Students should prepare for the challenges at Wofford by taking strong academic programs in high school (see recommended courses). Each applicant is judged on their merit as a potential Wofford student. Particular attention is paid to the applicant's courses, level of curriculum, class rank, test scores, grades, essay, extracurricular leadership, and a recommendation from the high school guidance counselor.
Requirements for Incoming First Year Students
- Students must have a high school diploma or GED or must be on track to earn one.
- Students applying for admission to Wofford must take the SAT or ACT and submit scores to the Admission Office. We currently accept scores for both the old and new formats of the SAT.
- Complete the Common Application for admission (including application fee, SAT/ACT scores, high school transcript and Common Application High School Report Form) by the appropriate deadline.
Requirements for Transfer Students
- Complete the Common Application or admission (including application fee, final high school transcript and Transfer Form)
- Submit a transcript from each college you have attended.
- Present a grade-point average of at least 2.50 from an accredited four-year college or a 3.00 from an accredited two-year college.
- Students who attend certain technical colleges in programs leading to Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees may receive credit toward a Wofford degree. However, the college does not accept courses completed by correspondence, TV or extensions.
Requirements for International Students:
If English is not your native language, you must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by taking the TOEFL, IELTS, SAT or ACT. (If English is your native language, the SAT or ACT is required for admission.)
US immigration law requires Wofford College to verify that students entering the U.S. on temporary visas have adequate financial resources to meet expenses (the applicant’s bank should certify this using the Financial Certification form). International students are not eligible for any federal or state aid, but may be eligible for institutional academic and/or athletic scholarships.
Complete the application for admission (including application fee, SAT/ACT or TOEFL scores, official transcript, and Financial Certification for International Students form).