Frequently Asked Questions

When is this year's Westmont Summer Scholars Program?

Westmont Summer Scholars will arrive Monday afternoon, June 20, 2016. The program concludes Friday afternoon, July 8, 2016.

Who can apply for Westmont Summer Scholars?

Students graduating from high school in 2016 and 2017 may apply for Westmont Summer Scholars. On rare occasions we accept very highly qualified students who have just completed their sophomore year in high school.

I have already been admitted to Westmont College for fall 2016. Is the program for me?

Yes, it's perfect for you! And the good news is you are automatically admitted to the program. Begin your enrollment by completing the enrollment form, where you can apply for financial aid and indicate your course preferences. You'll then receive a link to the confirmation form where you can make your deposit.

How much does it cost?

The program cost for 2016 is $2,950. The cost will cover four units of tuition, housing and all meals, and costs of programmed extracurricular activities. Limited financial aid is available for students with need. Students graduating in 2016 and 2017 can apply for financial aid via the on-line program application. Students admitted to Westmont for fall 2016 may apply for financial aid via the on-line program enrollment form.

When can I apply?

After the application is live on October 1, 2015, you can apply any time. We will be offering admission on a rolling basis. Students already accepted to Westmont for fall 2016 can enroll through May 30, 2016.

Will the course credits earned transfer to college?

Westmont Summer Scholars will earn four units of Westmont College credit. All courses offered satisfy Westmont General Education requirements. Acceptance of these credits by other colleges or universities depends on each institution's requirements.

How do I get the course that I want?

By applying and confirming your attendance early. Applicants rank their course preferences on their application. Upon confirming their attendance, students are placed in their highest-ranked choice that still has space available. Courses are small to ensure close student/faculty interaction, so space is limited. Apply and confirm your attendance early to improve your chances of getting your first choice course.

What happens if I don't get into my first choice?

You'll be placed in your highest-ranked choice that still has space available, and you'll still have a great time. Every course will be fascinating, and all of them offer full college credit and fulfill Westmont General Education requirements.

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