Preview Day - October 20

Located in South Carolina, Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community dedicated to transforming lives.

Professors provide one-on-one mentoring outside the classroom at Southern Wesleyan University

The faith-filled community at SWU is comprised of students, faculty and staff who are passionate about learning and growing, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Fine Arts Events at SWU

Whether you come for a campus visit, fine arts program, or athletic event, SWU seeks to provide educational and cultural opportunities not just to our campus community but to the greater community around us.

Transfer Students

A Different Kind of Community

Located in Central, South Carolina, our traditional, residential campus is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community devoted to transforming lives by challenging students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ.

Are you at another college and thinking about transferring? We invite you to learn more about how you would fit in at Southern Wesleyan University.

This page is for transferring to our traditional campus undergraduate programs. For information about our online or evening programs, click here.


We are excited you are considering transferring to Southern Wesleyan University. Many students transfer to SWU each fall and spring from community colleges, four-year public and private institutions, and other Christian colleges. At SWU, we are committed to doing the best job we can to make your transition as smooth as possible.

Learn more about transfer credits accepted at Southern Wesleyan University.

Transfer Guides and Credits

Costs & Financial Aid

It's true—college may be one of the biggest expenses you encounter over the next few years. But it can be one of the best investments you'll ever make—and we'll help you every way we can. The value of a college degree still remains high through higher average lifetime earning potential and lower unemployment rates over those with just a high school diploma.

We will work with you to make your college investment as affordable as possible. Take advantage of a variety of institutional scholarships and grants, as well as grants and loans through federal and state assistance. Each student is given personal consideration to fit the financial aid package to the student’s need.


Transfer Scholarship

We know changing schools is often occupied by questions about cost, so we are pleased to offer a robust transfer scholarship platform for students transferring into the traditional campus program. See this table to determine your potential transfer scholarship or grant!

Transfer Grade Point Average (GPA) 45 Earned Credit Hours or Less 46 Earned Credit Hours or More
3.75+ $9,000 per year $11,000 per year
3.50–3.749 $7,000 per year $10,000 per year
3.25–3.499 $6,000 per year $9,000 per year
3.00–3.249 $5,000 per year $7,000 per year
2.75–2.99 $4,000 per year $6,000 per year
2.50–2.749 $3,000 per year $5,000 per year
2.00–2.499 $2,000 per year $4,000 per year

Transferring, for me, changed my perspective on college. The opportunities that SWU has given to me, even in my short time being here, have surpassed any expectation that I had for college. This is the place where I found a small, personal campus that also offered a big community. I’m so blessed to be a part of a community that is committed to empowering students to carry out the Gospel message to our broken and dying world.
- Caroline Sweatt, class of 2019

Visit Campus

Most experiences can't be described in words and photos. We don't expect you to be convinced to attend Southern Wesleyan University without experiencing it for yourself. Come see the faith-filled campus community here at SWU and how this might be the best place for you.

Transfer Admission Process

You are right to consider Southern Wesleyan University if you are willing to be challenged in the classroom; you are serious about growing in your Christian faith; you are excited to live alongside other believers in faith-filled community; you have a heart for service; you have a passion to pursue God's purpose for your life; and you want faculty to deeply invest in your college experience.

Our minimum requirement is a 2.0 cumulative GPA from all colleges attended and at least 12 credit hours earned.

It's that simple! Get started today!

Apply Today

1Submit the short online application

2Submit all official transcripts from any college attended

3Meet an advisor from your degree program of interest

 

 

Accepted Students

Congratulations, you’re a Warrior! We’re thrilled that you’re joining the Warrior family, and we’re excited to see what God has in store for you at SWU. Now that you’re admitted, it’s time to explore your next steps so you’ll be prepared and excited right when you join campus this fall.

Let's get started!