Warriors at heart. Your campus experience may only last a few years, but your connection to Southern Wesleyan can last a lifetime. Stay connected to SWU through events, publications, and social media.

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.

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 and graduate programs, click here.

Learn more about transfer credits accepted at Southern Wesleyan University.

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.



Discover SWU

This is our smaller personal campus visit option. This visit opportunity includes a campus tour, a general overview of SWU, and the next steps from admissions and financial aid. You have the option to request additional appointments as well. To schedule a visit, click below!

Schedule Discover SWU Visit



Preview Days

Preview Day is a great way to spend half a day exploring SWU alongside other prospective students and learn more about our campus, our community, and what it's like to attend college here. You'll have the opportunity to tour campus, interact with students and faculty, learn about our majors, and more! Questions? Contact admissions at 864-644-5550.

Sign up for Preview Day



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!

Based on cumulative GPA from all institutions attended. Renewable for up to four years or 120 SWU credit hours, whichever comes first.

Scholarship Amount GPA
Transfer Trustee Scholarship $9,000 3.5 – 4.0
Transfer Warrior Scholarship $7,000 3.0 – 3.49
Transfer Opportunity Scholarship $5,000 <3.0

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship - $1,000 per year

Five renewable $1,000 per year scholarships are awarded to members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society who transfer to Southern Wesleyan University’s On-Campus program. The scholarships will be awarded in addition to other sources of eligible institutional aid. Students must submit a copy of their Phi Theta Kappa Society membership. Student must be enrolled as a full-time student in SWU’s On-Campus program. The five scholarships will be awarded on a first-come basis and will be applied once a student has been admitted and completed the financial aid process at SWU.



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. High school transcripts and test scores may also be requested at the discretion of the Office of Admissions.

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.