First-Year Applicants

These requirements are intended for first-year applicants with U.S. citizenship. Wooster is proud to be the most internationalized school in Ohio, and we welcome international citizens to apply by reviewing details here.

Applicants must complete either the Common Application or the Coalition Application (not both).

Required materials:

  • High School Transcript
  • Secondary School Report, including the Counselor Recommendation
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Essay, included in either application noted above
  • Early Decision Agreement, if applying for Early Decision

Optional components:

  • ACT or SAT scores. (Wooster has a test-optional admissions policy. Test scores will not be used in consideration for merit-based scholarships.)
  • Interview with an admissions representative (not required for admission, but required for consideration for the College Scholar Award.)

Home-Schooled Students

  • Schedule and complete an admissions interview
  • Apply ONLY using The Common Application
  • Provide detailed course descriptions or syllabi for all academic work completed through the home-schooling program.
  • Submit TWO letters of recommendation, including one from a person who has provided academic instruction and one from someone outside of the applicant’s home.
  • We encourage applicants from home-school programs that use written evaluations rather than grades to submit SAT or ACT scores. We have found that test results can provide additional context for the Admission Committee. In light of the pandemic, we understand that taking the test may not be an option for many applicants; read about Wooster’s test-optional policy for more details.

For questions or concerns, contact Tracy Karr, home-school coordinator, at 330-263-2578.

Transfer Students

  • Complete the Transfer Common Application
  • Submit your high school and college transcripts and your final transfer college reports (available via The Common Application)
  • Optional: ACT or SAT scores

Any other supporting transfer application documents can be submitted to [email protected]. Questions or concerns? Contact Tracey Karr, transfer coordinator, at 330-263-2578