Prospective Freshman Admissions

Whitworth Freshman Admissions Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • Am I required to take certain subjects/courses in high school?
    We do not have requirements for a specific set of courses to take, but we do recommend a rigorous college-preparatory schedule. Such a schedule usually includes four years of English, three years of mathematics, three years of science, two years of social studies, two years of history and two years of foreign language. 

  • What's your policy regarding Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) coursework?
    We accept some credits received through AP or IB classes. For more information, check out our Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate pages.
  • Which standardized tests do you accept?
    We accept scores from the SAT and/or the ACT test; there is no preference given to one test over the other. We also super-score test results, combining the highest scores from each subsection of the test, possibly from multiple test dates. And applicants with cumulative, weighted high-school GPAs of 3.0 or higher may choose to do a phone interview with an admissions counselor instead of submitting their SAT or ACT scores.
      • SAT: We consider the Math, Critical Reading and Writing sections (2400 point scale).
      • ACT: We consider the composite score; we do not require the writing portion (36 point scale).
      • We do not accept SAT II Subject tests.
  • Is there a minimum GPA and ACT/SAT test score required to apply to Whitworth?
    No – we review all completed applications. However, you must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for the interview option (in place of submitting your SAT/ACT test scores as part of your application).
  • If I take the SAT or ACT more than once, which scores will you review?
    We super-score your results, combining your highest scores from each subsection of the test , possibly from multiple test dates, to give you the highest possible overall score.

  • If I'm taking community college classes while I'm in high school, do I apply to Whitworth as a freshman or as a transfer college student?
    If you take college classes before you receive your high school diploma, you will apply as a freshman. At the time of acceptance we will determine your eligibility for freshman Academic Scholarships. If you take college classes after you receive your high school diploma (beyond the summer session), you will apply as a transfer student.

  • Where can I find a printable application?
    Our Whitworth applications are only available online.

  • I've already been accepted, and I want to enroll at Whitworth. What do I need to do?
    Congratulations – we're so glad you're coming to Whitworth! A $350 enrollment deposit reserves your place in the entering freshman class and will prompt housing information to be sent to you.
    • The enrollment deposit includes a $200 tuition deposit, a $100 housing deposit, and a $50 matriculation fee.
    • Since the deposit is fully refundable until May 1, if you are seriously considering Whitworth we recommend that you submit your deposit as soon as possible to ensure priority housing and class registration.
    • You may submit your deposit online at Whitworth Enrollment Deposit. This online form allows you to pay your deposit via a secure website by credit card or electronic check. You will need your student I.D. number, which is located in your acceptance packet. If you do not remember your student I.D. number please call the admissions office at 800.533.4668.

  • Are there academic scholarships available to incoming freshmen?
    Incoming freshmen enrolled at Whitworth full time will automatically receive the highest Academic Scholarship for which they qualify, based on cumulative, weighted high school GPAs and SAT/ACT test scores. If a weighted GPA is not avalable on a student's high school transcript, Whitworth will weight all honors, AP and IB classes on a 4.5 scale. Whitworth will renew the academic scholarship each year a student is enrolled full time and maintains satisfactory academic progress.

  • Are resources available for students who need additional educational support?
    The Whitworth Office of Educational Support Services (ESS) works with individual students to determine the level of support needed. Our goal is to serve all students and assist each in becoming an integral part of the campus community. If you have questions regarding requests for services, please contact the ESS office at 509.777.4534 or e-mail Andrew Pyrc at apyrc@whitworth.edu.