Transfer/Adult Students

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Application & Admissions

What are the Transfer Admission Requirements?

We request the following as part of your application:

  • Proof of completion of high school (official transcript) or secondary school or a GED certificate
  • Students who have less than 25 cumulative college credits must apply before priority processing dates and will be reviewed by the Undergraduate Admissions Committee and may be asked to submit ACT/SAT results
  • Students must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative college GPA and submit any and all college transcripts from institution(s) previously attended*
  • Two recommendations are required from non-relatives, including contact information (part of the application)
  • 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.

*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 high school/secondary school GPA.

For a complete description of our admission requirements please see the online bulletin.

How do I apply?

You can apply online with our Online Application. Here's what you will need to complete your application:

  • $30 non-refundable application fee ($50 if after Application Processing dates)
  • Two reference names with contact information
  • Official transcripts from high school, college or secondary exam results


Please Note: Foreign transcripts must have a WES International Credential Advantage Package (WES ICAP) evaluation, which includes verified copies of Official Transcripts. (This policy does not apply to students who have done a semester or year abroad as part of their studies at a U.S. institution.) 

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Where do I mail transcripts/documents?

Mail transcripts and documents to:

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

What are the priority processing dates?

Applications received after these dates require a late fee of $20. You may still apply after these dates, but no guarantee of a decision is made.

Fall Semester: July 15
Spring Semester: November 15
Summer Session 1 (May 13–June 7): March 15
Summer Session 2 (June 10–July 5): April 15
Summer Session 3 (July 8–August 2): May 15

When is the best time to apply?

If you are currently a college freshman, please contact our transfer admissions counselor to help guide your selection of classes at your current college, to make transferring into Andrews easier. You can apply any time after your second semester's grades are recorded, provided you have at least 24 credits on your transcript. 

If you are further along than a freshman, then you can apply any time up to a year before you plan on coming to Andrews. If it is still more than a year before you plan to come, please contact our transfer admissions counselor so that you can take the best classes before transferring here.

What are my options as an adult learner?

As an adult learner, the options are the same as transfer students except you do not have to have at least 25 college credits completed. We suggest that you spend a semester at a community college (or take classes through our School of Distance Education & International Partnerships as a guest student) taking at least 12 credit hours of college-level courses in an academic discipline and achieve a grade of C or above (included college-level math). Once this is complete, we would be more than happy to consider an application from you.