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Transfer Students

If you're a transfer student...

Welcome to Wheaton College! As a transfer student, we know you have questions and concerns that are unique to your situation and we would love the opportunity to help you onboard to Wheaton College well. Here are some questions that are frequently asked by our transfer students. We welcome additional question at academic.advising@wheaton.edu. See you on campus soon!

When and how should I expect to hear how my credits will transfer to Wheaton College?

Accepted transfer students should work with their Admissions Counselor to start the evaluation process. Your counselor will need either an official or unofficial record of all transcripts or score reports to include:

  • Advanced Placement tests with scores
  • ACT English Language Arts (ELA) subtest score
  • SAT Essay Scores for reading, writing, and analysis
  • SAT Subject Exams for languages
  • High School seal of biliteracy
  • International Baccalaureate credit
  • Cambridge Level A or Level AS credit
  • Dual Enrollment credit (including courses in progress & planned courses)
  • Community College or 4 year college credit (including courses in progress & planned courses)

The How to Transfer Credit page has additional information about sending official records to Wheaton College. Official records are required for awarding credit, but unofficial records can be used to give you an evaluation.

How will my grades at another school affect my GPA at Wheaton?

Wheaton does not transfer grades, only credits, so your grades at another college will not affect your GPA at Wheaton.

How can I register for classes?

Watch your Wheaton email! For Fall admitted students: The Academic Advising Office will send more information to you in May as you prepare to register in the month of June. For Spring admitted students: The Academic Advising Office will send more information to you in November as you prepare to register in the months of December and January.

You can read through the information provided for incoming first-year students to understand the process and the tools you will use for registration.

How can I get more help?

We require all transfer students to make an appointment with an Academic Advisor prior to registration to answer any questions you my have! Part of this meeting is confirming which official records our office has received and which records are outstanding. For Fall admitted students, these meetings typically take place in May. For Spring students these meetings typically take place in December and January. You can make an appointment with an advisor here. You will need to use your Wheaton College login and password to access this scheduling tool.