Frequently Asked Questions
When is this year's Summer Scholars Program?
Summer Scholars will arrive Monday afternoon, June 22. The program concludes Friday afternoon, July 10.
Who can be a Summer Scholar?
Current high-school juniors and seniors should apply. The 2015 Summer Scholars will be rising high school seniors or recent high school graduates in the summer of 2015.
I have already been admitted to Westmont College for fall 2014. Is the program for me?
Yes, it's perfect for you! And the good news is you are automatically admitted to the program. Simply enroll by completing the confirmation form, where you will choose your class and provide your deposit.
How much does it cost?
The program cost for 2015 is $2,950. The cost will cover four units of tuition, housing and all meals, costs of programmed extracurricular activities and mandatory health insurance.
When can I apply?
After the application is live in December 2014, you can apply any time. We will be offering admission on a rolling basis. Students already accepted to Westmont for fall 2015 can enroll through May 31.
Will the course credits earned transfer to college?
Yes! Summer Scholars will earn four units of Westmont College credit. All Summer Scholars courses 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 early. Applicants rank their course preferences on their application. Upon acceptance, applicants are placed in their highest-ranked choice that still has space available. Courses are small to insure close student/faculty interaction, so space is limited. Apply early to improve your chances of getting your first choice.
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