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Application Checklist


  • Application Fee: You must pay a $35 non-refundable application fee with your application materials. You will submit this online.

  • Official Transcripts: Belmont requires official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. You will need to request an official transcript from the Registrar's Office for each school you attended and have all transcripts sent directly to Belmont University's Office of Admissions. You may use this link to submit transcripts electronically through Parchment (if your school participates) or you may have an official hard copy sent directly to our office: 1900 Belmont Boulevard/ c/o Adult Degree Programs: 204 Fidelity Hall, Nashville, TN 37212.

  • Recommendation Form: Email the confidential recommendation form from within the online application process to someone who knows you well (i.e. a professor/advisor from the most recent school you attended, an employer or your pastor), but not a relative.The person will submit the form online.

  • Personal Essay: Submit a personal essay through the online application process (maximum of two pages typewritten) describing how the program will assist you in your personal and/or professional aspirations.

  • Additional Requirements for Candidates With No College Credit or Less Than 24 Hours of Transferable College Credit: Contact your high school to have your high school or GED transcripts sent to Belmont University's Office of Admissions. An ACT or SAT score has also typically been required. Due to COVID limitations, however, Belmont will be test optional for the 2021 and 2022 application seasons.  Students should select if they would like test scores to be considered when they fill out their application for admission. Should you choose to report your test scores, please request official ACT or SAT-1 score reports be sent directly to Belmont from the relevant testing agency. Test scores will also be accepted as official if submitted on an official high school transcript. You may use this link to submit transcripts electronically through Parchment (if your school participates) or you may have an official hard copy sent directly to our office: 1900 Belmont Boulevard/ c/o Adult Degree Programs: 204 Fidelity Hall, Nashville, TN 37212.

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score: Official TOEFL scores are required if English is not your native language. Scores should be sent from the testing center directly to Belmont University's Office of Admissions. 

  • Life Experience Requirement:  Applicants should be 24 years or older, however, those under the age of 24, are required to demonstrate, through the application process, that they have achieved appropriate levels of maturity, including significant ability to recognize their own strengths and weaknesses and develop appropriate action plans to challenge themselves in these areas.This demonstration might include evidence of two years or more of military service, marriage, or having a family of your own.

What's Next?

  • Admissions Committee Review: When all of your materials have been received in Belmont University's Office of Admissions, the Admissions Committee will review your materials, make a decision, and send you a letter regarding your status.
  • Application Status: If you have applied to the Adult Degree Program, you can check the status of your application by logging in to your BU4U account or by contacting Kim Powell.
  • Admittance to Belmont: 
      If you are admitted to Belmont, you will be contacted by one of our advisors via the email address you listed on your application to welcome you to the program and discuss the classes you will be taking. Once you are admitted, a non-refundable deposit of $250 is also required, which will allow  you to register early for classes. We'll give you separate directions on how to register online when the time comes. It's easy!