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Steps to Apply

We recommend international students apply with the Common App, which is free of charge.

Apply with the Common App

All documents, including high school and college transcripts, must be translated into English and evaluated by an approved credential evaluation service before being sent to the Office of Admissions. You can contact any credential evaluator approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluators (NACES).

Applicants 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.

If English is not the primary language in your home country, proof of English proficiency is required in the form of a TOEFL score (83 minimum) or IELTS score (6.5 minimum).

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Interviews are required of all international student applicants. We want to know you personally.

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Non-US citizens accepted for admission need a Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Immigrant Status Form (I-20) to apply for the F-1 Visa (Student Visa). An I-20 is issued to admitted students after the college has received the Certification of Finances demonstrating proof of funding and a confirmation deposit.

Financial Aid

International students may receive up to $25,000 in merit-based scholarship aid. Applicants are also eligible to apply for departmental aid: athletic (based on coach’s assessment), music, art, theatre and cultural diversity. Students may also work on campus. Please also submit the Certification of Finances form. For further questions, reach out to your counselor or Westmont's financial aid office.

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Find out more about life at Westmont as an International Student.


International Student Stories


“No one can do life alone—it takes a village, a community, to rally around you and build a good life. Through my experience at Westmont, I’ve seen how God takes care of us through people around us.”

- Marie Odile Ndayishimiye Uwineza, Rwanda

"It was easier to find my place at Westmont as a missionary kid than at my previous school. The professors were super considerate and valued my unique perspective. International students have so much to offer Westmont and vice versa. My biggest take away from my time at Westmont is summed up in its motto. I want Christ to hold preeminence in my life."

- Daniel Kohl, Jordan

"Westmont is a great place to grow your faith. Through my New Testament class, chapel, and difficult conversations with my roommates and professors, I got more of a grasp on what I truly believe and built concrete foundations to support everything I learned."

-Ashton Kelly, Australia






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