Apply as an International Student


Westminster College recommends that you begin the application process at least 4 months before the term you wish to attend to ensure that all documents and materials for application are received by the Office of Admissions.

Recommend Timeline for Undergraduate International Students

A recommend admission timeline is provided to international students due to the many steps related to the visa process that you will take after being admitted. Following the admission timeline and then completing admitted student steps on time will allow you to apply for a visa and arrive in Utah for orientation.

Fall Entry

  • By March 1: Submit application and supporting documents
  • By May 1: Pay enrollment deposit (after being accepted)

Spring Entry

  • By September 30: Submit application and supporting documents
  • By October 31: Pay enrollment deposit (after being accepted)

Recommend Timeline for Graduate International Students

Each graduate program has specific admission requirements and deadlines. You should reference those deadlines to help you plan for all of the steps you will take to apply to Westminster and steps you will need to take following admission.

For the visa process, the International Admissions Office recommends that you submit I-20 paperwork by October 15 for fall entry or by April 15 for spring entry. Questions about visa processes can be directed to the International Admissions Office (801.832.2200 or international@westminstercollege.edu). Questions about individual graduate program applications and requirements can be directed to the Graduate Admissions Office (801.832.2201 or gradadmissions@westminstercollege.edu).

What Type of Application is Required?

  • First-year: You are coming to Westminster from high school
  • Transfer: You are coming to Westminster from another college or university
  • Exchange: You are coming to Westminster for a short-term study program
  • Graduate: You are coming to Westminster for a master's-level program

Application Instructions and Requirements

Application Steps

1. Application Form

Apply for admission to Westminster. Keep in mind that your application will not be reviewed until you have completed step 2.

2. Supporting Documents

Once you've submitted your Westminster application, complete the following items that will appear in your application checklist. The International Admissions team will update the status of each checklist item as they are received.

  • Submit your test scores from 1 of the following standardized tests: TOEFL, IELTS SAT, or ACT. Refer to Westminster’s English proficiency policy for details regarding qualifying scores and exemptions.
  • Submit your high school transcript with at least 3 years of results
  • Submit your CSS profile. Attending a U.S. college can be expensive. Your CSS profile helps the International Admissions team determine if Westminster is the right financial fit for you and if the college can support your financial need.

Application Steps

1. Application Form

Apply for admission to Westminster. Keep in mind that your application will not be reviewed until you have completed step 2.

2. Supporting Documents

Once you've submitted your Westminster application, complete the following items that will appear in your application checklist. The International Admissions team will update the status of each checklist item as they are received.

  • Submit your university transcript(s) from all institutions attended:
    • From U.S. Schools: Order an official electronic transcript to be sent to the Office of Admissions at Westminster College.
    • From Schools Outside of the U.S.: Upload your university transcript to the application portal and order a course-by-course transcript evaluation completed by a NACES-approved organization, for example, Spantran.
  • Submit your CSS profile. Attending a U.S. college can be expensive. Your CSS profile helps the International Admissions team determine if Westminster is the right financial fit for you and if the college can support your financial need.

Review Westminster’s English proficiency policy. After you submit your application and all supporting documents, the International Admissions team will review your transcript and may require you to take additional steps to meet the English proficiency requirement.

Westminster 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.

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

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

Admission Requirements

Exchange students must submit a set of documents to the Office for Global Engagement. Once all required documentation has been received and you have been accepted for admission, a Form DS-2019 will be sent to you.

Required Documents

Application Deadlines

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

All graduate programs at Westminster require a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Additionally, each graduate program also has specific admission requirements and deadlines. If you have questions about the application process, call the Graduate Admissions Office at 801.832.2201 or email gradadmissions@westminstercollege.edu. Once you have been admitted, contact the International Admissions Office (international@westminstercollege.edu or 801.832.2200) to get assistance in applying for the I-20 and student visa.

International graduate students are not eligible to study in the following programs, due to their heavily online program format:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Strategic Communication
  • Project-Based Master of Business Administration