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2015-16 Undergraduate Academic Catalog | Admissions

Freshman Admission

In assessing a freshman applicant’s suitability for admission, the Office of Admissions expects the following:

  1. Graduation from an approved high school.

    Recommended High School Curriculum:
    English: 4 years
    Foreign Language: 3 years*
    History or Social Sciences: 3 years
    Mathematics: 3 years**
    Science: 3 years**

    * With few exceptions, students presenting three units of high school credit in the same foreign language with a grade of C or better are not required to pursue further foreign language study at Roberts Wesleyan. (For more details on language requirements see Foreign Language Proficiency.)
    ** Those intending a science program in college should have four years of science and a minimum of three years of mathematics. Those intending a mathematics program should have four years of mathematics and physics and/or chemistry. Applicants to the nursing program should have biology and chemistry. Students who do not meet minimum requirements may be granted provisional admission.
  2. Satisfactory scores on the SAT or ACT.  (While not required, Roberts Wesleyan College recommends that students taking the ACT also take the ACT Assessment Writing Test.)
  3. Favorable recommendations from high school officials and from others who can attest to appropriate character and habits.

If it is determined that an incoming student would benefit from academic support and guidance, he or she will be limited to 12-14 semester hours (full-time status) and may be required to meet with Learning Center personnel during his or her first semester. Such students will be reviewed by the Academic Guidance and Support Committee following the completion of the first semester to determine the necessary level of support needed for the next semester.

Roberts Wesleyan has a rolling admissions policy.  Completed applications are reviewed regularly throughout the year. A completed application file must include the application for admission with completed personal statement, transcripts of high school and college work completed or in progress, results of the SAT or ACT (freshmen only), and a personal recommendation. Students are encouraged to apply online.

An opportunity for additional testing and campus interview may be required prior to an admission decision. Students are informed of the Office of Admissions’ decision usually within two weeks after the application file is complete.