Southern Wesleyan University, as a community of scholars, opens its doors to students who may not be pursuing a degree from the university. The GATEWAY TO LEARNING program permits students to audit courses (no credit) or earn up to eighteen credit hours before being required to register as a regular student. Individuals interested in the GATEWAY program should complete the GATEWAY TO LEARNING application and must re-apply for each subsequent term of enrollment. The following describes the special categories of GATEWAY students.
High-school students enrolled in their junior or senior year may take one freshman-level course each term at Southern Wesleyan University. They must complete the GATEWAY TO LEARNING application, obtained through the Admissions Office, which includes permission of their guidance counselor or principal. Tuition for regular courses is at a rate equal to 10% of the part-time tuition per credit (see Tuition & Fees). Additionally, a technology fee of $15 per credit hour and any other fees related to the course(s) for which they register are due prior to enrollment. Students may be approved to take more than one course per semester with special permission and provided space is available.
Transient & Continuing-Education Students
Transient students enrolling for credit will be accepted for this program with the written approval of the home institution. Transient students may not earn more than 18 credit hours unless a full application for admission is completed and approved. In addition, students wishing to take courses for personal or professional development may also enroll as Gateway students. The regular tuition schedule applies as well as the standard per semester technology fee and any other course-specific fees.
Individuals wishing to audit courses at Southern Wesleyan University for non-credit may do so on a space available basis at a rate equal to 10% of the part-time tuition per credit (see Tuition & Fees). Auditors may participate in classroom activities and may do all assignments as they choose. However, faculty are not required to grade or give feedback on assignments or tests submitted by auditors. Students who register to audit a course may not change to a for-credit basis after the last date to add a class in a given semester. Also, once a course has been audited, the student is not eligible to receive credit for that course by examination. Auditors who are not regularly admitted students must enroll by completing the Gateway to Learning Application. Specific course fees may apply. This option is not available for private lessons or directed/independent study courses offered by the university. No limit is placed on the number of courses audited.
Persons aged sixty-five or above may audit courses at Southern Wesleyan University on a space-available basis at a rate equal to 10% of the part-time tuition per credit (see Tuition & Fees). Specific course fees may apply. This option is not available for private lessons or directed/independent study courses offered by the university. No limit is placed on the number of courses audited. However, if credit is desired, the policies related to continuing education or regular admission will apply.