Application Process


step 1

What classes should I take in high school to qualify for admission to Gardner-Webb?

While a fixed pattern of high school credits is not prescribed, the following minimum course distribution is recommended as the basic preparation for academic work at Gardner-Webb University:

English4 Units
Social Science2 Units
Algebra2 Units
Foreign Language2 Units
Natural Science2 Units
Geometry1 Unit

What are the GPA and SAT/ACT scores for the current Freshman class?

  • GPA - 3.72 grade point average
  • SAT - 1015
  • ACT - Composite score of 22

International Students

  • Submit results of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 500 (paper) or 173 (computer based) is required.
  • Complete an International application
  • Submit documentation of your ability to financially support yourself while in the United States to your Embassy and to Gardner-Webb.
  • Submit all transcripts of foreign college credits to World Education Services (WES) for evaluation prior to mailing to Gardner-Webb. WES applications are available at or call 1-800-937-3895.
  • International Document Processing Fee of $100 (U.S.) will be required by money order, credit card, or wire transfer.
  • An I-20 will be sent after formal acceptance and receipt of the $100 fee.

Transfer Students

  • Official high school transcript.
  • Official college transcript from all colleges attended.
  • SAT or ACT scores.
  • High school grades and entrance exams are not required if you have completed 15 semester hours of college credits with at least a 2.0 GPA.

step 2

  • Complete an Online Application.
  • Submit Academic Documents
  • Official high school transcripts (grades 9 through 12) to Gardner-Webb University.
  • SAT or ACT scores to Gardner-Webb University via the College Board or high school Guidance Office. Senior year scores are preferred (Gardner-Webb's code for the SAT is 5242 and the ACT code is 3102).
  • Transfer students - see requirements above.
  • International students - see requirements above
  • Send in an application fee of $40 (waived if student applies online). International students - $100 (U.S.)

Mail to:Fax to:
Gardner-Webb University704-406-4488
P.O. Box 817 
Boiling Springs, NC 28017 

  • You will be contacted by your admissions counselor if more information is needed.
  • We will notify you within three weeks regarding your admission status.
  • Please contact your counselor if you have any questions.

step 3

  • Fill out a FAFSA. The FAFSA code for Gardner-Webb University is 002929.
  • Go to Gardner-Webb's Financial Planning site for scholarship information.
  • You will automatically be considered for the Gardner-Webb University Fellows Scholarship upon your acceptance to the University.

step 4

  • Admission decisions are made dependent upon the receipt of a completed application and all supporting documentation. Acceptance notifications will be delivered three weeks after these documents are received.
  • For Nursing application information please refer to the School of Nursing Admissions page by clicking here.
  • New Student orientation: August 15, 2014.
  • Move In Day: August 15, 2014

step 5