Applicants for the academic year beginning in late August must have completed their secondary schooling* (high school) by then and must be citizens or permanent residents of one of these eleven countries or regions: People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand or Vietnam. Preference will be given to those currently living in one of these eleven countries or regions and to those who would otherwise be unable to study in the United States. Individuals with dual U.S. citizenship or who are permanent U.S. residents are not eligible. Students who must fulfill a military service requirement may apply in their final year of school but waiting until the year in which one can enroll is preferable.
*Students following the British O- and A-level system typically will be enrolled in their second year of the A-level program at the time of application. We cannot consider students from Malaysia on the basis of forecast SPM results; students there should be enrolled in the second year of the STPM at the time of application. Students already enrolled in university are not eligible for a Wesleyan Freeman Asian Scholarship. In South Korea, a student may accept a place in a Korean university in February of the entering year, pending our scholarship decision.
Results of the SAT Reasoning Test of the College Board or the ACT are not required for applicants to Wesleyan if official actual results of national exams or International Baccalaureate exams are available, or predicted results if official results are not available. Applicants in the People’s Republic of China, where the SAT is not available, are exempt from this requirement. Non-native speakers of English are highly recommended to demonstrate English proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the SAT, or the ACT. Students scores should demonstrate sufficient proficiency in the English language in order to function well in a highly demanding academic environment. A score close to 100 on the internet-based TOEFL or a “7” on the IELTS would be evidence of adequate English language ability. A high score, such as 650 or higher critical reading section of the old SAT or a 700 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section of the new SAT, or 29 Reading and English section scores or English and Language Arts (ELA) combined score on the ACT may also demonstrate the necessary English language proficiency, thus submitting the TOEFL or IELTS results are not necessary. These examinations must be taken by January 1 in order to be submitted as part of your application. All examinations are administered on several dates, with a registration deadline approximately six weeks before the exam. Please be sure to list Wesleyan University (undergraduate) as an official score recipient.