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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

Celebrate

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 Days 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 Days April 10-11

Learn more about Westmont and meet our faculty and students at Admitted Student Days. Participate in classes, worship in chapel, stay overnight in the residence halls, and see Santa Barbara on a harbor cruise or trolley tour. 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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Westmont Admitted Student Days Schedule of Events*
Sunday, April 10

1:00

Registration
Check in to let us know you’re here and receive your host and class information.

1:30

Welcome
Join us for an introduction to Scholars Weekend and a welcome from the Office of Admission.

1:45

Tour/Small Group Q&A
Take a tour of campus or participate in a small group Q&A session led by current students.

3:00

Parent & Young Alumni Panel* /
Students Take a Harbor Cruise or
Trolley Tour of Santa Barbara

While students explore downtown Santa Barbara, parents will hear from young alumni and the parents of current students as they share their experiences in the Westmont community.
*This is the last event scheduled for parents this evening.

5:45

Students Meet Hosts/Dinner
Students will meet their overnight hosts, settle in for the evening, and enjoy dinner in the Dining Commons.

8:00

Vespers
Take a moment to reflect and recharge during this student-led contemplative service.

8:15

Open Mic Night
The talented students of Westmont take the stage in this dessert social hosted by Student Life and the Office of Admission interns.

Monday, April 11

8:00

Meet the President
Hear from Dr. Beebe about the value of a Christian liberal arts education and what it means to be a student at Westmont.

8:15

Faculty Colloquy
Faculty will address their role in cultivating thoughtful scholars, grateful servants, and faithful leaders.

9:15

Students Attend Class/Parent Sessions
While students attend a class at this time, parents will have an opportunity to participate in a session of their own.

10:30

Chapel
Join the Westmont community during this time of worship together. Today’s chapel speaker is Michelle Hughes, Assistant Professor of Education at Westmont.

11:30

Faculty Round Table
An opportunity to sit with faculty face-to-face and ask your questions about majors and programs within each department.

12:15

Lunch
Enjoy lunch in the Dining Commons during this time.

1:00

Mini Seminars
A variety of mini seminars designed to answer your questions about everything from roommates to the registrar. Topics may include the following:

  • program opportunities
  • Off campus
  • Jobs and internships while at Westmont
  • Course registration and choosing a major

2:45

Closing
We will bring our time together to a close with a few final thoughts and a Westmont gift for all students.

 

*Please note this is a tentative schedule of events. While the start and end times will remain the same, all content is subject to change and participants will receive a finalized schedule of events upon arrival to campus.

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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 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, 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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