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Bellevue University's main campus is located in Bellevue, Nebraska. To support student demand and to ensure flexibility in completing degrees, courses, and programs, campuses also are located at nine other locations throughout the U.S. Heartland. For maximum flexibility, programs are available to students throughout the globe via one of the most awarded online platforms available.
All applicants for admission to Bellevue University are required to submit an Application for Admission accompanied by a one-time application fee of $50 for undergraduate degree programs and $75 for graduate degree programs. These application fees are waived when you apply through this portal.

Undergraduate Students:
  • Submit official documentation of high school completion (official high school transcript, official GED transcript, home school letter of completion, or student certification of high school completion). Non-degree seeking students do not need transcripts.

  • If transferring from another institution of higher learning, submission of an official transcript from each accredited university/college previously attended is required. The transcript must be mailed directly from the previous institution to the Bellevue University Registrar:

    Registrar
    Bellevue University
    1000 Galvin Road South
    Bellevue, Nebraska 68005-3098

    Transcripts must be submitted even though credit may not have been earned at the previous institution, and even though transfer credit may not be granted.

    In many cases, training courses may be evaluated for credit. For example, ACE (American Council for Education) has assigned credit awards for many training courses. Be sure to ask your Admissions Counselor about whether your training might be worth academic credit.
Graduate Students:
  • You must have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university or college, or a U.S. equivalent degree from a nationally or internationally accredited university or college.

  • You must have maintained a GPA of 2.5 or better from the most recent 60 credits of coursework earned toward the bachelor's degree.

  • You must submit an official transcript from each accredited university/college previously attended. The transcript must be mailed directly from the previous institution to the Bellevue University Registrar:

    Registrar
    Bellevue University
    1000 Galvin Road South
    Bellevue, Nebraska 68005-3098

    Transcripts must be submitted even though credit may not have been earned at the previous institution, and even though transfer credit may not be granted.

    Bellevue University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability in the educational programs and activities it operates.
Bellevue University was founded more than 45 years ago, and was one of the first accredited universities in the United States to offer degree programs online. Their first online programs were offered in 1992, and the University has since become known as a leader in online learning, recognized by the U.S. Distance Learning Association for 21st Century Best Practices in online learning, and Best Teaching online. Bellevue University has also been ranked in the Top 10 for bachelor's degree programs by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings began.
Bellevue University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the six regional accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Higher Learning Commission

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Students transferring to Bellevue University with an associate's degree will have met the General Education Core Curriculum requirements for the accelerated bachelor's degree completion programs. Students transferring without an associate's degree will take all General Education Core Curriculum requirements not met by previous coursework. Students transferring to Bellevue University with a bachelor's degree from an accredited university/college who have a 2.5 GPA (or better) from the most recent 60 credits of coursework earned toward a bachelor's degree and/or have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or better) for prior graduate work will have met all the requirements to begin a graduate program. Training credits and certificates also may be accepted as transfer credit. Admissions Office staff will complete an evaluation showing what requirements have been met and what courses the student must complete.
Bellevue University has a dedicated group of Enrollment Counselors who are knowledgeable about corporate learning programs. The enrollment process will include contact via phone, email, fax, and U.S. mail to engage in an advisory role concerning aspects of the program including course content, timeframes, workload, financing, enrollment procedures, and the management of all appropriate agreements.
Bellevue University recognizes that it collects and maintains confidential information relating to its students, employees, and individuals associated with the University, and is dedicated to ensuring the privacy and proper handling of this information. Your social security number is requested as the best and most effective way to identify you for the purpose of accurately processing and maintaining your educational records and is restricted to internal University use; for example, matching admission applications with SAT or GRE scores, matching admission status with financial aids, and obtaining transcripts during and after graduation. Bellevue University is required by federal law to report to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) the name, address, and SSN for persons from whom tuition and related expenses are received. Failure to provide such information may delay or even prevent your enrollment. Bellevue University will not disclose a SSN for any purpose not required by law without the consent of the student.
This is an important question because without understanding the difference between semester credit hours and quarter credit hours, it's difficult to compare tuition rates among universities.

Generally, one semester credit hour is equal to 1.5 quarter credit hours. So one course at Bellevue University is typically 3 semester credit hours, and an equivalent course at a university with quarter credit hours would be 4.5 quarter credit hours. (That's why a full bachelor's degree requires more credit hours at quarter-hour institutions.)

It affects the price you pay, too. If both universities charge $100 per credit hour, a 3-semester credit hour course would cost $300, but the same course at a quarter-hour university would cost $450.
Bellevue University is a non-profit, private university. For-profit universities are responsible to their shareholders to generate a profit from the tuition they charge and the services they provide. Non-profit universities are responsible to their boards of directors for achieving their mission of educating learners.

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