FAQ for Prospective Students

For Campus Visits and General Information

Is Wooster offering campus visits?

Following guidance from local, state, and national health organizations, Wooster has suspended campus visits through October 31. We hope to begin welcoming individual visitors to campus after that date. Please read our Admissions Visit FAQs to prepare for your time on campus.

We have suspended all group visits and programs through December 31, 2020. We will keep you updated through email communication and the website regarding any expanded on-campus visit opportunities for the winter & spring of 2021.

How can I learn more about Wooster and the campus community?

In addition to individual visit options on campus, we are offering and continuing to create more virtual opportunities for you to connect with students and staff live. If you have connectivity concerns, we are happy to talk with you over the phone about Wooster or your college search.

Find your Admissions Counselor or call 330-263-2322.

Will I still receive credit for my IB work?

Wooster considers credit for students receiving a score of 5, 6, or 7 on Higher Level IB exams. Wooster will continue to award credits as usual for students who receive scores above 5 in subjects identified as Higher Level on their official IB transcript.

Will Wooster award academic credit for AP tests?

Yes. Wooster has not changed its policy regarding AP credit equivalencies. Learn more here.

Will Wooster allow me to take a gap semester or gap year?

Every year, Wooster has approved gap semester or year requests from deposited students. Deferred enrollment is not guaranteed, but we will work to accommodate all reasonable requests. Due to the uncertainties caused by the pandemic, Wooster will be as flexible as possible with requests for deferred enrollment.

For International Students

If I am currently at a US high school, what should I do about my visa?

Please have your current school transfer your SEVIS record to The College of Wooster at the conclusion of your senior year classes. You can email Reon Sines-Sheaff, rsines-sheaff@wooster.edu, with any questions about how to do this. We will be processing transferred I-20s as usual.

Who should I contact with questions about visas and arrivals?

Please contact Reon Sines-Sheaff, Director of International Admissions, at rsines-sheaff@wooster.edu.