International Student Application Requirements

If you’re applying as a freshman international student, you will need:

  • A high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • A GPA of 2.0 converted on a 4.0 scale, or you must rank in upper half of your graduating class at the time of acceptance.
  • A composite SAT score of 860 or ACT score of 18.
  • IELTS or TOEFL score if English is not your first/native language.

If you’re applying as a transfer international student, you will need:

  • An official college transcript to be sent to World Education Services to be evaluated.
  • A GPA of 2.0 converted on a 4.0 scale, or you must rank in upper half of your class at the time of acceptance.
  • IELTS or TOEFL score if English is not your first/native language.

English Competency Testing

We require all applicants whose first/native language is not English to adequately demonstrate English competency as a part of the application process. Students may demonstrate competency by submitting scores from either IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). The scores we require are at minimum:

  • An overall band score of 6.0 for the IELTS
  • A 500 (paper test), 173 (computer test), or 61 (online test) for the TOEFL

Please contact the test center directly where you took the IELTS or TOEFL test and request that your official test scores be sent to the address below. We do not accept unofficial Test Report Forms from students.

Submit to:
Southern Wesleyan University Admissions Office
PO Box 1020
Central, SC 29630
United States of America

To apply:

  • Complete your application (by phone, online, or PDF), and submit it with your non-refundable $25 (U.S.) application fee.
  • Provide 2 recent photographs with your application (optional).
  • Submit an official transcript in English or with translation.
  • Have your official SAT or ACT test score sent to SWU (freshmen only).
    • The ACT school code for Southern Wesleyan University is 3837.
    • The SAT school code for Southern Wesleyan University is 5896.
  • Have your TOEFL or IELTS scores sent to SWU (if English is not your primary language).

Once you’re accepted, you will need to:

  • Complete the Southern Wesleyan University physical examination form (pdf).
  • Submit the housing form (pdf).
  • Register for new student orientation. 
  • Submit a Declaration of Finances form listing scholarships and grants.
  • Provide a deposit equal to first year's expenses.
  • Report to American Consulate and submit your I-20 to obtain a student visa.
  • Arrive at school no later than appointed date on your visa.
  • Show proof of health insurance to Business Office.

QUESTIONS?

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 Univeristy
PO Box 1020
Central, SC 29630-9989