Admission Provisions

The college requires final transcripts of all high school and college work. Prior to enrollment, a first-year student must submit a high school transcript or equivalent academic credential demonstrating completion of a high school degree. If Whitman has reason to believe the high school diploma is not valid, the college will follow up directly with the high school to determine the transcript's validity.

Space in a college residence hall is assured automatically with admission for all first-year students. A residence life questionnaire will available after students have accepted their offer of admission.

An enrollment deposit of $300 is required to reserve a student’s place in the class. The deposit payment deadlines are below:

  • Early Decision I candidates January 15
  • Early Decision II candidates February 15
  • Regular Decision First-Year admission candidates by May 1.
  • Fall semester transfer students May 20
  • Spring semester transfer students December 10.
  • When late applicants are admitted on a “space available basis,” the deposit is due by the date, which is stipulated in the letter of admission.

Admission may be deferred upon request Deferral may be requested after the enrollment deposit has been paid. The deposited is forfeited if the student chooses not to enroll.

The $300 enrollment deposit is held in reserve by the college for the student. This deposit is returned upon graduation or withdrawal from Whitman if there are no unpaid charges remaining on the student’s account (see “Deposit” in the Charges section). Prior to the refund of the deposit, students with federal loans must have an exit interview with the Student Loans Manager.