TRANSFER STUDENT GUIDE
VISIT CAMPUS IN PERSON
VISIT CAMPUS VIRTUALLY
Yes! You are welcome to visit in person to tour campus and experience the genuine IWU community with students and faculty.
See the new Wildcat 360° Virtual Tour at indwes. edu/visit to discover our beautiful campus and the value of an IWU education.
Find a complete list of upcoming Visit Days and Custom Wildcat Visits at
VISIT & APPLY Look for a complete list of upcoming Visit Days at
IN DWES.EDU/VI SI T Please email or call with any questions.
ADMISSIONS@INDWES.EDU | 765-677-6507
CHARACTER. SCHOLARSHIP. LEADERSHIP. At Indiana Wesleyan University, we believe God has gifted you with unique gifts for the purpose of changing the world in a way that only you can. We are here to help you discover, clarify or develop your calling.
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DIVISION OF COM M UN ICAT IO N AND T HEAT RE Human Communication Multimedia Communication Strategic Communication Theatre Theatre Education
MAJORS DIVISION OF ART + DESIGN Design for Social Impact (BA, BFA) Graphic Design Illustration Photography (BA, BFA) Pre-Art Therapy Studio Arts Visual Arts Education Visual Communication Design (BFA)
DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES Addictions Counseling Criminal Justice Pre-Art Therapy Psychology Social Work
DEVOE DIVISION OF BUSINESS Accounting Business Administration Entrepreneurship Finance Management Marketing
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DIVISION OF HEA LT H A N D HUMAN PERFORM A N C E Exercise Science Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Physical Therapy Sports Management Sports Ministries
DIVISION OF MATH E M AT IC S AND COMPUT ER IN FO R M AT IO N SCIENCES Computer Information Systems Computer Science Mathematics Mathematics Education Mathematics Interdisciplinary
DIVISION OF MOD E R N LANGUAGE AND L IT E R AT U R E Applied Spanish and Hispanic Cultures English English Education Spanish Education Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) TESOL Education Writing
DIVISION OF MUS IC Applied Music Music Composition Music Education Music Therapy Performance Songwriting Worship Studies and Music Ministry
D I V I S I O N O F N ATURAL S C I E N C ES Biochemistry Biology Biology Education Chemistry Chemistry Education Medical Technology Physics Pre-Medical Science Science Education
D I V I S I O N O F S O CI A L S CI E NCES Economics History International Relations Political Science Political Science Pre-Law Social Studies Social Studies Education
J O H N W ES L EY H O NOR S COLLE GE
S CHO OL OF T EACHER E DUCAT ION Biology Education Chemistry Education Elementary Education Elementary/Exceptional Needs Education English Education Exceptional Needs Education (P-12) Mathematics Education Music Education Science Education Secondary Education Social Studies Education Spanish Education TESOL Education Theatre Education Visual Arts Education
S C H O O L O F N U R S I NG Nursing Transition to Nursing
U N S U R E A B O U T YO UR MAJOR? Beginning the college experience Pre-Declared can be just as effective, timely, and costeffective as starting with a major. If pursued with intention and care, Pre-Declared students are more likely to succeed than those who are uncertain, yet declared. The Pre-Declared program at IWU encourages students to strategically explore academic majors and career options while listening to God’s direction for their life – before committing to a major program of study. See page 4 for more
S CHO OL OF T HEOLOGY AND MINIST RY Biblical Literature Biblical and Theological Studies Children’s Ministries Christian Education Christian Ministries Christian Theology Community Development Global Ministries Intercultural Studies Pastoral Counseling and Care Philosophy and Theology Practical Theology Sports Ministries Worship Arts Worship Ministries Worship Studies and Music Ministry Youth Ministries
GRADUAT E COUNSELING P R O G R A M S
Master of Arts with a Major in: Addictions Counseling Clinical Mental Health Counseling Community Care Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy School Counseling Social Work Student Development Administration
Certificates Addictions Counseling Post-Master’s Degree Certificate Professional Coaching Certificate
FOR A FULL LIST OF G R A D UAT E AND OT HER IWU DEG R E ES V IS IT INDWES.EDU/MAJORS
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DETERMINE YOUR PURPOSE
Life Calling & Career
Unsure about what major to choose or what to do after graduation? No problem! The Life Calling and Career office provides important tools to help you gain confidence in your major selection while equipping you with skills to begin your job search. We will help you identify your top strengths and teach you how to network and pursue a vocation that fits your unique calling and purpose. Once you register for classes at IWU, we will invite you to take the Clifton Strengths assessment to discover your top five strengths, as well as how to lean into your strengths for your college success and future career - and there is no additional fee for your assessment! The Life Calling and Career team provides workshops, classes, job fairs, etiquette dinners, networking nights, field trips, and internships to provide you with the essentials of job readiness.
W H AT W E O F F E R Career Advising & Goal Setting Career Exploration Career Fair Grad School Preparation Hands-On, Exploratory Opportunities Industry Field Trips Internships Job Search Life Calling Course Mock Interviews Networking Opportunities On Campus Jobs Professional Attire Resume’ & Cover Letter Help
IWU student-athletes are leaders not only for their team, but also in the world around them. See page 30.
IWU offers undergraduates the unique opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research alongside faculty members. See page 18.
This campus has been in the making for over 100 years. We have a heritage that we continue to build upon one day at a time—a heritage of pursing academic excellence, along with a global, missional focus and the heartfelt desire to align ourselves with God’s calling. IWU students are driven to use their gifts, talents, and education to make a positive impact on others.
IWU students are passionate about changing the world through involvement in a variety of campus organizations. See page 12.
ARE YOU DRIVEN TO USE YOUR GIFTS, TALENTS, A N D EDUCAT ION TO MAKE A POSIT IVE IMPACT ON OT H E R S ? T HEN WE INVIT E YOU TO DISCOVER MORE IN T HE FOLLOWING PAGES ABOUT HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE DURING YOUR IWU EXPERIENCE AN D B EYO N D .
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WORLD CHANGERS Legend Johnson
Why did you choose to transfer to IWU?
How would you describe your transfer experience?
I wasn't sure that I wanted to continue with "the college experience" living on a college campus; I wanted to finish school online. My last school was considered a "party school" and I had a hard time making friends because that wasn't really my scene. But I felt during the summer that God was really calling me here so that I could have a Christ-centered education and be surrounded by people who genuinely cared about who I am and lovingly challenging me so I can experience growth instead of doubt.
There was always people assisting me and making sure I was fully taken care of. I was never afraid to ask a question and knew someone would be glad to help me.
MAJOR: THEATER GRAD YEAR: 2020
What advice do you have for transfers considering IWU? Take the leap. No matter where you're at in life or in your walk, no matter what you're facing or what struggle made you consider transferring, you will find friends and professors and staff that will come alongside you and make you feel at home at IWU. Transferring was the best decision I could have made regarding my college career. 8 Indiana Wesleyan University
MAJOR:COMPUTER SCIENCE GRAD YEAR: 2020
As a transfer, how would you describe your experience as part of the IWU community? I never really engaged in community at my last university, but at IWU it was effortless to become a part of something more than myself.
TRANSFER ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT
How would you describe your transfer experience?
What advice do you have for transfers considering IWU?
MAJOR:ELEMENTARY EDUCATION GRAD YEAR: 2020
I really enjoyed being in an all transfer class my first semester on campus. It helped me meet some of my close friends and get to hear stories that were similar to mine. Right away I was able to feel at peace and connect with others who were in the same boat as me. As a transfer, how would you describe your experience as part of the IWU community? I feel very connected with the IWU community. It is easy to meet people in your major because of the small class sizes and the welcoming professors. I also feel like there are many opportunities to get involved with oncampus and off-campus activities.
MAJOR:PSYCHOLOGY/PRE-MEDICAL SCIENCE GRAD YEAR: 2019
If you're considering transferring, wait for that feeling of belonging. I know when I chose my first school, I didn't know what that "perfect school" feeling should feel like. However, after making the decision to attend IWU after my sophomore year, it was so obvious that this was where I was called to be. I also think it is a good idea to research the major programs and classes required of you, and, if possible, visit the campus. What encouragement do you have for transfer students? Indiana Wesleyan University has been the best decision I have made in my life. Bar none. I don't pretend to guarantee that it will be that way for everyone, but I know that anyone who steps on this campus will feel the difference. You will be hard pressed to find a staff, a community, or even an entire university more dedicated to YOUR success and YOUR growth. I know in all the confusion of switching schools and questioning my future, IWU was the one place where all the dust settled and the choice became clear. 2020 The World is Waiting 9
TRANSFER ACADEMIC ADVISING Resources dedicated to your successful transition.
We want you to know that you are wanted and welcome here. The Transfer Advising Program was created for the sole purpose of helping you transition to IWU. One of the most frequent questions asked by prospective transfer students is, “Will my classes transfer?” Transfer advising can answer that question before you arrive and also help guide you once you begin as an IWU student. Here are some of the other ways we can help you succeed in your transition:
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TR ANSFER COURSE CREDITS
REGIST RAT ION
Match incoming transfer courses with IWU course requirements
Assist you in choosing and registering for your first semester of classes
DE GREE AUDIT REVIEW
MORE INT RODUCT ION S
Identify the number of credits you will need to graduate
Introduce you to the broader IWU campus community including student groups and resources available to help ensure students’ academic success
ACADEMIC I NT RODUCT ION Connect with your transfer advisor and co-create a class schedule for the upcoming academic term
Get Help Planning For Graduation.
Get Acquainted With Campus.
Intramurals Compete, engage and keep fit through intramural sports. Whether you lettered for four years or were a casual athlete, IWU intramurals has something for everyone.
FALL SEMEST E R Flag Football Outdoor Soccer Ultimate Frisbee Volleyball
SPRING SEM EST E R Basketball Bowling Cornhole Indoor Soccer Pickleball Volleyball
MAY T ERM Campus (Tennis Ball) Golf Racquetball Sand Volleyball
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Grow your voice and make a difference through student organizations. Get involved with issues that matter to you, like creation care, politics or combating human trafficking. Or, join a professional development organization that pertains to your future career. We want to hear your voice.
Association of Computing Machinery
Association of International Relations
Marching Band – Coming 2021
Mathematical Academia Consortium
NEXUS Financial Discipleship Center
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
International Student Association
Public Relations Student Society of America
IWU Community Folk Dance
IWU Community of Accountants
IWU Dance Marathon
Social Justice Club
IWU Students for Life
Social Work Club
IWU Swim Club
Student Organ Donation Advocates
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MARY C. DODD
HONORS PROGRAMS Through creative, inquiry-based learning experiences, students in the Mary C. Dodd Honors Program engage in a transformative education that goes well beyond knowledge accumulation and career preparation. As participants in the John Wesley Honors College, Mary C. Dodd honors students will find that the ultimate purpose of the Honors College curriculum is to prepare and equip students for a lifelong cultivation of wisdom and understanding for the sake of a Christian life well-lived.
ELIGIBILITY CRIT ERIA College freshman or sophomore with: • At least 15 hours of coursework at an accredited college or university • GPA of 3.6 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) in college-level work
APPLICAT ION PROCESS Applying to the Mary C. Dodd Honors Program is a three-step process:
COMPLET E T HE APPLICAT ION. It is suggested that you draft your short answers
SUBMIT TWO RECOMMENDAT IONS. One recommendation must be from
and essay response in a separate document, and then cut and paste your final responses into the online application form. Helpful hint: pay special attention to your writing and resumé, which will be carefully considered by the admissions committee.
someone who knows your academic abilities well; a collegiate instructor is recommended. Your recommenders may use either the online or print form. Note: Completed print forms may be mailed to John Wesley Honors College, Indiana Wesleyan University, 4201 S. Washington St., Marion, IN 46953-4974; sent by fax to 765-677-1768; or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
INT ERVIEW. A select number of applicants will be invited to interview for admission to the John Wesley Honors College. Admission interviews for students seeking to enter the Honors College in the fall of 2021 will be held on March 27, 2021. APPLICAT IONS DUE
ADMISSION IN T E RV IEWS
MARCH 18, 2021
MARCH 27, 2021
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Our Life Calling & Career team is here to support you.
ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES come to receive free tutoring. Whether it is an essay, or simply a brain storming session, writing tutors can use their gift for words to coach and help others become better writers.
informed career decisions, ultimately enabling you to live a life of purpose and stewardship. Services include career coaching, resumé and cover letter assistance, job searches and resources to identify internship opportunities.
THE C E N T E R F O R ST U D E N T S UCCES S (CSS) provides a holistic
LIFE CALLING enables individuals to find a higher purpose in their life
THE I N KW EL L is the University’s writing center where any student can
approach to support students outside of the classroom. Services include clinical counseling, disability services, TRIO SSS Program (Student Support Services), tutoring, CLEP testing and basic academic support. All of these services are delivered from a Christian perspective and are designed to assist the students in their interpersonal, emotional, academic and psychological growth.
THE O FFIC E O F CA R EE R D EV E LOP ME NT supports you in the quest to discern your life calling, celebrating your God-given uniqueness by holistically developing and equipping you with the resources to make
that draws and guides them in all aspects of their life, equips them to make life decisions based on this purpose and empowers them to develop this purpose into world-changing leadership. Services include life coaching, pre-declared advising, student transitions and career development. With so many different ways to gain real-life experience, we are positive you will find the opportunity that is perfect for you! Don’t miss out on the chance to build your knowledge, your confidence and your resumé.
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THE FACULTY Justice Seeker D R . JAC K BRADY ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE PH.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY M.ED., UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS B.S., HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY “The one thing I hope students will walk away with is that their personal relationship with Christ is the most important thing they can ever do, and only through Him can we become the leaders we need to be.”
Advisor D R . A LY WILLIAMS EXECUTIVE DEAN, COLLEGE OF ART AND SCIENCES PH.D., WALDEN UNIVERSITY M.S., EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY B.S., INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY “Many students enter college with a major in mind or a potential job they wish to pursue. My hope is that students truly take time to examine their God-given gifts and talents and then discover how they might use those talents to glorify God.”
Designer W E NDY PUFFER ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ART + DESIGN M.F.A., RADFORD UNIVERSITY M.A., BALL STATE UNIVERSITY B.S., INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY “Design has the potential to change people’s lives. My passion is to bring about change through innovation that helps people work and play with more freedom.”
Pianist D R . PHOENIX PARK- KIM PROFESSOR OF PIANO D.M.A., UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI - KANSAS CITY M.M., MIAMI UNIVERSITY B.M., YONSEI UNIVERSITY B.A., YONSEI UNIVERSITY “Music is a language to our souls and brings us closer to God and to each other in a way that no words can. It is a wondrous gift from God, and I am grateful for the opportunity to cultivate that gift in our students at IWU.”
Scientist D R . MATT SATTLEY PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY PH.D., SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY B.A., BLACKBURN COLLEGE “Teaching gives me the opportunity to mentor students, to help them obtain knowledge and to watch them flourish. Whether it is piecing together the fundamentals of cellular metabolism or being accepted into graduate school, I love watching my students experience victories.”
Musician TO D D WILLIAMS ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MUSIC EDUCATION M.A., COLUMBIA TEACHERS COLLEGE B.M., MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC “IWU students are students with extraordinary vision and hope for the future. Many of our students already have an eternal perspective, and their lives will change the world.”
John Wesley Honors College
The John Wesley Honors College (JWHC) is an intensive liberal learning community devoted to the creative pursuit of academic excellence, spiritual growth and servant leadership. Through creative, inquiry-based learning experiences, students in the JWHC engage in a transformative education that goes well beyond knowledge accumulation and career preparation. JWHC students will complete a degree in Honors Humanities, which is compatible with any of IWU’s majors. All students admitted to JWHC receive at least a $1,000 annual scholarship. C HEC K I T OU T AT IN DW E S.E DU/ACADE MIC S/J W H C
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HEALTH & SCIENCE AT IWU Ott Hall of Sciences & Nursing
Biology, physics, chemistry, computer science, math, nursing, occupational therapy and athletic training students share space and knowledge by learning together in the Ott Hall of Sciences and Nursing—IWU’s newest academic building.
IWU School of Nursing
IWU’s nursing program, the largest within the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), is nationally recognized. The program offers students an integrated educational experience that combines coursework with practical hands-on learning. Multiple clinical sites provide exposure to a variety of settings, preparing students for a successful nursing career.
Research is a foundational component of IWU’s science programs. With expanded facilities and resources, IWU students conduct scientific research on their own and in partnership with faculty members. Many students even see their names on a published article before graduating.
I W U G R A D UATE P ROGRAMS I N S CI E NCES & NURSING: ASN-MSN DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH MS ATHLETIC TRAINING MSN MBA MSN POST-MBA NURSING ADMINISTRATION NURSING EDUCATION OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY DOCTORATE PRIMARY CARE NURSING (FNP) PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING (PMNP)
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N U RS I N G BY TH E N U M BE R S
STUDENT-TO-CLINICAL FACULTY RATIO
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Get involved during the summer months in outstanding student-faculty research in the fields of chemistry, biology, physics and more! This endowment-funded, eight-week program is designed to give students the opportunity to gain research experience while being directed in a faculty-led research setting at IWU. You’ll even get to present your findings at various scientific conferences and scholarship forums. C HEC K I T OU T AT I N DWES . EDU/ H SR I
NUMBER OF CONSECUTIVE YEARS IWU NURSING STUDENTS HAVE SURPASSED THE NCLEX-RN (NATIONAL COUNCIL LICENSURE EXAMINATION) FIRST-TIME PASS RATE
SQUARE-FOOT SIMULATION LAB FOR HANDS-ON LEARNING
SimMan® ADVANCED PATIENT SIMULATORS
S C H O O L O F P H YS ICAL A N D A P P L I E D S C I ENCES
SQUARE FEET OF RESEARCH SPACE
IN FEDERAL FUNDS, ENDOWED FUNDS AND GRANTS RECEIVED FOR RESEARCH IN THE SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES
PHILLIPPE PERFOR M IN G A RTS C E N T E R
RECREAT ION & WELLNESS CENT ER
OT T HA LL OF S CI E NCES & NURS I NG
BA R N ES ST UD E N T C E
JAC KS O N L IB R A RY WILLIAMS PRAYER CHAPEL E LD ER H A L L
NOGGLE CHRIST IAN MINIST RIES CENT ER
THE RESIDENTIAL CAMPUS The foundation of IWU’s global learning community is the picturesque and beautifully maintained residential campus encompassing 320 acres on the southern edge of Marion, Indiana. The campus has been prayerfully and intentionally designed and constructed to ensure plenty of space for learning, living and worshiping.
View vivid aerial views of campus and amazing 360° images of classrooms, labs, residence halls and more at
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NOW YOU CAN VISIT IWU VIRTUALLY! W I L D CAT STA DI UM
See our new campus visit options at indwes.edu/visit to discover our beautiful campus and the value of an IWU education.
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ATHLETI C COMP LEX MAXWE L L C E N T E R
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IWU IS LOCATED IN MARION, BETWEEN INDIANA’S TWO LARGEST CITIES.
MARION CHICAGO MARION CINCINNATI
183 MILES TO CHICAGO 165 MILES TO CINCINNATI
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Thrive after graduation with less debt and more income. IWU students know that investing their time and resources now will pay off.
Indiana Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered academic community committed to changing the world by developing students in character, scholarship and leadership.
million of institutional aid was invested in students for the 2019-2020 academic year
IWU’S COMMITMENT TO STUDENTS
WE ARE WILDCATS
Once you register for classes, we’ll send you a free access code for the CliftonStrengths® assessment, which allows you to discover your unique strengths.
DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS
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$24.9 $29.2 *U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard / Department of Treasury
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MUSIC AND FINE ART EVENT ADMISSION
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STATE-OF-THE-ART STUDENT CENTER WITH VARIETY OF FOOD OPTIONS HEALTH CLINIC
BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK COLLEGES IN THE MIDWEST
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CENTRALIZED POST OFFICE & PACKAGE DELIVERY
RECREATION AND WELLNESS CENTER INTRAMURAL SPORTS
ATHLETIC EVENT ADMISSION
STATE-OF-THE-ART ACADEMIC LEARNING SPACES
THE DEN, IWU’S LEARNING CENTER (Tutoring and One-On-One Academic Coaching)
BEST COLLEGES FOR NURSING IN INDIANA
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BEST CHRISTIAN COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES IN AMERICA
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BEST COLLEGE DORMS IN INDIANA
ADDITIONAL VALUE PROVIDED TO STUDENTS BY IWU
Ten years after enrolling, the average annual income of an alumni who is working and no longer in school is $54,300, which is 58% higher than the national median.
30% of IWU students have $0 student loan debt. The $24.9k average student debt figure is only for the 70% who have any debt. (According to Institute for College Access and Success - https://ticas.org/ 2019 Figure)
IWU Students graduate with less student loan debt than the national average.
AVERAGE STUDENT DEBT
BARNES STUDENT CENTE YOU WON’ T FI ND A B ET T ER P LAC E TO SPEND TH E NEXT FEW Y EAR S. THERE’S A LWAYS SO M ET H I N G GOING O N AT T H E BAR N ES STUD ENT CENT ER , LI KE W EEKLY BIG - SCR EEN M OVI ES, M U SI C FESTIVALS, C O M EDY NI GH TS, COFFEE SH O P C O N C ERTS AND NERF WA R S. YO U R ACT I VI TY CA LENDAR CAN B E AS FU LL AS YO U WANT I T TO B E. The Lawn
The lawn outside of the Student Center is a great place to hang a hammock or lay out a blanket and enjoy a warm Indiana afternoon. Whether you are studying or hanging with friends, it’s bound to be a good time.
McConn Coffee Co.
McConn Coffee Co. is a bustling corner café, popular with coffee drinkers and non-coffee drinkers alike. Staffed by over 40 baristas ranging from freshmen to seniors, McConn serves as the Student Center social hub. It’s the perfect place to chill with friends and faculty, and to truly get a sense of the uniqueness of the IWU community.
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Stop by Trader James to grab fun items you would find in a convenience store! Located at the east end of the Barnes Student Center, this quick-stop shop offers snacks, beverages, toiletries and even a F’real Milkshakes & Smoothies machine.
The Globe Theatre shows some of the year’s top films. This past year, movies included Men in Black: International, Aladdin, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Chick-fil-A is one of the many food options that students have as a part of their meal plan. Other choices include make-your-own stir-fry, a chicken wing station, and Baldwin Dining Hall, where a wide selection of healthy and satisfying options are available daily.
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Bring a blanket and lounge on the lawn for this annual spring music festival featuring a talented lineup of local bands.
Volunteer to help plan and coordinate the high-energy FUSION event, a two-day high school youth conference held on campus. You’ll even get to see special performances by artists like Lecrae, NEEDTOBREATHE and for KING & COUNTRY.
Ring in the New Year (again) on the dance floor after you return from Winter Break.
Bowman Boat Race
Help your residence hall create a cardboard boat that will withstand a race on the University pond. You may even see some of your professors out there on the water!
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Grab a scooter, tricycle, hop ball or pair of rollerblades and compete in relay races with your residence hall as part of homecoming week.
AWARD-WINNING RESIDENCE HALLS
2020 TO P 10 BE ST CO L L EG E DORM S I N Whether you live in one of the residence halls, the lodges of the East Village, or the townhouses, the IWU community is one of the closest and strongest you may ever join.
A M E R I CA N IC HE.C O M
All of this takes place in living environments that appear at or near the top of many rankings. The dynamic residence facilities at IWU are meant to encourage students to live in community with one another and make the campus a new home away from home. With halls featuring expansive common spaces, suites and well-equipped rooms, students make these spaces their own and engage in the unique on-campus community at IWU.
Amenities Suite-style shared bathrooms Air conditioning Carpet or laminate wood flooring Wellness room TV lounge Laundry room on every floor (free!)
BEST COLLEGE DORMS IN
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WILDCAT ATHLETICS Join the pack and cheer on the Wildcats! Student-athletes are leaders not only for their team, but also for the world around them. Sports teams travel abroad for mission trips and serve our local community. Among many department-wide accomplishments, the men’s basketball team has won three NAIA Division II National Championships in a five-year span with titles in 2014, 2016 and 2018.
ONE PROGRAM WANT TO JOIN A TEAM? Visit the recruits tab at IW UW ILDCATS.C O M
IWU boasts 18 talented intercollegiate teams—the newest additions being men’s football and women’s swimming.
S IWU FOOTBALL Get close to the action as you support the IWU football team! Our Wildcats practice and play in a newly constructed stadium featuring 2,500 seats, artificial turf and a fully-equipped weight room.
Athletic Programs BAS K ET BA LL
Men’s and Women’s
BAS EBA LL Men’s
Men’s and Women’s
C O M P ET I T I V E CHE E R Co-Ed
C R O S S C O UNTRY
Men’s and Women’s
N A IA N AT ION A L C H A M P ION SH IP S
TRACK & FIELD
(Indoor/Outdoor) Men’s and Women’s
Men’s and Women’s
Men’s and Women’s
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ROOTED IN THE COMMUNITY Founded on the tradition of The Wesleyan Church, which materialized amid the fervor of the abolition and women’s rights movements, Indiana Wesleyan University prepares you to carry on the legacy of changing the world— perhaps in your very own community.
IN ONE YEAR : 2,190 ST UDEN TS VOLUNT EERED 67 HOURS EAC H 80 ORGANIZAT IO N S 146,730 TOTA L H O U R S 2 018-2 019
COMMUNITY OUTREACH IWU has numerous relationships with organizations throughout the Grant County area.
ACTS OF KINDNESS
Complete service projects in the community as part of a one-day mass effort to serve Grant County.
Work with men recovering from substance abuse.
Serve meals or help out in the thrift store.
Cook meals with local kids in a special after-school program geared toward developing life skills.
GRANT COUNTY RESC U E M IS S IO N
MARION DESIGN CO.
BRIDGES TO HEALT H
Use your design skills to help revitalize the city of Marion.
Join nursing students offering free medical care treatments and handwashing lessons to children in schools.
MARION COMMUNITY S C H O O L OF T HE ARTS
FAIT H IN ACT ION
Teach classes and help build sets for Marion youth.
Provide home repairs.
GILEAD MINIST RY Visit, call or make cards for cancer patients.
None are so young... as to be excused from assisting their neighbors. JOHN WESLEY ENGLISH CLERIC, THEOLOGIAN 28 Indiana Wesleyan University
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STUDY ABROAD GLOBAL IMPACT IWU has a scope that extends worldwide as we seek to fulfill our mission and vision by fostering a global mindset among our students and serving the global church. IWU is proud to offer many opportunities to travel abroad and encourages students to experience cultures around the world!
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Hundreds of IWU students travel abroad to serve and to study in a variety of ways. GLOBAL S E RV I CE LEARNING T EAMS| Led by faculty/staff to international locations such as Haiti, Kenya, Bosnia, Croatia, China and the Dominican Republic. I NTE RNATI ONAL I NT ERNSHIPS, STUDE NT TEACHI NG AND PRACT ICUM EX P E R I E NCES | Fulfill program requirements in a particular major.
T RAVEL CLASSES| Take place in international locations such as: BELIZE BULGARIA CHINA ECUADOR ENGLAND GREECE GUATEMALA
ICELAND IRELAND ITALY JAMAICA NETHERLANDS SPAIN ZAMBIA 2020 The World is Waiting 29
OF IWU STUDENTS RECEIVE SOME FORM OF INSTITUTIONAL AID.
Beginning the Conversation institutions. IWU provides meritand need-based financial aid on top of federal and state funds that offset tuition charges. The types of aid include grants, scholarships, loans and work opportunities.
You’re worth the investment. A college degree increases your career opportunities. Out-of-pocket costs for IWU often equal or are close to public
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Numbers based on 2020-2021 cost. FO R MO R E IN FO R MATIO N AB O UT TUITIO N , VISIT IN DW E S.E DU/ TUITIO N
Initial priority filing window is Oct. 1 - Nov. 30.
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The Value of a Private Christian University The annual Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) tuition study confirms that member institutions continue to offer an excellent value in comparison to other private four-year U.S. colleges. Not only are CCCU colleges less
expensive, annual increases in tuition and fees are growing at a slower rate than other private fouryear colleges. IWU’s tuition is $2,600 less per year than the average 2020-2021 tuition of the six CCCU member institutions in Indiana.
2021-2022 Academic Merit Scholarships
Financial Aid Quick Tips EXPLORE IWU’s three-year degree completion options to reduce costs.
T RANSFER in dual credits to reduce tuition costs and shorten your path to graduation.
DOUBLE an annual scholarship from your church up to $1,000 ($1,500 for a Wesleyan church) through the Church Matching Scholarship.
FO R MO R E IN FO R MATIO N AB O UT FINANCIAL AID, VISIT IN DW E S.E DU/ UG/ FIN AN C IAL-AID
Academic Awards up to $16,000 are available based upon merits of high school work (GPA) to honor dedication to studies, and to symbolize our institutional commitment to the future and success of every student.
2021-2022 Transfer Academic Awards
Status requires completion of at least 12 college-level credit hours after high school graduation. Transfer students are considered for academic scholarships of up to $10,000.
Financial Aid Calculators To calculate the amount of financial aid available to you, visit indwes.edu/aid-estimator To view the transfer scholarships available, visit indwes.edu/undergraduate/ financial-aid/aid-opportunities/academicscholarships
How to Complete the FAFSA FI LLI NG O U T TH E FAFSA CAN B E ST R A I GHT F ORWA R D A N D EASY. ST U D E N TS AN D PAR E N TS CAN FILE ONLI NE AT FAFSA.G OV O R BY D OWN LOA D I N G T HE M OB I L E A PP M YST U DE N TAID.
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Apply Today To apply, visit: indwes.edu/applytoiwu
Submit Your Deposit After Acceptance To submit your deposit, visit indwes.edu/deposit
Complete Your FAFSA For more information, visit: fafsa.gov FAFSA Code: (001822)
Submit Your Housing Application To apply for housing, visit housing.indwes.edu
Sign Up for Admitted Student Weekend (ASW) March 13 & 14, 2021
Register for Classes
Get Cleared for Class To view the list, visit indwes.edu/clearedforclass
Attend TREK (New Student Orientation) For more information on TREK, visit indwes.edu/ug/admissions/ new-student-orientation
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