Trailhead Frequently Asked Questions
What are the dates?
We offer the choice of three residency sessions in 2021:
Session 1: June 13-19
Session 2: June 20-26
Session 3: June 27-July 3
Who can apply?
Students may apply to Trailhead if:
- they will graduate from high school in 2021, 2022, 2023, or 2024 (rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, and first-year college students);
- AND they will be 18 or younger on July 4, 2021.
How much does Trailhead cost?
The cost for 2021 is $775 (includes a $250 non-refundable deposit). This cost covers all activities and meals on campus; students are responsible for travel to and from Trailhead. Limited financial aid is available for students with exceptional need. Please contact us for more information.
Is financial aid available?
Yes. Please complete our Financial Aid Form for 2021 and return it to us after submitting your application. Applicants will be notified of any aid awarded at the time of their admission.
How and when can I apply?
Our 2021 online application is now live! You can apply for Trailhead via Westmont's student portal. Please use this link to access the portal. Sign up with your email address, and select that you're applying for the Trailhead program once you've opened the portal. If you already have an account in Westmont's student portal, please contact us at email@example.com so that we can create a Trailhead application for you.
The application process requires a recommendation from a pastor or teacher; you don't need that in hand to submit the initial application, but be thinking about who your recommender could be. While we accept multiple recommendations, only one is required to complete the application. We'll review your application upon receipt of your recommendation.
Where will students live?
Trailhead students will live in a Westmont residence hall; a professional resident director will oversee undergraduate mentors who live on campus with students.
Please be in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org!