Transfer Honors Student Application

There are a limited number of spots in the Honors College available for transfer students from other institutions through the lateral-entry program. Admitted students take 4 Honors seminars and earn an Honors certificate while also satisfying all their Westminster general education requirements (WCore). Applicants must have successfully completed at least 2 general-education classes for which they receive WCore credit before starting classes in the Honors College.

How to Apply

Step 1: Apply for admission to Westminster

Honors College applicants must first complete a Westminster application. If you have not already completed a Westminster application, you can follow the steps to apply online.

If you have questions about your admissions status at Westminster College, please contact the Admissions Office at 801.832.2200 or 800.748.4753, or by email at

Step 2: Apply to the Honors College

Complete the application below and upload your typed honors essay, upload a graded, college-level essay, and confirm a faculty member has submitted your letter of recommendation form. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Please write a short, typed essay (1–3 pages) that explains why you are a suitable candidate for the Honors College and how its classes and co-curricular programs will help you achieve your academic goals.

Once you are ready to apply to the Honors College at Westminster as an external lateral-entry student, please continue on to the application.

Apply to the Honors College

June 1, 2021

Application Deadline

Lateral-Entry Scholarship

Transfer applicants are eligible for a $5,000 Honors Lateral Entry Academic Excellence Scholarship.


I became interested in the Honors College based on its incredibly interactive, creative, and challenging educational structure. I was fortunate to carry the lateral-entry option forward and develop this avenue.

Tim Lindgren ('17)

Tim Lindgren has traveled the world competing as a professional skier. His love for the sport—and his pursuit of an exceptional education—brought him to Westminster on an athletics scholarship.

Tim was drawn to the accumulation of very driven students within the Honors College, as well as the educational format and faculty. Through his work within the Honors College, Tim participated in the Oxford Consortium on Human Rights “In and After Conflict” Conference, attended the Oxford Consortium/UN Workshop on Human Rights and Development, and presented research at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Tim has also authored 1 chapter for the forthcoming book Cultural Perspectives on Human Rights and published an essay on ecocide for The International Journal of Human Rights.

After graduating from the Honors College, Tim completed his master’s degree in international law at SOAS University of London and is now working on his law degree at the University of Melbourne.