Undergraduate Enrollment Requirements - Online Programs

To be considered for admission to the online undergraduate programs at Southern Wesleyan University, candidates must meet one of the following three criteria:

  • Be at least 21 years of age or
  • Have at least 24 transferrable undergraduate credits or
  • Give evidence of at least two years full-time employment

Enrollment Requirements for Associate and Bachelor Degree Programs

  • Submission of a completed application for online programs.
  • $25 non-refundable application fee.
  • A high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum high school cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  • Home school students must provide evidence of membership in an approved home school association and provide an official transcript with a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale; otherwise, applicant must submit GED scores.
  • Transfer students who have attended other colleges or universities must provide official transcripts from each school attended as well as an official high school transcript. Be sure to include military transcripts, if applicable. Student must have earned a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA for all college work attempted. International transcripts must be evaluated by an approved agency. American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers can do this evaluation, and National Association of Credential Evaluation Services provides a list of approved agencies. From the NACES list, Southern Wesleyan recommends using World Education Services or Josef Silny.
  • For applicants for whom English is a second language, official TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper test), 213 (computer test) or equivalent evidence of proficiency in English.

Download the Admissions Checklist (pdf) to assist in the enrollment process.

Learn more about transfer credits from accredited colleges and universities.

If you have any questions regarding admission requirements for your degree program, please contact your program representative.


In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972 and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Southern Wesleyan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, or physical handicap in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The university reserves its right to operate as a church-related institution and to develop policies consistent with the religious tenets of its sponsoring denomination, The Wesleyan Church. Read more about the Gender Nondiscrimination Policy.

If you would like to speak with someone concerning an alleged violation of the Nondiscrimination Policy, or would like to file a complaint, you can speak to our University Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator for Southern Wesleyan University is the Associate Vice President for Student Life, Dr. Justin Carter. His campus phone number is 864-644-5144. You can also reach him via email at . His office is located at 212 Jennings Campus Life Center (CLC).