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

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’s a lot to do before you begin in August. Click on each item below for more information on each step.

  • Tabs in Gold are due by June 1, 2023
  • Tabs in Blue are due by August 1, 2023
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. Need help with your email? Contact the Help Desk at 330-287-4357.

2. Sign up for ARCH

Please sign up for one of the ARCH sessions before June 1. Sessions do fill up, so please sign up early for the best selection of dates.

Link to ARCH Page
3. Submit COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Because Wooster is a fully residential campus, where all students live together in communal residence halls and houses, all College of Wooster Students are required to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination prior to arrival and remain up to date with any recommended COVID-19 vaccinations while a student at The College of Wooster. Report your vaccination status by June 1.

4. Complete Placement Assessments

Placement assessments will be available beginning April 1. Please check back then.

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 June 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 Complete StrenghtsQuest

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.

8. Finalize your Financial Aid

You will receive an email from the Financial Aid Office in May when it is time to finalize your financial aid. Please check your Wooster email weekly.

Wooster Email
International Students: Complete Pre-Orientation Moodle

International Students and Global Nomads must complete the International Student Orientation Pre-Orientation Moodle. This online learning platform module contains international student specific forms and useful transition support information.

Pre-Orientation Moodle for International Students
9. Submit Student ID Photo

If you are attending an in-person ARCH session, your ID photo will be taken during ARCH. If you are participating in a virtual session, you will need to submit an ID photo using the link below by August 1.

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.

Learn More About FERPA
11. Learn About Wooster's Technology Recommendations

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

12. Download the RAVE Guardian App

The RAVE Guardian app allows you to connect directly with Campus Safety and allows you to receive emergency alerts.

Learn More and Download
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 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.

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.