We know that high school guidance counselors serve an important role in helping high schoolers decide their future. We're here to help make that easier.
Each IWU college or school (College of Liberal Arts, College of Fine Arts, School of Nursing) looks for different strengths and abilities when reviewing applicants' credentials. However, all applicants are recommended to have:
Fifteen (15) academic units within the areas of English, foreign language, mathematics, laboratory science and social science.
A cumulative grade-point average of a B or higher.
A well-written personal statement.
Student activities at their school and in their community.
A letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor or academic teacher, or a Teacher Evaluation Form.
TOEFL scores for international students.
If your student has not had a chance to take an SAT/ACT or you think that a standardized test is not indicative of their ability as a student, IWU offers a path to admission that includes an interview with their Admissions Counselor and a required essay. All applicants for admission are encouraged to complete an essay and personal statement. Test optional applicants will be required to submit an essay.
More than 95% of incoming students from all backgrounds qualify for scholarship or grant assistance. In fact, on average, over half of tuition is covered by scholarships and grants for incoming Illinois Wesleyan students.
Cost Estimator: make sure students use the cost estimator to see how much they would actually be paying out of pocket.