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School Counselor & Advisor Information

Guiding Students Towards Success

Belmont values the invaluable role you play in guiding high school students through the college admission journey. Our dedicated team is here to offer you unwavering support. We are committed to serving our community and assisting more students in their journey towards college. We understand the challenges you face, and we want to be a valuable resource for you.

Whether you are already well-acquainted with our institution or are just beginning to explore what we have to offer, our goal is to make sure you have easy access to all the information you need. If you find yourself seeking answers or require further clarification beyond the details provided here, please don't hesitate to reach out to one of our first-year or transfer admissions counselors.  We are here to help you every step of the way. Your success is our priority! 

First-Year Student Application Information


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  • Application to the University
    • Belmont Application, Common Application© or apply Coalition, powered by Scoir accepted
  • Official High School Transcript
  • School Counselor Recommendation Letter
  • ACT/SAT Test Scores (Optional)

Belmont University will approve an application fee ($50) waiver to qualifying students based on indicators of economic need or if the student is first generation. To request, please complete NACAC’s application fee waiver form on behalf of the student indicating their eligibility criteria, and then submit directly to the appropriate Admissions Counselor.

Belmont considers students as first-generation if neither of their parents has completed a bachelor’s degree. Likewise, students may be considered first-generation if their parents did not complete a degree in the United States and therefore may be unfamiliar with navigating the college system in the United States.

E-Delivery of transcripts is accepted solely through Parchment, Clearinghouse, Naviance and SCOIR. Official transcripts will also be accepted via hardcopy mail sent directly to Belmont’s Office of Admissions at the following address:

1900 Belmont Blvd
ATTN: Office of Admissions
Nashville, TN 37212

Transcripts sent via email or fax are not considered official documents, and therefore will not be accepted.

Students may send official test scores directly from the College Board and/or ACT Administration. Reporting the test score on an official high school transcript will also be considered an official test score submission (as long as the test date and all relevant sub-scores are provided). Test scores emailed to the Admissions staff will not be accepted as an official submission.

Belmont is test optional.

The only required recommendation form must come from the applicant’s school counselor. This may be submitted via any of our delivery methods listed above. Alternatively, applicants may send an invitation to the School Counselor to complete the recommendation form electronically by providing a valid counselor email address on their prospective student portal, called BU4U. This may be virtually requested after the application has been fully submitted by the student.

Homeschooled students should submit one Personal Recommendation letter from someone other than a family member. This letter should be sent directly to Belmont from the recommender.

Application Opens: August 1st

Application Deadline: We use rolling admissions, so we accept applications through July 1st.

Named Scholarship Deadline: December 1st

General Academic Merit Scholarship Deadline: None. All students will be considered upon submission of their application.

If you are interested in scheduling a group visit to campus, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

In order to request a virtual visit with a Belmont representative, please complete this form. We may not be able to accommodate all requests, and we will do our best to meet you and your students’ needs.

Transfer Student Application Information

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  • Online application (Belmont Application, Common Application for Transfers or apply Coalition, powered by Scoir)
  • Official transcripts from every college previously attended
  • If less than 24 college units have been earned at time of application submission:
    • Official High School Transcript

*Note: College credit hours do not include AP, IB, remedial or military credits.

Transcripts can be delivered one of two ways:

  • Electronic delivery of official transcripts through Parchment, Clearinghouse, Naviance and SCOIR.
  • Official Hardcopy via mail sent directly to Belmont’s Office of Admissions at the following address:
    1900 Belmont Blvd
    ATTN: Office of Admissions
    Nashville, TN 37212

  • Application for all terms opens: August 1
  • Application Deadline
    • Spring Start: November 1
    • Summer Start: May 1
    • Fall Start: July 1

The General Academic Merit Scholarship for transfer applicants ranges between $2,500 - $5,000 and is awarded annually throughout the admissions cycle, from September through August.

Admitted transfer applicants with only in progress college coursework or one semester of college credit will be awarded a merit scholarship based on their cumulative high school GPA and college GPA (if applicable).

Admitted transfer students with more than one semester of college credit, will be awarded a merit scholarship of $5,000 based on a cumulative college GPA of 3.2 or higher. The application for admission to Belmont also serves as the application for this scholarship.

Tuition and Financial Aid Information

All courses from a regionally accredited institution where a C- or higher is earned will transfer to Belmont. Preliminary credit evaluations will occur after admission. Official evaluations will occur after the enrollment deposit is submitted.

Tennessee Community College Common Transfer Equivalencies

Information About Transfer Policies

Transfer students are required to attend orientation. Students may not enroll in classes prior to attending orientation.

Transfer students are not required to live on campus. Housing is first come, first served for transfer students.

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Have questions that are not addressed? Email admissions@belmont.edu.