Preview Day - April 10

Traditional Campus Program

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.

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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.

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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.


Fall 2017 (August 2017)

Please select which type of student you will be in Fall 2017 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/Gateway - A high school student who wants to take college courses while still in high school

Dual Enrollment Student


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

SWU Readmit Student

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/Gateway - A high school student who wants to take college courses while still in high school

Dual Enrollment Student


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. The application for Fall 2018 (August 2018) will be available in June 2017. If you are currently not receiving communication from the SWU admissions team, we encourage you to share your contact information. This will keep you updated on SWU and we will let you know when our Fall 2018 application is available.


OneLife Gap Year Program

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