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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 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 (www.wes.org) or ECE (www.ece.org). These organizations offer a few different types of evaluation reports. You will need to request one that includes course-by-course review, general equivalency and your grade point average (GPA).

You may choose an option 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.