Admissions Undergraduate

Undergraduate Students

This application for undergraduate admission will become part of your permanent record at Dakota Wesleyan University. Dakota Wesleyan University welcomes faculty, staff, students and visitors of all faiths and promotes a policy of nondiscrimination in all areas with respect to age, race, sex, creed, color, national and ethnic origins, religious preferences, disabilities, backgrounds, and lifestyle choices.

To complete your application, please submit the following:

Completed application and $25 application fee

High school transcript, including class rank and cumulative grade point average

Results of ACT or SAT

Official transcript/s of all previous college work, if applicable

I am applying for admissions to DWU as a: *
I am a : *
I am applying for the following semester: *


Legal Name

Last Name: *
First Name: *
Middle Initial: *
Former last name(s) if any:
Email Address: *
Birth Date (MM/DD/YYYY): *
Gender: *

Current Mailing Address

PO Box/Street: *
City: *
State/Prov: *
Zip/Postal Code: *
Current Phone Number: *
Cell Phone Number: *
Citizenship Status: *

Religious affiliation:
Name of church:
Name of pastor:

The following items are optional. No Information you provide will be used in a discriminatory manner.

Marital Status:
Social Security Number:
Are you a U.S. Armed Service veteran:
Are you Hispanic or Latino:
Regardless of your answer to the prior questions, select one or more of the following ethnicities that best describe you:

Educational Data

High school attended: *
City: *
State: *
Year of Graduation: *
If you received a GED, list date:
Name of high school counselor: *
School phone number: *

Test Information

Indicate scores and dates you have taken (or plan to take) either of the following tests

Most Recent College Attended

List chronologically all colleges/universities at which you have taken courses for credit in order of attendance.
College One
Name of College:
Years Attended:
Degree Received:
College Two
Name of College:
Years Attended:
Degree Received:
College Three
Name of College:
Years Attended:
Degree Received:

Enrollment Data

Are you seeking a degree:

If seeking a nursing major, you are a :
Housing request:

University policy requires that full-time, unmarried students under the age of 21 reside on campus. This policy does not apply to students living with their parents within a 40 mile radius of campus, or students with dependent children.


Please list the adults who are legally responsible for you and/or have rights to your information. If a minor, this is usually one or both biological parents when living.
Parent/Guardian 1
First name:
Last Name:
Middle Name:
Parent/Guardian 1:
Is Parent/Guardian living:
Home address if different from yours:
Home phone:
Name of employer:
College (if any):
Parent/Guardian 2
First name:
Last name:
Middle name:
Is Parent/Guardian living:
Home address if different from yours:
Home phone:
Name of employer:
College (if any):
Parents' Marital Status (relative to each other):

With whom do you make your permanent home?:

Please give names and ages of your brothers or sisters. If they have attended college, give the names of the institution and degree earned:

More about you

List activities you might like to participate in while a student at Wesleyan:
Do you intend on participating in collegiate athletics:
If yes, what sport:


How did you learn about Dakota Wesleyan University:
To what other colleges or universities are you considering for education:
What factors will be most important in your college decision:
Describe any special circumstances and/or concerns which you believe should be considered in connection with your application for admission:
Do you intend on appplying for Federal Students Aid (FASFA): *
Have you ever been found responsible for a disciplinary violation at any secondary or post-secondary school you have attended, whether related to academic misconduct or behavioral misconduct, that resulted in your probation, suspension, removal, dismissal, or expulsion from the institution: *
Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor, felony, or other crime: *
If you answered yes to either of the above questions, please explain and give approximate date of each incident and explain the circumstances:

I certify that all information in my application is my own work, factually true, and honestly presented. I understand the omission or misrepresentation of any information including enrollment in other colleges or universities is sufficient grounds for canceling my admission or registration: *

The university reserves the right to deny admission or continued enrollment to any student who imposes an unreasonable risk of harm to the health, safety, welfare or property of the university, members of the university community or him/herself.

Dakota Wesleyan University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, (312)263-0456,, South Dakota Department of Education, South Dakota Board of Nursing, National League for Nursing, United Methodist University Senate, and Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. The university is approved by the state of South Dakota on the basis of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education Certification (NASDTEC) standards.

Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
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