Applications for admission to Belmont are considered on a rolling basis, so early submission of application materials is strongly encouraged. Many programs, including nursing, music, and songwriting are limited in terms of the number of spaces available. Applicants will be notified of a decision within 4-6 weeks of completing the application. For more information click here.
Application Check List
Degree Seeking Application
Complete the entire Degree Seeking Application thoroughly and submit the non-refundable application fee of $50. To facilitate efficient application processing, it is suggested that transfer applicants submit the application first before asking for other items to be submitted. You can apply using the following methods:
Complete the Personal Supplement and attach your answers to the Essay Questions and your Resumé of Activities. Be sure to include your full name, address and birthday on each page. Transfer applicants do not have to submit the Resumé of Activities.
Request that official transcripts (hardcopy) be mailed from the college/university directly to the Office of Admissions. For a transcript to be official, it may not be marked “Issued to Student”. Belmont is currently unable to accept electronic/online transcripts. Transfer applicants who have earned less than 24 transferable hours of credit from a regionally accredited college (AP and CLEP excluded) at the time of application must submit an official high school transcript.
** Applications cannot be reviewed with more than one semester of outstanding grades (excluding summer). Consequently applicants for Fall 2014 will need to submit grades from the Fall 2103 term and Spring 2015 applicants will need to submit Spring 2014 grades.
Transfer applications applying with less than 24 transferrable credits (excluding AP and CLEP) from a regionally accredited college must submit test scores. Request that official SAT-1 or ACT score reports be sent directly to Belmont. (Belmont’s ACT code is 3946 and the SAT code is 1058). Belmont does not consider Writing test scores from either the SAT or ACT. Test scores will be accepted as official if submitted on an official high school transcript. A nursing applicant (regardless of hours) must be a licensed registered nurse, have a previous bachelor’s degree or be an Accelerated BSN applicant to be exempt from this requirement.
Academic Program Supplement
Applicants who wish to pursue a major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (School of Music, Department of Art, and Department of Theatre and Dance) or Songwriting must complete the Academic Program Supplement as part of their application. For more information, click here.
Enrollment Confirmation Deposit
Upon acceptance, an applicant will be required to pay a $250 non-refundable Enrollment Confirmation Deposit. Confirming enrollment initiates important communication regarding Housing, as well as, Transfer Orientation, Advisement and Pre-Registration which occurs in June.
All full-time, undergraduate, degree-seeking, unmarried students (without children residing with them) are eligible to live in campus housing. Belmont University requires all full-time, undergraduate students and incoming full-time, undergraduate transfer students with fewer than 60 credit hours by the start of the Fall semester to live in campus housing unless Student is : 1) 21+ years of age by August 18, 2013; 2) married and/or has children residing with him/her; or 3) lives with parents, legal guardians, gradparents, or siblings over the age of 25 while attending Belmont.
Belmont reserves the right to modify the enforcement of the housing requirement based on the university’s educational and/or administrative needs and purposes. Affected students may not be guaranteed housing and will be waitlisted for campus housing based on modifications of the housing requirement and re-prioritized by student classification and/or date of application.
International Student Admission dates
- June 1 – Fall
- October 1 – Spring
- March 1 – Summer
Admission to the fall term
Applicants for the fall term are encouraged to begin the application process in early spring.
- July 1: The application deadline for the fall term.
- March 1: This is the priority date to submit the FAFSA to be considered for need-based financial aid. Our FAFSA Code is 003479. Aid will be awarded on an as-available basis after this date.
- Mid-March: Financial aid award letters will be mailed to students as awards are made and will continue to be mailed throughout the summer. You must be admitted to Belmont before you can be considered for financial aid.
- June: New Student Orientation and registration for incoming fall students
- End of August: Welcome Week for incoming fall students
Admission to the spring term
Applicants for the spring term are encouraged to begin the application process in early fall.
- November 1: The application deadline for the spring term
- November 1: This is the priority date to submit the FAFSA to be considered for need-based financial aid. Our FAFSA Code is: 003479. Applicants who have already received their Student Aid Report should have this forwarded to Belmont.
- Early November: Financial aid award letters will be mailed to students as awards are made and will continue to be mailed throughout the fall. You must be admitted to Belmont before you can be considered for financial aid.
- Early January: New Student Orientation and registration for incoming spring students
Admission to the summer term
Applicants for the summer term are encouraged to begin the application process in early spring.
- May 1: The application deadline for the summer term
- June: New Student Orientation and registration for incoming summer students
- March 1: This is the priority date to submit the FAFSA to be considered for need-based financial aid for academic year beginning in the fall. You must be admitted to Belmont before you can be considered for financial aid. Aid for the summer term is based upon the FAFSA from the prior academic year. Your Student Aid Report from the prior academic year should be forwarded to Belmont. Our FAFSA Code is 003479.
- Mid-March: Financial aid award letters for the academic year beginning in the fall will be mailed to students as awards are made and will continue to be mailed throughout the summer. You must be admitted to Belmont before you can be considered for financial aid.
- May 15: The deadline to submit the Summer School Application for Financial Aid.
Transfer of Credit
Due to the volume of transfer inquiries, Belmont is unable to provide pre-admission evaluation of transcripts/credit. However, Belmont helps prospective transfer students make informed decisions by providing resources and guidance prior to enrollment. Upon admission, transfer applicants are provided with a Preliminary Transcript Report which provides an initial idea of how course work applies to the Belmont general education core. Specific classes for the major will be reviewed by an academic advisor at Orientation once an applicant has paid the Enrollment Deposit.
Prospective transfers can go here to see how their current and previous courses might apply to the general education core. Applicants are encouraged to work with their current advisors for future course selection using information from the above link.
Transfers Seeking a Second Degree
Applicants interested in seeking a second degree at Belmont may not earn a second degree that is the same degree (BA, BBA, BS, etc.) they already hold, whether their degree is from Belmont or any other institution. This is true even if the major was different in the first degree.
Transfer applicants are not eligible for Academic Merit Scholarships. To see the numerous other options that are available please go to www.belmont.edu/sfs.