New Student Checklist
Your Admissions deposit indicates that you are now part of Wooster's Class of 2025. Here's what comes next:
Obtain your Wooster username and initial password by logging into your applicant status portal with the email address used to create your application for admission. You will see your username and initial password under "New Wooster Account." Then, follow the link to "instructions for setting up and changing your password." https://connect.wooster.edu/apply/status
Register for ARCH
ARCH 2021 will be virtual. All incoming students will participate in two mandatory sessions which take place over two days. The Course Planning Meeting will be on Day One and the Course Registration Meeting will be on Day Two. You will register for a time that works for BOTH days.
Click below to register for ARCH. The form asks you some questions that help us get to know you and to be prepared to assist you with your educational planning. The final page of this form directs you to a booking link for ARCH. After you’ve registered, don’t forget to go back to the form to submit! We recommend checking the box to receive an email of your responses.
All students must take placement exams prior to participating in ARCH. Check back here between May 1 and June 1 for links to placement exams.
This email address is now your primary connection to everything Wooster. Important information will be sent to that address regularly.
Need help with your email? Contact the helpdesk at 330-287-4357.
This 30-minute assessment will help you discover, understand, and maximize your unique strengths. You will use your personalized results during ARCH sessions. You will create a new account using your College of Wooster email address. You should complete the assessment in one sitting, as it is timed with no opportunity to start over or retake.
The Housing Application can be accessed through a portal students will use throughout their four years called Housing Self-Service. First, all students who are planning to live on campus will need to complete their Vaccination Waiver. The Vaccination Waiver can be found at the top of the Housing Self Service page under Applications. Once you complete the Vaccination Waiver, you will be able the access the Housing Application for New Students. Both forms are due by June 1st, 2021. Housing placement and roommate information will be sent out to all students via their College of Wooster email address during the first week of July. If you have questions about living on campus, please visit Residence Life.
Your submission must be a head and neck photo with a plain background. See the example to the right. A gray background may be used. Hats, sunglasses, objects and friends are not permitted in the photo. Please use a JPEG formatted picture with proper lighting and do not add a filter. Make sure that you are looking straight on with eyes open. If your photo does not meet the standards, you will receive a request to submit a replacement photo, which may cause a delay in the printing of your ID card.
Please submit your photo by June 30. If you have questions, email Rebecca Frybarger
Find out what technology The College of Wooster recommends for students.
Please fill out and sign the FERPA release form and email it to the Dean of Students Office. You may mail it, fax it to 330-263-2094, or email it to the Dean of Students. The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records, both financial and academic. For the student’s protection, FERPA limits release of student record information without the student’s explicit written consent; however, it also gives the student’s parent(s)/guardian the right to review those records if the parent(s)/guardian claim the student as a dependent on their federal income tax return.
The Learning Center is available for individual appointments via teams, phone, and/or email for those students and/or families interested in learning about disability support at the College. This meeting, while optional, will provide useful information on academic, housing and dietary accommodations and answer your questions about the application process. To schedule an appointment, find a time that works best for you. All meetings will take place during Eastern Standard Time.
In addition, you can also explore our website and complete all relevant forms and review the policies and procedures. We look forward to meeting you.
The information requested on this Office of Marketing and Communication Questionnaire will be used in the production of media releases about your activities and accomplishments during the next four years at The College of Wooster. If you prefer that no releases be sent, you may indicate that on the form.
Please follow the directions to submit contact information including your cell phone number, non-Wooster email, home phone, and alternative emergency contact, such as a parent or other family member. This information will NOT be used for general announcements, only for emergency notifications.
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