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Admitted Students

Congratulations on your admission to Westmont! With your academic success and desire to pursue a life marked by significance, you’ll thrive at Westmont. As you choose a college—a decision that will shape your future in profound ways—discover how Westmont will prepare you for meaningful work and service wherever God leads you.

We seek people like you who desire a strong academic program and want to grow in all areas of your life. Our students not only study the world but care about it and strive to help people however they can: going on a short-term mission; becoming a doctor, teacher or pastor; starting or running a business to provide jobs and a better life; fulfilling the dream that God gives them. They also know how to have fun and enjoy life on campus and in Santa Barbara.

Come pursue your passions and discover your calling. Westmont will launch you for life, equipping you with the skills and knowledge you need and connecting you to a strong community of alumni and friends who recognize your worth.

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Next Steps for Admitted Students


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

Visit Westmont

If you can’t attend Admitted Student Weekend and haven’t visited our campus, you need to see it for yourself. For more information and to schedule a visit, go to the visit page.

Attend Admitted Student Weekend

Learn more about Westmont and meet our faculty and students at Admitted Student Weekend. Participate in class, worship in chapel, stay overnight in the residence halls, and more. Even if you've visited before, this event will provide a deeper experience of life at Westmont. Bring the whole family!

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File Financial Aid Forms

Make certain all financial aid forms have been filed. The FAFSA should be submitted between October 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 receive 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 the application. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office at 805-565-6063 or finaid@westmont.edu.

Confirm Your Offer of Admission by May 1

Confirm online at westmont.edu/confirm. Confirmation requires a non-refundable $300 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.

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Admitted Student Weekend

April 6-7, 2017

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* Please note, only students who have applied and been admitted to Westmont may attend Admitted Student Weekend.

Note for Parents/Family

Parents and other family members are welcome and encouraged to attend this event! Attending family members will need to pay for their meals while on campus. Unless otherwise noted, parents are welcome to attend all scheduled sessions. We do not have housing on campus for parents, but recommend the hotels listed in the Resources section of this page.

Parents are not required to attend and students can visit campus without a parent or other family members.



On-campus housing with current students in the dorms will be assigned for all registered students. If you would like to request a friend to stay with, a current student to host you, or would like to stay in a specific dorm please leave a note in the appropriate spot on the registration form and we will make every effort to accommodate you.

If you do not wish to stay on campus overnight, please let us know.

What to Bring

Our dorms do not have any extra beds, so be sure to bring a sleeping bag and pillow, along with toiletries, a towel, and anything else you’ll need for an overnight stay in a dorm. You may also want to plan on bringing layers and comfortable shoes. All student meals while on campus are covered in the $25 cost to attend.


Transportation can be provided for students travelling without family members to and from Santa Barbara locations only. These locations include the Santa Barbara airport, train station, Greyhound station, and Santa Barbara airbus stop. Students flying into Los Angeles International Airport without family members will want to consider a connecting flight to Santa Barbara or use the Santa Barbara Airbus

Please provide all travel details ONE WEEK prior to your arrival.

Auditions & Additional Meetings

Learning more about the various departments on campus can be an important part of any college visit. It is best to get in touch directly with the department you are interested in to schedule any additional meetings. Here is the contact information for some of our more frequently requested departments:
Music: (805) 565-6040
Theater: (805) 565-7040
Athletics: (805) 565-6110

Other department contact information can be found at www.westmont.edu/academics/.

Please note: Admitted Student Weekend is not Orientation* and attendance at this event is not required. The Office of Admission simply wants to provide prospective students an opportunity to visit campus and learn more about life at Westmont before making this important decision.

*Orientation will take place in August and all students who confirm their enrollment at Westmont will receive those important details from the Office of Student Life this summer.

Changes or Cancellations

If you need to make any changes to your visit, need to move to a different visit date, or need to cancel altogether, please contact admissionevents@westmont.edu.