Online/Distance Admissions

Love BSU, but don’t live nearby? Become part of the BSU family through our Online and Distance programs.

Experts in Distance Learning

Bemidji State has been offering distance learning programs since 1973. Today, we are leaders in undergraduate and graduate programs that can be completed entirely online, in a hybrid format, or off-site at partner campuses across the state.

Extended Learning students must apply for admission into an undergraduate or graduate degree or certificate program using the same admissions process as our on-campus students. If you plan to take a few courses, but don’t plan to pursue a degree or apply for financial aid, you may apply as a non-degree seeking student. Admissions Policies & Procedures (PDF)

Once you have been admitted, we’ll consider you an Extended Learning student, and you may register for both on-campus and online or off-site courses.