Preview Day - November 10

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.

Apply to SWU Traditional Program

Hello, Future Warrior!

We’re eager to continue the conversation with you. You can start the process by applying online. An online application should only take 10-15 minutes to complete.

SWU's traditional campus program is our daytime, residential program at our main campus in Central, South Carolina, offering the traditional college campus experience for high school graduates and transfer students.

Please select the term below you are applying for.


Spring 2018 (January 2018)

Please select which type of student you will be in Spring 2018 to fill out your appropriate application.

First-Time Freshman - A high school senior or graduate attending college for your first time.

First-Time Freshman


College Transfer - A student who is currently or has previously enrolled at another college.

College Transfer


Dual Enrollment Student (Gateway to Learning) - A high school junior or senior student who will be taking a dual enrollment course on SWU’s campus or online.

Dual Enrollment Student (Gateway)


Gateway to Learning Student - SWU's Gateway to Learning program is for non-degree seeking individuals, such as transient students currently enrolled at other colleges, pastors looking to take a Latin or Hebrew course, senior citizens, or individuals that are looking to take or audit a course for personal or professional development. More information about Gateway student types

Gateway to Learning Student


SWU Readmit Student - A former SWU student who is applying for readmission back to SWU

SWU Readmit Student

Fall 2018 (August 2018)

Please select which type of student you will be in Fall 2018 to fill out your appropriate application.

First-Time Freshman - A high school senior or graduate attending college for your first time.

First-Time Freshman


College Transfer - A student who is currently or has previously enrolled at another college.

College Transfer


SWU Readmit Student - A former SWU student who is applying for readmission back to SWU

SWU Readmit Student

Applications for future terms are not available at this time. If you are currently not receiving communication from the SWU admissions team, we encourage you to share your contact information.


OneLife Gap Year Program

If you are considering the OneLife gap year program, click here to learn more.


If you are unable to complete the online application and prefer a paper application or other accommodations, please contact our Office of Admissions at 877-644-5556 or .