Andrews University

Admissions & Applying

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Academic & Financial Acceptance
International Students must be academically accepted and financially accepted in order to enroll at Andrews University. Please learn more about the financial requirements or browse below to learn more about the academic requirements for acceptance.

International Student Admission Requirements

  • Students must have completed secondary school, submitting proof with a transcript and/or secondary completion exams with a minimum GPA of 2.50.
  • ACT/SAT test scores are required if they are offered in your country. A composite and individual scores of at least in the 50th percentile are required for good and regular admission. Tests must be taken by July 15, unless special permission is granted.
  • Two recommendations from non-relatives are required with contact information (part of the application).
  • Official transcripts must be submitted from any and all universities and tertiary colleges that were attended, with a minimum cumulative college GPA of 2.50.
  • English Proficiency: If English is not your first language, a TOEFL of 80 or higher (Internet-based) or MELAB test must be submitted. If you do not meet the requirements, then English Intensive courses must be taken before enrolling full-time in regular courses. Such courses are available at Andrews University.

 

Transcripts and Exam Scores
Transcripts and exam scores will be evaluated in accordance with published academic equivalency guidelines for the country where you studied. An Educational Summary Sheet needs to be completed and submitted. College or university transcripts issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by an authorized English translation. 

 

English as a Second Language
Students needing to complete English language proficiency requirements in order to meet academic and professional requirements may enroll in courses offered in reading, grammar, composition and oral/aural practice. Students who complete the prescribed Advanced Level classes with a grade of B or better, and who pass the Exit Exam will be granted a certificate of completion. The certificate indicates that the student has completed the Intensive English Language Program. Upon completion, students may apply for a transfer into their major of choice. Those planning to complete an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts may apply for a foreign language waiver.

 

Action America
Action America offers short-term intensive language study, combined with cultural and professional experiences and travel, for non-credit students.

 

General Admissions Statement
Admission to Andrews University is available to any student who meets the academic and character requirements of the University and who expresses willingness to cooperate with its policies. Because Andrews University is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the majority of its students are Seventh-day Adventist Christians. However, no particular religious commitment is required for admission. Any qualified student who would be comfortable within its religious, social and cultural atmosphere may be admitted. The University does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, creed, disability, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status or disability.

Admission to one of the schools of Andrews University does not guarantee admission to a specific department or program within a given school. Transfers from one school to another may be made when the student meets the admission requirements for that school and has the consent of the deans involved.

All undergraduate students seeking a degree must show proof of completing secondary school (high school transcript, or international equivalent ), provide ACT and SAT scores or other nationally recognized examination results, give the names and contact information of two non-relatives who are willing to provide recommendations, and provide all official college transcripts from all institutions that they have attended.