FAQ for Transfers
Are there scholarships?
Of course! The scholarships and grants range in amount from $5,000 to $10,000 per year (as long as you are attending full time and maintain a 3.0 GPA). The merit-based awards are based on academics, and every undergraduate, degree-seeking student who applies is automatically considered for a scholarship.
How can I visit the campus?
We offer campus visits, which include a meeting with an admissions counselor, a meeting with a financial aid counselor, and a tour of our campus. You can also stay for lunch or meet with a faculty member. To arrange a visit, call the Admissions Office (801.832.2200 or 1.800.748.4753) or just stop by and we'll meet with you on the spot. We also encourge you to attend an open house.
Which of my classes will transfer?
The best thing you can do in order to find out what classes will transfer is to come in and meet with an Admissions Counselor. We are more than happy to do an unofficial evaluation of your transcripts. We'll even evaluate your transcripts before you apply to Westminster.
How many students are on campus?
There are 2,500 students at Westminster. Approximately 600 are graduate students and 1900 are undergraduates. There are about 500 students who live on campus and the average class size is 17 students per class.
How many years will it take me to graduate?
Every student is teamed up with an academic advisor, so you can get registered for the right classes right away.
How many credits can I transfer to Westminster?
A maximum of 72 semester hours of credit completed with a grade of C- or better from two-year schools can be accepted for academic course work. A maximum of 88 credit hours transferred from all collegiate institutions (two-year and four-year) attended may be applied toward meeting the total number of hours required for graduation.
What kind of transfer credit will you accept?
Westminster College will award transfer credit for course work that meets the following criteria (for more information, see the Catalog)
- The transfer institution is regionally accredited
- The course work is non-remedial and taken in general academic areas that are part of the Westminster curriculum
- The credit awarded is for course work with grades of C- or better
How will I be informed which of my credits are accepted?
Once you have completed an application to the college and have been accepted, our registrars office will do a thorough evaluation of all of your college transcripts and give you a course by course breakdown of what credits we accept.
We will then have you meet with an academic advisor who will help you figure out what classes you need to take.
When is the best time to apply?
We do not have an application deadline. However, in order to get the classes you want, and to have a financial aid package put together we recommend applying at least two months prior to the start of the semester you want to enroll.
What are the biggest benefits of a Westminster Education?
That's easy; it's the unique learning opportunities which await you. Whether it's investing real money in our Center for Financial Analysis, training in our state of the art jet simulator, having 17 people per class, or never having a TA teach your class, a world of educational benefits are yours for the taking!
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