Priority Deadline: February 1st
Bemidji State University has a rolling application date, which means you can apply anytime before the upcoming semester. However, we encourage you to apply by February 1, so you can get priority placement for housing, scholarships and registration. Be sure to allow yourself enough time to get any official transcripts, ACT scores and financial aid forms turned in before the start of the semester.
Required for all students
Admission requirements are that you have earned at least a 21 ACT score (1500 SAT) or graduated in the upper 50% of your high school class. Students must also satisfy Minnesota's College preparation standards, which include 4 years of English; 3 years of math, social studies, and science; 2 years of a language; and 1 year of world culture or the arts.
ACT and SAT score reports
If you have graduated from high school within the past two years, you must have an ACT or SAT score when applying. To register, you will need to submit the official ACT score report or it must be indicated on your high school transcript.
NOTE: For admission to Bemidji State, we do not require the Written portion of the ACT. When registering for the ACT or SAT exam, remember to select BSU as a school you want electronic scores sent to.
If you have received college credit while in high school, please have the college you have credit from send an official transcript to us directly.
If you have AP (Advanced Placement) scores, we will only accept scores of 3, 4, or 5. Those scores must be sent to us directly.
Please send us an official, final high school transcript with your graduation date on it when you have completed high school. Otherwise, you will be unable to register for classes the following semester.