Admission Credentials

First-Year Students

Students applying for first-year standing must submit to the Office of Admission, 345 Boyer Avenue, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA 99362, the following credentials:

  1. The Common Application.
  2. An official transcript of the secondary school record.
  3. A School Report completed by the applicant’s secondary school counselor.
  4. An academic recommendation from a secondary school teacher.
  5. A Whitman Supplement available via the Common Application.
  6. A nonrefundable application fee of $50, remittance made payable to Whitman College. (Using guidelines distributed by the College Board for test fee waivers, applicants suffering financial hardship may have this fee waived by written request substantiated by a counselor or principal.) This fee will also be waived for applicants who submit the Common Application by December 1.
  7. Scores on either of the following tests: the SAT I (Scholastic Assessment Test), administered by the College Board, or the ACT, administered by the American College Testing Program.
    1. If an Early Decision applicant, the candidate should take one of the required tests no later than October (Early Decision I) of the senior year in order that score reports may reach the Office of Admission by November 15. (Scores from the November and December test dates may be submitted for Early Decision II applicants.)
    2. If a Regular Decision applicant, the candidate should take one of the required tests no later than December in the senior year in order that score reports may reach the Office of Admission by January 15.

Arrangements for taking the SAT I or the ACT must be made directly with the testing agency, and the responsibility for making these arrangements rests with the candidate.

  1. If an Early Decision applicant, an Early Decision Agreement provided by Whitman’s Office of Admission.

Transfer Students

Students applying for transfer standing must submit to the Office of Admission, 345 Boyer Avenue, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA 99362, the credentials listed above for first-year applicants and the following credentials:

  1. Official Transcripts from each college or university attended.
  2. The College Official’s Report Form available as part of the Common Application for transfer students.

The following guidelines also apply:

  1. A School Report is not required of applicants who graduated two or more years prior to the time of application or who will have completed two years of college work by the time of enrollment at Whitman.
  2. Transfer applicants must submit an academic recommendation from a college instructor or high school teacher.
  3. The SAT I, administered by the College Board, or the ACT, administered by the American College Testing Program, is not required of applicants who will have completed two years of college work by the time of enrollment at Whitman.

International Students

International students (students who are not U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, green card holders, or refugees) must submit to the Office of Admission, 345 Boyer Avenue, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA 99362, the credentials listed above for first-year or transfer applicants with the following additions:

  1. An official score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A TOEFL score of 560 (for the paper-based exam) or 85 (for the Internet-based exam) is required.
  2. An official score report from the Test of Written English (TWE) if possible. The test is offered in connection with the TOEFL in selected months. For students who have taken the TOEFL in a month when the TWE was not offered, the TWE results are not required.
  3. To apply for financial aid, international students must complete and submit the CSS Profile application.

The following guidelines also apply:

  1. The SAT I, administered by the College Board, or the ACT, administered by the American College Testing Program, is not required of applications who reside in countries where those tests are not available.
  2. Early Decision or spring term admission is not an option for international students unless financial aid is not a consideration.
  3. All credentials must be received in the Office of Admission at Whitman College no later than January 15.