The following instructions are intended for first-year applicants with U.S. citizenship. Wooster is proud to be the most internationalized school in Ohio, and we welcome international students to apply for admission using this link.

 How to Apply

  1. Choose to complete either the Common Application or Apply Coalition on Scoir (not both).
  2. Submit the Following Required Materials:
    • High School Transcript
    • Secondary School Report, including the Counselor Recommendation
    • Teacher Recommendation
    • Essay, included in either application noted above
    • Early Decision Agreement – this contract is required for Early Decision applicants only.
  3. Optional Components Include:
    • ACT or SAT scores, please review our Test Optional admission policy.
      • Test scores will not be used in consideration for merit-based scholarships.
    • Interview with an admissions representative (it is required for consideration for the College Scholar Award)

Application Deadlines

Application RoundDeadline DateNotification DateDeposit Date
Early Decision INovember 1November 15December 1
Early ActionNovember 30December 31May 1
Early Decision IIJanuary 15February 1February 15
Regular DecisionRollingRollingMay 1

Early Decision I & II: November 1 & January 15

Early Decision is considered binding, so, if you choose to apply under this option, you must also submit the Early Decision Agreement. This is an ideal option if you are certain Wooster is your top-choice. Learn about the Benefits of Applying Early Decision.

Early Action: November 30

Early Action is a non-binding option that offers you an admission notification earlier in the process, and still allows you to consider other colleges and universities. Early Action applicants have until May 1 to make their final college decision.

Regular Decision: Rolling

Regular Decision applicants will receive an admissions decision on a rolling basis and have until May 1 to make their final college decision. However, please note that some of our scholarships have a January 15 application deadline.

Enrollment Deposit

The non-refundable enrollment and security deposit of $400 is payable on or before May 1 (with the exception of Early Decision candidates). Two hundred dollars of the enrollment deposit will be used to cover orientation expenses. The balance will be held until graduation or withdrawal from the College.

Appeal of an Admissions Decision

Any applicant who is denied admission may appeal that decision by filing a written request for review with the Executive Director of Admissions within thirty days of the decision. A committee review of the original credentials and any additional supporting information the applicant wishes to submit will occur, and the applicant will be informed of the results of the review in a timely manner.

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