New Students



Transfer Credit

Transcripts and Diplomas

Contact Information

Phone: (805) 565-6060
Fax: (805) 565-7399
Transcript Phone line:
(805) 565-7060

Mailing Address:
Westmont College
Student Records
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Kerrwood Hall, First Floor

Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday:
8:30am-10:15am and 11:30am-4:30pm

Tuesday, Thursday:


First Year Seminars at Westmont

This year, Westmont College is offering six sections of a first year seminar (IS-015). Each seminar has it's own unique focus to help new first-year students grasp a number of skills that are essential in a college environment:

The First-Year Seminar introduces students to many of the core values of a Westmont education. It provides opportunities to explore ideas and perspectives within a small community of learners. The seminar strives to help students gain confidence in their own inquiries, to develop their own voices, to hone their thinking and writing skills, and to reflect on the purposes of a Christian liberal arts program. Each seminar has its own thematic focus.

Each of the six seminars are open to 12 students and are only seven weeks long, so space is limited. To register for a first year seminar use course number IS-015 and select one section of sections 1-6 (e.g. IS-015-4).

You can view information on each IS-015 secton in WebAdvisor.

IS-015-1 Topic: Leadership -- Angela D'Amour, Director of Campus Life

IS-015-2 Topic: Colleges, Communes and Utopias-- Wayne Iba, Computer Science

IS-015-3 Topic: Perspectives on Happiness-- Beverly Chen

IS-015-4 Topic: Human Nature and The Good Life -- Ed Song, Philosophy

IS-015-5 Topic: Global Perspectives -- Mark Sargent, Provost

IS-015-6 Topic: Faith and Work -- Holly Beers, Religious Studies