Wheaton may be the right place for you to continue your academic career as a transfer student. We are excited to learn more about your academic endeavors and experiences. The information below will guide you through the application process. If you have applied to the college within the past calendar year (two semesters), you can submit a reactivation form in lieu of an application to Wheaton. We invite all applicants to connect with Kristen Cahalane-Petchar, Coordinator of Transfer Admission, should assistance be needed.

Transfer Application deadlines
Application Plan Deadline Notification
Transfer (fall entry) May 1 On rolling basis
Transfer (spring entry) November 15 On rolling basis

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Admission application and fee

In order to be considered for admission to Wheaton College, please submit the Common Application for Transfer Students. This application can be found on the Common Application website. There is no application fee.

Required credentials

Academic transcripts (high school and college)

Please submit official high school and college transcripts (from every college/university attended). Please note: applicants from international colleges/universities may be required to have their credentials reviewed by a professional evaluation service. Please contact Kristen Cahalane-Petchar for more information.

College Official’s Report

The College Official’s Report form found on the Common Application for Transfer Students must be submitted by an official at your current or most recent college or university.

College Official’s Report (pdf)

Mid-Term Report Form

Students currently enrolled in college courses must submit an up-to-date Mid-Term Report Form (part of the Common Application) detailing progress for each course.

Mid-Term Report Form (pdf)

Instructor evaluation

Please submit a recommendation from an instructor who has taught you within the last two years.

English proficiency (non-native English speakers only)

Applicants whose first language is other than English must demonstrate their English proficiency in order to be considered for admission. Wheaton does not provide an English as a Second Language program, but does offer a writing course and skills course that students whose first language is other than English may be required to take in their first year. Applicants whose first language is other than English may demonstrate proficiency in one the following ways.

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT)
    Recommended score of 85
    Wheaton College Code: 3963
    Wheaton College accepts TOEFL MyBest scores, sometimes referred to as superscores
    Recommended score of 6.5
    Wheaton College Code: 5109
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE)
    Recommended score of 61
  • Duolingo English Test (DET) with interview
    Recommended score of 125

English proficiency may also be established by successful completion of at least four years at a high school, or two years at a college or university, where English is the principal language of instruction . All coursework other than a foreign language must be taught in standard English language and not English as a Second Language courses.

Financial Aid Application (non-U.S. citizens/permanent residents only)

Wheaton offers limited need-based financial aid to international students based on a combination of financial need and academic performance. Applicants who wish to be considered for financial aid must complete the International Student Certification of Finances form after you apply for admission to Wheaton. This form will be located in your admission portal and is specific to you.

Optional credentials (test scores, writing sample, portfolio)

Standardized test scores (SAT, ACT)

The submission of standardized test results is optional for all candidates.

Optional portfolio

Students may wish to submit additional materials in support of their application to provide the admission committee with evidence of particular strengths, talents or interests. Students wishing to submit an optional portfolios may do so via SlideRoom when you use the Common Application.  To set up a SlideRoom account, clock on the SlideRoom link within the Common Application. You can also access SlideRoom through Wheaton College’s SlideRoom page. Please note that these submissions are entirely optional and that not submitting one will not impact your application negatively.

Creative Arts Portfolio

For students wishing for Wheaton faculty to review work representing talent in the categories below should submit a creative arts portfolio.

  • Visual Arts
  • Dance
  • Music Performance (including voice)
  • Theater/Drama
  • Film and New Media
  • Creative Writing

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 the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Wheaton FAFSA code number is 002227. Non-U.S. citizens should submit the International Student Financial Aid Application form. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 508-286-8232 or at [email protected].

The International Student Certification of Finances form will be located in your admission portal after you submit your application.

Contact Us

Questions regarding these application materials or other aspects of the admission process may be directed to:

Kristen Cahalane

Kristen Cahalane-Petchar ’05
Office of Admission
Fax: 508-286-8271
[email protected]

Office of Student Financial Services
Fax: 508-286-3787
[email protected]

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