Bethel University waives ACT/SAT requirements through fall 2022


Bethel University announced on Thursday that it will extend its waive of standardized test requirements for admission through the fall semester of 2022.
The waiver comes as part of the University’s continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic and applies only to the College of Arts and Sciences traditional undergraduate programs.
A testament to Bethel’s dedication to its prospective students and community, this waiver announcement assures equitable access to higher education for more students.
“As we continue to come out of the COVID-19 battle, Bethel University wants to make sure our future students have an easy transition to our University. We believe that this temporary relief will make it easier for students to move into their university life in our College of Arts and Sciences at Bethel,” said President Walter Butler.
Students will still be required to provide official high school transcripts for admission.
“Although many restrictions have been lifted, we are still in a pandemic and realize some of our students are not able to take the ACT/SAT in their location. Because of this, we will continue to waive scores if a student is not able to take the test due to the pandemic,” said Director of Recruiting and Admissions Tina Hodges.
In some cases, state funding stipulations could require prospective students to provide an ACT score.
In addition to this waiver announcement, the University announced its plan to return to near-normal operations at its main campus for the fall semester.
The recruitment and admissions office hosts in-person campus tours Monday through Friday and limited slots are available. Virtual tours are also offered at 2 p.m. For more information or to schedule a tour, contact the admissions team at 731-352-4030 or
Bethel University is a private, not-for-profit university affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church located in McKenzie, Tennessee.