Independent Minds, Working Together

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
School Report
(including counselor recommendation)
School Report
(including counselor recommendation)
Official High School Transcript Official High School Transcript
Teacher Evaluation  
Official SAT or ACT Scores Official SAT or ACT Scores
$45 Application Fee
(waived for on-line applications)
 $45 Application Fee
(waived for on-line applications)
Early Decision Agreement (.pdf)
(for Early Decision applicants only)
Early Decision Agreement (.pdf)
(for Early Decision applicants only)

Application Deadlines

Application Deadline 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 and January 15

Early Decision is considered binding, so if you choose to apply under this option, you must also submit the Early Decision Agreement (.pdf). This is an ideal option if you are certain Wooster is the right college for you. 

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 applications have until May 1 to make their college decision.

Regular Decision: February 15

Regular Decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by April 1. If offered admission and you choose to enroll at Wooster, you must submit a $350 enrollment deposit by May 1. 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). Enrollment Deposits for matriculating students will be held until graduation or withdrawal from the College in accordance with the policy outlined in the catalogue in the section on expenses. The enrollment deposit may be mailed to the Admissions Office or submitted on-line.