Candidates for admission to the first-year class must submit to the Admissions Office:
- an official application
- an official high school transcript
- a copy of the SAT or ACT scores
Candidates applying for admission with advanced standing must submit to the Admissions Office:
- An official application
- Official transcripts of all previous college work from each institution attended
Requirements for admission to Wheeling Jesuit University include:
- A high school diploma or its equivalent
- 16 units of high school academic courses
- Submission of the official results of either the new Scholastic Assessment Test I (SAT) or the American College Testing Program (ACT)
Letters of recommendation and a list of extracurricular activities also are encouraged.
The 16 units of high school courses should be distributed as follows:
- English - 4
- Mathematics - 3
- History/Social Sciences - 3
- Laboratory Science - 2 (Science Major - 3 recommended)
- Academic Electives - 4 (Foreign Languages are recommended)
Applicants for programs in the natural sciences should have completed one unit of biology and one unit of chemistry.
General requirements for transfer students are as follows:
- Cumulative college GPA of 2.0 or higher and
- Official transcripts of all previous college work from each institution attended must be submitted. Grades of C- or better are accepted.
- Candidates may be asked to submit an official high school transcript upon request by the transfer counselor. Transfer credit is only awarded for course work completed at accredited institutions in which a student earned a grade of C- or higher.
For those students who have earned an associate’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution with whom the University has an articulation agreement, the University will accept that associate’s degree as transfer credit per the appropriate articulation agreement. For those students who have earned an Assciate’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution, the University will accept that degree and all credits, but will also waive all core requirements except the senior-year Ethics course (may be transferred if an equivalent has been taken); the sophomore, junior and senior one-credit seminars; one writing intensive course. Evaluation of credits will be made by the Registrar at the time of acceptance. The University accepts credits only. The computation of a student’s grade point average (GPA) will begin with courses taken at the University. Full-time students are classified as follows:
Full-time students are classified as follows:
- Freshman: less than 27 semester hours
- Sophomore: minimum of 27 semester hours
- Junior: minimum of 60 semester hours
- Senior: minimum of 90 semester hours
Transfer students are bound by the academic requirements stipulated in the catalog in effect during their first semester at the University. Any students transferring in during a summer session will be guided by the catalog requirements of the following fall semester.
International and ESL (English as a Second Language) Students
Wheeling Jesuit University welcomes applicants from foreign countries. General admission requirements are as follows:
- Students will satisfy acceptance standards listed above
- A high school GPA of 3.0 and a high school or diploma or equivalent and
- Certification of proficiency in English as a second language is achieved by a 213 computer-based or 80 internet-based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
- Additionally, since the U.S. Department of Immigration and Naturalization requires international students to certify financial responsibility, certification of financial resources sufficient to cover college costs must be submitted by the appropriate financial institution. Tuition, room and board and required fees must be paid in full prior to beginning classes.
Special Nursing Departmental Regulations
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) – All nursing students, regardless of the number of transfer credits, must meet the requirements of the Nursing curriculum, including the prerequisite core and cognate courses. A student may apply appropriate courses taken at other accredited institutions of higher education toward these required courses or may meet some requirements by challenge exams.
See https://www.wju.edu/academics/catalogs/pdf/ug17_18.pdf#page=13 for more information.