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Now accepting applications for Fall 2023!

Apply directly to Ripon College or add us to the list of schools you’re applying to in your Common App account.

*Plan for important priority deadlines by reviewing our Application Timeline.

Check Your Application Status

If you’ve started your Ripon College application and would like to check your application status, click here to log in to your applicant portal. From this page you can see which application items are currently missing and add optional application items to your application.


When you apply to Ripon, you will automatically be considered for merit-based academic scholarships with no additional application required. Access further details about First-Year Applicant Scholarships on our Scholarships page. Click the following links for information on special Transfer and Re-entry Scholarships and International Scholarships.

“The most important lesson that I learned from Ripon College is how to manage adversity. No matter if it comes from athletics, school or daily life, my time here has prepared me for success in my future endeavors. Upon transferring here after my freshman year, the community that I was welcomed into was super-receptive, and that’s something I’ll never forget.”
Owen Green '22
“I learned the importance of hard work and determination. I will be graduating from Ripon with a double major in three years instead of four. During my three years, I made the Dean’s List, coached basketball for high school junior varsity girls and worked at a local bank. I was able to do all of these things because I am determined and confident in my capabilities. Ripon College has been an amazing experience, and I love all the people whom I have met along the way!”
Madelyn Kohn '22
“Everyone at Ripon, from Pearl in the Commons to my professors in the biology and chemistry departments, were always so friendly and supportive, and I could not have accomplished everything I did at Ripon without a whole community of support.”
Adam Wronski '20
Now accepting applications for Fall 2023! Follow our application timeline below:
  • May 15:  Application available with waived $30 application fee. Free to apply at ripon.edu/admission/apply or commonapp.org.
  • September 15:  First admission and scholarship decisions in the mail.
  • October 1:  Apply for financial aid at studentaid.gov. Ripon College code: 003884.
  • January 15: Priority application and FAFSA filing deadline.
  • March 1:  Financial aid priority deadline; Invitation scholarship deadline.
  • May 1:  Priority enrollment day. Submit your enrollment deposit to secure your place!
If you have any questions, contact the Office of Admission at [email protected] or 920-748-8709.