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