Applications for first-year students entering in the fall of 2025 will open on August 1. Late applications from students interested in enrolling in the fall 2024 semester are welcome on a rolling basis through the summer.

The following instructions are intended for first-year applicants with U.S. citizenship. Wooster is proud to be one of the most internationalized schools in Ohio, and we welcome international students to apply for admission using泭this link.

How to Apply

  1. Choose to complete either the or (not both).
  2. Submit the Following Required Materials:
    • High School Transcript
    • Secondary School Report, including the Counselor Recommendation
    • Teacher Recommendation
    • Essay, included in either application noted above
    • Early Decision Agreement – this contract is required for Early Decision applicants only.
  3. Optional Components Include:

Application Deadlines

Application RoundDeadline DateNotification DateDeposit Date
Early Decision INovember 1November 15December 1
Early ActionNovember 30December 31May 1
Early Decision IIJanuary 15February 1February 15
Regular DecisionFebruary 15April 1May 1

Early Decision I & II: November 1 & January 15

Early Decision is considered binding, so, if you choose to apply under this option, you must also submit the Early Decision Agreement. This is an ideal option if you are certain Wooster is your top-choice. Learn about the Benefits of Applying Early Decision.

Early Action: November 30

Early Action is a non-binding option that offers you an admission notification earlier in the process, and still allows you to consider other colleges and universities. Early Action applicants have until May 1 to make their final college decision.

Regular Decision: Rolling

Our Regular Decision deadline is now rolling and we are encouraging late applications. Robust merit scholarships and financial aid remain available. However, please note that some of ourscholarships疲ave a January 15 application deadline.

Enrollment Deposit

The non-refundable enrollment and security deposit of $400 is payable on or before May 1 (with the exception of Early Decision candidates). Two hundred dollars of the enrollment deposit will be used to cover orientation expenses. The balance will be held until graduation or withdrawal from the College.

Appeal of an Admissions Decision

Any applicant who is denied admission may appeal that decision by filing a written request for review with the Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management within thirty days of the decision. A committee review of the original credentials and any additional supporting information the applicant wishes to submit will occur, and the applicant will be informed of the results of the review in a timely manner.

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