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 the Coalition Application (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 15December 31May 1
Early Decisions IIJanuary 15February 1February 15
Regular DecisionFebruary 15April 1May 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.

Early Action: November 25

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: March 1

Regular Decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by April 1 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.

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