Guide for Transfer Students
Finding your place
Wheaton College values transfer students. They bring new energy, new ideas and new passion to our diverse and engaged community. Whatever your reasons for seeking a new college path, Wheaton will meet you where you are and help you get where you want to go.
Fast facts about Wheaton
Students, representing 30+ U.S. states and 70+ countries
Student-faculty ratio (and average class size of 15â€“20)
Majors and minors
Study abroad programs in 45 locations
Student-run clubs and organizations
Why Wheaton A Wheaton education is personal. It’s designed (by you, with our assistance) to fit your interests, build on your skills and support your vision for the future. A Wheaton education is interpersonal. It gives you the chance to work closely with talented professors, to become a vital part of a residential community and to begin making the kinds of connections that help you meet with success (whether that’s securing a job, entering graduate school, or pursuing a national fellowship) after you leave. A Wheaton education is interdisciplinary. It gives you a breadth of knowledge—something employers explicitly seek. A Wheaton education is active. We encourage learning by doing, and we provide the financial support to help you find life-changing, real-world learning opportunities—in class, on campus, in nearby communities and around the world.
Majors and minors
African, African American, Diaspora Studies American Studies
Astronomy and Physics
Mathematics and Economics
Business and Management
Classical Civilization Classics
Computer Science Creative Writing and Literature Early Childhood Education
Latin American Studies Legal Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Film and New Media Studies
Music Performance Music Theory and Composition
Peace and Social Justice
Theatre and Dance Studies
United States Economy
Mathematics and Computer Science
Public Policy Studies
Pre-professional preparation and advising
Business Administration/ Management*
Women’s and Gender Studies
Public Health Science
“The campus was a perfect fit for me. It wasn’t big enough to be intimidating and not so small where I’d want to constantly leave. It was somewhere I felt I could call home.” Jake Oshins Tarrytown, New York Transfer student majoring in film and new media studies 3
Guaranteed internship funding Wheaton values on-the-job learning experiences so much that we annually invest more than $1.2 million in funding to support them. Through the junior year summer stipend and other programs, we are able to guarantee that every student will have the opportunity to access a professional internship, research-based internship or other experiential learning opportunity before the start of their senior year. Our Filene Center for Academic Advising and Career Services provides essential programs and services to help guide students to success. Advisors offer workshops that focus on career skills, such as resume and cover writing, as well as numerous opportunities for students to connect with employers and build their professional networks. These opportunities are one aspect of what we call the Wheaton Edgeâ€”a personalized, engaging educational experience that helps our students follow a unique path to success, in a competitive, increasingly global market.
A SAMPLING OF
Recent Wheaton internships American Airlines Christie’s
Good Housekeeping HBO
Massachusetts State House Merrill Lynch NASA
New England Aquarium
“The Price Is Right”
Smithsonian Institute U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Viacom
The White House
WPRI 12 Providence
“I decided to transfer to Wheaton because I was excited about the prospect of having a strong liberal arts education. I was drawn to Wheaton by the internship and study abroad opportunities offered, and by the lacrosse coach, who really sold the team to me.” Kyra Schwartzman Kennebunk, Maine transfer student majoring in psychology
Proven record Wheaton checks in with our graduates to see what theyâ€™re doing, and the results speak for themselves. Just six months after graduation, Wheaton alumni are finding successâ€”some earning more than $100,000, some continuing their education at top graduate and professional schools, and others engaged in fellowships, internships or volunteer service.
Graduate or proffessional school
Data based on a knowledge rate of 74% for the classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016
(Fulbright, Watson, etc.)
Volunteer and national service
(AmeriCorps, City Year, etc.)
A SAMPLING OF
Recent first jobs Colgate-Palmolive Comedy Central
General Dynamics Google
ING Financial Services
JP Morgan Chase and Company MetLife
NBC Universal Inc.
Oxford University Press Pfizer
Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
“I was looking for a school that would give me the resources and attention I needed to learn as much as possible and get connected to a strong network. I’m privileged to have access to my professors, advisors and the staff on campus because they bring a willingness to invest in the students both academically and professionally.” Daniel Alexandre Boston, Massachusetts Transfer student majoring in business and management and music
The transfer process Wheaton’s Office of Admission admits transfer students on a rolling basis in both the spring and fall. Applicants must fill out the Common Application for Transfer Students and provide the following:
Credit transfer Wheaton works with students to consider their courses for transfer credit on an individual basis. To be eligible, courses must be from regionally accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities and students must have received a grade of C or better. Wheaton may request course descriptions for further review. All admitted transfer students will receive a preliminary credit evaluation with their offers of admission.
• Official high school transcript • Official college transcript from all institutions attended • One letter of recommendation from an instructor • College Officials’ Report form on the Common Application • Mid-term Report Form on the Common Application (for students currently enrolled in college courses) • TOEFL or IELTS (if English is not your first language) • Optional: SAT/ACT scores
Financial aid opportunities All transfer students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. In addition, we offer specific scholarships for transfer students through Phi Theta Kappa Scholars and the Honors Council of California. Students interested in need-based financial aid must submit both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS/ Financial Aid PROFILE, as well as tax return documentation.
For details about these requirements and more information about the transfer process, visit wheatoncollege.edu/ admission/transfer.
Advising When you come to Wheaton as a transfer student, you’ll receive a personalized transfer advisor, who will guide you toward choosing a major and connect you with a faculty advisor in your chosen department.
Transfer application deadlines Fall Admission May 1
Spring Admission November 15
Office of Admission 508-286-8251
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