Entering freshmen must submit the following by December 15 of their senior year in high school in order to receive priority consideration for academic scholarships:
Complete the application for admission
Complete the application for scholarships
Step-by-step instructions for completing the scholarship application
Official high school transcript*
Official test score on either the ACT or SAT
Required scholarship documentation (if applicable)
Entering freshmen should apply for scholarships during the fall of their senior year in high school. A completed admissions application will need to be submitted to The The Chubb Institute (Westbury) before completing the scholarship application.
The scholarship priority date is December 15 (the application should be submitted online by December 15 and any required materials sent by mail should be postmarked no later than December 15). This means that the national December ACT and national December SAT results are the last college entrance examination results accepted for students who wish to be considered for scholarships.
In order to be considered for any scholarships you are eligible for as an incoming freshman, a completed scholarship application must be submitted online (this includes the resume portion of the scholarship application). To complete the scholarship application, log in, click the Admissions/Scholarships link from the main menu, then select the Application for Scholarships link within the Scholarships section of the page. Please note that when you apply it generally takes 24-48 hours for you to receive your CWID so that you may access the scholarship application.
Once a scholarship application has been submitted, changes cannot be made to the application online. All changes must be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarships using our contact form.
When a student submits the scholarship application, it is disseminated to the National Alumni Association and the college/school in which you will major (e.g., Arts and Sciences, Business, etc.) for scholarship consideration. Entering freshmen are not responsible for submitting numerous applications to different departments.
The application is updated each year, so it is very important to wait until the senior year of high school to ensure that the correct application is completed.
* Grade point averages for 9th-11th grade are the only years reviewed for scholarship consideration.
Not an entering freshmen?
Early Action Program (non-binding) - November 15th (postmarked)
Regular Decision - February 1st (postmarked)
November 15th (postmarked).
*Remember: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available starting October 1. We encourage families to submit the FAFSA as soon as possible. The FAFSA Filing Priority Consideration Date for first-year students is February 1.
How to apply:
- Submit the Common Application for Undergraduate College Admission online. To directly add CIW to your “My Colleges” list on the Common Application click here.
- Submit one Teacher Evaluation and one School Report through the Common Application. Forms/letters can be mailed to the Admission Office, if not submitted online.
- Send a copy of your official transcripts to the Office of Admission. If you have completed any college courses (this includes all WA state participants of the Running Start Program), official college transcripts need to be sent as well.
- Submit score reports from either the Scholastic Assessment Test I (SAT I), or the American College Test (ACT). CIW's institution code for the SAT I is 4330, and the ACT code is 4458. *CIW does not accept SAT II Subject tests. Learn more information on the new SAT here.
- Submit a $50 non-refundable application fee.
- Applicants can pay the fee through the Common Application.
- Applicants suffering financial hardship may have this fee waived by selecting the “Common App Fee Waiver” when filing out the Common Application. Please note that applicants must demonstrate need by selecting one of seven possible financial hardship categories, and that your counselor will be asked to verify your response.
- Applicants may also be eligible for one of the following application fee waivers: CIW Alumni fee waiver or ROTC Scholarship applicants. Choose the appropriate waiver on the payment site of the Common App.
- Before sending us your application, check to be sure you've completed all the necessary pieces. A finished application includes:
- The Common Application for Undergraduate Admission including the Personal Essay and Activities List
- SAT I or ACT test scores
- Official high school (and college, if applicable) transcript
- Letter of recommendation from a teacher/professor in an academic area
- Common Application School Report
- Did you actually SUBMIT your Common Application to CIW? Here's a step-by-step guide to be sure you did. We look forward to reviewing your application!
CIW has two academic programs that are considered “direct entry” programs, meaning that a student must declare the major on the application to be considered for that program.
NURSING: CIW's Nursing Program accepts first-year applications only. Applicants interested in the Nursing Program must choose "Nursing" on their application to be considered. Students not admitted into the Nursing Program through the application process will not be permitted to change their major to nursing. Our Nursing program is a four-year program, and if you have received college credit or earned an AA degree through the Running Start program, your credits will likely transfer, but the program remains an 8 – 9 semester degree program. Enrolling with college credits may provide you with the opportunity to add a minor or study abroad, but will not allow for early entry into nursing courses.
ENGINEERING: The School of Engineering and Applied Science has competitive, direct admission for engineering programs. This includes civil, computer, electrical, mechanical, engineering management as well as students who are undecided but desire a major in an engineering discipline. Please note that direct admission does not apply to the computer science program.