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Congratulations, you've been admitted!

We're excited that you're interested in Whitworth University and believe you would add so much to our community.

Here are some important things to do as you consider attending Whitworth:

  • There is no better way to discover if Whitworth is the right place for you than to experience it for yourself. Incoming first-year and transfer students enrolling in fall 2021 who fully participate in a qualified 2020-21 campus visit program are eligible to receive a one-time, $1,000 Visit Scholarship to cover tuition. Starting Oct. 14, 2020, these students can also qualify for the scholarship by registering for and fully participating in two of our virtual visit programs. Students can only qualify for one Visit Scholarship in total.
  • Apply for financial aid! Filing your FAFSA, WASFA or CSS Profile ensures Whitworth will review all financial resources for which you may be eligible. Not sure which form you should fill out? See below for more information:
    • Students enrolling in fall 2021 should file the 2021-22 FAFSA.
    • Domestic students who do not qualify to file the FAFSA should instead file the WASFA.
    • International students should file the CSS Profile.
  • Connect with your admissions counselor. We're here to assist you at any point during the decision-making process and to get your questions answered. We want to help!

Have you decided to make Whitworth your college home? Follow these steps to become a Pirate!

Save Your Spot

  • Pay Your Deposit

    Paying 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 to register for housing. On-campus housing is assigned based on the order in which housing forms are received, and class registration is available to students based on the order in which they deposit. In other words, the sooner you deposit, the earlier you will be able to sign up for housing and class registration. The enrollment deposit may be paid any time before Jan. 1 (spring transfers), May 1 (first-years), or Aug. 1 (fall transfers).

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

    I am an incoming first-year/transfer student and would like to pay my deposit now.

    International First-Year and Transfer Students: Your $1,000 deposit can be paid electronically and will be credited toward your tuition expenses when you come to campus.

    I am an international first-year/transfer student and would like to pay my deposit now.

  • Stay Connected

    • Check your Whitworth Status Page.
      • Your status page is your one-stop-shop for all things Whitworth. Check this page often for next steps, forms to complete and updates.
    • Check your email.
      • After you pay your enrollment deposit, you will receive information about next steps via email. So, make sure to keep a close eye on your email account.
      • Starting in the summer, you'll also want to get used to checking your Whitworth email. To do that, visit your Whitworth 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.
    • Join the Admitted Student Facebook Group
      • 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 2021 group
  • Review Your Financial Aid

    Upon being admitted to Whitworth, you can expect to receive more information pertaining to scholarships and financial aid. To be considered for all Whitworth, state and federal resources for which you might be eligible, please file your 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or WASFA as soon as possible. The FAFSA is available online at fafsa.gov (Whitworth school code 003804). The WASFA is available online at readysetgrad.wa.gov/wasfa

    After receiving your financial aid offer in the mail, you can view your current offer and/or any offer revisions online by signing in to Self-Service with your Whitworth credentials.

    If you have questions related to your financial aid offer, 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.

  • Fill Out Your Housing Preference Form

    After paying your deposit, completing your Housing Preference Form is one of your most important next steps. Whitworth assigns housing based on the order in which forms are completed, so the sooner you can complete your housing form, the more likely you are to be placed in one of your top choices. Don't wait!

    Student enrolling in fall 2021: Housing Preference Forms are due May 2021

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

    Your roommate and residence hall assignment will be sent to your Whitworth email account by mid- to late-June 2021. Introduce yourself to your roommate and start planning.

Once You've Deposited

  • Pay Your Deposit

    Paying 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 to register for housing. On-campus housing is assigned based on the order in which housing forms are received, and class registration is available to students based on the order in which they deposit. In other words, the sooner you deposit, the earlier you will be able to sign up for housing and class registration. The enrollment deposit may be paid any time before Jan. 1 (spring transfers), May 1 (first-years), or Aug. 1 (fall transfers).

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

    I am an incoming first-year/transfer student and would like to pay my deposit now.

    International First-Year and Transfer Students: Your $1,000 deposit can be paid electronically and will be credited toward your tuition expenses when you come to campus.

    I am an international first-year/transfer student and would like to pay my deposit now.

  • Stay Connected

    • Check your Whitworth Status Page.
      • Your status page is your one-stop-shop for all things Whitworth. Check this page often for next steps, forms to complete and updates.
    • Check your email.
      • After you pay your enrollment deposit, you will receive information about next steps via email. So, make sure to keep a close eye on your email account.
      • Starting in the summer, you'll also want to get used to checking your Whitworth email. To do that, visit your Whitworth 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.
    • Join the Admitted Student Facebook Group
      • 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 2021 group
  • Review Your Financial Aid

    Upon being admitted to Whitworth, you can expect to receive more information pertaining to scholarships and financial aid. To be considered for all Whitworth, state and federal resources for which you might be eligible, please file your 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or WASFA as soon as possible. The FAFSA is available online at fafsa.gov (Whitworth school code 003804). The WASFA is available online at readysetgrad.wa.gov/wasfa

    After receiving your financial aid offer in the mail, you can view your current offer and/or any offer revisions online by signing in to Self-Service with your Whitworth credentials.

    If you have questions related to your financial aid offer, 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.

  • Fill Out Your Housing Preference Form

    After paying your deposit, completing your Housing Preference Form is one of your most important next steps. Whitworth assigns housing based on the order in which forms are completed, so the sooner you can complete your housing form, the more likely you are to be placed in one of your top choices. Don't wait!

    Student enrolling in fall 2021: Housing Preference Forms are due May 2021

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

    Your roommate and residence hall assignment will be sent to your Whitworth email account by mid- to late-June 2021. Introduce yourself to your roommate and start planning.

  • Register for Classes

    You will register for classes via a phone appointment with a professor who will advise you through the registration process.

    • For students starting in fall 2021: Confirmed students will receive an email starting in early- to mid-April providing a list of available appointment times to choose from. Registration appointments begin the first week of June and carry on throughout the summer.
    • For students starting in spring 2022: Confirmed students will receive an email starting in mid- to late-November providing a list of available appointment times to choose from. Registration appointments begin in December and carry on through January.

    To prepare for your registration appointment, please use one of the following guides as a resource. It will be a useful tool, so please read the document thoroughly before your appointment:

  • Pay Your Bill

    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:

    For students starting in fall 2021:

    Billing information for incoming fall 2021 students will be made available by May 2021. 

    For students starting in spring 2022:

    Billing information for incoming spring 2022 students will be made available by December 2021. 

    We offer an interest-free payment plan that allows you to cover some or all of your semester balance over four equal payments:

    • Payment plans for spring semester run from February to May. Payment plans for fall semester run from August to November.
    • Options are available for payments to be made on the 15th of the month or the last day of the month.

    If you have questions about your bill, please contact your student accounts representative:

  • Send Your Health Forms

    Incoming students 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, 2021.

    Keeping the campus community healthy is a priority. Therefore, certain immunizations are required, according to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Spokane Regional Health District. Go to our health center immunizations webpage for more information about required immunizations.

    In order to move into campus residence halls and attend classes, all incoming first-year 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.

  • Buy Your Books

    You can find out which books you'll need by using the Find Textbooks tool on the Whitworth Bookstore website. Simply enter the term, department, course and section to find the materials you will need for each class. We recommend waiting to purchase your books until Whitworth faculty members have finalized their book selections, typically in the month prior to classes starting (fall semester = August, spring semester = January).

    Students are welcome to buy or rent their books from the Whitworth Bookstore or from any other store/online retailer. The bookstore offers price matching on textbooks from Amazon and BN.com -- ISBNs must be identical, and the books must be "in stock" and "sold by Amazon." Interactive codes are not included in the price-match offer.

    You may want to consider joining the student-run Whitworth Textbook Exchange Facebook group. This can be a great place to buy books from current students.

    Questions about your books? Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions, or feel free to contact the Whitworth University Bookstore at 509.777.3277 or whitworth@bkstr.com.

  • Attend a Summer Sendoff

    The Whitworth Office of Alumni & Parent Relations, in cooperation with the Whitworth Office of Admissions, invites incoming students and their families to enjoy a summer reception hosted by current parents or parents of recent graduates. Summer Sendoff 2021 dates will become available in late spring 2021.