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.

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.

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 On-Campus 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 on-campus program is a 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.


Summer 2019 (May 6 or June 24)

Please select which type of student you will be in Fall 2019 to fill out your appropriate application.

Gateway Dual Enrollment - A current high school junior or senior taking a SWU course for $100 per credit hour

Gateway Dual Enrollment


Gateway Transient - A student currently enrolled at another college taking a SWU course transferrable back to that institution

Gateway Transient


Gateway Other - Non-degree seeking individuals, senior citizens looking for academic enrichment, or individuals looking to take or audit a course for personal/professional development

Gateway Other

Fall 2019 (August 2019)

Please select which type of student you will be in Fall 2019 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

Spring 2020 (January 2020)

Please select which type of student you will be in Spring 2020 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

Fall 2020 (August 2020)

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

First-Time Freshman

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 .