Admitted First-Year Students
Congratulations on being admitted to Westminster College! Westminster is excited to see where your college experience will lead you as you take your next steps toward an enriching future. The following is a list of things to do to help make your transition to Westminster as smooth as possible.
Future Griffin pro tip: Check the Admissions Portal often for updates, next steps, and additional information.
1. Get Your Questions Answered
Admitted students are invited to schedule a virtual or in-person meeting with an admissions and financial aid counselor. In these meetings, counselors are available to answer any of your questions and help with your next steps.
2. Visit Campus
Visiting campus is one of the best ways to experience Westminster's campus climate.
Admitted Student Day
Westminster's Admitted Student Day is the perfect time to visit the campus, meet current students and faculty, and get answers to all your questions about student life, clubs, financial aid, academics, and events.
3. Explore Financial Aid Options
Various options are available to help fund your education. To receive a completed financial aid offer, please make sure to submit the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Contact the Financial Aid Office (801.832.2500) if you have questions about FAFSA, scholarships, grants, or how to make your education more affordable.
4. Pay Your Enrollment Deposit
Submit the required enrollment deposit online through the Admissions Portal, securing your spot at Westminster. Deposits are due by May 1.
5. Register for Student Housing
Make sure to secure your spot in one of the residence halls early, as campus housing is in high demand. Westminster's first- and second-year living experience is designed to provide you with the best possible college experience. All first- and second-year students are required to live on campus.
5. Join the Admitted Student Community on Instagram
Follow the @WestminsterAdmissions Instagram page where you can ask all your questions about coming to school, meet other admitted Griffins, stay up do date on registration and new-student activities, and learn more about the Westminster community as a whole.
6. Register for Griffin GearUp
Registration for classes begins in April with Griffin GearUp programs, which help first-year students experience campus, meet other students, and prepare for the first day of classes. There are many dates to choose from, making it easier to schedule your visit when it works best for you.
First-year students who cannot attend a Griffin GearUp should email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
7. Get Settled On Campus
If you plan to live on campus, keep an eye out for college communication about the designated move-in date. You must attend a mandatory New Student Orientation to help you settle and prepare for your first semester.
The Office of Residence Life is housing students at standard capacity. Westminster is taking several precautions to ensure the health of residential students:
- All residential students must comply with the college's vaccination policy.
- All residential students must test negative for COVID-19 120 hours prior to move-in.
- All residents and visitors are required to adhere to current masking requirements.
- Students living on campus can expect housekeeping to continue to clean with CDC protocols in mind.
- Isolation housing space will be available on campus for residents who contract COVID-19. Quarantine spaces will be provided for residents who have been exposed to COVID-19.
Other Ways to Prepare for Your First Semester
- Send your final high school or college transcripts at the end of the year.
- Send us your:
- ACT/SAT scores
- AP transcripts: Submit a request through the College Board. You will have the chance to discuss your exams during your registration appointment. Details for transfer equivalencies for AP examinations are available through the Academic Catalog.
- IB transcripts: Submit a request through the IB portal. Details for transfer equivalencies for IB examinations are available through the Academic Catalog.
- Concurrent enrollment transcripts: Submit an official transcript from the college or university after the completed semester. Credit noted on your high school transcript is not sufficient.
- Get your books.
- Complete the Family Information Form through the Admissions Portal.
Deferring Your Enrollment
First-year students who have paid their enrollment deposit may apply for a deferral for up to 2 years. If you would like to apply for deferred enrollment, please contact the deferred enrollment counselor, Q Otuafi (email@example.com).