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International Educational Requirements

Admission to Wheaton College Graduate School 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: 

  • Be from an institution that is accredited either by governmental agencies or regional or professional accrediting agencies.
  • Be taken after 12 years of primary and secondary level schooling and having met university entrance requirements.
  • Be a 4-year tertiary (university level) program.
  • Have a strong element of Liberal Arts and Humanities in addition to the core courses taken within the major field.
  • Be completed at a high scholarship level, well above the minimum pass level.

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

Wheaton College requires those who attended international schools to submit an international transcript evaluation completed by an international credential evaluation service who is a current member of National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES; www.naces.org). We recommend World Education Services (www.wes.org) or Educational Credential Evaluators (www.ece.org). Applicants must submit official transcripts from all post-secondary level schools attended, outside the U.S., from which academic credit was received to the evaluation services and request an evaluation report that includes course-by-course evaluation, general degree equivalency and grade point average (GPA).

You may choose an evaluation report that includes a copy of your transcript; or you may have your school(s) send us official transcripts directly in a sealed envelope. You are recommended to start the process a few months before the application deadline. Be sure to submit official transcripts from all post-secondary level schools attended, outside the U.S., from which academic credit was received. Both places charge one fee no matter how many degrees you submit for review.