Apply as a Transfer Student

Transfer Student Orientation Committee

Wheaton Welcomes You: Resources and Support for Transfer Students

We’re thrilled you’re interested in transferring to Wheaton College. If you have any questions, please contact the admissions office. We’re always here to help. On this page, you’ll learn about how to apply, the timeline for applications and admissions decisions, and the requirements for transfer applicants.

Complete Your Application Through the Wheaton App

  • The content of your application will be the same regardless of which platform you choose. 
  • Once you begin your application, you’ll be assigned an admissions counselor to help you through the application process.
  • Application deadlines are:

Start your application

Submit Supplemental Materials

Transfer applicants are required to submit transcripts from all post-secondary institutions, whether or not credit was earned or grades were received. Post-secondary transcripts should be sent directly from the institution to the Wheaton College Admissions Office electronically or by mail at:

Undergraduate Admissions
501 College Ave.
Wheaton, IL 60187

High School Transcripts

  • A high school transcript is also required. The transcript should include grades earned, class rank (if available), and GPA. Final high school transcripts should be sent directly from the institution to the Wheaton College Admissions Office electronically or by mail.
  • If you were homeschooled for any part of high school, submit the Homeschool Information Form with a transcript signed by a homeschool official.
  • A report from one of your core academic instructors (English, science, social science, math, or foreign language) is required. This should be someone who knows your classroom performance well and should come from a college professor or advisor. However, current college freshmen may submit a recommendation from either a college professor or high school core-subject teacher. 
  • If you would prefer to submit an employer recommendation, please contact the admissions office to detail your request.
  • A recommendation from a pastor, youth pastor, former pastor, Bible study leader, Christian school teacher, church official, or other mature Christian is required. This person should be a mature Christian adult who knows you well and has had the opportunity to observe your spiritual life. This person should not be a relative. An interview with an admissions counselor can also fulfill this requirement. Contact the transfer student admissions counselor to schedule an interview.
  • Recommendations can be submitted online by email to your chosen recommender through your online application, or on a printed copy of the Academic Recommendation (PDF) mailed directly to the admissions office. Give a copy to your reference person. Ask that he/she send the form directly to the Admissions office.

Submit Optional Supplemental Materials

Students who plan to pursue a degree in Art are encouraged to submit a portfolio of examples of their work. You may upload an electronic copy of your art portfolio in JPEG format on the supplemental items page of the online application. Or a CD or DVD to the Admissions Office. Please label each image with the title, date, media, and dimensions of the work. For more information, contact the Art Department at 630.752.5050.

Interviews are an optional part of the application process that allows us to get to know you better. Appointments for on-campus and telephone interviews can be scheduled by contacting the transfer student admissions counselor. Students who are living outside the United States are welcome to schedule a Skype or phone interview. Please send a request for an international interview to

Apply for Financial Aid

Financial aid for transfer applicants to Wheaton College is available in the form of Grants and Scholarships, loans, and Federal Work Study. Spring transfer students may submit their application for financial aid at the same time as they apply for admission (by October 1st). Fall transfer students should file by the priority deadline of March 1.

Transfer students are eligible for the merit-based Wheaton Presidential Scholarships based on their most recent academic experience. More information about Scholarships, Loans, and Work Study can be found here

Transfer Student FAQs


Do you have other questions or need clarification on a finer point in the application process? Want to talk with someone? We'd love to hear from you.