Transfer Students

We invite you to get connected at Iowa Wesleyan College and welcome you into our community.

Whether you come from a community college or a four-year institution you will find Iowa Wesleyan College is an ideal place to finish your degree.

Please read below to learn more about the transferring process and thank you for your interest in Iowa Wesleyan College.

Admissions Procedure

  1. Complete and submit the Application for Admission.
  2. Request that all official transcripts from all previous colleges attended be sent to our Office of Admissions, even if all prior course work is listed on your last college transcript. Have an official copy of your high school transcript sent to our Office of Admissions, unless you have 24 or more semester hours of previous college credit.
  3. Schedule a visit to connect with professors & coaches, take a tour of campus, and get all of your questions answered.
  4. After January 1, 2015, File the FAFSA.
  5. Call your counselor to submit your deposit. Congratulations on becoming a Tiger!
  6. If you plan to live on campus, submit a copy of your TB/MMR results and the housing application.
  7. If you plan to participate in athletics, submit a copy of your completed physical form.

Admissions Requirements

Candidates for transfer admission (having 10 or more semester hours of college) must meet the following guidelines to be considered for admission to Iowa Wesleyan:

  • have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better from all previous college work,
  • have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average in all major and general education courses; activity courses taken as electives, such as choir or weight-lifting, are not to be included in the g.p.a. calculation, and
  • be in good standing from the previous institution attended.

Also taken into consideration when determining if a transfer student is granted full admission, conditional admission or is required to go before the Admissions Advisory Committee for admission, is the student’s past performance in college core courses and major courses, as well as the overall difficulty of the courses previously taken. A transfer student who is not granted full or conditional admission may petition the Admissions Advisory Committee for committee admission. Additional information, including faculty recommendations and a personal statement or interview, may be required as part of this process. More information on this process is available from the Office of Admissions.

Credit Transfer

A course taken at a regionally accredited college or university, in which the content and depth is similar to a course taught at Iowa Wesleyan, may be accepted for transfer.

Iowa Wesleyan will accept up to 64 credit hours from community colleges and up to 94 credit hours from four-year institutions. The final 30 semester hours must be completed at Iowa Wesleyan College.

Please contact us if you have any questions about credit transfers or completing the admissions procedure.

Financial Aid

Transfer Students at Iowa Wesleyan College are eligible for scholarships directly from the college. To find out what scholarships you are eligible for, use the Scholarship Calculator or contact your Admissions Counselor.

You will also need to file the FAFSA, which will be available on January 1, 2015. You can contact the Iowa Wesleyan College Financial Aid department with any questions about the FAFSA or the financial aid process.

Military Friendly

Iowa Wesleyan College is proud to support Veterans and their families. For the past 3 years, the college has been the recipient of the G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School distinction. If you want to know more about our military friendly status, you can check us out at their website.


Transfer students should plan to be on campus the week before classes begin to attend orientation week events. Valuable information about campus resources, academic division meetings, and registration will be covered.