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Admitted International Students


Congratulations on being admitted to Westminster College! The following is a list of things to do to help make your transition to Westminster as smooth as possible.

Next Steps

1. Pay Your Tuition Deposit

Pay your tuition deposit so we can secure your place at Westminster College. Once you pay your deposit, you will be ready to register for classes. Tuition deposits for fall start are due by May 1, 2020.

pay your deposit

Pay by Check

Send checks to:

Office of Admissions
Westminster College
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Pay by Phone

801.832.2200 or toll free at 1.800.748.4753

2. Apply for an I-20

Westminster College is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. Upon acceptance and payment of the deposit, non-immigrant students submit financial guarantee documents and request the initial or transfer SEVIS Form I-20.

Submit your I-20 application documents using Westminster’s secure FileSafe.

  • Copy of passport
  • Bank statement or other evidence of ability to pay
  • Statement of financial responsibility

The SEVIS Form I-20 is a three-page document used by students to obtain an F-1 visa. Students who are entering the United States with an I-20 for initial attendance will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Payment of the I-901 SEVIS fee. The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) uses SEVIS fee payments to fund and maintain the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), the immigration database used to process documents for international students and exchange visitors during their stay in the United States.
  2. Apply for the non-immigrant visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. All visa applicants must submit a completed DS-160 Online Non-immigrant Visa Application. You will need your passport and SEVIS ID number to complete this form.
  3. Schedule the visa interview.
  4. Pay the visa application fee.
  5. Prepare for and attend the visa interview.

F-1 students and their dependents are permitted to enter the U.S. no more than 30 days prior to the report date, #5 on the I-20 form. Dependents (spouse or children) accompanying the F-1 student in F-2 status must have their own SEVIS Form I-20 issued in the name of the dependent.

For more information about the process and rules for studying in the United States as an international student, visit Study in the States.

Contact Nathan Jones, director of international admissions, at njones@westminstercollege.edu if you have any questions.

3. Register for Housing

Campus housing is in high demand. Secure your spot in one of our residence halls early. Our first-year/sophomore housing is designed to provide students with a safe and enjoyable college experience.

Spring Start: Housing applications are available beginning on Oct. 1. All applications received prior to Dec. 1 will receive their housing assignments by Dec. 15.

Fall Start: Housing applications are available beginning Dec. 1, with a priority deadline of May 15. Fall housing assignments go out during the first week of July.

Register for Housing

4. Register for Classes

Registration begins in April for fall semester and November for spring semester.

Students living in Utah and starting classes in fall are invited to attend Griffin GearUp between April and June. You must register for Griffin GearUp in advance.

Students who are unable to attend a Griffin GearUp in Utah must contact Frances Peacock at fpeacock@westminstercollege.edu to schedule a virtual academic advising appointment and register for classes.

Register for Griffin GearUp

5. Fly in on Arrival Day

Spring Start: Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020

Fall Start: Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020

Airport pickups from the Salt Lake International Airport are available. Contact Alison Vásquez in the Office for Global Engagement at avasquez@westminstercollege.edu to schedule a pickup.

6. Attend International Student Orientation

Fall Start: Friday, Aug. 14, 2020
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

7. Attend New Student Orientation

Spring Start: Friday, Jan. 10, 2020
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Fall Start: Saturday, Aug. 15–Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020

Contact Alison Vásquez in the Office for Global Engagement at avasquez@westminstercollege.edu or call 801.832.2829 for more information.

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8. Attend Classes

Be ready to attend classes on the semester start date.

Spring Start: Monday, Jan. 13, 2020

Fall Start: Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020

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