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Applying as a transfer

  1. 1. Applying to Whittier College as a Transfer Student<br />One Community, One Goal:<br />Preparing Students for the College Application<br />August, 2010<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Some Quick Facts About Whittier College:<br />-Four-Year, Independent, Liberal Arts College<br />-Founded in 1887<br />-Offers 31 Majors and 31 Minors in 23 Disciplines, Including Whittier Scholars (Student-Designed Majors)<br />-1,500 Students from 40 States and 25 Countries<br /> -Ethnic Diversity: 43% Caucasian; 30% Latino/Hispanic; 8% Asian; 6% African American/Black; 13% Other<br /> -NCAA Division III Athletics<br />2<br />
  3. 3. As an Independent College:<br />-No Residency Requirement<br />-Tuition, fees, etc. is the Same for All Students<br />-Students Are Not Required to Have Associate’s Degree<br />-Our Deadlines, Requirements, etc. May be Different from Other Independent Colleges and Universities<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Admission is Available for <br />Both Spring and Fall Semesters<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Preferred Application Deadlines:<br />-April 15 for Fall Applications<br />-December 1 for Spring Applications<br />-Admission Remains Open Until there is No More Room<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Documents Required for Transfer Applications:<br />-Completed Common Application, Including Supplement<br />-$50 Application Fee (May be Waived if a Financial Hardship)<br />-Application Essay<br /> -Two Letters of Recommendation from Professors<br /> -Official Copies of All College Transcripts<br /> -Official Copy of High School Transcript or GED Results<br /> -SAT or ACT Results if Student has Fewer than 30 Transferable Units<br />6<br />
  7. 7. AB540 Students Follow the Same <br />Admission Application Process as Other Students. <br />They are Only Eligible for Institutional Funding, However.<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Additional Documents Required for International Applications:<br />-Certification of Finances Form (Available on the Whittier Web Site)<br />-TOEFL Scores for Non-Native Speakers <br />(550 Paper Score, 213 Computer-Based Score, 80 Internet-Based Score)<br />8<br />
  9. 9. General Education Articulation Agreements are Available at:<br />http://www.whittier.edu/AdmissionAndAid/Applying/Forms.aspx<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Transfer Students are Successful at Whittier College:<br />-80% Retain from First to Second Year of Enrollment<br />-65% Graduate from Whittier<br />-Average Time to Graduation is 2.5 Years <br />(Many Enter with Fewer than 60 Units)<br /> -Hispanic Students Retain and Graduate at Same Rates <br />as Caucasian Students <br />(Whittier is a Hispanic Serving Institution)<br />10<br />
  11. 11. College Costs for the 2010-11 Academic Year:<br />-Tuition and Fees: $35,782<br />-Room and Board: $10,026<br />-85% of Students Receive Financial Aid<br /> -70% of Students Receive Merit Aid<br /> -Average Financial Aid Package is $25,055<br />(Includes Loans, but not PLUS, <br />Unsubsidized, or Alternative Loans)<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Merit Awards Available to Transfer Students:<br />-Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above will receive <br /> a merit-based scholarship ranging from $10,500 to $13,500 <br /> per year to be used toward tuition at Whittier College.<br />-No Need to Complete an Additional Application for Scholarship<br />-Additional Need-Based Funding is Available as Well<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Applying for Need-Based Aid at Whittier College:<br />-Students Must Submit the FAFSA <br /> (by March 2 in Order to be Eligible for Cal Grant Funding)<br />-Additionally, Students Must Submit the Whittier College <br />Basic Asset Data Sheet (Available On-Line or at our <br />Office of Financial Aid)<br />-Students Who have been Flagged for Verification will also <br />Need to Submit Copies of Their Taxes, Parent Taxes, and <br />a Student Verification Worksheet<br />13<br />
  14. 14. -A Whittier College education can be highly affordable. <br />-It prepares graduates for professional leadership, global citizenship, and advanced study through its rigorous academic curriculum, emphasis on practical application, and opportunities for multi-dimensional learning. <br />-Whittier graduates are trained to be agile thinkers and good communicators, entrepreneurial in spirit and committed to improving their world through service and leadership. <br />14<br />
  15. 15. Thank You<br />15<br />

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