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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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Freshman Admission Process

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.


Current Seniors

It's time to apply! You'll need a few things to complete your application: official high school transcripts, current ACT/SAT test scores, and while you are at it, file your FAFSA so you will receive the most amount of financial aid. 


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


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Current Juniors

We are excited that you're ready to become a Bulldog, and are looking forward to you applying! Don't apply just yet - you'll be able to submit that in June, but there's plenty you can do now to make sure you're ready when we open the process for you! 


-Tour campus 

-Learn about financial aid options

-Speak to your school counselor

-Meet with your counselor at TWU

-Explore TWU Student Life

-Check our our academic programs



COVID-19 Admissions Exceptions
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 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.

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