New students must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to register for classes.
Learn more about Whittier's vaccination policy
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.
*Test scores self-reported in the Common Application will not be used for the admission review process.
**Students who apply as Test-Optional and who have a Whittier Admission GPA under 3.0 could be required to provide standardized test scores in order to be considered for admission. The Whittier Admission GPA is a 9-11 grade, weighted GPA that includes all academic classes.
You may submit any additional information you believe will help support your application for admission.
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