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Apply as an International Student

Start Your Journey at Wheaton

Wheaton welcomes students from all over the world. As an international student here, you’ll find your spiritual home and discover your God-given calling.

Are you looking for an education that will prepare you not only for a livelihood but for a fulfilling life of service to Christ and his kingdom?

That’s exactly what you’ll find at Wheaton. A top-rated Christian college, Wheaton combines a rigorous education in the liberal arts with a deep focus on faith. Students come from more than 90 countries worldwide to join our faith-centered community and build lifelong connections with faculty and peers.

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Supported and Challenged at Wheaton College

“Coming to Wheaton was a scary step to make as an international student. . . . However, by God’s grace, I was encouraged by how the International Student Programs (ISP) immensely supported and challenged me throughout my freshman year.”

—Eugene Bae, Junior

How to Apply to Wheaton as an International Student

Here’s how to apply for admission as an international student. If you have questions, please contact one of our admissions counselors.



The application process depends on whether you’re applying to the College of Arts and Sciences or to the Conservatory of Music. Either way, you can apply using Wheaton’s own application or the Common App.

If your primary language is not English, please read our English Proficiency Requirements regarding demonstrating English Proficiency by exam or other ways.

You may choose to submit SAT or ACT results for consideration, but this is not currently required.

Secondary School Transcript:

Please ask your secondary school to send your official transcript (the record of your academic progress) to the Wheaton College admissions office through an official electronic transcript service, by postal mail, or by email. If your documents are not in English, you will need to provide an official English translation in addition to the original documents.

Secondary School Report (optional):

You may also ask your school official to send us this report, which describes your school's academic program, course offerings, graduate outcomes, and community.

University Records:

If you have taken or are taking university courses at a post-secondary institution, please submit those transcripts as well. To be considered official, all university transcripts, mark sheets, and certificates must:

  • Be sent directly from the university to the Wheaton College Admissions Office at 501 College Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187;
  • Bear the original signature of the university official;
  • Bear the official school seal. Notarized or certified copies are acceptable.

 

If your documents are not in English, you will need to provide an official English translation in addition to the original documents.

Contact us if you have questions about which documents you need to send. Important: If you have already earned a bachelor’s degree, contact us before applying.

International students are required to submit the International Financial Verification Form and corresponding financial documents as part of the application process. We use this information to determine your ability to fund your education at Wheaton College and to assess your qualifications for need-based international scholarships.

We’re committed to helping our students afford a Wheaton education. All international students are automatically considered for merit-based academic scholarships, and each year we award one full-tuition scholarship with room and board to a high-achieving international applicant with high financial need. For more information, see Cost and Financial Aid or email Student Financial Services.