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.

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.

Learn more about transfer credits accepted at Southern Wesleyan University.

Transfer Guides and Credits

Pathway and Bridge Programs for Students

Transitioning to another school to continue your education can be difficult, but that's not the case here. SWU made the process smooth and hassle free with help from faculty every step of the way. Whether it's the welcoming arms of the students or the faculty that hear your goals and make opportunities possible, the SWU community has positive faith-centered connections for everyone.
— Austin Satterfield, Class of 2019

Visit Campus

Most experiences can't be described in words and photos. We don't expect you to be convinced to attend Southern Wesleyan University without experiencing it for yourself. Come see the faith-filled campus community here at SWU and how this might be the best place for you.

Preview Days

Experience campus firsthand through the eyes of a SWU student, take a campus tour, meet professors and hear about our academic programs, speak with financial aid and admissions professionals and enjoy a free lunch.

More about Preview Days

Personal Visit

Personal campus visits are scheduled Monday–Friday and include a campus tour as well as a personal meeting with your admissions counselor to talk about the process of admissions and financial aid. We look forward to your visit.

More about Personal Visits

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!

Transfer Grade Point Average (GPA) 45 Earned Credit Hours or Less 46 Earned Credit Hours or More
3.75+ $8,000 per year $10,000 per year
3.50–3.749 $6,000 per year $9,000 per year
3.25–3.499 $5,000 per year $8,000 per year
3.00–3.249 $4,000 per year $6,000 per year
2.75–2.99 $3,000 per year $5,000 per year
2.00–2.749 $2,500 per year $4,000 per year

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.

Transferring, for me, changed my perspective on college. The opportunities that SWU has given to me, even in my short time being here, have surpassed any expectation that I had for college. This is the place where I found a small, personal campus that also offered a big community. I’m so blessed to be a part of a community that is committed to empowering students to carry out the Gospel message to our broken and dying world.
- Caroline Sweatt, class of 2019

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


It's that simple! Get started today!

Apply Today


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.

Let's get started!