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.
What standardized tests do you accept? We accept the highest scores from the SAT and/or ACT test. There is no preference given to one test over the other. And applicants may also 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 subject scores from multiple tests 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.
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, we recommend that you submit your deposit as soon as possible, even if you're not completely sure you'll attend Whitworth, 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 ID number, which is located in your acceptance packet. If you do not remember your student ID# please call the Admissions Office at 800.533.4668.
What academic scholarships are available to incoming freshmen?
Incoming freshmen enrolled at Whitworth full time will automatically receive the highest Academic Scholarship for which they qualify, based on designated GPA and SAT/ACT test scores. Whitworth will renew the academic scholarship each year a student is enrolled full time and maintains satisfactory academic progress.