How to Apply (Transfer Students)

Whittier College exclusively accepts the Common Application, which can be accessed at

Once you have completed the Common Application, you will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Submit a completed application and essay with a $50 application fee. If the application fee will cause a financial hardship for you or your family, you may request a fee waiver from your school's counseling or financial aid office.
  2. Request a recommendation from two of your former or current professors. They must submit the form directly to the College. While you may also include recommendations from alumni, coaches, employers, or other individuals, you must submit at least two purely academic recommendations.
  3. Forward your college transcripts. Request official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended to be sent to Whittier College. Transcripts do not need to reflect the current semester of enrollment.
  4. Forward your high school transcript. All applicants must request final high school transcript(s) be sent to Whittier College. If a high school diploma was not attained, please submit GED results.
  5. Submit test results. If you have fewer than 30 transferrable units, you must also submit SAT I (Code #4952) or ACT (Code #0480) results.
  6. Feel free to submit any additional information you believe would help support your candidacy for admission.

Transfer Reply

Transfer candidates who have been offered admission should notify the College of their intent to enroll by submitting the required non-refundable enrollment deposit. Whittier College will accept these deposits on a first-come, first-serve basis as long as appropriate space in the class is available.

Articulation Agreements

For copies of our articulation agreements with local community colleges, click here.