We are delighted that you are interested in applying to SWAU Online and are committed to making your admissions process smooth and enjoyable. Charging our off campus students 50% of credit pricing, SWAU Online is among the most affordable programs of its kind!

We have designed our online program for students who need a flexible learning experience and who seek to take the classroom with them! Below are admission requirements, important dates, and tuition information. Your enrollment counselor is ready to support the next step in your journey.



    Regular Admission: GPA of 2.75 – 4.00

    • GED average of 500 with no score below 450
    • Texas GED 160-200
    • National Exam Certificate with 5 passes



    Provisional Admission: GPA of 2.50 – 2.74

    • High school English or math grades with D/F must be re-taken
    • Provisional status removed after 1 semester at SWAU with a 2.25>
    • Placement tests submitted after provisional admission which meet requirements for English 121* and Math 110** will change the entrance classification to regular admission
    • Students admitted with provisional status are required to take UNIV 011

    *Placement scores for English 121: ACT 17 | SAT 480 | TSI Reading 351, Writing 340, Essay 4 | AACUPLACER Reading 80, Writing 6 | Nelson-Denny score of 15
    **Placement scores for Math 110: ACT 21 | SAT 530 | TSI (350-390) | ACCUPLACER College-Level Proficiency 63.  Calculus 103 


    Admission for Transfer Students:
    Transfer student applicants must submit the following to the Office of Admission:

    • Official transcripts of all college/universities attended
    • Applicants with less than 24 credits should submit high school transcript with graduation date
    • Applicants who do not meet a 2.0 cumulative transfer GPA may be considered for Individualized Admission.


    Individualized Admission Requirement:
    First-time applicants who do not meet regular admissions requirements will be considered on an Individualized basis. Students accepted for Individualized approval will have a variety of enrollment conditions that are intended to enhance their opportunities for success at Southwestern Adventist University.

    • Any applicant over 25 years of age will be granted admissions with proof of High School graduation
    • Resume 
    • 2 Recommendation letters, one must be from your Employer


    Are you ready to apply? Click here to begin your application and to reserve your spot in SWAU Online!



    A Place For You

    Are you a recent high school graduate seeking a college education from the comfort of your home? Perhaps you want to save money and avoid the expenses of dorm life. Perhaps you need to stay in town to support your family responsibilities. SWAU Online provides you with the opportunity to take the classroom with you and experience the university experience virtually alongside hundreds of students like you.

    Are you a young parent? Perhaps you meant to start college after high school but life took other turns. With a family to take care of in addition to your own job, it can seem impossible to continue an education. You may simply not have time to take traditional college classes, but you need that degree to pursue your dream career. SWAU Online lets you take the classroom with you and learn at your own pace, whether that be during your lunch break or after tucking your kids into bed.

    Are you a professional looking for a career change? Perhaps you went to college to for a degree which you are no longer interested in. You don't want to return to the college classroom, but you want to gain the knowledge and skills needed for a career change. SWAU Online lets you take the classroom, so you can learn from the convenience of your home as you prepare for your new journey.