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To attend Westminster College, we recommend you begin the application process at least four months before the term you wish to attend to ensure that all documents and materials for application are received by the Office of Admissions well in advance of your intended starting date.

Application Deadline

Westminster operates rolling admissions and we are currently accepting applications. We start taking applications beginning September of your senior year. The priority deadline for financial aid is April 15 and for on-campus housing May 15. We guarantee housing for all incoming first-year students—but you MUST apply by May 15. After that time, on-campus housing becomes limited.

Application Requirements

Application Form

Personal Statement

  • Please provide us with a brief written statement that reflects on your academic experience to date and your future academic plans at Westminster College.

Official Test Scores

  • International students are required to submit results from an English proficiency exam such as TOEFL or IELTS.
  • If an international student qualifies for an English proficiency exemption, they will be required to submit results from the ACT (code 4284) or SAT (code 4948) instead of an English proficiency exam.
  • Please refer to our English proficiency policy for details regarding qualifying scores and exemptions.

Official High School Transcripts

  • Please submit transcripts that reflect a minimum of three full years of results.
  • A professional evaluation will be required if these cannot be provided in English by the academic institution. This evaluation can be completed by World Education Services, ACEI or any member of NACES.

Letter of Recommendation (Preferred)

  • Although not required, we prefer that a high school teacher or counselor sends a letter of recommendation directly to us on your behalf

Application Form

Personal Statement

  • Please provide us with a brief written statement that reflects on your academic experience to date and your future academic plans at Westminster College.

Official Academic Transcripts

  • A professional evaluation will be required if these are sent from an institution outside the United States. This evaluation can be completed by World Education ServicesACEI or any member of NACES.
  • If academic transcripts reflect less than 30 college credits, final high school transcripts will also be required.

Official Test Scores

  • International transfer students are required to submit results from an English proficiency exam such as TOEFL or IELTS if they do not qualify for an exemption.
  • Please refer to our English proficiency policy for details regarding qualifying scores and exemptions.

The college accepts students from its partner institutions on an exchange basis. Tuition is waived for exchange students but housing and meal expenses along with international health insurance is the responsibility of the student. Exchange students will be issued a DS-2019 form which enables the student to apply for a J-1 visa. Exchange students from the following partner institutions may apply using the exchange student application. The following universities are partner institutions with Westminster College:

  • htw saar, Germany
  • University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland
  • Universidad Autonoma de Bucaramanga, Colombia

Westminster College is also a member of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP). International students interested in attending the College through ISEP should contact the ISEP coordinator on their home campus.

Admission Requirements

Exchange students must submit the following documents to the Office for Global Engagement. See your exchange student coordinator at your home institution for contact information.

  • Application for Admission as an exchange student.
  • Nomination letter or e-mail from the exchange coordinator at your home institution.
  • Official transcript in English or with an official English translation of all colleges/universities attended.
  • Evidence of adequate financial support to cover the total cost of attendance for the duration of the exchange.
  • Statement of Financial Responsibility completed by the student and/or financial guarantor.
  • TOEFL or IELTS
    Non-native speakers of English must provide a TOEFL or IELTS score unless the applicant attended an American international high school for a minimum of 3 years.
    • Undergraduate students
      • TOEFL ibt: 79 (official results must be submitted)
      • IELTS: 6.5 (a copy of results with ID number is acceptable)
    • Graduate students
      • TOEFL ibt: 100 (official results must be submitted)
      • IELTS: 7.0 (a copy of results with ID number is acceptable)
  • Photocopy of the identification page of your passport

Once all required documentation has been received and the student has been accepted for admission, a Form DS-2019 will be sent to the student.

Application Deadlines

  • April 1 for sall semester (August–December)
  • October 15 for spring semester (January–April)

In addition to the requirements for all incoming graduate students, international students must also submit:

Official Academic Transcripts:

  • A professional evaluation will be required if these are sent from an institution outside the United States. This evaluation can be completed by World Education Services, or any member of NACES.

Official Test Scores:

  • International graduate students are required to submit results from an English proficiency exam such as TOEFL or IELTS if they do not qualify for an exemption.
  • Please refer to our English proficiency policy for details regarding qualifying scores and exemptions.