Step 1Admission Requirements

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

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

Step 2Apply to Gardner-Webb

  • Complete an Online Application
  • Submit Official high school transcripts (grades 9 through 12) to Gardner-Webb University.
  • Submit 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).
  • International student application fee - $100 (U.S.)

Mail to:
Gardner-Webb University
P.O. Box 817
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

Fax to:
704-406-4488

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 3Financial Aid

  • Fill out a FAFSA.  The FAFSA code for Gardner-Webb is University is 002929.
  • Visit our Scholarships page for scholarship information
  • You will automatically be considered for the Gardner-Webb Ignite Excellence Scholarship upon your acceptance to the university. 

Step 4Important Dates

  • 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 Hunt School of Nursing admissions page.
  • New Student Orientation for 2016-2017 fall semester: August 19, 2016
  • Move-in Day for 2016-2017 fall semester: August 19, 2016

Step 1Transfer Student Admission Requirements

Gardner-Webb requires the following academic documents from transfer students

  • College transcript from all colleges attended.

High school transcripts and SAT/ACT test scores required if completed less than 16 credit hours in college.

Step 2Apply to Gardner-Webb

  • Complete an Online Application
  • Submit official college transcripts to Gardner-Webb University

Mail to:
Gardner-Webb University
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, Jeff Self, at jself1@gardner-webb.edu or 704-406-2143, if you have any questions.

Step 3Financial Aid

  • Fill out a FAFSA.  The FAFSA code for Gardner-Webb is University is 002929.
  • Visit our Scholarships page for scholarship information

Step 4Important Dates

  • 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 Hunt School of Nursing admissions page. The Nursing application due date is January 15 for first review and May 15 for second review.
  • Transfer Visitation Dates: Friday, December 4, 2015 and Friday, April 22, 2016

Step 5Transferring Credit

North Carolina Community College Articulation Agreement

North Carolina Community College Program Completion Plans

North Carolina Community College Course Equivalencies

Step 1International Student Admission Requirements

The following documents are required for International Students:

  • Submit results of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP). A minimum score of 500 (paper) or 173 (computer-based) is required for the TOEFL. A minimum score of 3.5 is required for the iTEP.
  • 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 www.wes.org or call 1-800-937-3895.
  • International Student Processing Fee of $150 (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 $150 fee.

Step 2Apply to Gardner-Webb

  • Complete an Online Application
  • Submit Academic Documents
  • Send in the International Student Processing Fee of $150 (U.S.)

Mail to:
Gardner-Webb University
P.O. Box 817
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

Fax to:
704-406-4488

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 3Financial Aid

  • International students (freshmen and transfers) are eligible for merit-based academic scholarships. An estimated scholarship amount can be found by using the Merit Scholarship Calculator.
  • International students are not eligible for federal or state financial aid grants or loan programs. Students may work on campus if a university position is open and the student successfully interviews for a campus-based job. Jobs are not guaranteed. International students are eligible to receive athletic scholarships. Please visit the athletics website to learn more about Division I athletic awards.

Step 4Important Dates

  • 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 Hunt School of Nursing admissions page.
  • New Student Orientation for 2016-2017 fall semester: August 19, 2016
  • Move-in Day for 2016-2017 fall semester: August 19, 2016