First-Year Applicants

Application Requirements

Wooster offers two application options. Please choose whichever is most convenient for you.

Common Application Wooster Web Application
Application Application - *Will be available early August 2015.
School Report
(including counselor recommendation)
School Report
(including counselor recommendation)
Official High School Transcript Official High School Transcript
Teacher Evaluation(s)  
Official SAT or ACT Scores Official SAT or ACT Scores
Early Decision Agreement Form (.pdf)
(for Early Decision applicants only)
Early Decision Agreement Form (.pdf)
(for Early Decision applicants only)

Application Deadlines

Application Round Deadline Date Notification Date Deposit Date
Early Decision I November 1 November 15 December 1
Early Action November 15 December 31 May 1
Early Decision II January 15 February 1 February 15
Regular Decision February 15 April 1 May 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 Form (.pdf). This is an ideal option if you are certain Wooster is your top-choice. 

Early Action: November 15

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: February 15

Regular Decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by April 1 and have until May 1 to make their final college decision. However, please note that some of our scholarships have a January 15 application deadline.

Enrollment Deposit

The non-refundable enrollment and security deposit of $350 is payable on or before May 1 (with the exception of Early Decision candidates). One 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.