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Admissions & Aid

Apply to Westminster


How to Apply

  • Send your high school transcript and transcripts from all colleges you have attended.
  • Submit SAT/ACT scores (optional but recommended).
  • Send two letters of recommendation (optional but recommended).
  • Visit campus for at least one of our regular offerings and/or special events.( optional but strongly recommended).

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FAFSA Application

You will be considered for merit-based scholarships as your admissions application is reviewed. For additional financial aid consideration, it is to your advantage to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) as early as possible.

Westminster has three application options: Early Decision, Early Action and Rolling Admission.

November 1
December 1
$200 due by January 15
November 15
December 15
$200 due by May 1
As soon as materials are received
$200 due by May 1

You can apply for undergraduate admission to Westminster College in the following ways:

Early Decision

If your first choice is Westminster, you are encouraged to apply Early Decision and make your senior year of high school stress-free. Early Decision allows you early access to figure out your financial aid offer, housing, roommate and class schedule, easing your transition into a great first year of college. Early Decision plans are binding — a student who is accepted must attend Westminster and withdraw applications to other colleges.

Early Action

If you want an early answer on your application status but need more time before committing to Westminster, apply Early Action. Early Action plans are nonbinding — students receive an early response to their application but do not have to commit to the college until the normal reply date.

Rolling Admission

Rolling Admission begins December 1st with notification as soon as the application materials are received and reviewed. A $200 deposit is due by May 1st. Students who apply after March 1st will be admitted based on space availability in the new first-year class.


ACT, SAT and Test-Optional Information

Westminster College is a test-optional* institution.

If you choose to submit test scores, you should be prepared to submit the test name, the test date, and the total/composite score and the primary score components for the following: The EBRW and Math Section scores for the SAT, and the English, Math, Reading and Science Reasoning scores for the ACT.

Westminster College accepts unofficial scores submitted by your high school (usually found on your official high school transcript). We also accept unofficial scores submitted by you, such as a picture or screenshot of your student page for College Board or ACT that shows your score.

* Please note that while Westminster College does not require ACT/SAT scores for admission, our partner institutions for the following advanced degree programs do require test scores for admission:

  • 3-4 Dental Program (B.S. + D.M.D.) with Case Western Reserve University
  • 4+4 Dental Program (B.S. + D.M.D.) with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (if applying as a high school student)
  • 4+4 Medical School Program (B.S. + D.O.) with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 4+4 Medical School Program (B.S. + D.O.) with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, (if applying as a high school student)