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Transfer Admissions

Complete your degree at Westminster College.

The Admissions Decision - How We Decide

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 Transfer student needs a minimum 2.0 (on a 4.0 grading scale) cumulative college grade point average to be considered for admission. We also look at high school performance and standardized test scores (SAT or ACT).


Credit Evaluation

* includes College Board AP/CLEP scores

Click here to view our course and credit evaluations. Please note the listed credit evaluations are subject to change. You will receive an official evaluation from the Westminster College Registrar’s office after you have been accepted.

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:

  • You must have a "C-" or better in the class
  • Courses to be transferred must be in disciplines comparable to those offered at Westminster College
  • When we receive your final transcripts, you will be sent a final evaluation of credit from the registrar
  • You will be assigned an academic adviser who will recommend a program of study for your future semesters at Westminster

Upon your transfer to Westminster, you will need to fulfill the following credit requirements:

  • A minimum of 64 credits are required to be taken at Westminster College
  • A minimum of 16 credits are required within the department to which you are transferring
  • Successful completion of Westminster's Intellectual Perspective core requirements (transferred classes may fulfill these requirements)
  • Successful completion of Westminster's Health & Wellness requirements (transferred classes may fulfill these requirements)
  • Successful completion of Westminster's Cluster Course requirement


Financial Aid

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:

  • Apply for admissions to the College and indicate that you would like to be considered for financial aid on the application
  • You must file a FAFSA form
  • It is strongly recommended that you schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Office
  • Financial Aid will not be awarded without the receipt of your OFFICIAL college/university transcript


Application Process

As you prepare your application materials please keep the following in mind:

  • Send the completed application form and $35 application fee to the Admissions Office.
  • Forward OFFICIAL transcripts from ALL colleges and universities that you have attended to the Admissions Office. IMPORTANT: Transcript(s) for all available course work should be submitted. In addition, an updated transcript including final grades for courses in progress should be sent as soon as it is available.
  • Contact your high school to have an OFFICIAL transcript sent to Westminster. Have your high school include SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Return the Transfer Student Clearance Form directly to our office (this is a form that is proof of good standing at the college/university from which you intend to transfer).YOUR APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION WILL NOT BE PROCESSED UNTIL THIS FORM IS RECEIVED


Frequently Asked Questions

When should I apply?

We have a rolling admissions policy, which means the sooner you apply the sooner you will hear of your status.

Are there minimum requirements I have to have to transfer into Westminster College?

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.

How do I know what classes will transfer?

The Registrar's Office will determine what college classes transfer to Westminster. They take into consideration: the student learning outcomes for the course, 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, and the College does not accept courses that are graded as Pass/Fail).

How many classes do I have to take at Westminster?

As a transfer student, you are required to take at least 64 credits at Westminster College.

What scholarships are available for transfer students?

The same Merit Based scholarships that are available for students applying right out of high school are available for transfer students. Scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 and even up to full tuition (Please see our scholarships page) 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.

When can I register for classes?

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).

Is housing available?

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.

What else do I need to know about the transfer process?

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 contact the Admissions Office at 724-946-7100 or Transfer Coordinator Natalie Paoletta at 724.946.7104 if you have any questions.