Enrollment Services: Phone, 1-800-447-6610
Students interested in applying to Wesleyan College should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 1-800-447-6610. Students may apply anytime after the conclusion of their junior year of high school. The early decision and the scholarship priority deadlines are November 15. Applications received after the November 15 deadline are welcomed and will still receive consideration for scholarship.
Wesleyan believes a campus visit is most beneficial to prospective students. Visitors are invited to dine with our students, attend classes, and be full participants in campus activities. A number of special campus preview events are offered each year as well individual tours every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. or by special appointment. Arrangements for all visits should be made by calling 800-447-6610 or through our online reservation form.
The Office of Enrollment Services is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Staff members are available for consultation at these times and at other times by appointment.
Wesleyan is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). As such, it supports the Statement of Principles of Good Practice.
First-Year Entrance Requirements. Admission to Wesleyan is competitive. The strongest candidates for admission will present evidence of academic achievement, potential for future success, and personal character and talents.
First-Year Application Checklist
Students who earned an International Baccalaureate Diploma at the conclusion of their high school curriculum are not required to take the SAT or the ACT. Wesleyan College awards credit for higher level and standard level International Baccalaureate (IB) courses for which it has a comparable program. To receive credit, students must earn a score of at least 4 on the examination for that course. Upon receipt of an IB transcript and college admission, students will be awarded up to 30 semester hours of academic credit, with course equivalencies to be determined by program directors in the appropriate disciplines and the registrar. Thirty hours is the maximum amount of credit a student may receive for all credit by examinations.
Joint/Dual Enrollment. Students who have completed their sophomore or junior year in high school and are academically talented and highly motivated may be considered for admission to Wesleyan through joint/dual enrollment. Students may enroll in one or more courses per semester. Full-time enrollment is considered to be a minimum of 12 semester hours. Coursework taken for the purposes of dual enrollment must first be approved by the home high school guidance counselor in coordination with Wesleyan’s Registrar. Students admitted through joint/dual enrollment will be considered non-degree seeking. After high school graduation, a student who wishes to remain enrolled should apply for admission as a degree-seeking student. For information regarding the state of Georgia’s Dual Enrollment program, please visit www.gafutures.org and search for Dual Enrollment or seek information from your High School Guidance Counselor.
Transient Admission. A transient student is a student who is currently enrolled at another institution of higher education and wishes to come to Wesleyan and take a course(s) as a non-degree seeking student. The student must provide a letter from the Registrar at the home institution stating the student is in good academic standing and has permission from the home institution to attend. It will be the responsibility of the student, in conjunction with an advisor at the home institution, to select courses appropriate for transfer. The student must meet Wesleyan prerequisites or their equivalent(s) for any course(s) in which she or he seeks to enroll at Wesleyan College. The instructor of record for a Wesleyan course may waive the prerequisite if he or she deems that the student has adequate preparation to enroll in the class. The transient student must abide by Wesleyan's rules of conduct and all College policies.
Transfer Admission. Wesleyan College welcomes transfer students from two-year, as well as from four-year regionally accredited institutions. Transfer students are encouraged to apply as early as possible because of the time required for receipt of transcripts and the evaluation of transfer credit.
To seek admission by transfer, a student must submit the following items:
A student's prior transcript(s) should reflect a high quality college curriculum. Transfer applicants should be eligible to return to the college last attended in order to be considered for admission to Wesleyan. Students should have obtained a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 for unconditional acceptance.
A student enrolling with advanced standing can receive credit for a maximum of three years of a degree program. Credit from a junior college may not exceed 60 semester hours, all of which must transfer as coursework at the 100 and 200 level or as determined by a program director at Wesleyan. The final 30 semester hours of coursework must be taken at Wesleyan.
Transfer coursework taken from all regionally accredited institutions classified as a 'core requirement' may also be applied towards Wesleyan's General Education requirements. Coursework may be accepted as a substitution or as a direct course equivalent. Individual course substitutions may be assigned to Wesleyan's General Education categories as deemed appropriate by the Registrar and the most closely associated Program Director. Credit will be considered for courses with a final grade of "C" of higher.
Credit hours earned in courses accepted for transfer to Wesleyan from other regionally accredited institutions are included in the transfer of student's cumulative hours earned. Grades earned in courses accepted for transfer credit are not reflected in a student's Wesleyan cumulative grade point average.
For Senior Honors (Latin), grades accepted for transfer of credit to Wesleyan will be computed in the cumulative grade point average. (See Programs for Academic Enrichment, Senior Honors.)
International Students. Throughout its history, Wesleyan College has enjoyed a strong relationship with international students and welcomes their applications. International students must submit the following:
International students are eligible for Wesleyan's merit scholarships. For example, students who graduate from IB diploma or career-related programs with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher will receive a President's Scholarship, and students who earn the IB diploma or complete the career-related program will receive the Trustee scholarship. Consult with the financial aid office for more information. Before an I-20 form can be issued, admitted students must demonstrate the financial wherewithal to cover Wesleyan's costs and complete all required medical forms. On the date that new students move into residence halls, the balance for comprehensive fees is by the due date established by the College and is to be paid by check or money order drawn on an American bank. International high school graduates may be required to provide verification of their high school transcript and supporting documents, if requested. Contact the Office of Enrollment Services for information regarding credential evaluation agencies.
Readmission. Students who have left Wesleyan in good academic, financial and social standing are invited to apply for readmission. A degree-seeking student who has withdrawn for a semester or longer must complete the application for readmission. A student who has attended another college or university since leaving Wesleyan must submit a copy of all transcripts and follow all application procedures. Auditors and non-degree seeking students enrolled in the Wesleyan Online program who has withdrawn for two years or longer must complete the application for readmission.
Students who withdrew from the college and are readmitted must fulfill the general education program, major requirements, and any and all other requirements for the degree in effect at the time of their readmission. Students who completed their general education program at Wesleyan before their withdrawal will be deemed to have completed general education when they are readmitted. (See policy exception for students who take a Leave of Absence.)
Academic Renewal. The Academic Renewal policy is designed for Wesleyan students that have withdrawn or been academically excluded from the College. A student is eligible for academic renewal upon a three-year absence from the College and after submitting an application for readmission to Wesleyan. Once accepted for readmission into the college, previous courses attempted at Wesleyan with a C or better grade will be counted for credit, while all D and F grades will be forgiven. In order to stay under the academic renewal policy, the following criteria and considerations must be met:
1. The courses accepted (i.e. C or better) will only count for credit; they will not be assigned quality points in the overall grade point average.
2. Courses with D or F grades must be repeated at Wesleyan College if they are required in the student's degree program.
3. Transfer semester hours will be evaluated according to existing college policies.
4. Students granted Academic Renewal must adhere to the 30-hour rule - the last 30 hours of coursework must be taken at Wesleyan - to successfully graduate from the program and college.
5. If a student wishes to achieve recognition of Senior Honors (latin), at least 60 hours of her remaining courses must be taken at Wesleyan. Students on Academic Renewal are not eligible for summa cum laude.
6. The transcript of a student will include ALL courses taken at Wesleyan.
7. A student is eligible to apply for Academic Renewal only once.
Admission Notification. The Office of Enrollment Services thoroughly reviews each file and makes admission decisions according to the guidelines established by the faculty. One of the following decisions may be made on a student's application for admission:
Note: The College reserves the right to change policy. Students should contact the Office of Enrollment Services or refer to current publications for updated information on programs and policies. Satisfying requirements does not guarantee admission.
The Undergraduate Online Program
Wesleyan's Online program is designed for women who are beyond the traditional college age. Students can work toward a first or second degree, or take courses for personal growth. The College gives recognition to and serves women whose maturity makes them excellent students.
Online Program. Wesleyan's Online Program meets the needs of working women who wish to pursue their education at night and is designed for women who have been out of high school for at least three years and have not enrolled in an institution of higher education or who meet the federal guidelines defining independent students. Wesleyan's Online Program offers a number of unique features that include: flexible scheduling to allow full- or part-time attendance; faculty advisors; writing and mathematics labs; expanded support services; and personalized admissions, registration, and financial aid. The undergraduate major offered in the Online program is business administration.
Online Program Application Checklist. Applicants to the Online Program must submit the following to the Office of Enrollment Services:
Second Degree Program. A student who holds a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution may earn a second baccalaureate degree by completing the course requirements and prerequisites for the major that she is pursuing under the second degree program. Baccalaureate degrees in an applied area of study and degrees from foreign institutions must be evaluated individually. A minimum of 30 semester hours is required to earn a second baccalaureate degree from Wesleyan.
Non-Degree Seeking Status. Students taking courses for enrichment, may be accepted on a non-degree basis. Non-degree seeking students must complete an application for admission and submit an official high school transcript, an official GED report, and/or the most recent official college transcript, whichever are appropriate. Additional transcripts may be required from non-degree seeking students who are pursuing teacher certification. Students enrolled on a non-degree basis are not eligible to receive financial aid assistance. However, financial aid may be available to those pursuing a teacher certification.
New Student Assessments. After a student has been accepted, the next step is to take the New Student Assessments. All students entering Wesleyan College must complete online New Student Assessments before registration. These assessments measure current knowledge in a particular subject so that each student can be placed in an appropriate course according to her foundation in this area.
Three areas of knowledge will be measured: Writing, Math and Foreign Language.
Writing: Wesleyan College courses require strong writing skills across disciplines. Faculty are dedicated to helping students develop writing abilities. In order to place students in courses which support their current writing skills, the Writing Program requires new students to take a College Writing Proficiency Assessment. The Writing Proficiency Assessment not only helps faculty to understand each student's unique writing needs, it is also required for the successful completion of the general education program. Students who receive transfer credit for ENG 101 or ENG 111 are not required to take this assessment.
Faculty within the English Department score the assessment, which may indicate the need to enroll in WRI 101 (Fundamentals of College Writing) or WRI 100 (Writing in English as a Second Language), when offered, if English is not a student's first language. When space is available WRI 100 is optional for exchange students.
A student should enroll in WRI 101 or WRI 100 during her first semester, as the course will prepare the student for the writing demands of other courses at Wesleyan.
Math: All Wesleyan students are welcomed and encouraged to include the study of mathematics in their coursework. A student begins her mathematics program at the level indicated by her background, interests, and preparation as determined by the College mathematics placement assessment. The study of mathematics provides necessary skills and concepts essential in other areas of study, including natural sciences, social sciences, business, and education. Therefore, a sufficient score on the mathematics placement assessment is a prerequisite to many courses, not just those in the Mathematics department. The student is guided in her selection of the appropriate mathematics courses by the requirements of each discipline, her previous mathematics courses and consultation with her advisor.
Foreign Language: The Bachelor's degree offered at Wesleyan College is earned through a rigorous four-year curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences that is faithful to the origins of the College and that encompasses the best of current thinking about education. The curriculum recognizes that, if students are to succeed in this world and shape the world of tomorrow, they need more than breadth and depth of knowledge. One of the challenges brought forth through Wesleyan's academic program is that students meet the needs of being familiar with cultures other than their own. To this end, completion of modern foreign language courses to the intermediate level is a requirement of the general education program. A student begins demonstrating her proficiency in a modern foreign language by completing the foreign language placement assessment.
Wesleyan requires all entering students to take the assessment in the language studied in high school even if they are considering beginning a different language at Wesleyan College.
Prior to enrolling in a foreign language course, students may need to interview with a foreign language faculty member to determine exact course placement.
Transgender Admissions Policy. Founded in 1836, Wesleyan College is forever first for women’s education – striving for excellence, grounded in faith, and engaged in service to the world. Wesleyan offers an education that leads to lifelong intellectual, personal, and professional growth, and our four cornerstones include academics, women, faith, and community. Consistent with our values of respect for diversity among people, religions, and cultures, Wesleyan will consider for admission all applicants who consistently self-identify and live as women. Application materials must support this self-identification, and our admission counselors will help guide prospective students who need assistance with this process.
This admissions policy reflects the College’s commitment to maintaining a diverse, academically talented, and well-rounded community of learners in an atmosphere of mutual respect and appreciation of differences, and it does not affect students who transition during their time at Wesleyan. Once enrolled, any such students may continue their education at Wesleyan with the full support of the College. Should any students who transition during their time at Wesleyan decide that our mission no longer aligns with their needs, the College will work with them to find new homes to complete their educational goals. Until such a request is made, however, Wesleyan’s primary goal will be to retain and meet the needs of all of its students as they pursue their degrees.
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