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

*Due to the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), our fall entry transfer deadline has been extended to June 1.

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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 Web site. There is an application fee of $60. If the fee is a burden that will prevent you from applying to Wheaton, please utilize Wheaton’s fee waiver on Common App.

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)

Non-U.S. citizens for whom English is not their first language must provide evidence of their fluency. Wheaton will accept TOEFL, IELTS or the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTEA). 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.

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.

Certification of Finances (pdf) (non-U.S. citizens/permanent residents only)

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

Campus visits and personal interviews

We encourage you to visit Wheaton. 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 select Saturdays) throughout most of the year.

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) (pdf). For more information, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 508-286-8232 or at sfs@wheatoncollege.edu.

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

Office of Student Financial Services
Fax: 508-286-3787


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