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Freshman Admission Requirements

To be admitted into Tennessee Wesleyan as an undergraduate freshman, you must meet the following criteria:

  • High school GPA of 2.25 or higher
  • Composite ACT score of at least 18 or a combined SAT score of 950 (evidence-based reading and writing+math)

(Note: the minimum SAT required for any administration prior to March 2016 is 870 total for critical reading and math)

Application Process

1. Request that your high school guidance counselor submit a copy of your transcript to TWU’s Office of Admission.

2 Take the SAT or ACT and submit your results to Tennessee Wesleyan (SAT code: 1805, ACT code: 4014).

3. Visit campus! Schedule a tour by calling (423) 746-5286 or 1-844-PICK-TWU.

4. Complete the online application

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Incoming Freshman

COVID-19 Admissions Exceptions
The following exceptions apply only to the incoming class for fall 2020.

ACT or SAT Test Requirement

Due to the cancellation of ACT and SAT tests, the standardized test requirement will become optional for students.
Students will be required to have a 2.75 unweighted GPA for acceptance without a test score.
A new matrix will be created to financially award students without a test score. Students with a 2.75 GPA will receive $8,000 on the new scale.
Students who were previously referred to the Enrollment & Academic Standing Committee will be accepted if they meet the 2.75 GPA requirement.
Students without a test score and with a GPA between 2.25 and 2.75 may appeal to the enrollment and academic status committee following the guidelines outlined for appeals in the Academic Catalog.


English Proficiency Requirement

Students will be allowed to use the current online TOEFL test to meet the English proficiency requirement, so long as their country is offering the online TOEFL.
For this incoming class, Duolingo’s English Test may be used to prove English proficiency.


Wesleyan students are driven, intelligent, collaborative and compassionate, and we’re excited you want to join our growing and diverse community of artists, leaders and scholars.


Our Wesleyan Essentials academic program is grounded in the liberal arts, focusing on critical thinking, creative problem solving, written and verbal communication, experiential learning and more. Your major-specific courses will focus on your particular area, whether you choose nursing, business or health and human performance. Our faculty are experts in their fields, with extensive research and experience to help you get the most out of your education.


Ready to apply? The TWU online application is simple, easy and free.


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