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

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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 freshmen and transfers enrolling in fall 2020 who register for, and fully participate in, a qualified 2019-20 campus visit program are eligible to receive a one-time, $1,000 Visit Scholarship to cover tuition!
  • File your 2020-21 FAFSA. Filing your FAFSA ensures Whitworth will review all financial resources for which you may be eligible. 
  • Connect with your admissions counselor. We're here to assist you at any point during the decision-making process, so find your counselor and 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 May 1 (freshmen), Jan. 1 (spring transfers) or Aug. 1 (fall transfers).

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

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

    International First-Year and 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 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 2020 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 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or WASFA as soon as possible. The FAFSA is available online at https://fafsa.gov (Whitworth school code 003804). The WASFA is available online at https://readysetgrad.wa.gov/wasfa. Submit your 2020-21 FAFSA or WASFA to Whitworth by Nov. 15 (freshmen) or March 1 (transfers) to receive an early financial aid offer.

    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 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.

  • 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!

    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.

    Explore our before completing the Housing Preference Form (log in with your Whitworth username and password).

    Your roommate and residence hall assignment will be sent to your Whitworth email account by the end of June. 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 May 1 (freshmen), Jan. 1 (spring transfers) or Aug. 1 (fall transfers).

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

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

    International First-Year and 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 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 2020 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 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or WASFA as soon as possible. The FAFSA is available online at https://fafsa.gov (Whitworth school code 003804). The WASFA is available online at https://readysetgrad.wa.gov/wasfa. Submit your 2020-21 FAFSA or WASFA to Whitworth by Nov. 15 (freshmen) or March 1 (transfers) to receive an early financial aid offer.

    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 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.

  • 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!

    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.

    Explore our before completing the Housing Preference Form (log in with your Whitworth username and password).

    Your roommate and residence hall assignment will be sent to your Whitworth email account by the end of June. Introduce yourself to your roommate and start planning.

  • Register for Classes

    For students starting in fall 2020, 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 mid-May providing 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 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 Transfer Registration Guide.

  • 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:

    1. In early July, 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 Form. This important email also contains the instructions you will need to complete your electronic Billing Form.
    2. The Billing Form deadline is July 19.
    3. If you choose a 5-month payment plan, payments will begin in August. If you would like to make payments on the 10th of each month, the form deadline is Aug. 5. If you would like to make payments on the 20th of each month, the form deadline is Aug. 15. We also have a payment plan beginning in September (three- or four-month).
    4. If you decide to make a bulk payment instead of signing up for one of our monthly payment plans, payment is due Aug. 1.
    Frequently asked questions:

    Why do I have to complete a Billing Form? Can't I just send my payment?
    The Billing 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 

    Do I have to complete a Billing 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 $110 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 Form is due. Generally, this due date falls at the end of the third week of July 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 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.

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

    Or email stuaccts@whitworth.edu.

  • 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, 2020.

    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 into 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.

  • 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 2020 dates will become available in early summer 2020.