International Student Admission Requirements

  • Official school transcripts showing a secondary school/college background that would indicate a high probability of success at Illinois Wesleyan both in terms of grades received and types of courses completed.

  • An official score report of either the SAT or ACT is required for admission, as well as scholarship consideration.

  • TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for students whose first language is not English.  A minimum IELTS 6.5 band score or TOEFL score of 80 iBT (Internet-based). An official TOEFL score report should be sent to us directly from ETS. Scores more than two years old will not be accepted.

  • At least one letter of recommendation, in English, from a teacher who can attest to your academic ability and English language ability in terms of reading comprehension, listening and speaking.

Admission to Illinois Wesleyan University is competitive. IWU operates on rolling admissions and receives many more applicants than space available. Therefore, it is in your best interest to complete your application for admission as early as possible. The International Admissions Committee mails notification of its decisions during the months of January, February and March.