Belmont University Applications for 2021 Now Open

University Now Test Optional for Undergraduate Admission, Offering Robust Virtual Visits

Belmont Campus
Pretty campus shots at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee

Applications for 2021 at Belmont University opened on August 1, and prospective students have more opportunities than ever to virtually experience all that Belmont has to offer. The University is now offering robust virtual visits that include campus tours, information sessions, residence hall sessions and academic sessions for each college. 

Another noteworthy change for next year’s incoming class is that Belmont University has opted to go test optional for the spring, summer and fall 2021 undergraduate application cycles due to the challenges COVID-19 has placed on the college search process, such as testing dates being cancelled across the country. Students who apply as a test optional applicant will not be required to submit ACT or SAT scores for admission and scholarship purposes. Graduate students can check with their individual program for admissions requirements.

Director of University Admissions Brooke Brannin said, “Belmont is a student centered university and in times like these, the needs of applicants are our priority. Students should not be worrying about how to get access to the ACT or SAT, but instead focus on their current classes and staying well. We look forward to working with the incoming class in new and reimagined ways.”

Belmont is committed to using a holistic approach in reviewing each applicant for admission. Belmont will also consider every student for merit-based scholarships regardless of their decision to submit a test score. A list of frequently asked questions and answers about this new policy can be found on Belmont’s Test Optional information page.

Freshman and Transfer students alike can join Belmont admissions counselors and student tour guides for the newly revitalized Virtual Admissions Information Sessions and Campus Tours. The sessions cover general information about the University and its program offerings, as well as the admissions and financial aid process. The Tour Guide will provide a virtual tour of campus, incorporating Belmont’s unique history with their personal stories.

When registering for one of Belmont’s Virtual Academic Information Sessions, students will have the opportunity to select which academic program to learn more about on that day. A list of Belmont’s majors will help guide students to find out which academic session will be best for them to attend. Each session will provide an overview of curriculums, student life, career outcomes and much more. These sessions are offered weekly through the fall semester.

Scheduling a virtual experience can be done through Belmont’s BU4U accounts. After creating an account and logging in, prospective students can click the Visit Us tab located in the top right corner of the webpage to search all events. Once registered, an email confirmation will be sent that will provide details including login information for the day of the session.

Of course, there’s nothing quite like experiencing Belmont’s campus in person. Although limited in size due to COVID-19, these tours and visits are still available. Updated safety guidelines for campus visitors can be found on Belmont’s admissions website.