High schools students who took dual enrollment courses at their local community college are considered first-year students.
Students who meet the above criteria but hold a foreign passport or are currently studying out of the country should apply as International Students.
If the above information doesn't describe you, please consider applying as a Transfer Student.
Instant Decision allows students to apply quickly and easily during a face-to-face interview with a Whittier Admission Counselor—no Common App is required.
Applicants will receive an admission decision and, if applicable, a preliminary scholarship award at the conclusion of their interview.
To apply via Instant Decision, students must:
Whittier College participates in the Common Application. There is no application fee and we are test-blind. To complete a Common Application, you'll need the following items:
As of the 2023-2024 admission cycle, Whittier College is a test-blind school with a holistic admission process that considers all aspects of an applicant’s life and experiences. The college does not consider SAT or ACT test scores in admissions decisions. This change aligns with policies at many schools nationwide and underscores Whittier’s commitment to inclusive excellence.
We value the safety of all members of the Whittier community. The Whittier College Annual Security and Fire Safety Report can be viewed online. This report provides crime statistics for the prior three years, policy statements regarding various safety and security measures, campus crime prevention program descriptions, and procedures to be followed in the investigation and adjudication of reportable crimes. A paper copy of the document is available at the Department of Campus Safety or by calling 562.907.4211