Westminster College operates on a rolling admissions policy, which means the sooner we receive your application, the sooner we can begin processing it. We encourage you to submit your application to the Admissions Office no later than fifteen days prior to the beginning of classes for the semester you are wishing to attend classes.
We have aimed to create a very "user friendly" and accommodating transfer process. But, the transfer process involves several different departments, so the sooner you begin the process the better your opportunity to have all of your questions answered in a timely manner.
Our decision is based primarily on your performance in college, but we are also interested in your talents, hobbies, and involvement in extracurricular activities. A minimum 2.0 (on a 4.0 grading scale) cumulative college grade point average is required. We also look at high school performance and standardized test scores (SAT or ACT).
After we receive a complete list of courses taken and courses in progress, our registrar will review your records and determine which credits will transfer. In order for a credit to transfer the following must occur:
Upon your transfer to Westminster, you will need to fulfill the following credit requirements:
More than 80% of our students receive some type of Financial Aid. Aid may come from one or more of the following: scholarships, grants, work-study or loans. To be considered for financial Aid:
As you prepare your application materials please keep the following in mind:
We have a rolling admissions policy, which means the sooner you apply the sooner you will hear of your status.
Yes, our recommended cumulative college grade point average for transfers is 2.0. We will also look at your high school grade point average and your SAT and/or ACT scores.
The Registrar's Office will determine what college classes will transfer to Westminster. They take into consideration: where the courses were taken (if it is an accredited college/university), what the class is (does it compare to a class that is offered at Westminster), and what grade was received (it must be a "C-" or better). If all of those criteria are met, than in most cases the class will transfer.
As a transfer student you are required to take at least 64 credits on Westminster's campus, 16 of which are required within the major.
The same Merit Based scholarships that are available for students applying right out of high school are available for transfer students. Scholarships ranging from $6,000 to $10,000 may be awarded based on both high school and post-secondary academic performance. However, Financial Aid will not be awarded without the receipt of your OFFICIAL college/university transcript. Any questions concerning Financial Aid can be directed to the Financial Aid Office.
You can register for classes after being accepted as a transfer student and paying a $200 non-refundable deposit to the Admissions Office. A special time period is set aside for transfer registration during the summer (prior to the start of the Fall Semester) and the month of January (prior to the start of the Spring Semester).
Yes, Westminster College is a residential campus and housing is available for transfer students. Housing information will be sent to you directly, after we have received your $200 non-refundable deposit. Any questions concerning housing can be directed to our Student Affairs Office.
It is important to make sure you have all of your application materials into the Admissions Office in a timely manner. We want to help you through the transfer process and make the transition to Westminster College an easy one. Please feel free to contact us in the Westminster Admissions Office if you have any questions