Admissions & Applying

The decision to attend college may be one of the most important ones you'll ever make. Don't worry—we're here to make it easy.

We couldn’t be happier that you want to come to Andrews University as a freshman. If you’ve taken some college classes, after high school, you’ll be accepted as a transfer instead of a freshman. Before we can officially accept you as a future Andrews student, there are a few vital admission requirements.

  • Complete your application by July 15 for the fall semester, November 15 for the spring semester.  If you’re planning on attending one of our summer sessions, other deadlines apply.
  • Be sure to have the contact information for two non-family references.  They must be a combination of your principal, vice principal, guidance counselor, teacher/professor, pastor, or work supervisor.
  • Good news! We do not require letters of recommendation or an essay for your application.
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  • We look for:
    • ACT with a minimum score of 20 on each subject test or
    • New SAT scores of 510 on each subject test. 
    • Junior's in high school may be eligible for early admissions with a PSAT composite score of 1100 or higher and a cumulative GPA of 3.25 after the first semester.
  • Priority deadline for an admission decision: submit your ACT or SAT score by July 15 for the fall semester, November 15 for the spring semester.


Students who do not fully meet regular admissions standards, but have unique circumstances and a desire to attend Andrews University, may be considered for admissions. High school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores are required to make an admissions decision. 

  • You must have a high school GPA of 2.50 or higher (or an overall GED score at the 50th percentile or higher). 
  • If you were dually enrolled with a college during high school, you must submit your official transcript(s) from any college(s) that you attended.
  • If you haven’t finished high school yet, you can send a partial transcript (completed through your Junior year) for an early decision from us, as long as you send the official, final transcript after your graduation. 
  • You can save time and money if you have taken advanced or college/university level classes during high school. Click here to find out what score you need to be eligible and more options for gaining prior learning credit.

Students who do not fully meet regular admissions standards, but have unique circumstances and a desire to attend Andrews University, may be considered for admissions. High school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores are required to make an admissions decision. 

  • Once all the above is completed, we’ll review all your application documents.
  • We will send you a letter outlining the conditions for registration etc. if you’re accepted or giving you alternatives/requirements for reapplication if your admission was declined. 
  • Upon admission, we’ll share the continuing steps you’ll need to take before your registration process is complete. 
  • If you do not meet admission standards you may still apply.
  • You can keep track of your application progress at My Account.

Your Requirements are similar to the above except the following:

  • ACT/SAT  is not required. However, you can take the test(s) to stand a chance to increase your Andrews Partnership Scholarship.
  • You will need to submit a summary of your educational experience.
  • If English is not your native language and you have not been studying in an institution where the medium of instruction is English for a minimum of four years, you will be required to take an English Proficiency exam. English Proficiency tests must be taken within 2 years prior to admission.

A minimum score of

  • 550* on the paper-based TOEFL(ITP)
  • 80 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT)
  • 80 on the MELAB
  • 6.5 on the IELTS Academic exam
  • 54 on the PTE.

*  Paper-based TOEFL is only accepted when administered by our Center of Intensive English Programs or through a partner institution that holds an official agreement with Andrews University.

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 an academic program. To learn more about the Center for Intensive English program please visit the CIEP page.

If you do not meet these requirements, then you will have to take English Intensive courses before enrolling full-time in regular courses. Check out the bulletin for more information. 


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

  • You will need to submit a transcript with a cumulative GPA, completed and signed by the person who directed your program.  Need help?  Call 269-471-6343 or 269-471-6718 for additional info on making a transcript and/or other issues. 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.  Check out our Griggs website or call Griggs at 800-782-4769.  For more information, visit our homeschool resources page.

Contact Us

Questions?  Call us at 269.471.6343  or email us at

Transcripts and documents can be mailed to:

Undergraduate Admissions
Andrews University
4150 Administration Dr.
Berrien Springs MI 49104-0740

Fax: 269-471-2670