Apply to Brescia University

We are delighted in your interest in Brescia University! We have a staff of committed admissions counselors who are here to guide you through this exciting process and answer any questions you may have.

The next step in your future starts with simply filling out an application. Choose the description below that applies to you and click on the link to start the application process. There’s no application fee when you apply online. 

If you prefer to submit a printed version of the application, please contact the Office of Admissions at 1-877-BRESCIA. View the Brescia University Application Privacy Policy.

First-Time Freshmen

If you are currently enrolled in high school or have graduated from high school less than three years ago without attending a college or university, use the links below to apply for the appropriate semester.

*If you have non-traditional credit (CLEP, AP, Dantes, IB), please contact the Office of Admissions at 1-877-BRESCIA. After submitting the application, please submit the following materials to the Office of Admission:

  • Official High School Transcript or GED scores (*WES evaluation required of international applicants.)
  • ACT or SAT Scores (Not required if out of high school for more than three years.)
  • TOEFL Score (*Required for non-native English speaking international applicants.)

Materials can be submitted to [email protected] or mailed to: Office of Admissions, 717 Frederica Street, Owensboro, Kentucky, 42301.

Non-Traditional Student

If you have graduated high school more than three years ago without attending a college or university, use the links below to apply for the appropriate semester.

After submitting the application, please submit the following materials to the Office of Admissions:

  • Official copy of high school transcript or an official GED score report

Materials can be submitted to [email protected] or mailed to: Office of Admissions, 717 Frederica Street, Owensboro, Kentucky, 42301.

Transfer Student

If you have attended a college or university in the past, use the links below to apply for the appropriate semester.

After submitting the application, please submit the following materials to the Office of Admissions:

  • Official Transcripts for every college or university you have attended. (*WES evaluation is required of international applicants.)
  • TOEFL Score (*Required for non-native English speaking international applicants.)

Materials can be submitted to [email protected] or mailed to: Office of Admissions, 717 Frederica Street, Owensboro, Kentucky, 42301.

Online Student

If you are planning to enroll in an online degree program with BUonline, use the links below to apply for the appropriate semester. For more information regarding online degree options, please visit the BUonline webpage.

After submitting the application, please submit the following materials to the Office of Admissions:

  •  Sealed, official transcripts from every institution you have attended after high school, if applicable.**

**If you have never attended a post-secondary school, please request to have your sealed, official high school transcripts sent directly from your school to ours. Materials can be mailed to: Office of Admissions, 717 Frederica Street, Owensboro, Kentucky, 42301.

Online MSW Student

Brescia University offers two types of full-time 100% online Master of Social Work Programs:

Full MSW program – for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a field other than social work. 

Advanced Standing MSW – for students who have completed a Bachelor of Social Work from a CSWE-accredited institution in the past five years.  (If you completed your BSW more than five years ago, you will need to complete the full MSW program). 

Brescia University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees.  Brescia University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NCSARA) which establishes national standards for interstate offering of distance education courses and programs.  Brescia University’s MSW program is in Candidacy status with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).  Brescia University should move to fully accredited by the CSWE in March of 2019.  Once that happens, all MSW graduates from Brescia University since the inception of our program will have graduated retroactively from a CSWE-approved schools.

MBA or MSM Student

If you are interested in applying for the Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree, or the online, two-year Master of Science in Management (MSM) degree, use the links below to apply for the appropriate program.

Applicants will be notified in writing what materials are required to complete their application.

Non-Degree Seeking Student

If you are interested in taking a course at Brescia for credit or personal enrichment without seeking a degree, apply online.  **Please note that Non-Degree students are not eligible to receive financial assistance. No further documentation is needed to complete the application.