First-Year Student Application

Incoming first-year students who wish to apply to the Honors College should typically have a minimum 25 ACT (or SAT equivalent). While the average ACT score of recent entering Honors classes is around 29 (and GPA is 3.85), it is much more important that students have a strong academic preparation in high school, an attraction to the distinctive interdisciplinary, seminar-style learning approach in Honors, and a deep desire to take advantage of the many opportunities that the program offers.

While interviews are not required of applicants, we strongly encourage prospective students to visit campus, attend an Honors seminar, and meet with the dean of the Honors College or the assistant director of Honors and fellowship advising. Please contact Wes Yarborough, Honors recruiter, at to schedule your visit.

How to Apply

Step 1: Apply for admission to Westminster

Step 2: Apply to the Honors College

  • Apply using the online application
  • Or download a PDF of the Honors application and mail it, along with your application essay, to:

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

Application Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2017

Priority decision

Mar. 30, 2018

Final deadline

Admission is offered on a rolling basis. Applicants who apply by the December 1, priority deadline will receive a decision by the holidays.

Honors Academic Excellence Scholarship

The Academic Excellence Scholarship is awarded annually to up to 4 entering first-year Honors students who show particular promise and interest in academic excellence, campus leadership and visibility, and the unique learning environment of Honors. Students must have an ACT composite score of 30 or higher.

Apply for the Honors Academic Excellence Scholarship

Due March 1, 2018