Bethune-Cookman University seeks to enroll students with the potential and desire to further their intellectual, spiritual and social development. Each applicant is evaluated individually based on their academic performance at all previous colleges and/or universities attended as well as high school(s). The University also considers the applicant’s character and demonstrated interest in obtaining college education.
Definition of a Transfer Student
A student is considered a transfer student if s/he has attended any college, university and/or proprietary school since graduating from high school or secondary school. This applies whether or not the student is seeking transfer credits and/or changing a program of study.
Disclosure Statement: The student must disclose all institutions attended. Failure to disclose all institutions previously attended will constitute falsification of information and will result in denial of the student's application.
To be considered for admissions to Bethune-Cookman University applicants must be in good academic standing at an accredited community college or four year college or university, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 on a 4.0 scale on all college work attempted.
All students applying to B-CU must submit the following credentials:
- A completed application for admission, including a 250-word essay on Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune.
- A $25 non-refundable application fee.
- Official copies of transcript(s) from all colleges attended and a final high school transcript.
- Students who have less than 28 transferable credit hours must also submit their ACT/SAT test scores. Test scores should be forwarded directly to the University by using Bethune-Cookman’s CEEB code: 5061 (this is the same as the SAT code) or ACT code: 0720.
- Students who have more than 28 transferable credit hours do not have to submit ACT/SAT test scores. They have the option of submitting their final high school transcript or bringing their original high school diploma to the Office of Admissions so a photo copy can be made by an admissions officer.
- Apply for financial aid at fafsa.ed.gov.
Please note an unofficial college transcript can be submitted from the prior college(s) attended to facilitate an admissions decision, but an official copy must be presented to the Registrar’s Office prior to the close of the semester of entry. Transcript evaluations will only be done for courses appearing as completed on the official or unofficial.
This policy does not apply to international students submitting international transcripts.
Upon acceptance, submit the following:
- Intent to Enroll Form to the Office of Admissions
- $300.00 Enrollment Fee by calling the Cashier's Office at 386-481-2292 or by mailing it to the Cashier's Office at the University's address.
- Sign up and attend a mandatory New Student Orientation session.
- Submit Physical Examination Form to Student Health Services.