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Undergraduate Admissions

How to Apply to Westminster University

Westminster is a small, comprehensive university nestled in the eclectic Sugar House neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. We offer career-centered academics with a focus on student wellness in an incredible part of the world. At Westminster, we show you the map. You chose where to go.


Test-Optional Admissions

Westminster is a test-optional school, so you can choose between sending us test scores or writing an essay—whichever you feel best represents you.

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Never an Application Fee

Whether you choose to submit a Common Application or Westminster Application, there’s never an application fee.

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Merit-Based Scholarship

When you apply to Westminster, you are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships and awards.

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"Having the opportunity to connect one on one with each student in my courses and my professors has pushed me to thrive academically, and arguably makes learning so much easier than it would be at a larger university."

Morgan Withers
(Honors '24)

"I think the very human element of a Westminster education is its shining quality—to know others and to be known on campus invites a much deeper educational experience that I will carry with me into my future communities."

Katie Blair

"The small campus here facilitates social connections to the point where it feels like everybody knows everybody else. After you’ve been here for a semester, you’ll start seeing people you know almost every time you walk across campus."

Luke Vayo

"The faculty at Westminster has been influential and impactful for me. Having professors on campus supporting me has been really helpful in making the most of my time at Westminster."

Rylee Brown


Best in the West
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Average Undergraduate Class Size


Best Undergraduate Teaching
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Fall Admissions Deadlines 

      • August 1: Common Application Opens
      • December 1: Early Action Deadline*
      • February 1: Regular Decision Deadline
      • June 3: Submit your enrollment deposit to secure your spot at Westminster

*Spring applicants must submit all application materials no later than December 1.

Admissions Requirements




Apply through the Common App or the Westminster Application. 


Submit Transcripts

Submit your high school transcript showing successful completion of a rigorous curriculum. Westminster recommends four years of math and English, three years of history and social science, three years of lab science, two years of foreign language, and a year of fine arts. Unofficial transcripts can be submitted through your application portal. Official transcripts must be sent directly from your high school. 


Submit Test Scores (Optional)

Westminster is test-optional and does not require SAT or ACT scores for admission. You are not at a disadvantage if you do not submit scores. This includes consideration for merit-based aid and applications to the Honors College and the nursing program. If you choose not to submit SAT or ACT scores, you must submit an essay with your application. 


Check Your Status

Check your status in the application portal.

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Admissions Requirements by Student Type

Transfer Student

Change it up and continue your university journey at Westminster. With small class sizes, your professors won't just know you by name, they'll know how to help you succeed. 

Veteran Students

Westminster is home to more than 150 veterans, military family members, cadets, and midshipmen. Here, you'll find academic excellence inside the classroom and community outside the classroom. 

International Student

Apply as an international student and join an integral part of the diverse and vibrant student body at Westminster University. 

Non-Degree Seeking Student

You can choose to apply to Westminster and as a non-degree seeking student and take courses for interest only.

Degree-Completion Student

Complete your undergraduate degree with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).

Returning Student

If you stopped attending Westminster for 3 consecutive semesters without an approved leave of absence, you can reenroll by submitting a returning student application.

Concurrent Enrollment Students

High school junior or senior students interested in taking university-level classes and receiving Westminster University credit can apply for concurrent enrollment.

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How to Apply to Programs with Additional Applications

Several programs at Westminster University require an extra application or audition for admittance. The first step for any of these programs is to complete your Westminster University application. Once you submit your application, you can apply for these additional programs:


Honors College

The Honors College at Westminster requires an additional application and essay for admittance. Interviews are offered for interested applicants.


Westminster offers 3 pathways for entrance into its competitive nursing program: direct-entry for first-year students, transfer admissions, and lateral entry for currently enrolled students. Additional application materials are required.

Performing Arts

You must audition for a performing arts scholarship or to declare a major in music. In-person and virtual audition options are available. If you’re interested in majoring in theatre or dance or are interested in music as a minor or as a participant, you may do so without an audition.

Equal Access

Westminster University administers all of its educational programs, related support services, and benefits in a manner that does not discriminate against students or prospective students with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, or a person’s status as a veteran.

The university is committed to providing equal access for people with disabilities in its programs, services, facilities, and activities. Call Student Disability Services at 801.832.2272 if you are seeking admission information in an alternative format or if you need other accommodations.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Log in to your admissions portal to check the status of your application and update your application information.

f you apply for Early Action (Dec. 1 deadline), you can expect to hear back from the Office of Admissions by the first week of January. Regular Decision applicants (Feb. 1 deadline) are notified by mid-March. If you apply after February 1, or if you are a transfer student, you can expect a decision within 3 weeks of completing your application.

Your admissions counselor is here to help you navigate your college application process.

Connect With Your Counselor


Have more questions? We're here to help.

Connect with Westminster University’s Admissions Office to learn more about undergraduate programs, check the status of your application, and more. You can also follow @westminsteradmissions for a glimpse of what to look forward to at Westminster. 

Phone: 801.832.2200


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