Learning, Doing, Growing

Southwestern Adventist University believes in the development of the whole person: body, mind and spirit.

Opportunities Abound

We are more concerned with the quality of our many small programs than the development of bigger ones. As such, the educational focus is personal, and students have many opportunities to flourish.

An International Flavor

With students from more than two dozen countries, Southwestern offers the young person an opportunity to meet and interact while learning how the rest of the world lives.

Admissions

Admission of International Student

Southwestern Adventist University welcomes students from all over the world. Students for whom English is not the native language must demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting one of the following:

  • Minimum score on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of 520 on the paper based test, or 190 on the computer based exam, or 68 on the internet based test or

  • Minimum score of 80 on the Michigan test or

  • Minimum score of 430 on the SAT critical reading component or

  • Minimum score of 17 on the ACT English section or

  • Transfer of a minimum of 24 semester credit hours from a college or university where English is the language of instruction

International students seeking admission to the University must submit the following materials to the Office of Admission and Records.

  • A formal application for admission

  • Personal data form

  • Official evaluated high school and college transcripts

  • Official SAT or ACT scores if the student's native language is English

  • Official English proficiency assessment as described above

  • A minimum equivalent GPA of 2.0 on high school and college transfer work

For additional information about requirements for obtaining a student visa for entry into the United States, financial costs, medical insurance, housing, campus employment, and other matters of international student orientation see the International Student section of this Bulletin or contact the International Student Advisor in the Office of Admissions and Records.