How to Apply

Serious about studying abroad? A challenging and rewarding experience awaits you at Whittier College.

To apply to become an exchange student, please log in to the Poet World Portal and create a student account. Once your student account is created, you will be required to submit the following application documents online through the portal:

  • Whittier Common Application
  • Official home university or secondary school transcript
  • Letter of Nomination from the home university
  • Add/Drop Form (completed with your list of desired courses)
  • Certification of Finances Form (non-U.S. applicants only)
  • Official home university or secondary school transcript
  • Letter of Nomination from your home university

You will receive a confirmation message when your application is complete.

Deadlines to submit materials:

For Fall 2013 semester: Friday, April 12, 2013
For Spring 2014 semester: Friday, September 13, 2013

After You’ve Been Accepted

Once you have been accepted as an exchange student at Whittier College, the Poet World Portal will prompt you to complete the following online forms and tasks. These should be completed prior to or immediately upon your arrival to Whittier:

  • Health Forms
  • Pre-Orientation Forms (to be completed on Whittier Moodle)
  • Student Emergency Card
  • Alcohol EDU
  • Meal Plan Designation Form - You can change your mind about the amount of meals you would like to receive once you arrive, but at least 10 meals per week are required if you live in the on-campus student dorms.

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