held one night per week to accommodate your busy schedule. Our staff is here to help you not only start your accelerated degree program, but to complete it successfully and receive your degree! We believe that one of the ways we serve Christ is by serving our students.

How long will it take me to complete my adult degree?

For a bachelor's degree, it depends on how many qualifying transfer credits you have. If you possess at least an associate's degree, then you should be able to complete your bachelor's degree in two years or less. For a master's degree, you should be able to complete your degree in about two years.

Is Belhaven University accredited?

Yes.  Belhaven University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees.

Also, the School of Business Administration has the following adult degree programs accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education: Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Leadership, Bachelor of Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Management.

How long does it take to get admitted?

A number of variables determine how long it will take you to move from "applicant" to student. Obviously, the first step is to apply. (Click here to view the online application.) Your next step is to complete your free financial aid package (Click here to apply for financial aid online (FAFSA). (More information.). Then, depending on your program, your Admissions Counselor will work with you to complete your file. The average application process can take 4 to 6 weeks, but the time can be considerably shorter if you are proactive in ordering official transcripts and working closely with your counselor.

Where is Belhaven University located?

We are located in DeSoto County, Mississippi at 7111 Southcrest Parkway Suite 105, Southaven.

How are classes formatted?

A variety of methods and tools are utilized in the classroom and/or virtual classroom to blend theory into practice. Belhaven University offers its students on campus, virtual campus and 100% online course options. Many classes meet on campus. Our virtual classroom utilizes video conferencing software and a live instructor, while our 100% online courses allow students to take advantage of flexible class times. Students enrolled in any program at Belhaven University need to have access to a computer with a webcam and a reliable internet connection.

Do you accept transfer credits from other schools?

Applicants should contact ALL previously attended college and request Official Academic transcripts to be forwarded to the Belhaven University Admission office. Transfer credit is determined by the registrar on the basis that work must be from a regionally accredited institution, be college level, and equal a 2.0 average. Download the Transferability of Credit Notice.

Can I afford going back to school?

Belhaven recognizes that cost is an important factor to be considered when evaluating a degree program. Adult students are classified as full-time students and have the option to finance their education with financial aid. For more information on the tuition rates, please visit the tuition page on our website.

Is financial aid available?

Yes, financial aid is available for those who qualify. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). (More information.)

What is the admission process?

Complete the online application for admission and request all transcripts from previously attended colleges be sent directly to the Belhaven University Memphis Campus. If you have not attended college before, request an official high school transcript.

What does it mean to be a Military Friendly School?

Military Friendly Schools

Belhaven University has designed our programs with the military in mind. Military personnel can attend classes at one of our six campus locations or participate in our online program. We offer a tuition discount for military and participate in the Yellow Ribbon program. We also participate in other veteran's benefits programs.