Admission Requirements

It’s not too late to apply for Fall 2024!

If you are eager to learn and motivated to develop your faith, gifts, and talents, we encourage you to apply! It’s simple–just complete the FREE online application and submit your official transcripts. It’s that easy!

All application materials and questions regarding admission should be directed to:

Office of Admissions
Bushnell University
828 E. 11th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401-3745
Phone: (541) 684-7201
Email: admissions@bushnell.edu

FIRST-YEAR STUDENT Admission procesS

If you are graduating high school or have already graduated but have not enrolled in a college or university post-high school, you are considered a first-year student.

The application process is simple, just:

  • Apply! Complete Bushnell’s Free Online Application or Apply through the Common App.
  • Submit an official high school transcript showing at least a 2.50 cumulative unweighted grade point average (GPA).
  • No Test scores needed! Bushnell University is test optional. If you would like to submit SAT, ACT, or CLT scores, you are welcome to send them in, but they are not required.

Transfer Student Application process

If you have enrolled in a college or university after high school, you are considered a transfer student. We want to work with you to make sure that the transfer process is quick and easy. Just follow these steps:

  • Apply! Complete Bushnell’s Free Online Application.
  • Submit an official transcript from each college or university attended.
  • If fewer than 24 semester credits (36 quarter credits) have been completed, an official high school transcript must also be submitted and will be considered in the admission decision

Your credits matter! Once we have your official transcripts, we will complete a transcript evaluation to identify how the credits you have already taken will transfer towards your academic plan at Bushnell. We’ll walk you through the process every step of the way.

high school non-graduates

Applicants who have not graduated from a standard or nonstandard high school (or its equivalent) may be considered for admission on the basis of the test of General Education Development (GED). To be admitted, applicants who have taken the GED prior to 2014 must receive an average score of 510 for the five subtests with no individual test score of less than 450.

Applicants who have taken the GED post-2014 must receive a total score of 628 or higher with no individual test score less than 154. Students are expected to complete the first-year student application procedure. An official transcript must be submitted from each high school attended.

international students

Bushnell University welcomes applications from students of other countries. Evidence of proficiency in the English language is a prerequisite for admission. Applicants from non-English speaking countries are required to provide proof of English proficiency. Adequate forms of documentation include:

  • Official results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) A score of 173 (computer based) or 80 (internet based) or 550 (paper based) is required for admission consideration
  • Official results from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) showing a score of 6.0 or higher
  • A composite score of at least 900 on the SAT with no less than 400 on each subsection
  • A composite score on the ACT of at least 19 with no less than 17 on each subsection
  • Completion of an English Proficiency program or satisfactory grades of university courses in English
  • An interview with an Admission Committee. As part of their application, international applicants also must submit current and reliable documentation of their ability to pay the full cost of education, including all tuition and fees, and living expenses for the entire degree program

The fall deadline for international applications is June 1. To apply for admission, an international applicant should submit the following to the Office of Admissions:

  • A completed Application for Admission
  • International applicants must provide official transcripts from each secondary and post-secondary school attended. Applicants who have attended a foreign school must submit foreign coursework to a credentialing service for a course-by-course US equivalency report. This report should then be sent directly to Bushnell from the credentialing service. This evaluation will take approximately two to four weeks
    • NOTE: All student-athletes must have foreign transcripts evaluated by InCred in order to be approved for athletic eligibility within the NAIA (National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics)
    • Acceptable evaluation services for non-student athletes include: InCred, any NACES member from http://www.naces.org/, or ACEI Global
  • International Studies Abroad (ISA) is an appropriate service for international study abroad program credentialing
  • Proof of English Proficiency is required if English is not the student’s native language (see above for score requirements)
  • Documentation of adequate financial resources is required. Students must complete proof of financial documentation which includes a letter from each individual or organization that is contributing to the student’s education expenses indicating the amount of funds to be given. In addition, Traditional Undergraduate Admission from each sponsoring individual, an account statement verifying that sufficient funds are available is required. All letters and statements must be original copies and dated within three months of the application for admission. Contact the Office of Admissions for further details.
  • An interview with a faculty panel may also be required

International students who have provided documentation of adequate financial resources and have been approved for admission are mailed a letter of acceptance and Certificate of Eligibility I-20.

In order to enroll, international students are expected to pay their bill in full at the beginning of each semester.

Readmission of former students

Former students who have not attended Bushnell University in four or more consecutive semesters (two academic years) must complete the full transfer application process in order to be readmitted. Such students are required to meet the academic and graduation requirements in effect at the time of readmission. An appeal letter must accompany the application to be reviewed by the Admissions Committee if the student did not leave the university in good standing.

Students in good standing who have not been enrolled at Bushnell University for three or less semesters are required to submit an abbreviated readmission application form and official transcripts for any and all courses completed while away from Bushnell University. Students on approved leave from the University or doing approved study abroad or special studies programs are not required to apply for readmission.

Non-discrimination statement

The policy of Bushnell University is to provide equal opportunity for all qualified persons in the educational programs and activities that the University operates. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, or any other protected status to the extent prohibited by applicable nondiscrimination laws in its admission policy, employment, scholarship and loan programs, educational, athletic, and other activities that it operates.