Follow these steps to apply to Wartburg College:

  1. Complete and submit the online application.
  2. Send, fax or email high school and/or college transcripts, ACT or SAT scores.
  3. Home schooled applicants should review these special instructions.
  4. Provide an academic recommendation (if requested)

Follow these steps to apply to Wartburg College:

  1. Complete and submit the online transfer application.
  2. Send, fax or email high school and/or college transcripts, ACT or SAT scores.
  3. Transfer students must also submit a Transfer Reference Form.

It’s free to apply to Wartburg—just follow these steps! Should you have questions about applying, feel free to contact us at +001-319-352-8511 or by e-mail at:

  • Fill out our online application. We also accept the Common Application.
  • Send in the following documents:
    – Transcripts from your secondary school.  Please include national exam scores (if applicable).
    – ONE test score.  This can be TOEFL, IELTS, EIKEN, PTE Academic, ACT, SAT, or Duolingo.
    Financial Documents: International Student Financial Aid Application or CSS Profile(Wartburg Code 6926)
    Please send a bank statement or official bank letter outlining the amount of money your sponsor or family has available to help fund your education.

You may mail or e-mail these documents to:

Global Admissions
100 Wartburg Blvd.
Waverly, IA 50677

Wartburg College Test Score Requirements

Wartburg offers two levels of admission for non-U.S. citizen applicants. Students may choose from the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic, EIKEN, GTEC, Duolingo exams. Only one test score is required.

Regular Admission: students must achieve the following minimum test scores or equivalents on approved exams:

TOEFL: Paper—550/iBT—80 | IELTS: 6.0 | ACT: 19 | SAT: 980 (CR + M)
Step EIKEN: Grade Pre-1st | PTE Academic: 53 | GTEC CBT: 1200 | Duolingo: 105-160

Bridge Program: students are formally admitted to the bachelor’s degree program but must take Intensive English requirements as part of their first semester.

TOEFL: Paper—480/iBT—55 | IELTS: 5.0 | Step EIKEN: Grade 2A | PTE Academic: 43
GTEC CBT: 1025 | Duolingo: 80-104

Benefits to Applying Now: Receive your admission decision within one week, get priority notification of scholarship opportunities, and file for financial aid earlier. 

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Reasons to Apply

At Wartburg, you’ll have the freedom to discover your passions and get a personalized education.
Our graduates go on to rewarding careers, do amazing research and top graduate programs.

Did you know that Wartburg was ranked #1 in Iowa and #5 in the U.S. for job placement by

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Apply for Financial Aid

Step 1 – Apply for admission. To be considered for financial aid, you must first be accepted for admission to Wartburg College.

Step 2 – File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Oct. 1 in your senior year. For priority consideration, you should file before Nov. 1. Be sure to list Wartburg College code #001896. If you are an Iowa resident, check the state release box. You are encouraged to apply over the Internet at In order to sign your FAFSA electronically, you and your parent must have a FSA ID. Paper forms are available for those without access to the Internet by calling 1-800-433-3243.

Step 3 – If requested, submit an IRS Tax Return Transcript and completed Verification Worksheet to the Wartburg College Financial Aid Office.

Step 4 – First-year students will be sent an email approximately 7-10 days prior to the student’s S.O.A.R. (Student Orientation And Registration) Day. A checklist will contain directions and information to be completed and returned on or before your scheduled S.O.A.R. day.

Step 5 – Apply for other aid from your high school, church, civic organizations, clubs, or other sources. Notify the Financial Aid Office of all additional scholarships you receive.

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