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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 any time through May 1 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 submit 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 submit my deposit now

    International Frehmen & 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 instructions for how to pay my deposit

  • Stay Connected

    We're sure you're eager to come to campus in September, meet your roommate, make some new friends, and jump into college life. You don't have to wait 'til you get here to start connecting with your classmates. If you have a Facebook account, you can join the Whitworth 2021 group.

    In honor of Whitworth's 125th anniversary, we made these short videos (125 seconds, actually) of Whitworth professors sharing what they love about their academic disciplines and how they explore them with students.

    How to Access Your Whitworth Accounts

    After you submit your enrollment deposit, you will receive instructions on how to access your Whitworth email account. Information about financial aid, housing, class registration and other important processes will be sent to your Whitworth email account, so please check it regularly.

    Check back regularly for updates and current information. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact your admissions counselor: www.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 9-10.

  • 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. 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. 14.

    Keeping the campus community healthy is a priority. Therefore, certain immunizations are required, according to guidelines from the Center 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 health center at 509.777.3259.

  • Pay the Bill. Sigh.

    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 early April, you will receive a letter from Whitworth Student Accounting Services with information about our 12-month payment-plan option. This letter contains a worksheet to assist you in estimating your charges, your financial aid, and any balance owed. Payments for the 12-month plan begin in June. The deadline to sign up for the plan is May 31. We also have payment plans beginning in August or September (10- or 9-month and three- or four-month).
    • In mid-June, 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.
    • Completion of the Billing Information Form, payment (if any is owed) and/or your payment plan are due in late June.
    • If you qualify for a Perkins or institutional loan, the loan office will send paperwork (i.e. a promissory note) in June. Included documents must be completed and returned before the beginning of the academic year.

    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 co-pay 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 five 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?
    Your account representative will be happy to help you. If your last name begins with...

    A-K

    Call 509.777.4317 or email Kathy at kgoligoski@whitworth.edu.

    L-Z

    Call 509.777.4203 or email Rebecca at rlynch@whitworth.edu.

    Our toll-free number is 800.535.4668; when your call is answered, you can select the option to connect with your account representative.

    We know you will have other questions and concerns. We're here to help you! Please feel free to contact us at any time. For more information, click here.

     

  • Plan Your Classes

    For students starting Fall 2017, you will register for fall classes via a phone appointment with an academic advisor who will assist you in selecting your classes for the fall. Admissions counselors will begin calling confirmed students (freshman and transfers) to schedule this appointment for late May or early June. Watch for a phone call from an admissions counselor during the second week of May. 

    To prepare for your registration appointment, please use the Fall 2017 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 2016 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 dessert reception hosted by current parents or parents of recent graduates. Nearly 400 incoming Whitworth students and their parents were hosted at 23 receptions across the Western U.S. this past summer.