We are excited about the prospect of your taking courses through SCOPE. Formal admission to BJU is not required to take a course by distance learning, and approval to take a distance learning course does not imply admission to BJU or to a particular degree program.

Registration Timeline

To help you register for courses, we’ve prepared a typical registration timeline for you to review. Depending on how you plan to take your course(s) your process will differ.

Register as early as 3 months prior to the start of the course. Registration should be completed within 3 days prior to the course start date.


Apply by
June 30
to start
August 26


Apply by
October 31
to start
January 13


Apply by
March 15, 2025
to start
May 19, 2025


1. Review the admission requirements.

High School Student Dual Enrollment

  • You must have completed your sophomore year of high school, or be within 24 months of graduation.

  • You must have superior test scores on standard achievement examinations. You must be doing consistent A or B-level work in your high school courses.

  • Please see our dual enrollment page for more specific information.

Master's Degree Admission Requirements

  • Prerequisite Our master’s degree programs require an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

  • Note: International students or students with degrees from unaccredited institutions are considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • GPA  Our master’s degree programs require a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA:
        - 2.0 GPA for the Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling programs
        - 3.0 GPA for the Master of Public Health (MPH) programs
        - 2.5 GPA for all other master’s degree programs
        - Note: If your GPA is at least 2.4, we would encourage you to apply as some exceptions are granted
2. Start your application.

To begin your online application, you will need to create a Bob Jones University account.

3. Gather your required materials.

You will need to upload the following items as part of your application:

  • Official Transcripts
    • If you are a new student, you must request an official transcript from the institution granting your undergraduate degree. Your transcript should be sent to the Office of Admission for graduate study approval before admission.

      Office of Admission
      Bob Jones University
      1700 Wade Hampton Blvd
      Greenville, SC 29614
    • If you are a BJU graduate, your BJU transcript will be reviewed as part of the approval process before admission.
  • Reference Requests
    • You will need to submit the names, email addresses, and mailing addresses of two references. Upon submission of your application, an email will be sent to each reference requesting they complete a brief online recommendation. References must be submitted for your application to be considered complete.

Reference 1: a church leader (pastor or pastoral staff, non-relative)

Reference 2: an academic recommendation from a school official if you have been enrolled within the past 12 months; if you have not been enrolled in the past 12 months, submit a general reference.

4. Fill out your FAFSA.

If you are interested in Financial Aid, please complete your FAFSA information.

Students of any race, color, age, sex, national or ethnic origin, protected disability or veteran status are admitted to all the rights, privileges, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at Bob Jones University. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, national or ethnic origin, protected disability or veteran status in its administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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