Whitworth University seeks well-rounded, academically qualified students who are equipped to succeed in our challenging and supportive environment.
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Academic recommendation form or letter of recommendationA high school teacher or counselor may complete our Academic Recommendation Form or write a letter of recommendation and send it directly to Whitworth at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail (see address below).
Homeschool students, please see additional guidelines at the bottom of this page.
Official high school transcriptYour official high school transcript must be sent directly from your high school to the Whitworth Admissions Office through your school's electronic document service, by email to email@example.com or by mail (see address below).
SAT/ACT/CLT score or interview optionPlease have your score report sent directly to Whitworth from the testing service. Whitworth considers students' SAT, ACT or CLT superscore (composite of the highest subscore of each section of the test – potentially from multiple test dates). No preference is given to one type of test over another.
Interview option: Applicants with a cumulative weighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher from an accredited high school or homeschool program may choose to exclude their test scores from consideration in the application process. Applicants who choose this option on their Whitworth application will be contacted by the admissions office to schedule a phone interview. The majority of Whitworth applicants who choose this option have SAT scores below 1100, ACT scores below 22 or CLT scores below 64. See the interview option page for additional information.
Additional Factors Considered in the Application Process
- The academic rigor of the student's high school coursework
- The quality of the student's writing sample
- The reputation of the student's high school
- Participation in extracurricular, service and leadership activities
Where to Send Application Materials
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail: Office of Admissions
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
- Fax: 509.777.3758
Freshman Application Deadlines
- Early Action I: Nov. 15
- Early Action II: Jan. 15
- Regular Decision: March 1 (Applications are accepted after March 1 and are considered on a space-available basis.)
- Enrollment Deposit: May 1
What Happens Next?
After we receive your application, we will email you instructions on how to check your application's status. If you don't receive an email within two weeks of submitting your application, please call the Whitworth Admissions Office at 509.777.4786 to receive instructions for accessing your application status page.
Whitworth reviews applications on a "rolling" basis. After all of your application materials are received and processed by the Whitworth Admissions Office, you should receive your admissions decision within three weeks or less.
Admitted students may hold their spot in the incoming freshman class and gain access to the form to submit their housing preferences by submitting their $350 enrollment deposit. The deposit may be submitted anytime through May 1 and is fully refundable until that date.