Freshmen Application Requirements

If you’re applying as an incoming freshman, you must have:

  • A high school diploma or its equivalent.  Your high school courses should include at least:
    • Four units of English (college-preparation or equivalent)
    • Two units of science
    • Two units of social studies
    • Two units of mathematics
  • A GPA of 2.3 (or rank in upper half of your graduating class at time of acceptance)
  • A composite SAT score of 860 (based on the critical reading/verbal and math sections) or an ACT score of 18

To apply:

  • Complete your application (by phone, online, or PDF) and submit it along with your $25 (U.S. dollars) application fee (non-refundable).
  • Have your official high school transcript sent to us.
  • Request that your SAT or ACT test score be sent to us.
    • The ACT school code for Southern Wesleyan University is 3837.
    • The SAT school code for Southern Wesleyan University is 5896.

Once accepted, you will need to:

  • Complete the FAFSA (school code for Southern Wesleyan University is 003422).
  • Complete the Southern Wesleyan University physical examination form (pdf).
  • Submit the housing form (pdf) and the $200 (U.S. dollars) security deposit (for residents students only).
  • Pay the $200 (U.S. dollars) tuition deposit.
  • Register for new student orientation.


Don’t hesitate to contact a member of our Admissions staff.  You can reach us by phone at 1-864-644-5550 or 1-800-C-U-AT-SWU or email at  .

All forms and information can be sent to:

Office of Admissions – Box 1928
Southern Wesleyan University
PO Box 1020
Central, SC 29630-9989