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First-Year Application Deadlines

Early Action November 1 (Decisions mailed January 3)

Now accepting applications for Fall 2014

Transfer Application Deadlines

Now accepting applications for Fall 2014

The Application Process

1. Apply Online
Complete Westmont’s own application or apply through commonapp.org and submit the $40 fee by credit card or check.

2. Send Transcripts
Request official transcripts of all academic work.

3. Send Test Scores
Please submit all ACT and/or SAT I scores (including the writing section). SAT II (subject tests) are not required for applicants.

4. Send Reference Letter
Westmont requires one letter of reference from a high school teacher (or college professor). A pastoral/character reference may be submitted, but is optional.

*Note: A personal interview is not required. However, the interview or conversation can be a meaningful part of what could become a lifelong relationship with Westmont.

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First-Year Students

Applying to Westmont

Use the Westmont application or the Common Application (see links below). You will also need to submit a $40 fee by credit card or check.

Send Transcripts

Request official transcripts of all college (if dual-enrolled) and high school work to be submitted directly from school officials. If filing the Common Application, the request may be processed online through that application process.

SAT or ACT Test Scores

Official results are required of all applicants. SAT II (subject tests) are not required.

Send Reference Letter(s)

Westmont requires one academic reference from a teacher in a major subject (i.e. English, Science, History, Math, etc.). In addition, an optional pastoral/character reference may be submitted. The reference forms may be accessed within either application.

Interview

The Office of Admissions recommends campus visits and interviews. Scheduling an appointment with your admission counselor to discuss your plan is encouraged, especially as you prepare to take the next step in your education.

Notification of Decisions

Notifications of decisions for Early Action will be sent by January 3. For all Regular Decision applicants, decisions will be mailed on a rolling basis.

High School Requirements

First year applicants are required to have a minimum of 14 academic units of credit to include:

  • English 4 years
  • Science 3 years (two years of laboratory science)
  • Mathematics 3 years (including at least second-year algebra)*
    (Algebra I taken in the 8th grade is acceptable)
  • Foreign Language 2 years of one language (3 years recommended)
  • Social Science 2 years (history, government, sociology, political science, economics, psychology, civilization, geography)
AP and IB Credit

Westmont grants advanced placement credit to students who present scores of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement Tests of the College Entrance Examination Board and for scores of 5, 6, or 7 on Higher-Level subject examinations of the International Baccalaureate Program. The College limits credit to a maximum of 32 advanced placement/IB units. Up to three Westmont-approved advanced placement exams may be applied to the general education curriculum requirements and any remaining AP units may be applied as electives.

AP Exam Credit Information

IB Exam Credit Information

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Transfer Students

Applying to Westmont

Westmont does not require transfers to have completed a specified number of units/credits before applying. Use the Westmont application or the Common Application (see links below). You will also need to submit a $40 fee by credit card or check.

Send Transcripts

Request official transcripts of all college and high school work to be submitted directly from school officials. If filing the Common Application, the request may be processed online through that application process.

SAT or ACT Test Scores

Applicants who have completed less than 24 semester units of academic coursework at the time of application must also include official ACT or SAT scores.

Send Reference Letter(s)

Westmont requires one reference from a professor in an academic course. In addition, an optional pastoral/character reference may be submitted. The reference forms may be accessed within either application.

Interview

The Office of Admissions recommends campus visits and interviews. Scheduling an appointment with your admission counselor to discuss your plan is encouraged as you prepare to take the next step in your education.

Notification of Decisions

Notification will be mailed shortly after completion of all application requirements.

Graduation Requirements (Bachelor of Arts or Science degree):
  • A minimum of 124 semester units.
  • A minimum Westmont grade point average of 2.0
  • The final year (two full-time semesters) taken at Westmont; or 32 of the last 40 units for the degree taken at Westmont.
  • Completion of the General Education requirements.
  • A major program (See the College Catalog for requirements).
  • One-half of upper division major/minor units completed at Westmont.
  • Complete at least 60 units outside the major department, including general education and electives.
Which Courses Transfer?

To assist transfer students, the student records office has developed Articulation (Transfer) Agreements with many California community colleges. These agreements state precisely which courses transfer to Westmont and meet general education requirements. If the articulation agreement for the community college you attend is not listed here, please call the Office of Admission to speak with a counselor for guidance.

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International Students

Westmont’s student body includes a growing number of men and women from other countries such as: Ghana, Australia, Vietnam, Singapore, Sweden, China, Korea, Brazil, Philippines, Germany, South Africa and more. We welcome first-year and transfer applicants following the guidelines above. In addition, the information below will prove very helpful.

Opportunities on Campus

Westmont is committed to offering opportunities to celebrate students’ culture as well as learning about the diversity of others. All students are invited to participate in the Intercultural Organizations on campus. Activities include workshops, concerts, dinners, desserts and a chance to attend the National Intercultural Student Leadership Conference.

Academic Records

All documents, including high school and college transcripts, must be translated into English and evaluated by an approved credential evaluation service before being sent to the Office of Admissions. You can contact any credential evaluator approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluators (NACES). For additional information about credential evaluation services and listings, visit: Credential Evaluation Services.

Applicant Qualifications

The strength of the high-school equivalent program, the record of academic aptitude demonstrated by SAT, ACT, or TOEFL results (560 paper-based, 220 computer-based or 83 Internet-based) are important in determining admission. Westmont also accepts the results of the IELTS.

Immigration Information

Non-US citizens accepted for admission need a Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Immigrant Student Form (I-20) to apply for the F-1 Visa (Student Visa). An I-20 is issued to accepted students once the college has received a confirmation deposit. Please submit the 2014-2015 Certification of Finance form to demonstrate proof of funding.

Financial Aid

International students may receive up to $15,000 in merit-based scholarship aid. Applicants are also eligible to apply for departmental aid: athletic (based on coach’s assessment), music, art, theatre and cultural diversity. Students may also work on campus. Please also submit the 2014-2015 International Student Financial Aid Application.

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Next Steps for Admitted Students

Celebrate

All your hard work has paid off! Enjoy the moment and take time to pray about your decision.

File Financial Aid Forms

Make certain all financial aid forms have been filed. The FAFSA should be submitted between January 1 and March 2. If you are a California resident, remember your GPA Verification form. In March, all admitted students who have submitted their FAFSA (fafsa.ed.gov) information to Westmont will be sent an email with instructions on how to view their financial aid package. This email will be directed to whichever email address the student listed on their application. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office at 805.565.6063 or finaid@westmont.edu.

Visit Westmont

If you have not visited our campus, you need to see it for yourself. For more information and to schedule a visit, go to the visit page.

Confirm Your Offer of Admission by May 1, 2014

Confirm online at westmont.edu/confirm. Confirmation requires a $500 deposit, preferably by credit card (checks may be submitted, payable to Westmont College). The Housing Application will be at this site and must also be completed with a photo of yourself (passport size). Deposits submitted prior to May 1 are refundable until May 1 upon written request of cancellation of confirmation. Deposits submitted after deadline may be placed on a confirmation Wait List.

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Check Application Status

Thank You for Applying to Westmont!

Once you have submitted your application you will be receiving instructions to set up your personal user account on WebAdvisor. These instructions will be sent to you from the Westmont Office of Admission via both a US Postal Service letter and e-mail. This information will provide you a secure path to setting up your account and realizing the benefits of WebAdvisor.

About WebAdvisor

The WebAdvisor system allows you to electronically interface with the Westmont College application process. By logging into WebAdvisor, you will be able to track the status of your application, check receipt of supplemental materials such as test scores, transcripts and academic recommendations, and to monitor the progress of the process until your application is complete and ready for decision. Please consider:

  • WebAdvisor is not currently compatible with Internet Explorer 6. Please use an alternative browser for best performance.
  • If you have sent test scores, recommendations, and/or transcripts to our office but do not see an indication of receipt through WebAdvisor please email our office: admissions@westmont.edu.
  • WebAdvisor does not provide final admission decision information.
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