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.  But before we can officially accept you as a future Andrews student, there are a few vital admission requirements.

  1. You must be a high school graduate or equivalent.  If you’ve taken some college classes, they must be worth less than 25 credits total, or you’ll be accepted as a transfer instead of a freshman.
  2. You must have a high school GPA of 2.50 or higher (or an overall GED score at the 50th percentile or higher).
  3. ACT/SAT scores higher than a 20 ACT or  the Old SAT of 450 individual or 940-970 composite (New SAT composite would be 1020-1050).   You must have taken an ACT or an SAT by July 15 to be admitted.
  4. Complete an 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 (go here for more information).
  5. You must submit two recommendations from non-relatives with contact information (it’s part of the application).
  6. Your final transcript
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
  7. English proficiency—if English isn’t your first language, you may be required to take an English proficiency exam.  If you don’t meet the requirements, then you’ll have to take English Intensive Courses before enrolling full-time in regular courses.  Check out the bulletin for more information.

Mail your transcripts and documents here:

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

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We’ll review your application, academic records, and test scores.  Then we’ll 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.

Questions?  Call us at 269.471.6343 or email us at

Enjoy your summer—we at Andrews can’t wait to spend your freshman year with you.