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    May 21, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalogue 
    
2022-2023 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Online Campus Program



Online Campus Program Objectives

Through our online campus program curricula, Belhaven University encourages breadth of vision and promotes the maximum development of each student intellectually, spiritually, and culturally. The following educational objectives are at the core of the online campus program:

  • Develop students’ potential, enabling them to face the future with confidence and determination.
  • Prepare students for leadership and service in their chosen vocation.
  • Apply critical thinking and reasoning skills to identify problems and to develop problem-solving abilities.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge to solve real-life problems through teamwork within the context of an active learning environment.
  • Facilitate social development and effectiveness in interpersonal relationships through developing personal values and constructive attitudes toward work, other people, and the quality of life.
  • Form a broad base for a detailed study in a major discipline while giving Christian perspective on the world of ideas.
  • Foster and promote a sense of Biblical ethics and values to be applied in the students’ personal and professional lives.
  • Facilitate spiritual growth by examining personal and corporate values from a Christian worldview.

Admission Requirements and Procedures

All communication regarding entrance to the University should be addressed to the office of admission. Eligibility for admission will be determined when the application, any required fee, and transcripts have been received by the University.

Belhaven University seeks students who desire an excellent education combined with a meaningful student life experience and who will have a reasonable chance of academic success at Belhaven University. Applicants providing evidence of completion of an accredited academic high school curriculum, scholastic achievement, and sound moral character conducive to contributing to the total premium of the University are admitted.

Belhaven University does not discriminate in the administration of its education policies, application 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.

Applying for Undergraduate Admission

Degree-seeking, Freshman Application Process

  • Completed admission application
  • $25 non-refundable application fee.
  • An official ACT or SAT score report. Belhaven’s ACT institutional code is 2180; its SAT code is 1055. Minimum requirement for acceptance is 20 ACT composite or 930 combined critical reading and math SAT score.
  • Official academic transcripts from last institution attended. Minimum GPA required is 2.0. If transferring from another college with fewer than 12 credit hours, an official ACT or SAT score report is required.
  • An essay, interview, and letter of recommendation may be submitted voluntarily by the student or may be requested by the admission office if student does not meet minimum requirements for acceptance.
  • A student who has been educated at home must submit a transcript outlining courses taken and ACT or SAT scores; OR meet the requirements for students applying with a GED.
  • Preliminary Admission Students who provide unofficial documentation (such as transcripts) but are missing official documentation may be admitted preliminarily. These students will be given 30 days from the beginning date of the first course to provide official documentation to the office of admission or risk being removed from class. A student cannot be certified for financial aid until he/she is officially admitted to the University.

Dual Enrollment

  • Completed admission application
  • $25 non-refundable application fee.
  • An official ACT or SAT score report. Belhaven’s ACT institutional code is 2180; its SAT code is 1055. Minimum requirement for acceptance is 21 ACT composite or 970 combined critical reading and math SAT score.
  • Official academic transcripts from all institutions attended. Minimum GPA required is 2.0.
  • A letter of recommendation from your high school guidance counselor or teacher
  • An essay, interview, and letter of recommendation may be submitted voluntarily by the student or may be requested by the admission office if student does not meet minimum requirements for acceptance.

Admission By Examination

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.

Students may be admitted based on the receipt of official HiSET scores from ETS which meet all of the following:

  • achieve a score of at least 8 on each of the five individual tests
  • score at least 2 out of 6 on the essay portion of the Writing test
  • have a total combined score on all five tests of at least 45

Transfer Application Process

  • Transfer students must submit a completed application form, the nonrefundable application fee of $25.00, and a final official transcript from the last college/university attended to be “Final Accept.”A student who misrepresents information in filling out the admission application form or a student who finds after admission or enrollment that he or she is ineligible for academic reasons or any other reason to return to his or her last institution and who fails to report this immediately to the office of admission will be subject to disciplinary action, including possible dismissal from the University.
    • Student Athletes: the NCAA requires students competing in intercollegiate athletics to submit final official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
    • Nursing Majors: State and national accrediting bodies require students in nursing to submit final official transcripts from ALL colleges/universities attended.
    • Education Majors: State and national accrediting agencies require candidates making application to a school of education teacher preparation program to submit final official transcripts from ALL colleges/universities attended.
  • An applying transfer student must produce an unofficial or official transcript from the last college/university attended in order to register for classes. If unofficial transcripts are submitted, the student will be given thirty days from the beginning date of the first class for the official transcript(s) to be received in the office of admission. The official final transcript(s) must be received before the student is considered officially registered and eligible to receive financial aid. It is understood by all parties that, if for some reason a student is denied admission as a result of not having all documentation at the appropriate offices by the deadline stated, Belhaven University is not liable for any losses incurred to the student.
  • A student who is applying with fewer than 12 semester hours of college credit must send to the office of admission an official high school transcript showing the date of graduation as well as an official report of the ACT or SAT score directly from the testing service. Applications will be processed and admission status determined when all required items, including the ACT or SAT, where applicable, are on file.
  • Freshmen who have graduated and been out of high school for five years or more will not be required to submit an ACT score, but their applications must come before the committee.
  • A transfer student meeting other qualifications is automatically accepted with a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Nonacademic elective credits in health and physical education are excluded from grade point average (GPA) calculation.
  • Transfer credits may be accepted from other institutions of higher learning only when the program of the transferring institution is acceptable to the receiving institution.
  • A student under academic suspension from another college or university may not enter Belhaven for one fall or spring semester following his/her suspension. A student who has been permanently dismissed from another college or university will not be eligible for admission to Belhaven University.
  • Preliminary Admission Students who provide unofficial documentation (such as transcripts) but are missing official documentation may be admitted preliminarily. These students will be given 30 days from the beginning date of the first course to provide official documentation to the office of admission or risk being removed from class. A student cannot be certified for financial aid until he/she is officially admitted to the University.

International Application Process

  • All international students should complete an application for admission and submit the nonrefundable $25.00 application fee to the office of admission at Belhaven University.
  • An English translation of all course work is required by Belhaven University. We recommend the following company and can provide an application for this service:
    World Education Services, Inc.
    P.O. Box 745
    Old Chelsea Station
    New York NY 10113-0745
    Phone: 212-966-6311 or 800-937-3895
    Fax: 212-966-6395
    E-mail: info@wes.org
  • A TOEFL score of 525 (71iBT) or a score of 6 on the IELTS is required. In registering for the TOEFL, note the Belhaven TOEFL code number is 1055.
  • International students must pay in advance by credit card.

Non-degree Seeking, Special Student Application Process

  • Completed admission application
  • $25 application fee
  • Letter of good standing or transcript from last college attended.

*After attempting 6 semester hours, students must apply for admission as a degree seeking student or make a request to continue as a special student.

Veterans’ Admission

Belhaven University is approved for veterans who qualify for education under the privileges provided by federal laws. Veterans with a high school diploma or a satisfactory GED certificate, obtained by completing eight units of high school work and passing the General Education Development Test (GED), will be considered for admission.

Readmission

A student who has previously withdrawn and desires reentry into the program will:

  • Apply for readmission.
  • Contact the admission office, who will obtain re-entry clearance.
  • Contact the office of Student Financial Services - Student Accounts office, if applicable.

*A student who has been out of the program for six months or longer must fill out an attest form and will reenter under all current program policies. A student who has been out for a year or longer must reapply.

Transfer Credits

Transfer of credit is controlled by the receiving institution and accreditation does not guarantee transferability. Belhaven University usually allows full credit to transferring students for work completed at other regionally-accredited institutions; however, some courses which are not regarded as consistent with a liberal arts curriculum (to be determined by the provost) may not be credited toward a degree. Also, remedial courses are not transferable. A grade of D will be accepted for credit if the student has an overall average of C on all courses transferred from that school. Only grades of C or better can be accepted for transfer credit in English Composition I and English Composition II, and College Algebra or a higher-level math. In the case of transcripts submitted from more than one institution, each transcript is evaluated as a separate unit in chronological order.

A minimum of 17 semester hours of credit must be earned in residency at Belhaven University for the A.A. degree.

Once a student has earned 64 hours of junior and/or senior college credit, he/she may not transfer in any more junior or community college hours. A minimum of 60 semester hours of credit must be earned at Belhaven University or another senior college.