Ripon College, Wayland Academy announce guaranteed admission partnership for international students

Ripon College and Wayland Academy (Beaver Dam, Wis.) have announced a partnership that will allow guaranteed admission to Ripon College for international Wayland Academy students who meet specific academic criteria. The pilot program will begin immediately and run for the next four years.

Named the Ripon-Wayland Connection, Ripon College and Wayland Academy have entered into the partnership after identifying strong similarities between both campuses. “We see a lot of similarities between the Ripon College student and the Wayland Academy student,” says Jenn Machacek, Ripon’s vice president for enrollment. “Wayland’s student population will thrive on our campus as they, too, value a highly personalized education and a small living and learning environment.”

“The Ripon-Wayland Connection provides an amazing opportunity for our international graduates to continue their studies in the U.S. at a great school,” says Wayland Head of School Jason Warnick. “Wayland has a history of partnering with Ripon College for the benefit of students, faculty and alumni. This new agreement is an innovative step forward in our partnership, and we look forward to seeing our remarkable graduates thrive within Ripon College’s dynamic learning community.”

The program seeks to provide international students with a guaranteed admission and financial aid offer that provides the student the opportunity to attend Ripon College at a cost that is comparable to attending Wayland Academy. Incoming Wayland students will meet the specific admission criteria set forth by the agreement. Wayland Academy will utilize this partnership in its recruitment efforts of international students as a way of providing a path for continued education upon graduation from the Academy. Wayland takes pride in its vibrant global student community, which currently includes representatives from more than 30 countries.

“Ripon College continues to strive for diversity in all facets of our campus community, including within our student body,” says Ripon College President Victoria N. Folse. “Preparing all students for global citizenship will be enhanced by bringing more international students to campus. I am thrilled to provide a seamless progression to Ripon College for Wayland Academy graduates.”

(Photo: Jason Warnick, left, Victoria N. Folst, front row at right, and some of the international students at Wayland Academy)

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