Have you taken 12 college credit hours or more at a regionally accredited college university after your high school graduation (or equivalency test)? If so, you are a transfer student! Your entry into WCU will be based on your college GPA. We are looking for a 2.0 or above for admittance, and academic scholarships are distributed with a 2.5 GPA or above.

A maximum of 60-64 academic credit hours earned in a community college may be applied toward a degree at William Carey University. The total is determined by the number of hours required for your chosen bachelor degree path. See our Transfer of Credits Policy for more details.

If you are transferring from a four-year university or college, the last 30 hours of your degree must be taken at WCU.

By using our Transfer Equivalency Tool, you can find out what courses will transfer to Carey. The tool is meant to be a guide for unofficial transfer evaluations. Official transfer evaluations are done upon admittance to WCU. You can also meet with a department representative with your transcripts, and they will be able to guide you.

By selecting your Program of Study on our online catalog, you can compare your course transfer list created with the Transfer Equivalency Tool with the Program of Study checklist to see about how many courses are left in your degree.

The catalog’s digital format allows you to search for academic policies, explore degree plans and courses, and, with the MyCatalog feature, make a personalized catalog of your favorite degree plans and courses. Choose the academic year for the undergraduate catalog of your choice and being your search.

After submitting your application to William Carey University, you can explore the details of WCU’s academic scholarships. Once transcripts have been received in the Office of Admissions and your applicant status is “accepted” or “accepted lacking,” the Financial Aid Office will issue you a scholarship based on your transfer GPA. Your transfer GPA is made up of a combination of credit hours taken and grades earned from regionally accredited colleges or universities.

Athletic and talent scholarships are issued by the faculty sponsor after auditions or portfolio reviews are concluded. Admission eligibility into WCU is required to secure the scholarship.

Mission and ministry scholarships require a public commitment to full-time ministry, and a letter from the church pastor to the Cooper School of Mission and Ministry. Admission eligibility into WCU and a 2.0 GPA is required to secure the scholarship.

William Carey University has rolling admission entry so you can begin at any academic term. WCU has Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer 10-week academic terms. Our academic terms are roughly as follows:

Fall term is August to November.
Winter term is November to February.
Spring Term is February to May.
Summer term is May to August.

  1. Fill out the online application.
  2. Pay the $40 application fee. (Application fees are not required beginning Fall 2024.)
  3. Submit final and official transcripts from each regionally accredited college or university you have attended. If you are currently enrolled, submit the official transcripts from colleges you have completed and then supply an unofficial transcript of your currently enrolled school. Once you have completed your classes and your final grades are posted, order an official transcript to be sent to WCU.
    A final and official transcript is one directly from the institution to WCU that has no pending items. Digital transcripts are preferred.
  4. Send in immunization records by email to admissions@wmcarey.edu. WCU needs proof of two measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) immunizations in your lifetime.

If you are attending our main campus in Hattiesburg, MS, all full-time students are required to reside in on-campus housing unless you are age 21 before or during the term, living at home with your parents within a 50-mile radius from WCU, you are married, or you have dependent children who live with you. Please visit our Hattiesburg Residence Life & Housing page for more information!

Tradition Campus and the Baton Rouge Health Science Site do not have residential living available.

Schedule your tour at William Carey University on our Campus Tours and Visits page. If you only want to communicate with a program representative, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@wmcarey.edu or 601-318-6103 to receive faculty information for your program.

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