We’ll Help You Navigate University, So You’ll End up Where You Want to Be
We understand that attending university may be a huge step for you and that all of the admissions information can be a little daunting. That’s why Beal’s Admissions Advisors are here on your behalf, making the process more simple for you. Then you can focus on what matters – seeking training that will give you a leg up, career-wise and confidence-wise.
What You’ll Need in Order to Apply
When applying to Beal, you must provide a valid high school diploma, GED, or HiSET. You’ll also be required to take the Accuplacer reading comprehension exam (unless you qualify for an exemption). Finally, you need certain vaccines to attend Beal University. The vaccines are to ensure everyone’s safety. Talk to an Admissions Advisor to learn more.
Start the Application Process to Begin Your Training
To start, you can fill out an application provided by the Admissions team. Once we receive and review your application, we will reach out to you with instructions on how to proceed. Next, you’ll come in to meet with one of our Admissions Advisors, whose job it is to support you through each step of the admissions process.
When you meet, you’ll have the chance to discuss what your interests and career goals are and they’ll give you program-specific information. You can also take a tour of the campus facilities, meet instructors and watch current students complete their training.
Pursue Your Career Sooner With Rolling Admission
Beal University has a rolling admissions policy, which means you will be considered for acceptance as soon as you submit your admissions application. You must also take an entrance exam if your program requires it (or qualify for an entrance exam exemption). There is a $30 application fee. However, the fee can be waived in some cases. Talk to your Admissions Advisor to learn more.
Tuition and Fees
Everyone wonders how they are going to afford university, but trust us – it’s worth it. You’ll be thankful you invested your time and money as you develop into a professional – that’s how you move ahead in the world! Plus, no one can take that credential away from you once you’ve earned it. Each Degree, Certificate or Diploma program has differing requirements and slightly differing costs. You can discuss the associated costs with your Admissions Advisor, and they’ll connect you with the Financial Aid Office to see if you’re eligible for FAFSA, scholarships, grants or bursaries.
Funding Your Education
We believe that no student should be denied the opportunity to pursue their educational interests because of a lack of financial resources. An interview with the Financial Aid Office can help to assess your financial needs based on the educational costs involved. Your Financial Aid Advisor will tell you about the various educational grants, loans, and scholarships that are available to you.
Visit our Financial Aid page to learn more, or schedule an appointment to meet with a Financial Aid Advisor. Beal University also offers Veterans Benefits for those who have served in the military or for eligible family members.
Beal University is proud to leave its footprint not just in the state of Maine, but all over the world. As one of the oldest institutions of its kind in the United States, we feel it’s important for all students to have access to quality training in some of today’s fastest-growing fields. Because of this commitment to worldwide education, we extend enrollment invitations to international students. Beal University is approved by the Student Exchange and Visitor Program for students with F-1 visas and M-1 visas to attend. Find out more in this Guide for Navigating the US Immigration System and the Study in the States websites.
English Language Proficiency Requirement
Applicants from countries where English is not the only language of common usage will be required to submit proof of English proficiency as measured by one of the following recognized tests: TOEFL, IELTS or CAEL.
The following are the required test scores for all Beal programs:
TOEFL Paper-based test – Minimum score of 550 required
TOEFL Internet-based test – Overall minimum score of 80 required, with minimum scores of 20 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.
IELTS – Minimum overall band of 6.0, with no single test score below 5.5
CAEL – Minimum overall score of 60
If you choose to take the TOEFL test, the Beal Institution Code is 3114.
Information about the language proficiency test can be found by visiting the testing agency website:
Only tests taken in the last two years are considered valid.
Test results submission policy
Standardized test results must be issued directly from the testing office. Photocopies will not be accepted. Test scores must be valid and verifiable. Scores more than two years old will not be accepted.
Language Proficiency Test Exemptions
The following applicants are exempt from submitting TOEFL, IELTS, or CAEL scores:
1.International students who completed a minimum of two years of full-time secondary or college level education in one of the countries where English is an official or the only language of common usage (check below if your country is listed on our ESL exemption list).
Students who completed at least two years of secondary education in one of the countries listed below are deemed exempt from TOEFL, IELTS, or CAEL:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- British Virgin Islands
- Canada (all provinces except Quebec)
- Cayman Islands
- St. Kitts and Nevis
- St. Lucia
- St. Vincent & the Grenadines
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- Trinidad & Tobago
- United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales)
- United States
- International students who obtain an International Baccalaureate in English from one of the International Schools’ members of the Council of International Schools (www.cois.org).
- Minimum English study in applicant’s home country:
- The applicant has studied in an English language secondary school for a minimum of 3 years and has achieved a minimum grade of 70% or a B in Grade 12 English or equivalent course.
- All other students must submit their valid TOEFL, IELTS, or CAEL scores to our International Admissions.
NOTE: Canadian citizens do not need a visa to enter the U.S. but must have a passport. A student should present the passport, Form I-20 A-B (PDF), and financial documentation at the Canadian/U.S. border.
If you’re an undocumented person, you can view these resources: Expert Advice and Resources for Undocumented College Students and Students’ Guide to DACA Phaseout.
Is Beal University Right for You? Get More Info…
If you’re interested in learning more about Beal University and exploring whether we have the right career path for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.
For immediate questions, call 207-307-3900
Enrollment Agreement with Binding Arbitration Provision. As a condition of enrollment, Beal University (the “University”) requires each student to sign an enrollment agreement containing a binding arbitration provision. The full arbitration provision can be found here and on page 13 of the University Catalog and School Handbook. Under the arbitration provision, each student and the University agree to resolve through binding and mandatory arbitration any dispute between the student and the University or any current or former employee(s) of the University. Arbitration is the referral of a dispute to an impartial person (an arbitrator) for a final and binding determination of the dispute. In agreeing to binding and mandatory arbitration, the parties voluntarily give up certain rights, including the right to pursue a dispute in court, the right to a trial by a judge or jury, rights to appeal, and other rights that may be available in a court, such as broader discovery rights. As provided by the arbitration provision, the parties also give up the right to bring or participate in any class action, collective action, private attorney general action, or any other type of action or proceeding in which anyone acts or proposes to act in a representative capacity on behalf of others. If you have any questions about this arbitration provision or the arbitration process, please contact the Chief Operations Officer. The University cannot require the student to participate in arbitration or any internal dispute resolution process offered by the University prior to filing a borrower defense to repayment application with the U.S. Department of Education pursuant to 34 C.F.R. § 685.206(e); the University cannot, in any way, require the student to limit, relinquish, or waive his or her ability to pursue filing a borrower defense claim, pursuant to § 685.206(e) at any time; and any arbitration required by this pre-dispute arbitration agreement tolls the limitations period for filing a borrower defense to repayment application pursuant to § 685.206(e)(6)(ii).