Early Action: November 1
Bellarmine offers an option for early action on the application. Students applying early action must have their applications in by November 1. In doing so, the application fee is waived, and students receive notification of their institutional scholarship in November.
Bellarmine Scholars Award: December 1
The Bellarmine Scholars Award is Bellarmine’s most prestigious academic scholarship. It includes a full tuition award with a study-abroad stipend. The application and an essay with the topic "Describe an incident or situation in your life which piqued your intellectual curiosity” are required by December 1. Finalists for the award are invited for an on-campus competition in February. Past recipients have scored 30 or higher on the ACT or 1330 or higher on the SAT and demonstrated a GPA of 3.4 or higher.
Regular Decision: February 1
Bellarmine requests that all other standard admission applications are submitted by February 1. Students applying online will have the application fee waived and have no additional scholarship application.
Early Assurance Program for DPT: March 1
The Guaranteed Early Assurance DPT Program is designed for high school seniors admitted to Bellarmine who want to pursue admission to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Students admitted to the program are guaranteed early-entry admission into the DPT program at the end of their third (Junior) year of undergraduate coursework upon full application to the DPT program. In order to be eligible to apply for the program, students must be admitted to Bellarmine, have a test score of at least a 28 ACT or 1250 SAT and a cumulative un-weighted GPA of 3.75. A committee will review the applications and select students for the program.
Honors Program: March 1
The Honors Program offers an honors-quality track for satisfying general education courses required for students accepted in the program. Honors courses differ from regular courses on a qualitative rather than quantitative basis. During the junior year, Honors students begin designing independent studies under the guidance of a primary faculty advisor; these projects continue with in-depth study through the senior year, culminating in a Senior Honors Thesis. In order to be eligible to apply for the program, students must be admitted to Bellarmine, have a test score of at least a 28 ACT or 1250 SAT and a high cumulative un-weighted GPA. A committee will review the applications and select students for the program.