Apply to Westmont First-Year Students
Steps to Apply
Request official transcripts of all high school and college (if dual-enrolled) work to be submitted directly from school officials. If filing the Common Application, the request may be processed online through that application process.
Students applying for spring 2021 or fall 2021 have the option of submitting ACT or SAT scores or withholding them. However you choose to proceed, we always conduct a holistic review of each application, including academic credentials, extra-curricular involvement, demonstrated leadership and more.
SAT II subject tests are not required.
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.
High School Requirements
First year applicants are required to have a minimum of 14 academic units of credit to include:
|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, IB and A-Level 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. Westmont also accepts A-Level exams, which will be evaluated on an as-needed basis. Contact your admissions counselor for more information.
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.
Have a question?
Your counselors are here to help. Find out who your counselor is and how you can reach out via phone, email, and even meet with them in person when you visit campus or at your local college fairs.