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Welcome to Wooster! We can’t wait to have you on campus!

We know that transfer students bring unique experiences and we’re looking forward to helping you make a smooth transition to The College of Wooster.

Your Wooster Transition Team

April Gamble

Associate Director & Coordinator of Counselor Initiatives

April is your main contact as you make your decision about attending The College of Wooster.

Email April

Kristine Jamieson

Assistant Registrar

Kristine completes unofficial evaluations of transfer credits and can answer questions related to AP, IB, CAPE, A-Level, and dual enrollment (CCP).

Email Kristine

Krista Martin

Assistant Director of Academic Advising

Once you’ve deposited, Krista is your main contact for questions about your transfer credit equivalencies, Fall semester course enrollment, and can refer you directly to other campus offices as needed.

Email Krista

There are several important steps you need to complete before January. Click on each item below for more information about each step.

1. Activate Your Wooster Email Account

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.”

Your Wooster email is your gateway for all important and official College of Wooster communications. Check your Wooster email weekly throughout the summer. Need help with your email? Contact the Help Desk at 330-287-4357.

College of Wooster Admissions Portal
2. Schedule Your Academic Advising Meeting

Transfer students will participate in individual advising meetings with the Office of Academic Advising. This will be an opportunity for you to learn more about academics at Wooster, review your transfer credit and begin the process for having that credit evaluated for specific Wooster requirements, and ultimately register for your Spring semester classes. Your advising meeting will take place virtually unless you prefer to meet in person.

Log In and Schedule Your Meeting
3. Submit COVID-19 Vaccination Information

All College of Wooster students are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted (must be World Health Organization approved) according to recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

To report your vaccination and booster:

  1. Log in to WebAdvisor
  2. Under “Vaccine Information,” select the link “Covid Vaccination Information.”
  3. From the information on your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, enter the required information
  4. Review your entry carefully, then click “Submit” button

NOTE: International students may email their vaccine information to testscots@wooster.edu

All transfer students should report vaccine information by December 1.

College of Wooster Vaccination Policy
4. Complete Placement Assessments

Transfer students should take placement exams prior to the Academic Advising Meeting in Item 2.

Placement Exam Information
5. Complete Student Health Form

The Student Health Form can be accessed through a portal students will use throughout their four years.  To fill out the online health form, go to the Wooster Student Portal and sign in with your full Wooster email address and password. To access your form once in the portal, click on My Forms.

6. Apply for Housing

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. This waiver is different from the Housing forms you will complete through the Wellness Center and is not COVID related.  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 January 1, 2023. Housing placement and roommate information will be sent out to all students via their College of Wooster email address. If you have questions about living on campus, please visit Residence Life.

Residence Life at Wooster
7. Mandatory Learning and Study Strategies Inventory

The conscious and unconscious thoughts, behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs that you have about learning can significantly affect your academic success in college, and these vital traits can be enhanced through effective academic support services. As a new College of Wooster student, it is important for us to understand your current learning and study strategies through the use of the LASSI assessment prior to your entrance to the college. LASSI (Learning and Study Strategies Inventory) is a 10-scale, 60-item assessment designed to gauge how you interact with strategic learning methods – your knowledge, skills, motivation, and self-regulation related to learning and study strategies. You should set aside approximately 20-30 minutes for the assessment. All incoming students are required to take the LASSI assessment before December 1.

When you are ready to begin, click on the following link: https://www.collegelassi.com/

This link will direct you to a webpage that contains directions for taking the LASSI assessment. After you have read these directions, you must enter your school number to continue. Your school number is listed below along with your username and password.

College of Wooster student log-in information:
School Number: 82333
Username: gyxw
User Password: cza

After entering this information, you will need to enter your first and last name, Wooster email address, and student ID number into the spaces provided for your assessment to be submitted correctly. The next screen to appear will be the LASSI assessment in which you will be asked to respond to 60 statements using five types of responses. To help you decide which responses to select, the intention of each option is described as follows:

  • By “Not at all typical of me,” we do not necessarily mean that the statement would never describe you, but that it would be true of you only in rare instances.
  • By “Not very typical of me,” we mean that the statement generally would not be true of you.
  • By “Somewhat typical of me,” we mean that the statement would be true of you about half of the time.
  • By “Fairly typical of me,” we mean that the statement would generally be true of you.
  • By “Very much typical of me,” we do not necessarily mean that the statement would always describe you, but that it would be true of you almost all the time.

After completing all the items and successfully submitting the results, a two-page report will be displayed with your scores for each scale, together with your name, college, and date of assessment. If you have any questions about your LASSI assessment results or are interested in learning more about how to strengthen your academic skill sets, please contact Amber Larson or Kate Gullatta.

8. Complete Strengths Quest

This 30-minute assessment will help you discover, understand, and maximize your unique strengths. 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.

Complete StrengthsQuest Assessment
9. Submit Student ID Photo

Your submission must be a head and neck photo with a plain background. See the example to the right at the link below. 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 January 1. If you have questions, email Rebecca Frybarger.

Submit Your Photo
10. Sign and Submit FERPA Release Form

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.

11. Finalize Financial Aid

Log in to ScotWeb to make sure all your forms have been submitted or accept any loans you may have been granted.

ScotWeb
12. Learn About Wooster's Technology Recommendations

Find out what technology The College of Wooster recommends for students.

Student Technology Needs
13. Academic Resource Center

The Academic Resource 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.

Disability Support Services
14. Complete the Office of Marketing and Communications Questionnaire

The information requested on the 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.

Office of Marketing and Communications Questionnaire
15. Update Your Campus Notification Information

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.