How does BU@NMC work?
BU@NMC is a program offered at Nappanee Missionary Church where students will complete accredited Bethel University classes, both online and in-person, on the NMC campus while engaging in campus-like student development and community-driven activities.
Our students are given a daily schedule with blocks of time to dedicate to the different aspects of campus life such as: day prep, class time, homework, practicum, student development, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHO SHOULD APPLY TO BU@NMC?
BU@NMC is for all high school graduates and interested young adults, looking to discover and embrace their God-given mission within a platform of vocational ministry or the marketplace.
WHEN CAN I APPLY?
Students are admitted in either the fall (classes begin in August) or spring (classes begin in January) semesters.
IS BU@NMC HOUSING AVAILABLE?
Unfortunately, housing is not available through the BU@NMC program.
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL WEEK LOOK LIKE AT BU@NMC?
Check out the calendar at the top of the page to see what a typical week would look like at BU@NMC.
IS THIS AN ACCREDITED PROGRAM?
Yes, this program partners with Bethel University. Bethel University is a fully accredited institution authorized to award associate, bachelor, and master’s degrees.
DOES THE PROGRAM OFFER FINANCIAL AID OR STUDENT LOANS?
BU@NMC enables enrolled students to pay for their college experience using federal financial aid. To know if you are eligible for such funding, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.studentaid.gov and maintain 12 credit hours each semester.
Many scholarships received from organizations outside of Bethel University can be applied to the cost of your education.
Bethel University will assist you in understanding all of your financial options.
WILL CREDITS FROM OTHER COLLEGES TRANSFER OR CAN I TRANSFER CREDITS FROM BU@NMC TO ANOTHER COLLEGE?
Yes, although each school varies in what they will or will not accept, most general classes will transfer in or transfer out to other schools.
WHO IS TEACHING THE CLASSES?
Bethel University will provide online courses for students, meaning you will be taught by BU professors.
WHAT DO I RECEIVE IF I FINISH?
There are both two-year associate degrees and four-year bachelor degrees available from Bethel University. Both degrees offer valuable life experience, leadership development, and ministry training from serving at Nappanee Missionary Church.
DO I GET TO FOCUS MY PRACTICUM ON A CERTAIN TRACK?
Yes. Each student will have the opportunity to focus their ministry experience in either Kid Ministry, Student Ministry, Adult Ministry, Worship Ministry, Care Ministry, or Business (provided only to Business Administration majors).