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I t ’ s a l l about y o u r n e x t m o v e

Our campus is 10 minutes from downtown and 30 minutes from the Greatest Snow on Earth.速

Academic Majors Accounting Art Arts Administration Aviation: Flight Operations Aviation: Management Biology Chemistry Communication Computer Information Systems Computer Science Customized Major Economics

Economics Pre-Law Elementary Education English Environmental Studies Finance Financial Services Fine Arts History International Business Justice Studies Management Marketing Mathematics

Music Neuroscience Nursing Philosophy Physics Political Studies Psychology Public Health Social Sciences Sociology Spanish-Latin American Studies Special Education Theatre

Academic Minors Anthropology Art Aviation: Flight Operations Aviation: Management Biology Business Chemistry Communication Computer Science Creative Arts Education Economics English English as a Second Language Environmental Studies Film Studies French

Gender Studies History Justice Studies Mathematics Music Paleontology Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Religious Studies Social Sciences Sociology Spanish Special Education Theatre Arts

Pre-Professional Programs Pre-Dental Pre-Law Pre-Medical Self Paced Programs Bachelor of Business Administration Other Academic Programs Chinese Continuing Education Earth Systems Engineering 3-2 First-Year Program

Honors Program Human Performance and Wellness Japanese Latin Learning Communities McNair Scholars Secondary Education Teaching English as a Second Language Endorsement Undergraduate Research Westminster English as a Second Language Institute Westminster Scholars Winter at Westminster

Westminster: A Transfer Student Magnet

students: • Our stellar academic programs • Our graduates’ sterling record of success • Our hands-on, action-oriented approach to learning • Our warm and welcoming campus community • Our spectacular location

Every year, around 30 percent of Westminster’s new undergraduate students are transfer students. Here are just some of the reasons Westminster holds great appeal for transfer

Uniquely Westminster


View Westminster as a blank canvas upon which you paint your own future; or make your own mark.

Unique features set Westminster apart….

markets, economic trends, and

who have an AA or AS degree.

business-sector analysis, bridging

Students discover an entirely new

the gap between classroom theory

way to learn by completing a

Good numbers:

and practical experience.

series of projects that build on

Undergraduate enrollment: 2,200 Average class size: 18

The School of Nursing and Health

Student-to-faculty ratio: 11:1

Sciences features a clinical skills

Success record: Westminster

classrooms, and state-of-the-art

students acquire the skills, savvy,

facilities including pediatric and

and confidence to succeed,

adult human simulators.

wherever their career and life

laboratory, technology-rich

paths lead.

The Information Commons in

Westminster’s Annual Undergraduate

one-stop resource for collaborative

Research Fair gives students a

learning needs. The library also

forum for presenting the results of

includes a writing center, student

their independent research and

computer lab, and a café.

sharing their knowledge.

the Giovale Library serves as a

what they already know. Ultimately, students demonstrate mastery of more than 80 business competencies, the essential skills employers are seeking today. The RN to BS in Nursing Program allows working RNs who have an associate’s degree to complete a bachelor’s degree in nursing in just three semesters. The program blends high-touch interaction with high-tech learning, combining the benefits of one-on-one faculty mentoring and collaboration with

Westminster leads the state in the

tration (BBA) is an innovative

the convenience of academic

number of students who complete

project-based, degree-completion

content delivered online.

one or more internships before

program designed for students

graduation. Westminster students log nearly 45,000 hours a year in servicelearning activities sponsored by the college. Dozens of classes

The Bachelor of Business Adminis-

incorporate a service-learning component as well. Westminster’s Center for Financial Analysis offers state-of-the-art technological resources that provide real-time access to information for exploring and researching global financial 3

Cody Gillins ’13 Hometown: Littleton, Massachusetts Major: Aviation: Flight Operations Key Activities: Student Government Future Plans: Commercial Aviation Overall Take on Westminster: “The student body is amazingly diverse.”

I t ’ s a l l about C O D Y “Westminster is a very transferstudent friendly school,” notes Cody Gillins, who transferred from a college in the East, drawn by the reputation of the aviation program and a sizable transfer student scholarship. He’s been most impressed with the welcoming atmosphere. “One professor even invited me over for Thanksgiving dinner.” Cody has also immersed himself fully in activities. In addition to giving campus tours for the admissions office, he represents his fellow aviation students as the Aviation Senator in the student government. Cody is optimistic about his future in light of the increased demands forecast for pilots in the next 5-10 years. No doubt the enthusiasm of this future pilot, combined with his Westminster education, will take him wherever he wants to go.


“If you know how to fly, you can go

It’s an awesome feeling!”

anywhere you want to go. 5

Westminster offers a spectacular location to explore with friends from across the US and around the world.

A Vibrant Environment Thanks to Westminster’s welcoming environment and ideal location, transfer students hit the ground running—or skiing or riding or climbing or playing or…. it’s your choice. Where we are matters World-class skiing within half an hour— Alta, Canyons, Park City, and Snowbird, among others National Parks— Zion, Arches, Bryce Canyon, and Canyonlands offer opportunities for hiking, backpacking, kayaking, canyoneering, mountain biking, and rock climbing. Salt Lake City— internships and employment opportunities; music clubs, coffee houses, the symphony, the opera; pro sports

Be open to 6

new discoveries.

Over 50 different clubs, organizations, and interest groups Some examples: Mock Trial Team Philosophy Club Jazz Ensemble Finance Club International Student Organization Westminster Informed Students for the Environment Students for a Free Tibet Chamber Orchestra Westminster Theatre Society Cycling Club Ski and Snowboard Club ASWC (student government) Recreation sports An extensive outdoor recreation advantage of the great recreational resources nearby. Varsity sports Intercollegiate Athletics Basketball (M,W)

program helps students take full

Cross country (M,W) Golf (M,W) Lacrosse (M,W) Skiing (M,W) Snowboarding (M,W) Soccer (M,W) Track (M,W) Scan this code with your smartphone to see our ‘Location’ video.

Volleyball (W)


Scan this code with your smartphone to see Tonya’s video.


Tonya Condas ’13 Hometown: Draper, Utah Major: Psychology Key Activity: Teaches dance Future Plans: Teaching Overall Take on Westminster: “I felt very welcomed right away.”

I t ’ s a l l about TONYA

A Dean’s List student, Tonya thrives on Westminster’s hands-on learning opportunities. She’s tutored at the Hawthorne Elementary School and plans to do an internship with Child and Family Services in Utah.

great prestige and adds credibility to your resume.” “The Westminster name has

Tonya teaches dance to children and teenagers in Salt Lake City—everything from ballet to hip-hop. “I started dancing when I was three,” she explains, “and teaching dance is a good stress reliever.” Driven by her desire to work with children and fortified by the reputation of a Westminster degree, Tonya Condas will be well prepared to fulfill her ultimate dream to beome a teacher.

To hear more of Tonya’s story, come to our website and see her video.

Tonya Condas transferred from a college in California because of Westminster’s reputation, as well as a desire to be closer to home. She’s been most impressed both with the faculty (“They help you decide what to do with your major”) and the students (“I made lots of friends very quickly”).


To find out about open house events, or to schedule a campus visit, go to our website

A Smooth Transition Since Westminster has so much

• Students who have Associate

experience with transfer students,

of Arts (AA) or Associate of

we are experts at helping you

Science (AS) degrees from re-

make a smooth transition. Full-

gionally accredited institutions

time admissions counselors stand

or have official letters verifying

ready to help you at every stage

completion of liberal education

of the application process.

requirements from a Utah institution can apply those credits

Make the most of your credits

directly to our liberal education

We know you’re interested in how

graduation requirements.

your credits will transfer. We will work with you on an individual basis to evaluate your transcript(s) and determine the maximum number of credits that will apply toward your Westminster degree. • Transfer credit is awarded for

• As soon as you are an admitted applicant and have submitted your transcripts to Westminster, our Registrar’s Office will do a thorough evaluation and provide you a complete courseby-course breakdown of all

course work from regionally

your credits within five days of

accredited two-year and four-

receiving your transcripts.

year collegiate institutions that is non-remedial and taken in general academic areas that fulfill Westminster curriculum

Applying for admission

requirements and is completed

• Complete your application

with a grade of C- or better. • A maximum of 72 semester hours of credit from two-year

statement • Request official college or

schools and a maximum of 88

university transcripts from all

credit hours from all collegiate

schools you have attended

institutions (two-year and fouryear) attended can be accepted for academic course work. 10

for admission and personal

• Submit all your materials with your application fee to the Office of Admissions.

Scholarships and Financial Aid More than 95% of Westminster students receive some form of need-based or merit-based financial aid. Every member of our financial aid staff has received special training in financial aid for transfers and can provide you with

Need-based Aid You can also apply for federal, state, and institutional need-based

Early Transcript Evaluation:

aid by completing the Free

We don’t want to keep you in

Application for Federal Student

suspense! Find out today which

Aid (FAFSA). Westminster’s FAFSA

of your credits will transfer.

code is 003681. FAFSA forms are available in the Financial Aid section of our website,

expert personal assistance.

1. Download an Early Transcript Evaluation Form directly from our website. 2. Obtain official transcripts from all the colleges and universities you’ve attended. 3. Mail the completed form


and the official transcripts to

Each full-time, degree-seeking transfer applicant is automatically

the Westminster Admissions

considered for the following scholarships. Each scholarship is renewable


annually, as long you maintain full-time enrollment status and remain in good academic standing.

4. We’ll review your courses and tell you which ones will

2011-2012 Transfer Scholarships Award Transfer GPA

To access the form, go to

Transfer Presidential Scholarship


3.5+ GPA

Transfer Dean’s Scholarship



and click on “Transfer Credit”

Transfer Founder’s Scholarship

$ 7,000

3.0 - 3.24

on the menu at left, then click

Westminster Success Grant

$ 5,000


on “Early Transcript Eval” in the

Phi Theta Kappa Members*

$ 1,000

*Non-renewable scholarship

same menu area on the next


page that appears.

Exemplary Achievement Award Scholarships (separate application required): As a transfer student, you are also eligible to apply for these scholarships of $25,000 per year awarded annually. These awards recognize excellence in any activity or significant endeavor, for example: community service, civic participation, fine arts, leadership, service to others, performing arts, entrepreneurship, writing, athletics, science, and the ability to overcome personal challenges and hardships. 11

Visit the Campus! You have an open invitation to visit

Special bonus: If you bring your

our campus—as many times as

completed application to campus

you want!

when you visit, we will waive the application fee!

Your campus visit includes meeting with a transfer admission

Transfer Open Houses

counselor, meeting with a financial

We also host transfer open houses

aid counselor, and a tour of our

throughout the year. Some are

campus. You can also arrange to

program-specific, such as those for

eat lunch or dinner in the dining

the School of Nursing and Health

hall, meet with faculty members or

Sciences and the School of Educa-

a coach, sit in on a class, or even

tion, but we also hold combined

stay overnight.

open houses for all prospective

If you live nearby, you can drop by anytime and we’ll meet with you on the spot!


transfer students, regardless of major. Contact the Office of Admissions or check our website for dates and times.

Transfer Information Sessions Information sessions for transfer students are held daily, Monday through Friday. There are usually two per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, and they include a campus tour. Once again, just give us a call or visit for specific times. Questions? Just ask us! Office of Admissions 1840 South 1300 East Salt Lake City, UT 84105 801.832.2200 Toll-free 800.748.4753 Fax 801.832.3101

Financial Aid Office 801.832.2500 Fax 801.832.2506

Character Founded in 1875, Westminster College is a private, comprehensive, liberal arts college offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs and focused on developing new and innovative models for teaching and learning.

U.S.News & World Report consistently ranks Westminster in the top tier of colleges and universities in the West. Location Salt Lake City’s eclectic Sugar House neighborhood: Restaurants and shopping within walking distance; a 10-minute drive from the downtown business district, a center of financial services, technology, health care, bioscience, and communications; a 30-minute drive from world-class, year-round mountain recreation, including seven major resorts Academics Academic calendar: Fall and spring semester system with a 3-week May Term and one summer term Academic programs: More than 70 academic programs, including minors and special opportunities such as the Honors program, pre-professional programs (pre-med, pre-law, and pre-dental), 3-2 engineering program, study abroad, internships, independent study, and research

Academic profile, Class of ’14: Average ACT: 24 (SAT equivalent 1110); average GPA: 3.5 Faculty: 140 full-time; 214 parttime faculty: 99% hold the highest degree available in their fields Student/faculty ratio: 11:1; average class size is 18 Campus Resources Campus: 27-acre campus with 28 buildings, including residence halls, dining areas, academic buildings and labs, library, facilities for athletics and recreation, and performance spaces Special facilities and resources: • New platinum LEED-certified 60,000-square-foot Meldrum Science Center • Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory for Music and Theatre • Center for Financial Analysis in the Gore School of Business • Flight Operations Center at Salt Lake International Airport • Spectacular Dolores Doré Eccles Health, Wellness, and Athletic Center

Student Life Clubs and organizations: More than 50 academic, professional, and special-interest groups Athletics and recreation: 17 intercollegiate men’s and women’s teams (the Griffins); most compete in NAIA Division I; club sports include tennis, bowling, cycling, skiing, and snowboarding; extensive individual fitness and wellness resources Admissions and Financial Aid Ranked among the “Great Schools, Great Prices” in U.S.News & World Report Application: You can apply online using the Westminster application or the Common Application. A Westminster print application is available in PDF format. Deadlines: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for fall, spring, or summer admission; priority financial aid deadline: April 15; on-campus housing deadline: May 15

We will be nationally recognized as an exemplary community of learners, distinguished by our distinctive educational programs, our record of preparing graduates for success in a rapidly changing world, and our commitment to continuous improvement, effectiveness, and value.

O u r story i n brief

Undergraduate tuition and fees, 2011–2012: Tuition: $27,182; Room and board: $7,584 Financial aid: More than 95% of undergraduates receive some form of financial aid: average award (2010–2011): $22,607 Competitive Edge Westminster students acquire the skills, savvy, and confidence to succeed, wherever their career or life paths lead.

Westminster College administers all of its educational programs, related support services, and benefits in a manner which does not discriminate against students or prospective students with regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, or a person’s status as a veteran.

Office of Admissions 1840 South 1300 East Salt Lake City, UT 84105 801.832.2200 Toll-free 800.748.4753


National Recognition The Princeton Review’s The Best 373 Colleges (2011 edition) ranks Westminster in the top 15% of colleges and universities in North America; 13th for quality of life; and as one of America’s Best Value Colleges.

Students and Faculty Enrollment: Approximately 2,200 undergraduates and 800 graduate students from 43 states and 30 countries

Westminster College Transfer Brochure  
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