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You've Been Admitted. What's Next?

Information for Admitted Freshmen and Transfers‌

  • Guarantee Your Spot

    Submitting your enrollment deposit is the next step to becoming a Whitworth student. The deposit guarantees your spot in the incoming class and also gives you the opportunity for priority consideration in housing and class registration. The enrollment deposit may be submitted anytime through May 1 for freshmen or Aug. 1 for transfer students and is fully refundable until that date.

    U.S. Freshmen: Your $350 deposit can be paid electronically via credit card or e-check.

    I am an incoming freshman and I would like to pay my deposit now.

    U.S. Transfer Students: Your $350 deposit can be paid electronically via credit card or e-check.

    I am a transfer student and I would like to pay my deposit now.

    International First-Year & Transfer Students: Your $5,000 deposit can be paid electronically and will be credited toward your tuition expenses when you come to campus.

    I am an international student and I would like to pay my deposit now.

  • Stay Connected

    We can't wait to have you on campus. However, you don't have to wait until you're here to start connecting with your classmates. If you have a Facebook account, you can join the New Whitworth Pirates 2018 group.

    How to Access Your Whitworth Accounts

    After you submitting your enrollment deposit, you will receive information about next steps via email. So, make sure to keep a close eye on your email account. 

    Additionally, you'll want to get familiar with checking your Whitworth email account. To do that, visit your Application Status Page and click on the Whitworth email icon. If you have any issues accessing your email account, please contact us at admissions@whitworth.edu or 509.777.4786.

    Check your Application Status Page regularly for important information, dates and deadlines. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact your admissions counselor: whitworth.edu/admissionscounselors.

  • Experience Whitworth for Yourself

    If you have not yet visited campus, schedule your visit now. There is no better way to discover if Whitworth is the right place for you than to experience it for yourself. We have a variety of ways to visit, from daily tours to overnight visit programs. Your visit will provide an opportunity for you to sit in on a class, spend a night in one of our residence halls, mingle with current Whitworth students, eat in our dining hall, learn about the financial aid process and engage in campus life.

    Ahoy! Plan on attending our Bucs Bound admitted student event, April 7-8, 2019.

  • Help Us Help You Afford Whitworth

    The financial aid office staff welcomes you to Whitworth. We look forward to assisting you in the process of receiving financial aid. The following is a timeline that includes links to online processes. View the timeline here.

    If you have questions related to your financial aid letter, loans, or need-based financial aid, your financial aid counselor is here to help! You can reach the financial aid front desk at 509.777.4340, or toll free by calling 800.533.4668 and selecting option 2 for financial aid.

  • Find Your New Home

    Whitworth University offers a one-of-a-kind on-campus living experience. From larger, multi-level residence halls to smaller, quieter halls, we offer a "home away from home" for every type of student. And with 10 different living options, students have plenty of choices. The only hard part is narrowing it down to just your top three residence halls.

    1. Explore our residence halls.
    2. Complete the Housing Preference Form (username and password are provided by mail after a student submits his or her deposit).
    3. Your roommate and residence-hall assignment will be sent to your Whitworth email account by July 15, 2018. Introduce yourself and start planning.
  • Submit Your Health Forms

    Incoming students at Whitworth University are required to complete several health forms for the Whitworth University Health & Counseling Center. The forms include:

    All submitted information in the above forms remains confidential. Please complete and submit the forms in their entirety along with any additional documents by Aug. 1, 2018.

    Keeping the campus community healthy is a priority. Therefore, certain immunizations are required, according to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the Spokane Regional Health District. Click here for more information about required immunizations.

    In order to move in to campus residence halls and attend classes, all incoming freshman and transfer students are required to complete the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) and meningococcal vaccination sections of the immunization form – or the associated declination forms.

    If you have questions, please call the Whitworth Health Center at 509.777.3259.

  • Pay Your Bill

    Now that you've been admitted, it's time to plan your finances. Welcome to the Whitworth Office of Student Accounting Services. 

    Planning a financial strategy can be one of the most stressful parts of going to college. How will you pay? Which paperwork is required? How does it all work? Here is what you can expect:

    • In late May, you will receive an email from student accounting services indicating that your estimated charges and financial aid for the coming semester can be viewed online in your Billing Information Form. This important email also contains the instructions you will need to complete your electronic Billing Information Form. 
    • The Billing Information Form deadline is June 15.
    • If you choose a 12-month payment plan, payments will begin in June. If you would like to make payments on the 10th of each month, the form deadline is June 5. If you would like to make payments on the 20th of each month, the form deadline is June 15. We also have payment plans beginning in August or September (10- or nine-month and three- or four-month).
    • If you decide to send in a bulk payment instead of signing up for one of the our monthly payment plans, payment is due Aug. 1.

    Frequently asked questions:

    Why do I have to complete a Billing Information Form? Can't I just send my payment?
    The Billing Information Form allows you to calculate your tuition and other charges to attend Whitworth as well as to submit other important information, including the following:

    • federal authorizations required to apply financial aid and/or to hold any credit balance on your account for future charges
    • authorization for release of information
    • confirmation of or changes to your charges/financial aid
    • meal-plan changes
    • payment-method selection
    • vehicle registration 

    Do I have to complete a Billing Information Form every semester?
    Yes. Confirmation of registration/payment plans, etc. is required every semester.

    Is health insurance required?
    We expect students to carry health insurance as required by U.S. law under the Affordable Care Act. In addition, Whitworth charges a health-and-wellness fee of $100 per semester that provides access to the on-campus student health center. Students are able to see healthcare professionals at the center and to access a variety of diagnostic services without paying a copay or other consultation fee. For healthcare needs beyond the scope of the center, students are referred to two clinics located within a mile of campus or to Holy Family Hospital, which is less than 5 miles from campus.

    When is payment due?
    Payment or a payment-plan contract is due the same day the Billing Information Form is due. Generally, this due date falls at the end of the last week of June for fall semester and at the end of the first week of January for spring semester.

    I will be due a refund after my financial aid all transmits. When will that be available?
    Refunds are available after you attend your first class of the semester, depending on when your financial aid transmits.

    Can I have my refund sent directly to my bank?
    Yes. We offer direct deposit for refunds. Your Billing Information Form contains information on how to set that up.

    I'm bringing a car to campus. Do I have to register it?
    Yes, you must register your vehicle and pay a car-registration fee. Failure to do so will result in citations and fines.

    I have more questions. Whom can I call?
    If you have questions about your billing form, please contact your student accounts representative, Amber Rogan, at 509.777.3209 or stuaccts@whitworth.edu.

  • Plan Your Classes

    For students starting in fall 2018, you will register for fall classes via a phone appointment with a professor who will advise you through the registration process. Confirmed students will receive an email in May, providing students a list of available appointment times to choose from. Registration appointments begin the last week of May and carry on through June.

    To prepare for your registration appointment, please use the Fall 2018 Freshman Registration Guide as a resource. It will be a useful tool, so please read the document thoroughly before your phone appointment.

    If you are a transfer student, please prepare for your appointment by reviewing the Fall 2018 Transfer Registration Guide.

  • What Else Do I Need to Know?

    The Whitworth Office of Alumni & Parent Relations, in cooperation with the Whitworth Office of Admissions, invites incoming students and their families to join us at a summer reception hosted by current parents or parents of recent graduates. Click here to learn more and to register for a Summer Sendoff.