Submit Your Transfer Recommendations

Learn how to submit recommendations when applying to Wheaton College as a transfer student.

Academic Recommendation

A report from one of your core academic instructors (English, science, social science, math, or foreign language) is required. This should be someone who knows your classroom performance well. Your academic recommendation should come from a college professor or advisor. However, current college freshmen may submit a recommendation from either a college professor or high school core-subject teacher. There are two options for submitting recommendation letters:

  • Online: After starting your online application, you will have the option of sending an online recommendation form by email to your chosen recommender. From the "My Account" page of your online application, click on "Submit Supplemental Items" in the application checklist, then follow the instructions for sending a recommendation request.
  • Paper: Complete Part I of the Academic Recommendation (PDF) and give it to your reference person. Ask that he/she send the form directly to the Admissions office:

    Wheaton College Undergraduate Admissions 
    501 College Ave. 
    Wheaton, IL 60187

or return the form to you in a signed and sealed envelope, which you will submit, unopened, with the other supporting documents for your application.

Homeschool students should refer to the academic recommendation form for further instructions.

Pastoral Recommendation

A recommendation from a pastor, youth pastor, former pastor, Bible study leader, Christian school teacher, church official, or other mature Christian is required. This person should be a mature Christian adult who knows you well and has had the opportunity to observe your spiritual life. This person should not be a relative. There are two options for submitting recommendation letters:

  • Online: After starting your online application, you will have the option of sending an online recommendation form by email to your chosen recommender. From the "My Account" page of your online application, click on "Submit Supplemental Items" in the application checklist, then follow the instructions for sending a recommendation request.
  • Paper: Complete Part I of the Pastoral Recommendation (PDF) and give it to your reference person, requesting that he/she send the form directly to the Admissions Office or return it to you in a signed and sealed envelope, which you will submit, unopened, with the other supporting documents for your application.

Prospective Art Majors ONLY

Students who plan to pursue a degree in Art are encouraged to submit a portfolio of examples of their work in JPEG format. You may upload an electronic copy of your art portfolio on the supplemental items page of the online application. you may also submit a CD or DVD to the Admissions Office. Please label each CD or DVD image with the title, date, media, and dimensions of the work. For more information, contact the Art Department at 630-752-5050.

 

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