Ohio’s Most Internationalized Campus

We encourage you to learn more about the applications requirements and deadlines for international students at Wooster.

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Application Requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application
  • Official Transcript
  • Secondary School Report
  • Teacher Evalualtion
  • One Standardized Test Score (SAT/ACT/TORFL/IELTS/IB/AP/WAEC/Indian Board Exams/A level)

Applicants trying for need-based financial aid should also submit the following forms. Forms may be uploaded to your Wooster portal or emailed.

  • International Student Financial Aid Application

Note: Although international applicants may submit the CSS Profile, we prefer the ISFAA.

  • International Certificate of Finances

For students applying Early Decision, please remember to submit the Early Decision Agreement Form.

Questions? Please contact our International Admission Team at [email protected] or via WeChat at “woointerl.”

Interview Opportunities

While it is not a required part of the application, we encourage international students to register for an online interview. Wooster staff also travel internationally. You may also meet us on the road- check out our travel.

Alternatively, international students may participate in an interview conducted by InitialView or Vericant (China only), which will provide the recorded interviews directly to Wooster for review.

Test Polices for International Students

The College of Wooster has a text-flexible policy for international students

Scores from one of the following standardized tests are preferred by the Admissions Committee: ACT, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic, and Duolingo.

As an alternative to the preferred tests, especially understanding that these tests are not always accessible for every applicant, students may fulfill the testing requirement by submitting one of the following after emailing [email protected] to request a waiver of the testing requirement:

  • IB predicted grades
  • Three AP exam scores (at least one score must be from AP English Language or Literature).
  • Three A-level predicted grades
  • WAEC results (verified by PIN card info)
  • Board Exams in India, Pakistan, or Bangladesh
  • Korean College Entrance Exam (CSAT) with InitialView Interview

Reporting Test Scores

To support access to all applicants and reduce submission barriers, Wooster will accept self-reported test scores directly from the application or a score report PDF submitted by the applicant. Applicants who choose to self-report their test scores will be required to verify their test scores, upon enrollment, by submitting official scores directly from the testing agency or a school official. Upon verification, any discrepancy between the self-reported scores and the verified scores could jeopardize a student’s enrollment.

ACT (Code: 3260)

Best score is determined by combining the highest score received on each section from any combination of testing dates (i.e. superscoring).

SAT (Code: 1134)

Best score is determined by combining the highest score received on each section from any combination of testing dates (i.e., superscoring).

We will continue to accept scores from the old version of the SAT for the five years scores remain valid, and will superscore within both the old exam and the new, but will not superscore between the two versions. No matter what scores you send, we’ll be considering your best.

The SAT Essay is neither required nor recommended as part of your application credentials.

TOEFL (Code: 1134)

The minimum recommended score for TOEFL (or equivalent) is 80 to be considered for admission to The College of Wooster.

Duolingo

Applicants may submit the Duolingo English Test, which combines an English proficiency test with a brief video interview. Duolingo’s technology and format allows applicants to complete the test at any time or place, as long as they have web access. If you choose to submit Duolingo as your test score, email [email protected] to let us know when your test has been completed.

IELTS

The College of Wooster accepts IELTS TRF forms via email at [email protected].

Campus Resources

International Student Services

International Student Services (ISS) is the primary contact for international students and their families after they’ve paid their enrollment deposits. ISS will assist you in obtaining necessary documents and information to maintain your status while studying at The College of Wooster. The office also supports numerous international programs and events throughout the year.

APEX

Wooster’s innovative center, combining academic and career planning resources, including academic advising, internships, entrepreneurial initiatives, and off-campus study.

Career Planning

International students can access career planning to help them create resumes, find summer internships or jobs, and/or prepare for post-graduation life. Our international students have done internships, both in the U.S. and abroad, at organizations including: The Grameen Bank, Partners of the Americas, Equity Bank Limited-Tanzania, and Fermilab, just to name a few.

Learning Center

The Learning Center helps students achieve their overall academic goals by assisting with issues relating to developing proper study habits and improving time and stress management. Services for students with learning and physical disabilities are also offered.

Writing Center

The Writing Center is open to all students regardless of their major or writing ability. Individual and group sessions specifically for English as a Second Language learners are available.

Spiritual Life

The College of Wooster has its roots in the Presbyterian tradition. While we are no longer a Christian college, we do consider the spiritual and religious development of student to be important regardless of an individual student’s beliefs or the religious tradition they follow. The department of Religious & Spiritual Life supports student groups and program relating to faith and spirituality. We have students at Wooster who follow such religious traditions as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism.

Admitted International Students

Submit your deposit to secure your spot in the Class of 2025

International Student Deadlines

Application  Deadline  Notification 
Early Decision I Nov. 1 Nov. 15
Early Action Nov. 25 Jan. 8 or earlier
Early Decision II Jan. 15 Feb. 1
Regular Decision May 15 May 15

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