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Important Dates

Think applying will be complicated? Think again.

Fall First-Year Early Action 1 Oct 15, 2016
Fall First-Year Early Action 2 Nov 15, 2016
Fall First-Year Regular Action Feb 15, 2017
Fall Transfers Mar 15, 2017
Spring First-Year or Transfer Nov 1, 2016
First-Year Students
Step 1

Apply Online

You will also need to submit a $50 fee by credit card or check.

Step 2

Send Transcripts

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

Step 3

ACT or SAT Test Scores

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

Step 4

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.

Step 5

Interview (Optional)

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


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
Foreign Language 2 years of one language (three years recommended
Social Science 2 years

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

Transfer Students
Step 1

Apply Online

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 $50 fee by credit card or check.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

ACT or SAT 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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

Interview (Optional)

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.


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, or if you attend a 4-year college or university, please call the Office of Admission at 1-800-777-9011 to speak to a counselor for guidance.

International Students
Step 1

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.

Step 2

ACT, SAT, TOEFL or IELTS Test Scores

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.

Step 3

Immigration Information

Non-US citizens accepted for admission need a Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Immigrant Status 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 2016- 2017 Certification of Finance form to demonstrate proof of funding.

Step 4

Apply Online

You will also need to submit a $50 fee by credit card or check.

Step 5

Financial Aid

International students may receive up to $21,000 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 College Board International Student Certification of Finances.

Step 1

Celebrate

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

Step 2

Financial Aid Forms

Make certain all financial aid forms have been filed. The FAFSA should be submitted between October 1, 2016 and March 1, 2017.

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.

Step 3

Visit Westmont

If you have not visited our campus, you need to see it for yourself.

Step 4

Confirm Your Offer of Admission by May 1

Confirmation requires a non-refundable $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 after deadline may be placed on a confirmation Wait List.

Check Application Status

Track the progress of your application, whether you are using the CommonApp or the Westmont Application, by logging into the portal below. Please consider:

  • If you have sent test scores, recommendations, and/or transcripts to our office but do not see an indication of receipt through the Application Portal please email our office at admissions@westmont.edu or call toll free at 1-800-777-9011.
  • The Application Portal does not provide final admission decision information.
  • If you are using the Common Application you may track your status by creating an account in the portal using the same email address as in your Common Application. Once you have created your account, you may return to this page and login using the button below. If you have applied using Westmont’s new Application Portal, you can bypass this step and go straight to the login page.

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