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.

Prospective Students

Transfer Students

A transfer student is one who has attended another college or university in a fall, winter, or spring term after graduating from high school or passing a GED or state high school equivalency test. Technical courses do not transfer to Southwestern and are not used to determine student classification at Southwestern. Transfer students may be admitted in any semester. The following are admission procedures for transfer students:

  • Complete and submit an application to the Admissions Office. To receive Federal financial aid, transfer students must indicate on the application when they graduated from high school or passed a GED or state high school equivalency test.
  • Submit an official undergraduate transcript from each college or university the student has attended. Students who have completed less than 12 semester hours of transferrable college credit (refer to Transfer Credit in Academics section of Bulletin for details) must submit an official high school transcript showing graduation. Transfer students with less than 12 transferrable semester hours who were home schooled or did not graduate from high school must submit an official passing GED or other state issued high school equivalency diploma.

Any student who has not completed the math requirement before beginning studies at SWAU must take a Math Aptitude Profile (MAP) to determine math class options. Students may be required to enroll in math the first semester at SWAU and remain enrolled in a math course each semester until they pass a college-level math course (including any needed prerequisites). (See General Education section of this Bulletin for details.) If no English composition course has been passed, a transfer student must submit an ACT English score or SAT Critical Reading score or take SWAU’s English composition placement test to determine English class options. Math and English class options must be determined before a transfer student can register for classes.

Applicants receive notification of acceptance status from the Admissions Office. Conditional acceptance may be granted when unofficial transcripts from all schools attended are on file but registration is dependent on all official transcripts being submitted. A transfer student will be accepted in good standing as a regular student in a degree program when all requirements are met. A transfer student who has completed 12 or more hours with a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 from previous college work will be accepted on academic probation (refer to Academic Probation in the Bulletin for details).

Transfer students who were home schooled at the high school level and have not completed a college program of at least two years in length must have passed a state recognized high school equivalency program or GED to receive Federal financial aid.