Admission and Registration - CAPS
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, but in no case is admission denied due to race, color, national origin, disability, religion, or sex. Students are admitted in one of the following categories:
- Regular - Students who satisfactorily meet all requirements will be granted standard admission with no restrictions.
- Probation - A graduate student whose entering grade point average (GPA) falls below the minimum required by the program may be accepted on probation. Probationary status will be removed after the student has completed the first three courses of the core with a satisfactory GPA (3.0). In case of extended probation, the number of courses to be completed in order to change status will be determined by the Associate Dean of the specific school. Any student failing to remove the probationary status will be academically suspended from the program.
- Provisional - Students whose files are incomplete may be accepted provisionally at the discretion of the Associate Vice President for Student Services if it appears from the available documentation that eligibility for the program has been met. The student is given until the end of the first course to submit the required materials. Failure to meet the required deadline will result in the student being dropped from the roster and not being allowed to continue.
- Unclassified - Students not pursuing a university degree who want to take certain courses for special reasons may be accepted for a maximum of 18 hours of undergraduate work or 12 hours of graduate work. Students receiving an unclassified status must reapply for regular admission if they desire later to pursue a degree program.
International/Non-English Speaking Students - A student who is living in the United States but is not a United States citizen must submit a copy of a visa or permanent resident status during the process of application. Students who do not speak English as their first and primary language must submit satisfactory scores from one of the following prior to admission to the university:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). For undergraduate students, a score of at least 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (Internet-based) is required for regular academic admission. For graduate students, a score of at least 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), or 100 (Internet-based) is required for regular academic admission.
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS). For undergraduate students a score of at least 6.0 is required; for graduate students a score of at least 6.5 is required; for doctoral students a score of at least 7.0 is required for regular academic admission.
Student visas (I-20's) are not issued for students wanting to enter the United States to enroll in programs offered for adult and graduate students.
Registration - Registration occurs at the beginning of the student's core program. At this point, students are registered for all courses within the major. Therefore, if a student needs to miss an individual course, official withdrawal must be made through the Office of Student Services. Staff will work with the student to make arrangements to retake this class with another core group at a time that will minimize the impact on the student's financial aid. Students need to be aware that temporary withdrawals could impact their eligibility to receive financial aid based on the standards outlined in IWU's Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Students in programs that require additional credits outside the major are responsible to meet with their advisor to facilitate registration in these courses.
A student who has failed to make arrangements for the payment of tuition for a course will have registration in that course cancelled.