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Incoming Freshman

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.

Admission Requirements

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

  • High school grade point average 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

  • Request that your high school guidance counselor submit a copy of your transcript to TWU’s Office of Admission.
  • Take the SAT or ACT and submit your results to Tennessee Wesleyan (SAT code: 1805, ACT code: 4014).
  • Come visit our campus! Schedule a tour by calling (423) 746-5286 or 1-844-PICK-TWU.
  • Complete the online application

Next Steps

Once you’ve been accepted to Tennessee Wesleyan University, it’s time to make everything official. Your important next steps are:

  • Submit additional required documents, such as:
  • Attend orientation
    • All incoming students need to attend an orientation session. At orientation, you'll meet your classmates, register for classes and learn more about life as a Bulldog. Register for orientation.
  • Complete financial aid
    • Incoming students are eligible to receive scholarships from Tennessee Wesleyan. To be eligible for financial aid, you must submit a FAFSA and list Tennessee Wesleyan as your school. For more information about scholarships and aid available to incoming students, visit the tuition and scholarships page.

    Learn more about your next steps to officially becoming a Bulldog by visiting our Accepted Students page.