International Students

Why Tennessee Wesleyan?

Chartered in 1857 as a small, private liberal arts college, Tennessee Wesleyan College continues its tradition today as an important center of learning in southeast Tennessee.

Our academic experience is grounded in a general education curriculum that encourages critical thinking, creative problem solving, written and verbal communication, interdisciplinary study, experiential learning and global awareness.

Campus and residential life is shaped by students who join dozens of clubs and organizations, play NAIA Division II sports, lead campus events, take active roles in the community and cherish the College's traditions.

Tennessee Wesleyan has so much to offer you as an individual to lead you to the next step in your life, whether it be graduate school or a career.

If you're ready to apply for admission to Tennessee Wesleyan College, just enter your email address and a password, then complete and submit our online application. You may mail in your application fee and any other required documents.

How do I apply?

To be considered for admission to Tennessee Wesleyan College, international students must provide:

  • The completed international application for admission
  • Official copies of ACT and/or SAT I scores
  • If you completed your education outside of the U.S., you must have your credentials evaluated by World Education Services who will provide Tennessee Wesleyan College an official record of academic equivalents. 
  • Official statement of financial support form (provided by Tennessee Wesleyan College), serving as evidence that you will have the necessary financial support throughout your studies at Tennessee Wesleyan College.
  • English language proficiency is required for all international students. All international applicants whose home country does not have English as an official language must submit one of the following:
    • Official TOEFL, which must be at least 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer based), or 79 (Internet based) to gain admission to the College.
    • Completion of approved ELS English Language program


When you have been admitted and financial arrangements have been made with the Business Office, the college will file form I-20. If you use this form I-20 to enter the U.S., you're obligated to attend Tennessee Wesleyan College. Once you enroll at Tennessee Wesleyan College, you're obligated to stay for at least one year; otherwise you may be subject to a financial penalty. You must also maintain a full course of study (at least 12 semester hours per term).