Birmingham Southern

Tennessee Wesleyan Welcomes Transfer Students
from Birmingham Southern College

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Tennessee Wesleyan University is partnering with Birmingham Southern to serve as a teach-out school for all programs offered by TWU and BSC. This will provide students a clear pathway to completion at a missionally aligned liberal arts institution of the United Methodist Church. TWU commits to serving BSC students by:

  1. Providing a $1,000 supplemental scholarship in addition to the merit scholarship listed below.
  2. Waiving any application, deposit, or housing fees.
  3. Providing comparable financial aid packages so that the cost of attendance at TWU is the same or equal to the cost of attendance at BSC.
  4. Waive the residency requirement for BSC students.
  5. Accept all earned credits awarded by BSC.

Additionally, TWU will provide a faculty advisor in the area of study to evaluate credits and ensure a smooth transition and minimize the time to completion for a TWU degree. TWU offers over 80 areas of study and welcomes BSC students who might be interested in an area of study not included in the teach-out agreement. The same commitments above will be honored for any transfer student from BSC.

As a fellow institution of the United Methodist Church, Tennessee Wesleyan’s heart breaks to see a sister institution close their doors. We stand ready to help the students of Birmingham Southern College navigate these uncertain times and chart the path to finish their degree – both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. If you are a student at BSC, we invite you to learn more about the opportunities at Tennessee Wesleyan University.

About TWU
Near the center of Athens, Tennessee, Tennessee Wesleyan University provides experiences one expects from a major university with the attention and nurturing a liberal arts education offers. Since its founding in 1857, TWU has been dedicated to helping students live a meaningful life.

Academics
Offering more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs, students prepare for in-demand careers in industries like business, science, health professions and education.

Click here to view all academic offerings.

Student Life
You will always be our first priority at Tennessee Wesleyan. Your success is important to us. Here, you’ll find an environment filled with student support, on-campus residences, Greek Life and more than 30 student organizations. We are here to celebrate with you and lift you up when you struggle.

Transfer Admissions
We know you probably did not plan to transfer from BSC, but we will work hard to make sure you feel supported and at home at TWU.

Visit our Transfer Admissions page or contact our enrollment team to get any questions you may have answered.

Contact our Admissions or Student Financial Services staff members with any questions about transferring to TWU.

Sara Hopper – 423-746-5285
Executive Director of Admissions

Logan Longwith – 423-746-5288
Transfer Admissions Counselor

Lacey Weese – 423-746-5209
Assistant Vice President for Student Financial Services

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Transfer Financial Aid Information

TWU offers Transfer Scholarships ranging from $5,000 – $16,000 annually based on the transfer GPA. All scholarships are renewable each year while enrolled at Tennessee Wesleyan. We encourage students to file their 2024-2025 FAFSA using the TWU school code 003525. Students who have already submitted their FAFSA must wait until mid to late April to make any corrections or edits. 

Tennessee residents may be eligible for the HOPE scholarship if the student met the qualifications out of high school, still meet the required benchmark GPAs, and have had continuous enrollment.

Students at Tennessee Wesleyan are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and all federal student loans.

Additionally, TWU accepts VA educational benefits and offers convenient payment plans to reduce the worry of paying for a college education.

As a fellow Methodist institution, scholarships from www.umhef.org and www.gbhem.org are also accepted. 

Transfer GPA Scholarship Amount
3.75+
3.25 - 3.749
2.75 - 3.249
2.0 - 2.749
0 - 1.99
$16,000
$14,000
$12,000
$8,000
$5,000

Are you an Athlete? Tennessee Wesleyan competes in the NAIA, as a member of the Appalachian Athletic Conference. If you have what it takes to be member of Bulldog Athletics, complete the Recruit Me form on the Athletics website. Offers are made solely at the discretion of the coach of each sport.

Looking to get a head start?

TWU is enrolling for summer classes with several sessions throughout the term. 

Summer charges for Athens/online classes are $240 per hour, or $720 for a three hour class! If you take at least 6 hours during the summer, you can also utilize the Pell Grant and Hope scholarship which may result in free classes! Contact the Student Financial Services Office to find out more!

Housing for summer is $350 per month and residents will live in Keith Hall. You must be enrolled in classes at TWU to live on-campus during the summer. Contact Dr. Scott Mashburn if you need summer housing.

A complete list of course offerings can be found at this link.