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, call the Office of Admissions at 801.832.2200 or toll free at 800.748.4753, or email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2: Apply to the Honors College
Complete the Honors College application. You will need to include the following in your application:
- A short, typed 1–3 page honors essay (explains why you are a suitable candidate for the Honors College and how
its classes and co-curricular programs will help you achieve your
- A graded, college-level essay
Additionally, confirm that a faculty member has submitted your Letter of Recommendation Form. Instructions will be available during your application process.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
June 1, 2021
Apply to the Honors College
Transfer applicants are eligible for a $5,000 Honors Lateral Entry Academic Excellence Scholarship.
You will be able to include the following in your application:
- Required Essay: Recognizing that part of being a leader and growing as a person is learning from your mistakes, write a short, 1–3-page typed essay that describes in detail an occasion when you made a mistake, big or small. Why did you make the mistake? What did you learn from it? And how have you changed your behavior (if at all) as a result?
- Optional Supplemental Video: In a 1977 speech to the students of Douglass College, poet Adrienne Rich encouraged students to "claim" their education rather than "receive" it. In a video of up to 2 minutes, discuss how you understand the difference between those 2 approaches to education and how you plan to "claim" your education in the Honors College at Westminster.
If you have questions about the scholarship, call the Office of Admissions at 801.832.2200 or toll free at 800.748.4753, or email the office at email@example.com.
June 1, 2021
Apply For The Scholarship