BUBethany University

Notice: Bethany University transcripts will be maintained at the DRC until June 30, 2014. By the Student Accounts Office located at 6051 S. Watt Ave, Sacramento, California 95829. Those needing transcripts or help may contact Dana Fearn at 916-503-2899. These transcripts will be reviewed and released upon review of any outstanding accounts payable to Bethany University.

James R. Braddy
Chairman of the Board
Bethany University


Closure of Bethany University of the Assemblies of God On August 8, 2011 a Teach-out Plan to facilitate the closure of Bethany University was submitted to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and has subsequently received approval on August 16, 2011. Teach-out Plan Vanguard University of Southern California has also submitted and received approval from WASC for a Memorandum of Understanding for the purpose of being the eventual repository of Bethany University’s academic student records. Memorandum


Request for Transcripts

Bethany University transcripts will be maintained at the DRC until June 30, 2014. By the Student Accounts Office located at 6051 S. Watt Ave, Sacramento, California 95829. Those needing transcripts or help may contact Dana Fearn at 916-503-2899. or dfearn@fc.bethany.edu These transcripts will be reviewed and released upon review of any outstanding accounts payable to Bethany University. Transcripts are released to alumnus with a zero balance or to those who are on an approved payment plan. Diplomas are released to graduates with a zero balance. You can download a Transcript Request form to print out and send by fax or postal mail. Your full name (including all previous names) Your social security number (for identification purposes) Your address Your phone number and/or email address Last year of attendance The number of copies you need The address where you would like the transcript to be sent Your signature (transcript requests cannot be processed without a signature) Cost and Payment Methods Normal Processing: $15.00 per copy with the transcript leaving the Office by standard postal services within 5-7 business days. Rush Processing: $20.00 for the first copy and $15.00 for any subsequent copy per request. Rush copies leave the Office by standard postal services within 2-3 business days. There is an additional fee on top of the transcript fee of $25 for FedEx overnight service. Transcripts can be paid for with Visa, Mastercard, Check (7 day hold on transcript release for check verification), Money Order, or Cash (if the request is made in person). Please note a delay in the release of your transcripts will occur if you: Omitted any necessary information Have a remaining financial obligation to Bethany Have a non-standard payment plan or are delinquent on your standard payment plan If your transcript(s) cannot be released for these reasons, you will be notified by telephone. Your transcript request may be faxed to 916.503.2917 or mailed to:
Bethany University Records
P.O. Box 292956 Sacramento, CA 95829


Colleges Offering Services to Bethany Students

Bethany University is pleased to offer the following list of colleges eager to help you finish your education well. Each institution offers unique opportunities that may allow you to complete your desired major or graduate program at a comparable cost and within the time frame you projected at Bethany. Some colleges have developed extensive Memorandums of Understanding (MOU). These are like contracts of services they will provide to each student. Special accommodations may include adjustments to their standard financial expectations, transferring more units than normal, waiving residency requirements, and allowing exceptions to certain policies that enable you to finish in a comparable time frame and to meet your educational goals. Each college offers slightly different advantages in their MOU, so it is important for you to consider each one carefully.

In addition to the institutions that have developed MOUs for Bethany students, many colleges are willing to work with you individually and provide special incentives to assist you in transitioning to their college.

The following is the list of colleges that have indicated a strong willingness to serve you. Once you view their websites and decide to initiate contact, be sure to indicate you are a Bethany student needing to transition to a new college. That gives you access to their special considerations. Some institutions have information on their websites specifically for Bethany students. Please understand that specifics of the MOUs may not be applicable until Bethany’s teach-out plan is approved by our accrediting body, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Once WASC approves our teach-out plan, then institutions can apply the agreements in the MOUs to each student individually.

Current or former students seeking transcripts or other records from Bethany University should continue to contact the Registrar’s Office at 800 Bethany Drive. Once a decision is made concerning the disposition of the University records, that information will be disseminated by way of the Bethany website.

The entire faculty, staff, and administration at Bethany grieves over the closure of the University, and we apologize for the heartache and hardships this has created for you and your family. We are truly sorry. Please be assured of our continued concern for you, our prayers on your behalf, and our confidence in your ability to finish your educational pursuits in stellar fashion. “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all” (2 Corinthians 13:14, NIV).

Colleges that have provided MOUs:

Vanguard University (Costa Mesa, CA)

**Memorandum

Northwest University (Kirkland, WA)

**Memorandum

Southwestern Assembly of God University (Texas and online)

**Memorandum

William Jessup University (Rocklin, CA and San Jose, CA)

WJU's Bethany Transfer Day

**Memorandum

Simpson University (Redding, CA)

**Memorandum MS Psych

Patten University (Oakland, CA and online)

**Memorandum

Oral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK)

**Memorandum

Holy Names University (Oakland, CA)

**Memorandum

Life Pacific College (San Dimas, CA)

**Memorandum

Southeastern University (Lakeland, FL)

**Memorandum

Notre Dame de Namur (Belmont, CA)

**Memorandum

Western Seminary (Santa Clara, CA campus - Graduate Psychology only)

**Memorandum

Palo Alto University (Palo Alto, CA - Grad/Undergrad Psychology - Addiction Studies)

**Memorandum

Brandman University (Monterey, CA - MA in Teaching)

**Memorandum

Assemblies of God Colleges offering special considerations:

Evangel University (Springfield, MO)

Central Bible College (Springfield, MO)

North Central University (Minneapolis, MN)

Valley Forge Christian College (Phoenixville, PA)

Zion Bible College (Haverhill, MA)

Faith-Based Colleges offering special considerations:

Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA)

San Diego Christian College (San Diego, CA and online)

Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA and online)

Grand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ and online)

Colorado Christian University (Lakewood, CO and online)

Other Colleges offering special considerations:

John F. Kennedy University ( San Francisco and Campbell, CA)

Menlo College (Atherton, CA)