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 an interest in obtaining a 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.

Admission Criteria

Admissions decisions are holistic and based on the total student portfolio and demonstrated a potential for contribution to the university and probability for success at Bethune-Cookman University. In the application review process, B-CU strives to discover students who will bring academic and creative achievements and who have a proven commitment to community service and leadership. 

Application Procedures

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

  • A completed application for admission.
  • Official copies of transcript(s) from all colleges attended
  • Official Final High School Transcript is needed
  • Transfer students with 28 or greater transferable credit hours do not have to submit a final official high school transcript. 
  • Students transferring with less than 28 transferable credit hours must have a 2.5 Cumulative Final High School Grade Point Average and a College Grade Point Average at a minimum of 2.0 to be considered for admissions.
  • Apply for financial aid at

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.

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 Admission’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.

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