FIRST YEAR STUDENTS

Full Admission

A first-year applicant must meet the following criteria to be considered for full admission to Iowa Wesleyan University:

  • have a composite score of 19 or above on the ACT or a score of 900 or above on the SAT,
  • have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale).

Conditional Admission

Applicants may be admitted on a conditional basis, subject to review of their performance after one semester at Iowa Wesleyan University, if they meet the following two requirements:

  • have a composite score of 17-18 on the ACT or a score of 900-970 on the SAT.
  • have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale).

Committee Admission

Applicants not meeting the minimum criteria may petition the Admissions Advisory Committee for committee admission. Additional information,including teacher recommendations a personal statement or interview, may be required as part of this process. More information on this process is available from the Office of Admissions.

TRANSFER STUDENTS

Candidates for transfer admission (having 10 or more semester hours of college) must meet the following guidelines to be considered for admission to Iowa Wesleyan:

  • a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better from all previous college work,
  • have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average in all major and general education courses; activity courses taken as electives, such as choir or weight-lifting, are not to be included in the g.p.a. calculation,
  • be in good standing from the previous institution attended.

Also taken into consideration when determining if a transfer student is granted full admission, conditional admission or is required to go before the Admissions Advisory Committee for admission, is the student’s past performance in college core courses and major courses, as well as the overall difficulty of the courses previously taken.

A transfer student who is not granted full or conditional admission may petition the Admissions Advisory Committee for committee admission. Additional information,including faculty recommendations and a personal statement or interview, may be required as part of this process. More information on this process is available from the Office of Admissions.

Credit Transfer

A course was taken at a regionally accredited college or university, in which the content and depth are similar to a course taught at Iowa Wesleyan University, may be accepted for transfer.

Iowa Wesleyan will accept up to 60 credit hours from community colleges and up to 90 credit hours from four-year institutions. The final 30 semester hours must be completed at Iowa Wesleyan University.

Please contact us if you have any questions about credit transfers or completing the admissions procedure.

MILITARY PERSONNEL AND VETERANS

Iowa Wesleyan University welcomes current military members or veterans. We are a Principles of Excellence Participant, a member of Service members Opportunity Colleges Consortium and on the 2013 List of Military Friendly Schools. We also are a Yellow Ribbon school and participate in vocational rehabilitation.

If you served on Active Duty, you might be eligible for education benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. For example, the Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for educational and housing expenses to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

If you are currently serving in the military, you may be eligible for funding offered through the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance program. Check your eligibility status and the amount for which you qualify with your Service prior to enrolling.

If you are the spouse or child of a service member who is serving on active duty Title 10 orders in the pay grades of E1-E5, O1-O2, or W1-W2, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Department of Defense for education, training, and/or the occupational license and credentials necessary for a portable career.

If you are the spouse or child of a service member, you may be eligible for transfer of the service member’s Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to you.