Andrews University

Admissions & Applying

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Transfer/Adult Student Admission Requirements

  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent and submit proof in the form of a high school transcript or official equivalent GED exam.
  • Students who have less than 25 cumulative college credits will be reviewed by the Undergraduate Admissions Committee.
  • Students must have a minimum 2.50 cumulative college GPA and submit any and all college transcripts from institutions previously attended.
  • Two recommendations are required from non-relatives with contact information (part of the application).
  • ACT/SAT tests are recommended, but not required if you have 25 or more college credits.
  • 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 are required before enrolling full-time in regular courses. Such courses are offered on our campus.

For questions, please contact us at transfers@andrews.edu or 269-471-6718. 

Mail transcripts and documents to:
Undergraduate Admissions
Andrews University
4150 Administration Dr.
Berrien Springs MI 49104-0740

General Information
Students who have already attended a community college or other post-secondary school are admitted based on the same admission standards required of all applicants. Transfer students who have earned 25 or more semester credits before applying to Andrews are evaluated on the basis of their cumulative college GPA and not their secondary-school GPA.

A transfer student who does not meet admission standards may apply before July 15 (for fall semester) and by November 15 (for spring semester). The student’s application materials will be reviewed by the Undergraduate Admissions Committee using recommendations from the academic dean of the college or school in which admission is sought. After the review, the student will receive a letter outlining the conditions for admission or indicating that admission has been denied.

 

Transfer of Credits
Students enrolling at Andrews University may transfer a limited number of credits for courses taken at other schools to their current program, if the following expectations are met.

  • Complete official transcripts are submitted from each institution where work was done. College or university transcripts issued in languages other than English must be accompanied by an authorized English translation. (Registrars of these institutions should send transcripts directly to the Andrews University Office of Undergraduate Admissions.)
  • The credits presented for transfer are for college level courses in which the student has earned a grade of C- or higher.
  • All credits presented for transfer come directly from accredited institutions.

Requests for transfer of credits may be made only at the time of admission to the University, at the time when a change of program is approved, or if a petition to accept the course is approved and on file before the course is taken. The approving officer may specify conditions that must be fulfilled for the acceptance of the course.

 

Limit on Number of Transfer Credits
The schools of the University allow no more than 70 semester hours to be transferred from community colleges (two-year) and applied on a baccalaureate degree. More may be approved by the dean as part of a planned professional program. Only 6 transfer credits, including correspondence credits, may be applied on the last 36 semester credits of a degree program. Individual schools and programs may have other limitations on transfer credits.


Transfer of Credits from an Unaccredited School
Transfer credits from an unaccredited school are accepted on an individual basis after the student has demonstrated satisfactory academic performance at Andrews University. With advice from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Office of Academic Records,the dean of the school concerned determines the credits to be accepted, based on satisfactory performance in advanced-level courses and/or validation examinations. Likewise, departments determine the credits that can be applied toward a major or minor.

 

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.