How to Apply
At Westminster, we take a holistic approach to applications. We want to know the whole
you, not just a GPA or test score. So, we’ve kept it simple: all we need is an application,
an official high school transcript, and either test scores or an essay.
We are a test-optional school, which means we will give equal weight to a test score or an essay. Westminster College accepts both the Common App and the Westminster admissions application—you can apply using the option that is most convenient. Each step of the way, an admissions counselor is available to answer any questions you might have.
- August 1: Common Application Opens
- October 1: FAFSA Form Opens
- December 1: Early Action Deadline*
- February 1: Regular Decision Deadline
*After Feb. 1, application and financial aid decisions are made on a rolling basis. If you complete your application before Dec. 1, you can expect to hear back from the Office of Admissions by the first week of Jan. 2023. Applications completed after Feb. 1 can expect a decision within three weeks.
Additional instructions for applying as a...
You have completed high school and are taking/have taken college-level courses since then. You’re ready to change it up and continue your college journey as a part of the Griffin community.
Westminster is home to more than 150 student- Veterans, military family members, cadets, and midshipmen. Here, you'll find academic excellence inside the classroom and community outside the classroom.
Additional Application Program Student
For students interested in applying to the Honors College, direct-entry nursing, or performing arts
First-Year and Transfer
Refer to application instructions and requirements for international students to learn more about applying as an international student.
Complete your undergraduate degree with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
Non-Degree Seeking Student
Non-degree seeking students are students who are enrolled at the college but have not applied for, or been accepted into, a degree program; they plan to take courses for “interest only.”
Returning students were enrolled at Westminster and stopped attending for 3 consecutive semesters (not including Summer term) without receiving an approved leave of absence. To reenroll, students must complete the returning student application.
Concurrent Enrollment Student
High school junior or senior students wishing to take college-level classes and receive Westminster College credit can apply for concurrent enrollment.
Transferring to Westminster
You've worked hard to get where you are, and Westminster wants to help you take on your next chapter with confidence. Learn more about transferring to Westminster.
Submit official transcripts from all higher education institutions you’ve attended. Unofficial transcripts can be submitted online with your application. Official transcripts need to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to Westminster’s Office of Admissions.
Additionally, if you have fewer than 60 college credits, you will need to request official high school transcripts and submit those to Westminster.
Applying as a Veteran
How to Request Official Joint Services Transcripts
- Register for a JST account.
- Click on the “Transcripts” tab at the top of the page, then click the “Official Transcript Request” tab.
- Type in the institute name or any part of the name and click “search” or hit the enter key. Do not use any punctuation when typing the institute name.
- Verify delivery method. For Army and National Guard, transcripts can only be ordered
and delivered online. For all other services there are two types of delivery methods:
- Online—you can order as many transcripts as needed.
- U.S. Postal Service Delivery—only 2 transcripts within 30 days can be delivered due to production and postage costs. Hard copies will be delivered on the next business day after transcripts are ordered.
- Acknowledge consent statement if the location is correct: you will need to click the box at the bottom of the page stating you have read and agree with the consent statement, then click “yes.”
- If the location is incorrect, click “no” at the bottom of the page and you will be returned to the list of campuses to allow you to select the correct location.
What if I can’t find my institute/school/verification service in the list?
Make sure you have typed the name correctly and scroll through the list. If your institution or location is not in the list, you will need to fill out the Official Request Form listed under your service.
- Coast Guard
- Marine Corps
- Air Force: You may order an official free transcript from CCAF by logging into AFVEC.
- Under Self Service click "CCAF View Progress Report"
- In the "Transcripts" drop down click "Order a Transcript"
Where do I send my transcripts?
Additional Application Programs
Several programs at Westminster require additional applications and/or materials for admittance. The first step for any of these programs is to complete your Westminster College application. Once you turn in your Westminster application, you can apply for these additional programs:
The Honors College requires an additional application and essay for admittance, as well as offering interviews for interested applicants.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HONORS COLLEGE
Direct entry to Westminster’s competitive nursing program guarantees a space in the program during your final 2 years at Westminster if you meet the minimum requirements for beginning the program. This application requires an additional essay and letters of recommendation.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NURSING PROGRAM
Students must audition to be considered for performing arts scholarships or to declare a major in music. In-person and virtual audition options are available. Students interested in majoring in theatre or dance, or students that are interested in music as a minor or as a participant, may do so without an audition.
Westminster College administers all of its educational programs, related support services, and benefits in a manner that does not discriminate against students or prospective students with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, or a person’s status as a veteran.
The college is committed to providing equal access for people with disabilities in its programs, services, facilities, and activities. Call Student Disability Services at 801.832.2272 if you are seeking admission information in an alternative format or if you need other accommodations.