2020-2021 Catalog


Admission and Registration

Indiana Wesleyan University welcomes applications for admission from any academically qualified person whose motivation is in keeping with the university's purposes. Admission is based on the careful review of all credentials presented by an applicant, but in no case is admission denied due to race, color, national origin, disability, religion, or sex.

Admission decisions are made without regard to disabilities.  All prospective students are expected to present academic credentials that meet or exceed the minimum requirements for admissions.  Prospective students with disabilities are not required to identify themselves to Admissions or Disability Services.  However, those interested in receiving academic accommodations are encouraged to connect with Disability Services at 765-677-2257 or ADARequest@indwes.edu as early as possible to allow for a review of documentation and the formulation of an accommodation plan.

Students are admitted in one of the following categories:

  • Regular - Students who satisfactorily meet all requirements will be granted standard admission with no restrictions.
  • Probation - Students with an entering grade point average (GPA) which falls below the minimum required by the program may be accepted on probation. Probationary status will be removed after the student has completed the first three courses of the core with a satisfactory GPA (3.0). In case of extended probation, the number of courses to be completed in order to change status will be determined jointly by the VPAA for the School of Nursing and the Student Life Council. Any student failing to remove the probationary status will be academically suspended from the program.
  • Unclassified - Students not pursuing a university degree who want to take certain courses (e.g., elective) for special reasons may be accepted for a maximum of 12 hours. Students receiving an unclassified status must reapply for regular admission if they desire later to pursue a degree program. Unclassified students are not eligible for financial aid.

International/Non-English Speaking Students - Students who do not speak English as their first and primary language must submit satisfactory scores from one of the following prior to admission to the university:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). For graduate students, a score of at least 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), or 100 (Internet-based) is required for regular academic admission.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS). For graduate students a score of at least 6.5 is required for regular academic admission.

Registration - Registration occurs at the beginning of the student's core program. At this point, students are registered for all courses within the major. Therefore, if a student needs to miss an individual course, official withdrawal must be made through the Office of Student Services. Staff will work with the Division Dean and the student to make arrangements to retake this class at a time that will minimize the impact on the student's financial aid. Students need to be aware that temporary withdrawals could impact their eligibility to receive financial aid based on the standards outlined in IWU's Satisfactory Academic Progress.  Additionally, placement in a cohort may be delayed for a returning student due to enrollment limitations.

A student who has failed to arrange for the payment of tuition for a course will have registration in that course cancelled.

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