FRESHMAN STUDENTS

Andrews University is dedicated to students, not to test scores. 

You are ready to become a World Changer and Andrews is dedicated to helping you get there. Whether you have no test scores, or you’re on the path to a super score, we have a plan for you. Read on to discover what it takes to become a part of the Andrews family. 

ADMISSION & ENROLLMENT

  • Go here to create an account.
  • Complete the contact information section.
  • Complete the address information section.
  • Select "Undergraduate" as your level and "Freshman" as your student type.
  • Create a secure password following the instructions.
  • Click on “Create My Account”
  • Once you log in, the system will show you the “My account” page. 
  • Click on “Apply Online” located in the top menu.
  • Select the type of application you will be completing. 
  • Be sure to have the contact information for two non-family references (principal, guidance counselor, teacher, pastor, etc.).
  • Complete and submit the application. 
  • Pay the nonrefundable $30 application fee. 

Please note: During the application process, you may pause and then resume your online application.

 

  • After an application is submitted, the “My account” page will show on your application history.
  • Select your application and then click on “Submit Supplemental Items & Documents."
  • Upload all admission documents listed such as test scores, transcripts, etc.

Please note: Complete your application by July 15 for the fall semester or November 15 for the spring semester.

  • Once your application is complete, our admissions team will review all your documents and make an admission decision. 
  • After the decision is made, we will send your admission decision letter.
  • Upon admission, we will share the continuing steps you’ll need to take before your registration process is complete. 

Please note: An admission decision may take four weeks or longer for applications requiring a committee evaluation.

HIGH SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS

You must have a high school GPA of 2.75* or higher (or an overall GED score at the 50th percentile or higher). 

We encourage a strong high school curriculum including:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of History/Social Studies
  • 3 years of Science with lab
  • 3 years of Math (Algebra I and higher) 

*Students with a high school GPA below 2.75 may be eligible for admission through the Bridge to Success program.

 

ENTRANCE EXAMS (ACT, SAT and PSAT)

Test scores are not required, however high school juniors may be eligible for early admission with a PSAT composite score of 1100 or higher and a cumulative GPA of 3.25 after the first semester.

 

STUDENTS ADMITTED WILL...

  • be assigned academic advising based on your curriculum and cumulative high school GPA
  • be awarded an $8,000–$14,000 annual APS with test scores. We will even super score beginning fall 2021! 
  • be awarded an $8,000 or $10,000 annual Andrews Partnership Scholarship (APS) based on cumulative high school GPA with no test scores (APS calculator)

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TESTS

English is the language of instruction at Andrews University. International and domestic prospective students whose language of education is not English must submit English Proficiency test scores. English Proficiency tests must be taken within two years prior to admission.

Minimum English Proficency test scores:

English Proficiency Test Minimum Scores Required
Internet-based TOEFL (iBT)* 80
IELTS (Academic) 6.5
PTE (Academic) 54
Duolingo English test (Certified)** 110

* Paper-based TOEFL is only accepted when administered by our Center for Intensive English Programs.

** Duolingo is only valid when certified and received directly from Duolingo. 

Our campus also offers ESL classes, however please remember that an academic acceptance for our ESL program does not guarantee future admission into degree-seeking programs. To learn more about the Center for Intensive English Programs please visit the CIEP webpage.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS BY COUNTRY

International credential requirements may differ from country to country. For more information, visit our International Credential page.

WELCOME HOMESCHOOLERS

If you have been homeschooled, you have the same requirements as a prospective freshman who has been in a traditional school.

  • You will need to submit a transcript with a cumulative GPA, completed and signed by the person who directed your program. A GED certificate is needed if a transcript is unavailable.
  • Our distance learning program, Griggs International Academy, is a secondary education program. Griggs will work with homeschool students who take a minimum of their last three high school courses through Griggs to develop and grant a high school diploma. 

Need help?  Call 269-471-6343 for additional info on making a transcript and/or other issues.  

TRANSCRIPTS

Prospective students can upload unofficial transcripts directly into the application system during the application process.

For educational institutions outside the United States, prospective students must upload both original language and word-for-word English translation (unless transcripts are routinely issued in English by the institution).*

All unofficial transcripts must have the following to be acceptable for consideration:

  • Applicant's name
  • Institution's name
  • All courses taken with grades, scores or marks earned
  • CGPA (if applicable)

*The Enrollment office reserves the right to request external credential evaluations for international transcripts.

Important notice:

  • If you haven’t finished high school yet, you can send a partial transcript (completed through your Junior year) for an early decision from Andrews.
  • All admitted students are required to submit official final transcripts after admission decision.

An official transcript is an academic record that has been received from an issuing institution or a secure, authenticated designated party. It must bear an institutional validation (such as seal, logo or watermark), date and appropriate signature. Transcripts received that do not meet these requirements will not be considered official.

Official Transcript Accepted Practices

  • Transcripts emailed directly from the high school attended to undergrad@andrews.edu.
  • Transcripts processed by the high school attended and mailed directly to the Enrollment office in a sealed envelope.

Undergraduate Admissions

Andrews University
4150 Administration Dr
Berrien Springs MI  49104-0740

Additional Accepted Practices for International Transcripts

  • A certified (true) copy of the original transcript attested by an authorized person (i.e. Ministry of Education, authorized personnel at the Embassy, Department of Interior Affairs, Justice of the Peace, etc.)
  • Official transcripts hand-delivered to the Enrollment office in an official institutional envelope, sealed by the issuing institution.
  • If an official transcript cannot be provided, an original transcript hand-delivered to the Enrollment office may be accepted.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

All international students who attend Andrews University will need to document that they have adequate financial resources to cover at least one year of overall annual costs at Andrews University.

The following are I-20 requirements:

  • Copy of passport and mailing address to send the I-20 form.
  • Estimated Budget sheet showing evidence of financial resources for one academic year.
  • Financial statements showing your ability to cover your first-year expenses.
  • $3,000 International Student Deposit (not required for citizens of Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada or Mexico)
  • $100 non-refundable International Student Fee.
  • $6,000 advance payment for first semester tuition & fees.

If you have additional questions, please email isfs@andrews.edu.

Once all the I-20 requirements are submitted the Office of International Student Services will process and mail to you the I-20. 

When you receive your I-20 document, you will be ready to schedule an appointment at the closest U.S. Embassy or Consulate office. Ideally, you’ll want to plan to have your U.S. Embassy/Consulate interview no later than one to two months before the date classes begin.

  • After receiving the I-20 form, please pay your I-901 fee and print a copy of the receipt.
  • Book your embassy appointment and apply for an F1 student visa or other appropriate visa (email iss@andrews.edu for details). 

After your student visa is approved, you are ready to travel to the United States of America!

When you enter the United States for the first time as a student, by air or by border crossing, you must present your passport with student visa and your I-20. Please request all documents inspected by customs officers to be returned as they are your property and you are required to show them at each port of entry.

Don't forget to stop by International Student Services office as soon as you arrive at Andrews University as we will need to sign your I-20 and make a copy of your student visa.

NEXT STEPS AFTER ADMISSIONS

We want your final steps to be smooth and enjoyable! Follow the Steps to Start. 

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