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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). Official transcripts are required for all post-secondary level schools attended outside the U.S. from which a degree was earned or is currently being earned. In the case where 25% or more of a student’s earned degree was comprised of transfer credits from another institution, the student must also submit an official transcript for the institution from which the credit originated for evaluation through WES or ECE. The report must include general equivalency, course by course evaluation, 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, outside the U.S., from which a degree was earned or is currently being earned. Both places charge one fee no matter how many degrees you submit for review.