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.


Admission of Transfer Student

Students seeking admission after attending another accredited university, college, or community college must submit the following materials to the Office of Admissions and Records.


A formal application for admission


Official transcripts of all college or university course work


Applicants with fewer than 24 transferable semester credit hours must also submit

An official high school transcript or

Official GED test results or

A home school transcript with courses, grades, and dates of completion and a state-issued certificate of secondary school completion if applicable and

Official SAT or ACT score report

Transfer students will be accepted in good and regular standing provided a GPA of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) has been earned in all previous college course work. Academic credit earned from regionally accredited colleges and universities will be accepted as transfer credit subject to the following guidelines:

  • Courses with grades of C- or higher will transfer

  • Even though credit hours are transferable, the hours may not necessarily apply toward a particular degree program or general education requirements

  • All courses taken at a community college transfer as lower-division hours only

  • Courses considered technical, developmental/remedial, continuing education, co-operative education, extension, English as a Second Language, and non-credit classes will not transfer

  • Transcripts submitted from non-accredited institutions are evaluated on a course by course basis

  • Transcripts from universities outside the United States must be evaluated for the student by an independent evaluation service approved by Southwestern Adventist University.

The University is developing articulation agreements with local colleges and applicants are encouraged to request these materials.

Transfer students who have not completed the general education mathematics requirement and/or the freshman composition requirement prior to enrollment at the University must submit SAT or ACT scores for appropriate class placement prior to registration. These tests are available at the University Testing Center.

Applicants who do not meet the published requirements may be considered for admission by the Admissions Committee. A transfer student may be accepted on academic probation if the transfer GPA is less than 2.00. Transfer applicants may also be granted a conditional acceptance for one semester in order for official transcripts to be received