Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts


Transfer Applicants

We’re delighted that you are applying to Wheaton!  The information below will guide you through the application process.

Transfer applicants (regardless of citizenship) should fill out the Common Application for Transfer Students. If you have questions about the transfer application process please contact Kristen Cahalane, Associate Director of Admission.

  •  Please note: All deadlines are by 11:59 p.m. in the time zone from which you are submitting the application. Admission
    Transfer (fall entry) April 1 On rolling basis
    Transfer (spring entry) November 1 On rolling basis
  • Admission application and fee

    The Common Application for Transfer Students is available exclusively through the Common Application Web site. The application fee is $60 and may be paid through the Common Application website or by personal check made payable to Wheaton College. If the fee is a burden that will prevent you from applying to Wheaton, please contact your high school to inquire about a NACAC Waiver form, or utilize Wheaton's fee waiver form.

    Remember to indicate the term for which you are applying on the application and on all other forms. Be sure to sign and date your application. If submitting a paper application, please type or print clearly and write your full name and date of birth on every credential submitted as part of your application.

  • Required credentials
    1. Secondary school report, academic transcripts (high school and college)
      After completing the candidate’s section, ask your high school college counselor to submit the Secondary School report form, which is part of the Common Application. An official copy of your final high school transcript is required, and should accompany the Secondary School Report. If it is not possible to obtain a Secondary School Report, please contact the Office of Admission. Official transcripts from all colleges attended are required, as well.
    2. College official's report
      All transfer applicants must have a College Official’s Report form (part of the Common Application for Transfer Students) submitted on their behalf by an official at their current or most recent college or university.
    3. Mid-Term Report form
      Students enrolled in college must obtain up-to-date assessments of grades in progress from all instructors using the Mid-Term Report form (part of the Common Application).
    4. Instructor Evaluation
      Ask one of your instructors to complete the Common Application Teacher Evaluation form and submit it directly to the Office of Admission by the appropriate application deadline date. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit an evaluation from an instructor who has taught them in an academic subject within the last two years.
    5. English proficiency (non-native English speakers only)
      Non-U.S. citizens for whom English is not the first language must provide evidence of their fluency. IELTS and TOEFL are Wheaton's preferred English proficiency tests, however the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTEA) may be submitted in lieu of IELTS or TOEFL. 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 admission@wheatoncollege.edu.
    6. Certification of Finances (non-U.S. citizens/permanent residents only)
      All applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States must submit a Certification of Finances form or a bank statement indicating resources available to support their educational expenses.
  • Optional credentials (test scores, writing sample, portfolio)
      1. Academic writing sample
        You may submit a graded academic writing sample. Your paper should be an analytical or research-based sample from an English, social studies, humanities or natural science class, and not an example of creative writing. Papers must have been written (in the English language) within the past year, and be no more than five pages in length. Because writing samples will not be returned, legible copies are acceptable. A writing sample can be uploaded in the "Additional Information" section of the Common Application site, or send it to us by email or regular mail.
      2. Standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests)
        The submission of standardized test results is optional for all candidates. If you choose to submit your results, Wheaton will accept current and redesigned SAT scores (beginning in spring 2016). Applicants may submit scores from either test. The admission committee, however, encourages international students whose first language is not English to submit their scores. English proficiency testing, (IELTS, TOEFL) is required of non-native English speakers. Candidates who believe they should be exempt from English proficiency testing may contact the Admission Office (admission@wheatoncollege.edu) to inquire about a waiver after submitting the Common Application.The ETS code (College Board/SAT) for sending your scores to Wheaton is 3963; the ACT code number is 1932. Score reports for submitters must be received no later than the application deadline.
      3. Personal portfolios
        Students may wish to submit additional material with their application which may provide evidence of particular talents or interests.Wheaton requests that work representing talent in the following categories be submitted via SlideRoom*.

        • Visual Arts
        • Dance
        • Music
        • Theater
        • Film

        *To set up a SlideRoom account click on the SlideRoom link within the Common Application.

        Faculty will review these portfolios if they are submitted at least two weeks before the application deadline.

        Applicants are welcome to submit portfolios representing other academic and personal accomplishments by sending them directly to the Admission Office at admission@wheatoncollege.edu. Please note that electronic submissions are preferred and that any hardcopy portfolios will not be returned. Examples of possible submissions include:

        • Community Service Projects
        • Entrepreneurial Pursuits
        • Creative Writing (Please limit submissions to 5 single-spaced pages or fewer.)
  • Educational assessments/diagnostic testing
    Students with specific learning disabilities or learning style differences may wish to submit copies of any recent professional assessments or documentation with their application to Wheaton. Submission of documentation is purely voluntary and all materials are kept confidential. Students planning to submit testing should note that testing should be no more than three years old.
  • Campus visits and personal interviews
    We encourage you to visit the Wheaton campus. Personal interviews are strongly recommended for all applicants. While you are on campus you also may participate in an information session and/or a tour. Tours and interviews are available by appointment weekdays (and Saturday mornings all fall) throughout most of the year. If you are unable to schedule a visit to the campus, the Office of Admission will attempt, upon request, to arrange an interview with a member of the Alumni and Parent Admission Committee (APAC) living near your home or school. Please contact the Office of Admission well in advance to schedule an on-campus or APAC interview. Contact us at 508-286-8251 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday.
  • Financial aid
    Financial aid for admitted students is determined based on a combined assessment of financial eligibility and the overall academic strength of the candidate. U.S. citizens and permanent residents applying for financial assistance must complete both the CSS PROFILE and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Wheaton CSS code number is 3963 and the Wheaton FAFSA code number is 002227. Non-U.S. citizens should submit the International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA). For more information, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 508-286-8232 or at sfs@wheatoncollege.edu.
  • Required documents for financial aid
    1. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
      The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for federal funding and is required of all financial aid applicants. The FAFSA is available online. Students, along with their parents, should complete and submit the form to the processor as soon as possible after January 1. Although the form asks for specific information from student and parent tax returns, applicants should not wait to complete tax returns for the current year before submitting the FAFSA. Complete the application in early January using the best possible estimates of family income; Corrections can be submitted later. Wheaton’s federal code number for the FAFSA is 002227.
    2. CSS PROFILE application (U.S. citizens)
      Wheaton uses the information from the PROFILE to determine eligibility for institutional funding. The PROFILE is available online at http://www.collegeboard.com; processing takes only 48 hours. CSS will send you an individualized application based on the registration information provided. Wheaton’s institutional code number for PROFILE is 3963. Applicants with questions about the PROFILE service should contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 800-541-3639 or at sfs@wheatoncollege.edu.
    3. Student and parent tax returns (U.S. citizens)
      Wheaton also requires that you and your parent(s) or guardian(s) submit copies of your federal income tax returns. If you are using estimates on FAFSA and PROFILE because you have not yet completed the appropriate year’s tax return, you must submit the most recent year’s tax return by the published deadline. You should include all pages, schedules and W-2 forms. Once a current-year tax form has been filed, a complete copy must be forwarded to the college. If you or your parent(s) have not and will not be filing a federal tax return, you must send a letter stating this and list all sources of income for the year.
    4. Noncustodial parent statement (U.S. citizens)
      If your parents are separated, divorced or never married, the parent with whom you do not live (the noncustodial parent) must complete a Noncustodial Parent’s Statement. You will be given a link for your noncustodial parent to complete this form when you complete your PROFILE online.
    5. Business/farm supplement (U.S. citizens)
      If you or your parent(s) own a business or a farm, you must submit a Business/Farm Supplement to Wheaton. You will be instructed to download and complete the form when completing the PROFILE. You may also request one from the Office of Student Financial Services. This form should be returned directly to Wheaton when completed. If the business files a corporate or partnership tax return, we request that you submit a copy of the business tax return along with the Business/Farm Supplement. You may download this form from: http://www.wheatoncollege.edu/admin/SFS/forms.
    6. The International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA)
      The ISFAA is used to determine eligibility for funding and is required of all international financial aid applicants. The ISFAA is available on the Student Financial Services page.
  • Financial aid application deadlines

    While Wheaton attempts to provide financial assistance to all eligible applicants, the college cannot assure that funding will be available for applicants whose files are completed after Wheaton’s deadlines. In order to meet deadlines, students should file the FAFSA and PROFILE applications (or ISFAA for international students) at least two weeks prior to the deadline. All other required documents must be received by the published deadline for priority consideration for assistance. The financial aid application deadlines are as follows:

    Financial aid deadline
    Transfer (spring entry) November 1
    Transfer (fall entry) April 1
  • Application checklist for transfer candidates

    Use this checklist to make sure that you submit all credentials required for the transfer application process. Please be sure to write or type your name and date of birth (mm/dd/yy) on every non-electronic credential submitted as part of your application. Soon after we receive your application, you will receive a login ID and password that will allow you to track the status of your application online. Please note that it may take several days from the time we receive your application credentials before they appear in our online tracking system, insideWheaton.

    1. Common Application, including personal statement
    2. $60 Application Fee, payable through the Common Application website or by personal check made payable to Wheaton College, or utilize Wheaton's fee waiver form.
    3. Secondary School Report and final high school transcript
    4. College transcript(s)
    5. College Official's Report
    6. College Mid-Semester Evaluations if currently enrolled
    7. One Academic Instructor Evaluation

    Required (If applicable)

    1. English Proficiency: TOEFL or IELTS scores (non-native English speakers only)
    2. Certification of Finances or bank statement (non-U.S. citizens only)

    Optional Credentials (see details above)

    1. Academic Writing Sample (You may upload an academic writing sample in the Additional Information section of the Common Application or you may send it via email.)
    2. Standardized Test Scores (SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests)
    3. Personal Academic Portfolio

    Financial Aid

    1. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid: FAFSA (U.S. citizens/permanent residents only)
    2. CSS PROFILE Application (U.S. citizens/permanent residents only)
    3. Student and Parent Tax Returns (U.S. citizens/permanent residents only)
    4. Noncustodial Parent’s Statement (if applicable, U.S. citizens/permanent residents only)
    5. Business/Farm Supplement (if applicable, U.S. citizens/permanent residents only)
    6. International Student Financial Aid Application (non-U.S. citizens only)


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