We are excited that you are considering Wooster during your college search, and we look forward to getting to know more about you through this process.

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We understand that students may discover Wooster late in their college search process or plans may change. Our Admission Committee welcomes you to submit your application and notify your school counselor so we may provide a decision promptly. Although the app indicates an earlier deadline date, you are still able to submit at this time. There is no disadvantage to applying later; merit scholarships and need-based assistance are still available for all admitted students.

The College of Wooster uses a holistic review process to fully assess your candidacy for admission, thus all materials you choose to submit will be considered. Our Admission Committee gives due consideration to many different expressions of a student’s qualities and abilities: scholastic achievements, extracurricular activities, character, and promise to contribute to the intellectual and social life of our distinct academic community. Students have the option to include performance on standardized tests.

First-Year Applicants

U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents entering college for the first time.


International Applicants

Non-U.S. citizens or non-permanent U.S. residents entering college for the first time.


Transfer Applicants

Students who began their college academic career at another institution.


Gap Year/Deferred Applicants

Student who choose to defer enrollment for a semester or year.


Homeschool Applicants

Students who completed their academic work through a home-schooling program.