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You are a first-year applicant if you’ll complete high school during the 2023-2024 academic year or if you’ve graduated from high school but have earned fewer than 12 credits at a college or university.

First-Year Application Checklist

Required Application Materials:

  • Completed Ripon College application or Common App application
    • Our $30 application fee is waived if you apply by Jan. 15!
  • Secondary school transcript
    • Must include grades from the first three years of secondary school experience

Optional Application Materials:

  • Secondary school counselor recommendation
  • Additional letters of recommendation
  • Results of ACT or SAT tests
    • We will consider test scores if you elect to submit them.
    • Scores sent from the high school counseling office or listed on a secondary school transcript will be considered as official.
  • Personal statement/college essay
  • Interview (required for all home-schooled students)

As you prepare to apply, review Ripon College’s Requirements/Overview to ensure you have the proper academic preparation to be successful at Ripon College.

You can begin your application at ripon.edu/admission/apply.

International applicants and Transfer/Re-entry applicants may access application information on their respective sections.