Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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International FAQ

Testing and Other Requirements

  • What are the English proficiency requirements?

    Non-native English speakers must provide evidence of their English proficiency in order to be considered for admission. IELTS and TOEFL are the preferred tests, though the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTEA) is also acceptable.

    Non-native English speakers whose high school curriculum is taught entirely in English may request a waiver of the TOEFL by contacting the Admission Office. The Admission Office does not grant TOEFL/English proficiency waivers before an application is submitted.

    The ETS code for sending your TOEFL scores to Wheaton is 3963.

  • Which standardized tests are required for admission?
    At Wheaton, the submission of all standardized testing (with the exception of English proficiency) is optional. If you would like to submit the results of SAT Subject Tests, SAT Reasoning Tests and/or the ACT, the admission committee is happy to consider these scores, but your secondary school grades will be emphasized more heavily. Read our Required Credentials page for international students.
  • I cannot take one or more standardized tests until after the application deadline. Is this too late?
    The admission staff begins reading applications in January, so it is likely that an initial review of your application will take place before your scores arrive. In late February or early March, prior to a final admission decision, each application is brought to an admission committee meeting. Your scores should be available by then and will be considered at that time.
  • Is the Midyear Report form required?
    If you have already submitted the Secondary School Report Form, including grades from the current academic year, it is not necessary to submit the Midyear Report form. If you have not submitted the Secondary School Report form, you must submit the Midyear Report form with your midyear grades. Please be aware that an application will be considered incomplete if we do not receive a transcript containing in-progress or final grades from your last year of secondary school.
  • My school only awards grades at the end of the academic year. How can I meet Wheaton's Midyear Report requirement?
    Unless you have already graduated from high school and can submit a final high school transcript, you will need to obtain a record of your current year performance to date. If you have a school counselor, please ask that person to obtain information about your current performance from each of your teachers and submit the approximate grades you are earning on the Midyear Report form. If you do not have a counselor, please bring the Midyear Report form to each of your teachers and ask them to indicate your approximate grade in each class.
  • Is the Final Report required?

    The Final Report is required of the following students:

    • Accepted students who choose to enroll at Wheaton (to be submitted before you begin attending classes at Wheaton)
    • Applicants who have already graduated from high school (to be submitted with your application). Such students should submit the final report along with their final secondary school transcript and certification of graduation.
  • Is the International Student Supplement form required?
    No.

Interviewing at Wheaton

  • What is the purpose of an admission interview?
    The purpose of the interview is for an admission staff member to learn about your academic and extracurricular interests. We are also interested in learning about why you want to study in the United States. You will have an opportunity to ask questions about Wheaton. The Admission Committee will see your resume, secondary school records and scores when you apply, so it is not necessary to bring an academic transcript or any other items with you to the interview. Please feel free to dress casually.
  • I cannot visit Wheaton, but would like to have an interview via Skype or near my home. Is this possible?

    A limited number of interviews via Skype are available in December. In addition, members of the admission staff travel each fall to many countries around the world. Please contact the Admission Office to inquire about a personal interview in your country or to arrange an interview via Skype.

    Rest assured that the Wheaton Admission Staff understands that many international students are unable to travel to the United States for college visits. While we hope that those who come to the Boston/Providence area will include a visit to Wheaton, those who are unable to visit will not be at a disadvantage in the admission process.

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