FAQ for Prospective Students

For Campus Visits and General Information

Is Wooster offering campus visits?

We invite you and your family to explore Wooster in-person or virtually. Please view our visit options. Please read our Admissions Visit FAQs to prepare for your time on campus.

All ages of high school students are encouraged to attend one of our Summer Visit Days. You will enjoy a campus tour and the opportunity to learn directly from the Wooster community. Due to safety restrictions, all attendees are limited to one guest.

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

In addition to individual visit options on campus, we are offering and continuing to create more 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.

Will I still receive credit for my IB work?

Wooster considers credit for students receiving a score of 5, 6, or 7 on Higher Level IB exams. Wooster will continue to award credits as usual for students who receive scores above 5 in subjects identified as Higher Level on their official IB transcript.

Will Wooster award academic credit for AP tests?

Yes. Wooster has not changed its policy regarding AP credit equivalencies. Learn more here.

For Newly-Enrolled Members of the Class of 2025

Is Wooster in-person this fall?

Yes! President Bolton recently shared, "After conferring with public health experts, we are confident that Wooster will operate with all students living and learning on campus, in-person, in the Fall 2021 semester."

Is Wooster requiring the COVID-19 vaccine?

We are glad that effective vaccines have become broadly available; they play a crucial role in our strategy for campus safety. Already, the large majority of our students and employees are vaccinated or have plans for vaccination. That number will continue to grow. We want as many people to be vaccinated as possible, and will make final decisions about whether or not to require vaccine for students in the fall by mid-summer. Those decisions will be guided by FDA and CDC recommendations, as well as assessment of our campus and community needs.  Should Wooster require the vaccine for students planning to enroll this fall, we would certainly permit exemptions for medical and religious reasons.  Given the way our campus has operated very safely with high levels of in-person activity all spring, we are absolutely confident that, with all the tools that we have available, our vibrant campus can run, fully in-person and with all activities taking place in fall 2021.

For International Students

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.

Who should I contact with questions about visas and arrivals?

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

I don’t know if I will be able to receive the vaccine in my current location/home country.  How will I get vaccinated?

We understand that the COVID-19 vaccine currently has very limited availability in many countries.  Fortunately, in the State of Ohio, we have an ample vaccine supply which is available to anyone over the age of 16, and our governor has been proactive about ensuring that international students have full access.  If students have not been vaccinated in their home countries, we can arrange for them to get the vaccine as soon as they arrive.