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Andrews University 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
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For the fall 2018 session, 1,445 students had applied for admission at Andrews University, of which 66% were accepted for admission. But, only 31% of the accepted students chose to enroll in the university. An acceptance rate higher than 60% suggests that the university is not very selective, but a lower enrollment percentage shows that many students applied to this university as a second choice.

Andrews University offers admission to 94 different undergraduate courses, and graduate courses in different majors. The most popular courses include BSE Engineering, BS Business Administration, BSN Nursing, BS Computer Science, IT, among others. The university accepts admissions thrice a year, for fall, spring, and summer sessions.

  • The prospective students should apply online through the university's online application portal. For graduate courses, paper applications are not accepted.
  • The students need to upload unofficial transcripts and international students will need to submit English Proficiency scores along with the online application form.
  • However, the original/official transcripts will be needed at the time of admission to the University.
  • For admission to graduate courses like MS, MBA, etc, the university accepts GRE test scores for admission. GMAT scores are required for MBA admission.
  • SAT/ACT is not necessary for the International students seeking undergraduate admission.
  • The university has strict country-specific requirements for international students and accepts candidates from only a few particular institutions (especially the Adventist Colleges).
  • The undergraduate applicants must submit the application within July 15, for the fall semester, and within November 15 for the Spring semester.


Application PortalOnline application portal of Andrews University
Application Fee (non-refundable)UG - USD 30 Graduate - USD 60
Mode of PaymentOnline payment through debit/credit cards
Acceptance Rate (Fall 2018)66%
Average SAT score (25th percentile) (Fall 2018)Evidence-based reading and writing - 540 Math - 500
Average ACT score (25th percentile) (Fall 2018)Composite - 21 English - 19 Maths - 21
Academic CalendarSemester
Intake SessionsThrice - Spring, Summer, and Fall
Work Experiences RequirementsRequired for professional masters courses like MBA.
Financial Aids for International studentsAvailable in the form of international scholarships
International Students

Andrews University Application Deadlines

The international students willing to apply for admissions at Andrews University must keep in mind the following application deadline, and make sure that you apply on time.

For Undergraduate courses

The below-mentioned deadlines are applicable for both undergraduate freshmen and transfer students.

SemesterApplication Deadline
FallJuly 15
SpringNovember 15

For Graduate Courses

The application deadline for all the major graduate courses (including MS and MBA) is as follows :

Semester/sessionApplication deadline
FallJuly 15
SpringNovember 15
Summer session 1April 1
Summer session 2May 1
Summer session 3June 1

Note: Currently, the university is accepting admission to the MS Biology program for only the fall semester.

Andrews University International Students Admission Process

The international students willing to study in the US are granted admission, if the candidate fulfills the education requirements according to US standards, along with the English Proficiency requirements. The graduate students should complete a 4-year bachelor’s degree to be eligible to apply for admissions to graduate courses.

Application Portal - Students should apply through the online application page of the Andrews University official website.

Application fees - The application fees for Undergraduate freshman and transfer applicants is USD 30, while the application fees for graduate applicants is USD 60. The students submitting the application after the application deadline will have to pay USD 70.

Application Requirements - The international students must fulfill the following admission requirements, and upload the documents during the online application.

  1. Complete online application
  2. Educational transcripts, the scores will be converted to US standards. The international students will need to either present official transcripts attested by government authorities, or the transcript should be directly delivered to the University in a sealed institutional envelope by the issuing institute.
  3. English Proficiency Test Scores
  4. Financial reports stating financial eligibility for at least one year.
  5. Visa/Passport

Note: Though the scanned copy of the documents needs to be uploaded online during the application process, the original copies and official transcripts must be submitted at the time of Final admission to the University, without which, the admission will not be considered complete.

English Proficiency Test Scores for International Students

The international students need to submit English Proficiency Test Scores like TOEFL, IELTS, etc. during the application process. The scores should be above the minimum required scores declared by the university, which are valid for all undergraduate and graduate students, and are stated below:

Test NameMinimum required score
IELTS (Academic)6.5
PTE (academic)54

Country-Specific Admission Requirements for International Students

Andrews University follows very strict country-specific admission requirements for International students of different countries, especially for Graduate courses. The requirements for some of these countries are discussed in the table below:

Country NameRequirements for Graduate courses
India4-year bachelor degree or 3-year bachelor degree along with Masters /PDG courses or degrees from any one of Flaiz Adventist College,
Lowry Adventist College, Metas Adventist College, Northeast Adventist College, Roorkee Adventist College, Spicer Adventist University and Vellore Adventist College of Education.
Hong Kong4-year bachelor degree or 3-year bachelor degree along with HKASLE or HKALE or degree from Hong Kong Adventist college
BangladeshBachelor degree from a recognized university
MyanmarBachelor degree where the official language of instruction should be Burmese
PakistanEither a 4-year bachelor’s degree or a 3-year bachelor’s degree with masters.

Visa Process for International Students

The international students will need to attain a student visa in order to study in the US, the steps for which are discussed below:

  • The first step is filling out the I-20 form. It is a financial review form issued by the university, which should be completed and submitted along with documents like passport, financial budget sheets stating financial eligibility for at least one year, along with a non-refundable fee of USD 100, advance tuition fees payment of USD 6,000, and International students deposit of USD 3,000.
  • The university will provide I-20 once it receives the complete application along with all the required documents and fees.
  • Once the student receives his/her I-20, the student will need to pay an I-901 fee, so that he can proceed to apply for an F-1 visa.
  • Once the application for an F-1 student visa gets submitted, an appointment will be booked with the US embassy. The student will have to appear for the visa interview in order to complete the visa application process.

The following documents will be required by the student for the visa application and interview :

  • Valid passport
  • Valid I-20
  • Payment receipt of I-901
  • Health insurance papers
  • Financial reports

Andrews University Undergraduate programs Admission process

Andrews University offers admission to 94 different undergraduate courses. The admission to Andrews University Undergraduate programs like BBA, BS Computer Science, BS data science, BSN, etc., is granted if the students fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • A minimum high school GPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4 is required to apply for admission.
  • International students must fulfill the English Proficiency requirements discussed above.
  • For international students, SAT and ACT scores are not required, however, the student may submit these scores as well.
  • Minimum ACT score required - 20 on each subject. Minimum SAT score required - 530 in reading and writing and 520 in Maths.

The above requirements are applicable to both freshman and transfer students.

Application portal - University application portal

Application fees - USD 30

Andrews University Graduate Programs admission process

Application portal: University application portal

Application fees: USD 60

Admission requirements - The requirements for admission to Andrews University Graduate Programs vary with each course, however, the English Proficiency requirements for International students are compulsory for each course. Below, we have discussed the course-specific requirements for 5 popular graduate courses offered by the University.

RequirementsMBAM. ArchitectureMSA organizational managementMS Medical Laboratory ScienceMA in Educational Psychology
Application feesUSD 60USD 60USD 60USD 60USD 60
Minimum GPA2.603.02.603.02.60
GMAT/GREGMAT required Minimum score >1000GRE requiredNot compulsoryNot compulsoryGRE required
Work ExperiencesRequired but not compulsoryNot compulsoryRequired but not compulsoryNot compulsoryRequired but not compulsory
Essay/Statement of purposeStatement of purpose RequiredBoth drawing portfolio and statement of purpose are requiredStatement of purpose Required

Professional CV/ResumeResume Required. Should clearly describe employment and project detailsResume Required. Should clearly describe employment and project detailsResume Required. Should clearly describe employment and project detailsResume Required. Should clearly describe employment and project detailsResume Required. Should clearly describe employment and project details
LOR2 LOR from professionals like advisors, employers.2 LOR from professionals like advisors, employers.2 LOR from professionals like advisors, employers.2 LOR from professionals like advisors, employers.2 LOR from professionals like advisors, employers.
Admission InterviewNot compulsoryNot compulsoryNot compulsoryNot compulsoryNot compulsory


Andrews University accepts applications in the online mode only, though the undergraduate students can talk to the enrollment counselor before application. The application should be submitted at least 1-2 months prior to the beginning of the term, as the admission decisions arrive around three to four weeks after submission of the complete application form along with scanned documents and application fees. Once the admission decisions are made, the successful candidate will be notified through mail. The successful candidate will then have to visit the campus and submit the original documents to secure enrollment.

The international students will get their I-20 from the university through the mail, after which they will have to apply for a student visa. Once they get their visa, they can fly to the US for the enrollment process.

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