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About the Undergraduate Admissions Process

Information for All Applicants

Wheaton College Students Walking Outside Edman ChapelIt's not hard to apply to Wheaton, but there are some things you should know to make the process as smooth as possible.

First-year Admission

Admission RoundApplication DueSupplemental Items Sent byDecision Notification byReply-by Date 
Early Action I October 15 October 22 Thanksgiving May 1
Early Action II November 15 November 22 Christmas May 1
Regular Decision I January 15 January 22 March 1 May 1 
Regular Decision II February 15 February 22 April 1 May 1
Rolling Admission N/A N/A Three Weeks Upon Completion of Application File N/A
Spring Entry October 1 October 8 November 1 December 1

Transfer Admission

Entry TermApplication DueDecision Notification byReply-by Date 
Spring Entry October 1 for guaranteed consideration November 1 December 1
Fall Entry March 1 for guaranteed consideration April 1 May 1



Information for . . .

First-year candidates may apply to the College of Arts and Sciences or to the Conservatory of Music, but not to both. Those who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music Education degree should apply to the Conservatory of Music. All other applicants for Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees should apply to the College of Arts and Sciences.

Once you begin your application, we'll assign an admissions counselor to you to help you through every step of the process and answer your questions.

You may access our application via the "Wheaton App" or the "Common App".  The content of your application will be the same regardless of which platform you choose.  Simply choose to apply through whichever site is more convenient for you.

Each year, Wheaton College welcomes over 60 students into our community from other schools-- both two- and four-year institutions.

Maybe you attended a community college to save money while you explored your interests, or maybe God is calling you to seek out a college where you will be among Christian and intellectual peers.  No matter your story, we look forward to helping you through the transfer application process as you discern whether Wheaton College is where you'll find the career and vocational preparation you are looking for.

The Wheaton College Conservatory of Music is one of the top programs in the country, attracting today's brightest and best musicians for training in performance, composition, teaching, and scholarship.

Who Should Apply to the Conservatory of Music?

Those who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music Education degree should apply to the Conservatory of Music. All other applicants should apply to the College of Arts and Sciences (including those who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Music).

If you will require a US F-1 "Student Visa" to study at Wheaton College (all Non-US Citizens, Non-US Permanent Residents), please review the information pertinent to international applicants.

The Wheaton student body consists of students from all 50 US states and more than 90 countries, including over 200 missionary and third-culture kids (US citizens who have grown up abroad).  Read more about how we serve and support MKs and TCKs.

Wheaton College welcomes applications from homeschoolers who have completed a rigorous college-preparatory program. Homeschoolers have been a part of our community for many years, and we recognize the particular assets they bring to college life: initiative, independent learning, and creative thinking. Nearly 10% of incoming classes have been homeschooled at some point during their high school years.

Students who were previously enrolled in a degree program here at Wheaton College and have been away for a semester or more must complete a Returning Student Application (PDF). No application fee is required.

Please submit transcripts for any college work completed at another institution in the time since your enrollment at Wheaton.