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Frequently Asked Questions: Transfer Applicants

Application Questions

  1. Is there a fee to apply to Whitworth?
  2. What is the transfer application deadline?
  3. What do I need to submit as part of my transfer application to Whitworth University?
  4. Where should I send my application materials?
  5. How do I check on the status of my application to Whitworth?
  6. When will I be notified of my admissions decision?


Admissions Questions

  1. What does the admissions office look for in an applicant to Whitworth?
  2. What is the minimum GPA a transfer student must have to apply?
  3. If I am taking community college classes while I am in high school, do I apply as a freshman or a transfer student?
  4. Will classes I took at my current community college/college transfer to Whitworth?
  5. Where can I find printable applications?
  6. I have already been accepted and I want to enroll at Whitworth. What do I need to do?

Scholarship/Financial Aid Questions

  1. What is the tuition for the 2014-15 academic year?
  2. Are there academic scholarships available?
  3. I have already been accepted. When will I receive information regarding financial aid?
  4. I have VA Benefits. Whom should I contact to see what I'm eligible for?

Visit Questions

  1. When can I visit your campus?

General Questions

  1. How many students attend Whitworth? What is the student-to-faculty ratio?
  2. How is security at Whitworth? How safe is the community?
  3. What types of study-abroad opportunities are available?
  4. Are transfer students required to live on campus?
  5. Tell me about Spokane.

Application Questions

  1. Is there a fee to apply to Whitworth?
  2. What is the transfer application deadline?
    • The priority deadlines are July 1 for a fall semester start and Dec. 1 for a spring
      semester start.

    • Please contact the admissions office to see if late applications will be accepted.

  3. What do I need to submit as part of my transfer application to Whitworth University?
    • All transfer applicants must submit the following materials as part of their application to Whitworth:
      • Completed online application (www.whitworth.edu/apply)
      • Official college/university transcript from each college/university you have attended must be received by the admissions office.
      • One letter of recommendation or recommendation form (www.whitworth.edu/transferrecform) preferably from a professor or counselor telling us of your academic success as a college/university student.

    • If you are transferring to Whitworth, and if you have fewer than 30 semester or 45 quarter hours of college level coursework, you also need to submit the following:
      • Official high school transcript sent directly from your high school to the admissions office.

  4. Where should I send my application materials?

    Please send your letter of recommendation or academic recommendation form, transcript(s) and other necessary materials to the address below.

    Your letter of recommendation or academic recommendation form, transcript(s) and other application materials may be sent using any of the following methods:
    National Clearninghouse, Docufied or another secure document transfer service used by your school.

    Email to admissions@whitworth.edu.

    Regular mail to...
    Whitworth University
    Admissions Office
    300 W. Hawthorne Rd.
    Spokane, WA 99251

    Fax to 509.777.3758.

  5. How do I check on the status of my application to Whitworth?

    Please call the admissions office at 800.533.4668, 509.777.4786, or send an e-mail to transfer@whitworth.edu.

  6. When will I be notified of my admissions decision?
    • We have a "rolling" admissions process, which means that we notify a student of his/her admissions decision on a continuing basis determined by when the student submits all of his/her application materials.

    • Once all of the student's application materials have been received and processed by the admissions office, the student should expect a letter in the mail regarding the admissions decision within about three weeks.


Admissions Questions

  1. What does the admissions office look for in an applicant to Whitworth?
    • Our primary goal in the admissions process is to identify students who demonstrate the academic promise and personal traits necessary to succeed at Whitworth University.

    • We take into account the following criteria when reviewing a student's application:
      • The student's cumulative college grade point average.
      • The academic rigor of the student's college coursework
      • Extracurricular activities
      • Leadership and service involvement

  2. What is the minimum GPA a transfer student must have to apply?
    • A minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA in all college coursework.

  3. If I am taking community college classes while I am in high school, do I apply as a freshman or a transfer student?
    • If you take college classes before you receive your high school diploma, you will apply as a freshman. If you take college classes after you receive your high school diploma (separate from the summer session), you will apply as a transfer student. For a list of Frequently Asked Questions for freshman applicants, please refer to www.whitworth.edu/Administration/Admissions/Undergraduate/Freshman/FAQ.htm.

  4. Will classes I took at my current community college/college transfer to Whitworth?
  5. Where can I find printable applications?
    • Our application is available online only, so we do not have a printable application available on our website. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please call the admissions office at 800.533.4668 or 509.777.4786.

  6. I have already been accepted and I want to enroll at Whitworth. What do I need to do?
    • A $350 enrollment deposit reserves your place.

    • This deposit includes a $200 tuition deposit, $100 housing deposit and a $50 matriculation fee. If you live off campus, the housing deposit can be waived if you contact the admissions office at 509.777.3786 or admissions@whitworth.edu.

    • Since the deposit is fully refundable until Aug. 1 (for fall term start) or Jan. 1 (for spring term start), we recommend that, in order to ensure priority in class registration, you submit your deposit as soon as possible even if you are not completely sure you will be attending Whitworth.

    • If you are planning to live on campus you may submit your deposit by accessing the following website: www.whitworth.edu/enrollmentdeposit. This will allow you to pay your deposit via a secure website by either credit card or electronic check. You will also need your student I.D. number, which is located in your acceptance packet.

    • If you are not planning to live on campus please contact the Student Accounts Office to make arrangements for submitting your deposit via check. You can reach the Student Accounts Office at 509.777.4319.


Scholarship/Financial Aid Questions

  1. What is the tuition for the 2014-15 academic year?

    • Tuition and Fees = $36,012

    • Room and Board = $9,814

    • Additional expenses will be incurred for books, personal expenses and travel.

  2. Are there academic scholarships available?
    • For information regarding the academic scholarships available to transfer students, please go to the following website: www.whitworth.edu/scholarships.

  3. I have already been accepted. When will I receive information regarding financial aid?
    • Whitworth encourages you to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after January 1 of each new calendar year.

    • The financial aid office (through the FAFSA) and the admissions office (through your application) must have matching records of your Social Security number to process your FAFSA. Please be sure that this number is correct.

    • Once we have received information from your processed FAFSA and you have been accepted to Whitworth, we will autmoatically prepare and send you a comprehensive financial aid award. Please note that not submitting the FAFSA may delay your award.

  4. I have VA Benefits. Whom should I contact to see what I'm eligible for?
    Please contact Whitworth's VA certifying official at 509.777.3205.

Visit Questions

  1. When can I visit your campus?

    We welcome and encourage transfer students to visit campus and get a feel for whether Whitworth is a good fit for you. Throughout the year, we offer transfer students visit opportunities that can include a campus tour, class visit, admissions/financial aid presentation, meals in the dining hall, meetings with professors or coaches, and an overnight stay in one of our residence halls. Please go to www.whitworth.edu/visit for information about campus visits or call the admissions office at 800.533.4668 or 509.777.4786 to speak with our campus visit coordinator.

General Questions

  1. How many students attend Whitworth? What is the student-to-faculty ratio?
    Whitworth enrolls approximately 2,300 full-time undergraduate students. The student-faculty ratio is 11-to-1, and 83 percent of classes have fewer than 30 students. All of these "fast facts" can be found at the following website: www.whitworth.edu/generalinformation/whitworthfacts.

  2. How is security at Whitworth? How safe is the community?
    • We have security officers on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

    • Residence halls are locked 24 hours. Each student has a key card that opens his or her hall, and a key for his or her individual room.

    • Each dorm has established a Safe-Walk Program, and there are emergency phones, marked with blue lights, at a number of campus locations. Students can call security at any time of day or night to ask for an escort to accompany them across campus.

  3. What types of study-abroad opportunities are available?
    Whitworth affirms that genuine knowledge of the world comes only through firsthand experience. Whitworth attempts to make the whole world our students' classroom and has built educational partnerships with foreign universities.

    For more information about studying abroad, please visit the following site:
    www.whitworth.edu/Academic/Department/OffCampusStudies/Programs/index.aspx.

  4. Are transfer students required to live on campus?
    • Students who are under the age of 19 or who graduated from high school within two years prior to entering Whitworth must live on campus.

    • On-campus housing is available for students who are older than 20 or who graduated from high school more than two years prior to entering Whitworth only if space is available.

    • For information regarding on or off-campus housing, please visit www.whitworth.edu/Administration/StudentLife/ResidenceLife&Housing/Index.htm.

  5. Tell me about Spokane.

    Spokane is . . .

    • located on the eastern side of Washington state, about 20 miles from the Idaho-Washington border.

    • about 300 miles from Seattle (approximately a five-hour drive or a one-hour flight).

    • the second-largest city in Washington, with a metro population of around 600,000.

    • known for year-round outdoor activities, with dozens of lakes and ski resorts nearby.

    • home to a great four-season climate. Temperatures range from an average high of 83 and an average low of 55 in summer to an average high of 34 and an average low of 21 in winter.

    • rich with cultural activities. In addition to offering outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing and biking, Spokane is home to concerts, art shows, parades and sporting events that are offered throughout the year at affordable prices. The city also hosts a huge annual 12K fun run (Bloomsday) and the world's largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament (Hoopfest).

     

 

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