The mission of Bethune-Cookman University is to educate a diverse community of learners to become responsible, productive citizens and solution seekers through the promotion of faith, scholarship, creative endeavors, leadership, and service. 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 GED Holder

A student is considered a GED Holder if s/he has taken and passed the GED.

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.

Admission Criteria:

To be considered for admission to Bethune-Cookman University, students must have satisfactorily completed the GED. 

GED applicants are required to submit their official GED certificate which includes the test scores earned.

GED holders are not required to take the ACT or SAT however, the accepted student must take the Compass Exam at Bethune-Cookman University prior to enrolling in classes.

Application Procedures

All students applying to B-CU must submit the following credentials:

  • A completed application for admission.
  • Official copy of the GED 
  • Apply for financial aid at here

Once your acceptance packet is received, you must complete the steps on your Acceptance Checklist:

  1. Pay the required $200 (non-refundable)Enrollment Fee by May 1st, 2021, by either contacting the Cashiers Office 386-481-2292 or paying through your Wildcat Web portal.
  2. Complete and submit your FAFSA by June 1st, 2021.
    1. Apply for your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID.
    2. Apply for financial aid at ( Selecting the IRS Data Retrieval Tool speeds up the completion of the FAFSA. The FAFSA opens on October 1st, 2020.
  1. Submit Immunization Records Electronically –
  2. Complete FERPA Release Form
  3. Complete the On-Campus Housing Application – if residing on campus
  4. Register for New Student Virtual Orientation Session
  5. Complete the Pre-Advisement