Transfer Students

Your transfer journey is unique.

A message to transfer students from President Gayle D. Beebe.

Whether you're coming from a public two-year junior college, a major research university or another private college, Westmont is a home for students eager to push their faith, expand their knowledge, challenge their beliefs, and enable their talents. Transfer students make up 20 percent of the incoming class each year, starting in either the spring or fall semester.

Meet our transfer students. Read their stories. Find yours.

Students transfer to Westmont from many different places for many different reasons. Whether they've come from junior colleges or other 4-year schools, whether they've come for the first-class academic challenge or the strong faith commitment, they've all found the same thing—a close-knit Christian community that encourages them to make a positive difference in every sphere of society. 


Applying to Westmont is easy! If you've already completed one year of college full time, just submit an application, your academic records, and one recommendation. Otherwise, include your high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores. Westmont accepts transfer students in both the fall and spring semester.

Transfer Application Deadlines
applications for spring admission November 1
applications for fall admission March 15

There are none! You can transfer with 6 units or 60, without any GE courses, and without an AA. You'll receive a personalized transfer evaluation to assess your progress toward a degree, so you can simply pick up where you left off at your previous college. Make the move when you’re ready.

In our mind, the best-fit Westmont student

  • is high performing, but doesn't chase perfection;
  • behaves with integrity and an open mind;
  • enjoys the rewards that come from taking on challenges;
  • values unique perspectives, backgrounds, talent, and knowledge;
  • believes in a well-informed and well-tested Christian faith;
  • feels unafraid to ask and answer questions that are difficult or uncomfortable;
  • seeks vocation, significance, community, and justice;
  • and strives to model a life of service, leadership, and impact.

We think transferring to Westmont is a little like joining a new family, where people value you for who you are and encourage you to be the best of who you could be. But you should hear it from students who have transferred before you. Meet some of our current students who have transferred from 2-year public, 4-year private, and large 4-year public schools, and read their stories.

More than 95 percent of Westmont students receive academic scholarships, talent based scholarships, or both. The average financial aid award for transfers entering the fall 2018 semester who had demonstrated need was over $34,000! Your bottom line will depend on your family’s financial need and your eligibility for merit and talent based scholarships. Check out the scholarship opportunities Westmont has to offer.

Yes! The vast majority of college-level academic credit will transfer, including IGETC or CSU Breadth coursework. Your Westmont admissions counselor can perform a personalized transcript evaluation to give you a better picture.

If you’re coming from a California junior college, we may have an articulation agreement where you can see for yourself which of your classes meet GE requirements. Keep in mind that these agreements are representative of the most common classes students take. If you don't see your courses listed, if the articulation agreement for the community college you attend is not listed here, or if you attend a 4-year college or university, call us at 1-800-777-9011 to speak to a counselor for guidance.

Transfer Agreements (click to view)

Don't worry! We have friendly admissions counselors who will walk with you step-by-step through your transfer journey. Find out who your counselor is and how you can reach out via phone, email, and even meet with them in person when you visit campus.

Come for a visit.

You're welcome anytime.

Meet with your admissions counselor and answer all of your transfer questions. Learn which of your classes will transfer and how you can graduate on time. Sit in on class, talk with financial aid, and experience one of the country's most beautiful college campuses on your schedule.

Schedule your visit.