Educational Requirements

Admission to Wheaton requires completion of a 4-year bachelor's degree, or equivalent, from an accredited school. To be considered equivalent to a 4-year B.A. degree an international degree must:


1. Be from an institution that is accredited either by governmental agencies or regional or professional accrediting agencies.

2. Be taken after 12 years of primary and secondary level schooling and having met university entrance requirements.

3. Be a 4-year tertiary (university level) program.

4. Have a strong element of Liberal Arts and Humanities in addition to the core courses taken within the major field.

5. Be completed at a high scholarship level, well above the minimum pass level.

6. Slight exceptions to the above may be considered and remedied by fulfilling additional prerequisite courses.

Wheaton College has instituted a policy requiring those who attended international schools to have a transcript evaluation completed from a reputable international credential evaluation service. If you are going to complete your application to Wheaton College, you will need to choose one of the following services for this evaluation report: WES ( or ECE ( These organizations offer a few different types of evaluation reports. You will need to request one that includes general equivalency and your grade point average (GPA). From WES this would be the courses-by-course evaluation (though it does not need to be the ICAP). You may choose an option that includes a copy of your transcript; or you may have your school(s) send us their transcript directly. Be sure to submit official transcripts from all post-secondary level schools attended, outside the U.S., from which academic credit was received.

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