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.
If you have not had a chance to take an SAT/ACT or you think that a standardized test
is not indicative of your ability as a student, IWU offers a path to admission that
includes an interview with your 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.
Illinois Wesleyan University Code for The College Board: 1320
Illinois Wesleyan University Code for ACT: 1044
International students whose first or native language is not English are still required
to submit either the TOEFL or IELTS.
The School of Nursing expects maximum preparation in the laboratory sciences and mathematics.
Entrance to the Schools of Music and Theatre Arts is based on performing auditions and/or interviews, and the School of Art highly encourages a portfolio review. Auditions and portfolio reviews can be scheduled
during the academic year by calling the Admissions Office at 1-800-332-2498 or 1-309-556-3031.