Indiana Wesleyan University welcomes applications for admission from any academically qualified person whose motivation is in keeping with the university's purposes. Admission is based on the careful review of all credentials presented by an applicant, and in no case is admission denied due to race, color, national origin, disability, religion, or sex.
Address all application information for undergraduate programs to Indiana Wesleyan University, Admissions Office, 4201 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana 46953. Call 1-866-468-6498, ext. 6507, or 765-677-2138. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org; Internet: http://www.indwes.edu.
Undergraduate students are admitted to the university in one of the following categories:
Distinction Based on high school grade-point average, SAT/ACT scores or college GPA. Students admitted in this category are eligible for academic scholarships.
Regular Standard admission with no restrictions.
Conditional Students whose GPA and/or national test scores are below the required levels. Students in this category may be required to take preparatory courses in reading, study skills, and writing.
Provisional First-year and transfer students who have a previous college GPA below 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students admitted in this category will be restricted from extracurricular activities and limited to 13 credits in a semester. Some provisional students will be required to take preparatory courses in reading, study skills, and writing.
Unclassified Students who are taking no more than two courses and are not admitted to a program of study. Students in this category may register for up to six hours per semester. A maximum of 18 credit hours may be taken under this status. This status does not constitute admission to a university program.
Prospective students are welcome to visit the campus. Appointments for interviews with an admissions counselor and/or a professor in a student's field of interest are encouraged. Overnight lodging for students is available on campus and may be reserved in advance through the Admissions Office. Call toll-free 1-866-468-6498, ext. 6507, or direct to the Admissions Office at 765-677-6507; E-mail address: email@example.com. Internet: http://www.indwes.edu
Prospective students applying to Graduate Counseling Programs should address all application information to Indiana Wesleyan University, Adult Enrollment Services, 1900 West 50th Street, Marion, IN 46953 or call 1-800-468-6498 ext. 2860 or 765-677-2860.
First Year Admission
Interested students are encouraged to apply for admission at the close of their junior year in high school. Applications are accepted throughout the senior year of high school, but should be submitted before March 1 for full consideration. Applications after March 1 will be considered as space is available. The completed application, high school transcript, test scores including an essay (SAT or ACT), recommendation, community values contract and personal essay are necessary for an admission decision. A tuition deposit is required before registration and is fully refundable until May 1.
An admission decision may be made at the end of the student's high school junior year if an official high school transcript has been provided. In this event a full four-year record and certification of graduation will be required before the student begins classes at IWU.
Viable candidates for admission should have a minimum of each of the following: 8 credits in language arts (equivalent to 4 years); 6-8 credits in mathematics (equivalent to 3-4 years); 6 credits in science (equivalent to 3 years); 6 credits in social studies (equivalent to 3 years); 4 credits in foreign language (equivalent to 2 years); 2 credits in health, physical education, safety (equivalent to 1 year); and 4-6 credits from other courses offered (equivalent to 2-3 years). Regular admission requires that applicants have at least a 2.6 cumulative high school GPA on a 4.0 scale and an 880 SAT (Math and Critical Reading) or 18 ACT score. Applicants who do not meet the requirements for regular admission may request special consideration.
Applicants may make arrangements at their local high school counseling office to take the SAT or ACT in the junior year or as early as possible in the senior year. Applicants who are unable to present SAT or ACT scores can make special arrangements with The Center for Student Success at the IWU campus to be tested.
Individuals not receiving a high school diploma must take the General Education Development Exam (GED) and achieve satisfactory scores to be considered for admission.
Transfer Student Admission
Students who have attended other colleges or universities may be admitted at advanced levels depending on the amount of credit transferable from the other institutions. Transcripts of all college work must be submitted with other admission credentials at the time of application to the Indiana Wesleyan University Admissions Office. All transcripts must be sent directly from the office of the registrar at the college or university attended. Students are also required to have a form (Transfer Information Form) completed from the last institution attended verifying that the student left the college in good academic and social standing. All undergraduate students must complete their last 30 credit hours before graduation at IWU.
International Student Admission
Indiana Wesleyan University is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. It is recommended that interested students contact the Admissions Office as early as possible (preferably one year in advance) as there are usually delays in preparing visas, passports, and transcripts. All application forms, documents, test scores, and payments must be received by July 1 of the year of intended study.
Students who do not speak English as their first and primary language must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) prior to admission to the university. On TOEFL, a score of at least 550 (paper-based) or 79 (Internet-based) is required for regular academic admission. On IELTS, a score of at least 6.0 for undergraduate programs, or 7.0 for doctoral programs is required for regular academic admission. Please visit the TOEFL Web site (http://www.ets.org/toefl) or IELTS Web site (http://www.ielts.org/) for more information. Before the immigration form I-20 can be sent, students from all countries except Canada must send the university (a) money equivalent to the first semester's tuition, room, and board; and (b) a $1000.00 U.S. emergency deposit to be held for the complete duration of a student's enrollment and to be used in case of family or medical emergency. Students from all countries including Canada must send to the university (a) a letter of financial commitment with certified bank statements indicating sufficient funds for attendance; and (b) proof of health insurance coverage in the U.S. or $500 for approximately one year of insurance premium (must be renewed annually).
Contact the Admissions Office for specific admissions procedures.
CAS and SON Pre-licensure Nursing
A student who has previously been enrolled in Indiana Wesleyan University and has discontinued enrollment for one semester or more must reapply. Application for re-enrollment may be made at the Admissions Office. Students who are not enrolled for one academic year or longer must meet the requirements of the governing catalog for the re-enrollment date. Any student who attended other institutions of higher learning must submit a transfer information form completed by the last college attended and official transcripts of all work completed before a readmission decision can be made. All transcripts must be sent directly from the office of the registrar at the college or university attended.
A graduate counseling student in CAS who has not been enrolled for more than 2 semesters must re-apply through the admissions office. Any student who attended other institutions of higher learning must submit a transfer information form completed by the last college attended and official transcripts of all work completed before a readmission decision can be made. All transcripts must be sent directly from the office of the registrar at the college or university attended.
Credits-in-Escrow (High School Students)
Qualified high school students are offered the opportunity to enroll under the Credits-in-Escrow program. A student must have maintained a 3.0 average on a 4.0 scale in high school classes and be recommended by a high school counselor or principal to qualify. A qualified student who has completed the first semester of their junior year may begin taking 100 level courses in the spring semester, continue each summer session, and take one course each semester of the senior year, not to exceed four courses. There is no tuition charge for credits earned under the Credits-in-Escrow program; however, a registration fee of $50 per course is charged at the time of registration. Students must be registered by the first day of classes. Please contact the Admissions Office for further assistance.
Students not pursuing a university degree, who want to take individual courses for personal development, may have an unclassified admission and register for up to six hours per semester for a maximum of 18 credit hours. This does not constitute admission to a university program. The University does not maintain degree audits for this classification. Unclassified students who subsequently wish to pursue a degree program must apply for regular admission status and at that time will receive a degree audit of the chosen major. Information on degree programs is available in the Registrar's Office.
Guest students from other colleges should have the approval of their home institution. By special arrangement, high school students may register with unclassified status while meeting requirements for high school graduation. By special arrangement, senior adults may register at a reduced fee.
Professional Programs (Acceptance into Majors)
Acceptance into the freshman class with a major in teacher education, nursing, social work, Christian/youth ministries, or other programs does not necessarily imply admission to these professional programs. Departments may have specific requirements that must be met at different levels of the program. A student will be assigned a status of pre- added to the major, until these specific requirements are met. For more information regarding acceptance into the chosen major, please see the appropriate School or Division section.