Steps to Apply

Westmont does not require a specified number of units/credits before applying.  Westmont utilizes both our personalized application and the Common App. There is no preference and both are free of charge.

Request official transcripts of all college and high school work to be submitted directly from school officials. If filing the Common App, the request may be processed online through that application process.

Applicants who have completed less than 24-semester units of academic coursework at the time of application must also include official ACT or SAT scores.

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.

The Office of Admissions recommends campus visits and interviews. Scheduling an appointment with your admission counselor to discuss your plan is encouraged, especially as you prepare to take the next step in your education.


  1. Obtain a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs
  2. Send the Certificate of Eligibility and any questions you may have to Westmont's School Certifying Official
  3. Enroll as a full time student and confirm your desire to use your veterans benefits with the School Certifying Official when asked prior to the start of each semester

Westmont College is proud to recognize the following benefit types to further the education of those who have served and sacrificed so much for the United States:

  • Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill®
  • Chapter 31 - Veteran Readiness and Employment
  • Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill®
  • Chapter 35 - Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program

How do my benefits apply?

  • Our Westmont Financial Aid Office and School Certifying Official are ready to work with you to find the path financially to get you to Westmont.

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G.I. Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at




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Veterans and Military Spotlight

Molly Miller '20 - Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army

"Participating in Army ROTC kept me focused on my academics and physical fitness throughout my four years at Westmont. While I enjoyed the small class sizes and community at Westmont, ROTC expanded my social circle and gave me many opportunities to serve the community of Santa Barbara. Army ROTC also provided the flexibility in choosing to serve full time or part-time after graduation."

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Call (805) 565-6060 or email to contact our School Certifying Official Michelle Hardley with all your questions regarding benefits and communication with the VA.