Resumption Date of Texas SAU after COVID-19 Outbreak

Resumption Date of Texas SAU after COVID-19 Outbreak

The management of the Southwestern Adventist University due to COVID-19 outbreak has been drawn to the notification of rescheduling of activities. the fresh and returning students are hereby advice to follow the new student’s academic calendar 2020 session. read through. Programme


Resumption Date of Texas SAU

During the COVID-19 crisis, Adventist colleges and universities have had to redefine their academic strategies to meet the needs of their students. The Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities has issued a statement on the future of Adventist Higher Education.

Please note the following updates:

  • All students who live in places where there is a shelter-in-place order will need to complete the semester online and should not return to campus.
  • The library is closed until further notice.
  • Students needing access to academic buildings will need to be accompanied by a faculty or staff member.
  • Graduation has been postponed until 10 a.m. Sunday, August 9, 2020.  The Nursing Pinning Ceremony will take place that Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m.  More details to follow.

Admission Procedure


When applying please submit one of the following:

High School Transcript or GED

An official transcript with 6 or more semesters from an accredited secondary school with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

A final official transcript with graduation date is required after completion of your senior year.

General Education Development (GED) test average score of 500 with no scores below 450.

Texas GED  160 – 200

Southwestern encourages the TEA Recommended High School Program of 26 credits, which will increase a student’s opportunities for success.

  • 4 credits of English/Language Arts
  • 4 credits of Mathematics, including Algebra I, II, and Geometry
  • 4 credits of Science, including Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
  • 4 credits of Social Studies, including World History, World Geography, U.S. History, ½ credit Government, ½ credit Economics
  • 1 credit of Physical Education
  • ½ credit of Speech
  • 1 credit of Fine Arts
  • 5½ credits of Electives
  • 2 credits of Foreign Language Studies

Regular Admission

GPA of 2.75 or more

Provisional Admission

GPA of 2.50 – 2.74

International Students

An international student must send official copies of all education documents that are validated by school or national officials.  These should be in the original language, accompanied by a certified English translation.

If English is not your native language please submit one of the following:

  • Minimum score on the TOEFL* (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of 550 on the old PBT, 65 on the new PBT, or 235 on the computer based exam, or 85 on the Internet based test
  • IELTS 6.5
  • Minimum score of 3.9 on iTEP.
  • PTE 55
  • GTEC 1220
  • Minimum score of 80 on the Michigan* test
  • Minimum score of 17 on the ACT English section
  • Minimum score of 480 on the SAT ERW
  • Transfer of a minimum of 24 semester credit hours from a college or university where English is the language of instruction.

Transfer Students

Transfer student applicants must submit the following to the Office of Admissions:

  • Official transcripts of all college/universities attended
  • Applicants with less than 24 credits should submit ACT/SAT scores and high school transcript with graduation date.  These scores can be used for merit scholarship and placement in English and Mathematics if those classes are not already completed.
    Math SAT of 530 or ACT Math of 21 is the prerequisite for Math 110
    ERW SAT of 480 or ACT English of 17 is the prerequisite for English 121
  • Applicants who do not meet a 2.0 cumulative transfer GPA may be considered for admission on academic probation.  Along with the application and transcripts, submit a letter of intent to succeed and two letters of reference to the Office of Admission.

Academic credit earned from regionally accredited colleges and universities are accepted subject to the following guidelines:

  • Courses with grades of C- or higher will transfer.
  • Transferable credit hours may not necessarily apply toward a particular degree program or general education requirements.
  • All courses taken at a community college transfer as lower-division hours only.
  • Courses considered technical, developmental/remedial, continuing education, co-operative education, extension, English as a Second Language, and non-credit classes will not transfer.
  • Transcripts from non-accredited institutions are evaluated on a course-by-course basis and could require additional documentation.
  • Transcripts from universities outside the United States must be evaluated for the student by an independent evaluation service.

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