Required Credentials for Non-U.S. Citizens and Non-U.S. Residents
- Certification of finances (non-U.S. citizens only)
Applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States must submit a Certification of Finances form, or bank statement indicating the amount, in US dollars, available to support their educational expenses. Please include all sources of support you intend to use. This information is required of all non-US citizens, regardless of whether or not you will be seeking need-based financial aid.
- English proficiency (non-native English speakers only)
- Applicants for whom English is not the first language must provide evidence of their fluency. Official results from the IELTS or TOEFL are required. A score of 7.0 on the IELTS is recommended for admission. A score of at least 90 on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) is expected, although students who score over 100 are considered best prepared for a smooth transition to academic life at Wheaton. The code for sending your IELTS score to Wheaton is 5109. For TOEFL, the code is 3963.
- Students who have been studying entirely in English (without ESL support) throughout secondary school may be eligible for a waiver of the English proficiency requirement by contacting the Admission Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. English proficiency waivers will be granted only after an application is submitted.
- Application for admission, application fee
- Please complete the Common Application and the Supplement to the Common Application and return it to the Office of Admission.
- The application fee for freshman candidates who apply online is waived through January 5.
- Fill in the co-curricular and employment sections of the application. Even if you plan to submit a personal resume, you must also complete this portion of the application
- Please remember to write or type your name and date of birth on every credential submitted as part of your application.
- Supplement to the Common Application
- Academic writing sample
- In addition to the Personal Statement, you must submit a graded writing sample as part of the application. The Writing Sample is a copy of an analytical paper, in English, that you have written within the last year, including the grade you received and the teacher's comments.
- The Admission Office recognizes that candidates who do not attend international/American/English medium schools may not have a paper that meets these requirements; such students have two options. They may translate an academic paper written in their native language into English OR they may submit an additional Personal Statement/essay, choosing from the topics offered on the Common Application. Please clearly indicate that the translated paper or additional Personal Statement is the in lieu of the Graded Writing Sample. This opportunity is not available to students studying in English medium schools.
- Secondary school report, academic transcripts and midyear report
- After completing the candidate's section, ask a school official to submit the Secondary School Report form, which is part of the Common Application. An official copy of your high school transcript, including official translation, must accompany the Secondary School Report. Candidates are responsible for making sure that an official midyear transcript is sent as soon as it is available. The Final Report should be submitted by students who have already graduated from high school.
- Please note that the Admission Committee will not review any applications without grades from at least the first term of the candidate's final year of secondary school.
- SAT subject and reasoning tests (optional for all applicants)
- Submission of SAT Subject and Reasoning Tests is an optional part of the Wheaton admission process. The Admission Committee places primary emphasis on secondary school performance, English proficiency, writing skills and letters of recommendation when making admission decisions. Therefore, each applicant should indicate his/her choice on the Optional Standardized Testing section of the Wheaton Supplement to the Common Application. Students wishing to have their scores considered should complete all testing before February 1.
- All first-year applicants are eligible for merit scholarships and financial aid, even if they do not submit SAT results.
- Teacher evaluations
Please complete the top section of each form and ask two of your instructors to complete and return them directly to the Office of Admission (or to you in a sealed envelope) by the appropriate application deadline date. Recommendations should be from instructors who taught you in academic subjects during the last 2 years of high school.
- Transfer students
In addition to the items listed above, transfer applicants should submit final high school transcripts, as well as official transcripts from all colleges attended.
- Dean's report (Transfer candidates only)
All transfer applicants must submit the Dean's Report Form from their current or most recent college or university. This form is due by March 1 (by November 1 for mid-year admission).
- Mid-term evaluation (Transfer candidates only)
Please obtain up-to-date assessments of your grades in progress from all the instructors in courses you are currently taking. This form should be submitted by March 1 (November 1 for mid-year admission).