FAQ for Prospective Students

For Campus Visits and General Information

Is Wooster offering campus visits?

All campus visits and programs have been suspended through April 30. We will keep you updated through email communication and the website regarding future on-campus visit opportunities. Check out our personalized Virtual Connections to learn about Wooster this spring.

How can I learn more about Wooster and the campus community?

While we aren’t able to welcome visitors to campus, we have created several virtual opportunities for you to connect with students and staff live. If you have connectivity concerns, we are happy to talk with you over the phone about Wooster or your college search.

Find your Admissions Counselor or call 330-263-2322.

When should I visit campus?

As we continue to evaluate the situation, we hope to open visit registration for opportunities this spring and summer. Current juniors and below are welcome to register for our Summer Visit Days.

I’m registered for a campus visit this spring. What should I do?

All registered visitors received an email regarding their upcoming visit cancelation. We hope to welcome you to campus again starting May 1. In the meantime, you can learn more about Wooster through our personalized Virtual Connections!

Wooster is scheduled to visit my area this spring. Will they be there?

We have suspended all travel through the month of April and will reevaluate the situation for May. Your Wooster Admissions Counselor would still love to connect with you! Please feel free to find and contact your individual Admissions Counselor with any questions.

For High School Seniors

Will this affect the timing of my admissions decision or financial aid package?

No. Currently, this will not impact the timing of admissions decisions, merit aid, or financial aid packages.

Is Wooster still accepting applications?

Yes! Given the circumstances, we have extended our Regular Decision application deadline. Decisions will be released on a rolling basis. Please reach out to your Admissions Counselor directly with any questions. We will work with you and your college counselor to determine how best to submit your supporting documents. Wooster accepts self-reported test scores and there is no application fee.

Will the enrollment deposit deadline be extended?

Yes. We encourage students to submit the enrollment deposit by May 1 so we may provide important next steps about housing and course registration. We also understand that the current circumstances may make that timeline more challenging for some students, so we have extended our deposit deadline to June 1 to allow more time to make the best possible college choice.

How can I learn more about Wooster and the campus community?

We know experiencing campus, interacting with current students, and asking questions are vital to your college decision. We have created several Virtual Connections personalized for you and your family. Stay tuned for even more opportunities later this spring!

My final exams (National exams / IB / AP / A levels) have been cancelled! Will this impact my offer of admission or financial aid package?

No. Students who have received offers of admission will be able to attend Wooster even if their final exams are cancelled for circumstances beyond their control.

Will summer orientation, ARCH, be impacted?

Currently, we are unable to know the specific formats of our orientation programs and will post information as it becomes available. We encourage deposited students to continue to complete their checklist, including registering for ARCH. However, we do not encourage you to make formal travel arrangements until we post more information about our programming.

For International Students

Can I take a tour of campus?

Yes! We are offering live virtual tours, led by current students! Stay tuned for even more virtual opportunities as they become available.

How can I meet with someone from Wooster one-on-one?

We are offering more interview / meeting slots just for international students! If you are a prospective student or applicant, you can use this time for a traditional interview; if you are an Admitted Student for 2020, you can use this time to get your individual questions answered. You will connect virtually with a Wooster International Admissions student or staff member to learn more about campus life, academics, the Independent Study, and research at Wooster. Register here.

I have deposited at Wooster. Will I still receive an I-20 for Fall?

At this time, we plan to send I-20s to newly deposited students starting on May 1st (students who deposited prior to March 15th have already had their packets sent). We will then help guide students through the visa process this summer.

What if I can’t get a visa in time?

Wooster will defer your admission to Spring (January) or Fall (August) as needed, and you will be able to maintain your scholarship offer. We will also work with you to explore online or other options. We are committed to helping our deposited international students begin their Wooster education!

If I am currently at a US high school, what should I do about my visa?

Please have your current school transfer your SEVIS record to The College of Wooster at the conclusion of your senior year classes. You can email Reon Sines-Sheaff, rsines-sheaff@wooster.edu, with any questions about how to do this. We will be processing transferred I-20s as usual.

My final exams (National exams / IB / A levels) have been cancelled! Will this impact my offer of admission or financial aid package?

No. Students who have received offers of admission will be able to attend Wooster even if their final exams are cancelled for circumstances beyond their control.

Who should I contact with questions about visas and arrivals?

Please contact Reon Sines-Sheaff, Director of International Admissions, at rsines-sheaff@wooster.edu.