ADMISSION & ENROLLMENT

  • Go here to create an account.
  • Complete the contact information section. 
  • Complete the address information section. 
  • Select "Undergraduate" as your level and "Transfer" 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 “Applications,” located in the menu in the top right corner of the “My account” page.
  • 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 the option to “Submit supplemental items” at the bottom of the page to review any additional materials.
  • Click on “Submit supplemental items”
  • Upload all admission documents listed such as test scores, transcripts, etc.

Please note: Complete your application by July 15 for the fall semester, 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’ll share the continuing steps you’ll need to take before your registration process is complete. 

Please note: Admitted students are required to submit official transcripts in order to evaluate the number of credits transferable to Andrews University.

UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

Prospective students can upload unofficial transcripts directly into the application system during the application process. You must submit transcripts from all  previously attended colleges and a proof of completion of high school (such as official high school transcript or a GED certificate).

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).*

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

Important notice: All admitted students are required to submit official final transcripts after admission decision.

 

ADMISSION GPA

You must have a  a minimum 2.5 cumulative college GPA and submit college transcripts from all the institution(s) previously attended.*

*Students who have less than 25 cumulative college credits are evaluated on the basis of their high school GPA (2.5 or higher). Please visit the Freshman webpage to learn more. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS BY COUNTRY

International credentials requirements may be different from country to country for more information visit our International Credential page.

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

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 processed by the College(s) and 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 International Transcript Accepted Practices:

  • 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.  

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 Englsih Proficency tests scores:

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

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

Our campus also offers the services of 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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

 

TRANSFERING WITHIN THE USA

All international students who want to transfer to  Andrews University need to:

  • Receive an academic acceptance into a program at Andrews University.
  • Request a Transfer Form from our International Student Services Office. 
  • Request the current College/University to send their Student Sevis Record to our International Student Services Office.
  • Demonstrate that they have adequate financial resources to cover at least one year of overall annual costs at Andrews University.

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

 

ADVENTIST INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER PARTNERSHIP

Andrews is committed to fostering lasting relationships with institutions all over the world, our efforts will continue to play a leading role in creating a pathway for international students to continue their studies at Andrews.

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TRANSFERRING COLLEGE CREDITS

 

What documentation must be provided?

  • Official transcripts from each institution where work was done. 
  • Official transcripts issued in languages other than English must be accompanied by an authorized English translation. 

*Andrews University reserves the right to request external credential evaluations for international transcripts. 

 

What credits will transfer to Andrews?

  • College-level courses in which the student has earned a grade of C- or higher.
  • All credits presented for transfer must be  from accredited institutions.
  • Andrews University is an MTA Signatory Institution. Check out how your MTA credits will transfer, click here
  • If you have taken part in the Advanced Placement Program and taking Advanced Placement Exams for college credit. Click here.

The guide below shows you if there is an exact equivalent at Andrews or if the course meets our Andrews Core Experience. 

 

Will my credits transfer 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. 

 

How do my credits transfer?

We will start the articulation process after the reception of all your official transcripts. Classes listed on the transcript will be evaluated for potential credit toward your Andrews degree and will be reposted in your student account.

If your transfer credit does not have a direct equivalent listed you may petition after you've demonstrated satisfactory academic performance at Andrews through your department advisor or the director of Andrews Core Experience. 

 

Is there a limit of credits that will transfer?

  • Up to  70 semester hours can be transferred from community colleges (two-year) and applied on a baccalaureate degree. 
  • 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.

 

Importance Notice: 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 a course is taken. 

SOME FINAL STEPS TO TAKE TO PREPARE FOR ANDREWS UNIVERSITY

 We want your final steps to be smooth and enjoyable! Each of these eight final steps is important to your final preparation to come and study with us.

  1. GET CONNECTED. Activate your Andrews username. You can learn about how to activate your user name by watching this video.
  2. STUDY PLAN. You can see your advisor's contact information on your iVue page.
  3. HOUSING – DINING - INSURANCE. Review options for housing, dining, and insurance. You can learn about housing by watching the following videos: Housing Options and Housing Application
  4. REGISTRATION & ENROLLMENT. Visit Registration Central to register and complete your housing, dining, insurance and financial plans.You can learn about how to register by watching this video.
  5. FINANCIAL PLAN. Clear financially with your financial advisor. You can also learn more about how to financially clear by watching this video.
  6. BOOKS AND MATERIALS. Purchase textbooks and a great selection of supplies and University merchandise at the bookstore.
  7. STUDENT EMPLOYMENT.  Find current positions posted at Student Employment. Find out more about  student employment on campus if you are interested in part-time work while you study, and review current job openings here. Please note that international students who wish to work are limited to 20 hours of work per week, and may only work on campus.
  8. TRANSPORTATION. Arrange transportation and pick-up at the South Bend airport and other local transportation depots. 

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