Consortium Agreement Letter
Please use this letter when talking to your academic advisor and financial aid.
Winter at Westminster Consortium Agreement Proposal
Dear Academic Advisor and Financial Aid:
The reason your students are asking you, their home institution, to enter into a consortium agreement with Westminster College is to allow their federal financial aid to temporarily transfer with them to Westminster College when they enroll in the Winter at Westminster program.
Westminster College, founded 1875, is a private, comprehensive liberal arts college dedicated to students and their learning. The college prepares its students for success through a strong foundation of liberal education combined with cutting-edge professional programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located where the Rocky Mountains meet the city of Salt Lake, Westminster blends classroom learning with experiences presented by its unique location to help students develop skills and attributes critical for success in a rapidly changing world. U.S.News & World Report consistently ranks Westminster in the top tier of colleges and universities in the West, and Kaplan/Newsweek’s America’s Hottest Colleges named Westminster as one of the “367 Most Interesting Schools” in the country. For more information about Westminster College, visit www.westminstercollege.edu.
Westminster College has developed a unique semester-away program, Winter at Westminster that offers a customized academic curriculum and unprecedented winter experience for students who are ski and snowboard enthusiasts. There is no other place on earth where students are able to earn 12–16 transferable credits, live just 30 minutes from seven world-class resorts, and network with outdoor industry professionals, entrepreneurs and Olympians while they participate in our elite guest lecture series.
Students customize their Winter at Westminster experience by choosing from more than 525 classes offered at Westminster College. They also have the opportunity to apply for internships at a variety of outdoor-industry companies. During the week, students attend their regular college classes and study groups. On the weekends, the students explore the outdoors by skiing or riding at seven different resorts, backcountry touring, learning about avalanche safety, experiencing yurt camping, trying Nordic jumping, freestyle jumping, and snowshoeing, among other unique winter experiences. In addition, the students will be exposed to Utah's Olympic heritage, and they will experience the behind-the-scenes training of Olympic athletes.
Winter at Westminster encourages students to study hard, play in the outdoors and graduate on time from their home institution. Students who are interested in business, psychology, science, arts, education, etc. (and have a deep-rooted passion for the outdoors) will go beyond learning in the classroom, they will grow personally by challenging themselves on the mountain and by being away from their home institution.
If you have additional questions, please call Sean View, Associate Director of Financial Aid at 801.832.2500.