First-Year Applicants

You are a first-year applicant if you’ll complete high school during the 2016-17 academic year or if you’ve graduated from high school but have earned fewer than 12 credits at a college or university. Before you apply, be sure to review our Requirements/Overview and the Application Checklist below to make sure you have all the things you need for your application.

Application Checklist

  • Completed Ripon Application
  • $30 Application Fee (will be waived if you apply by January 15!)
  • Secondary School Transcript
  • Secondary School Recommendation (optional)
  • Results of ACT or SAT Tests (starting in the fall of 2016 test scores are optional)
    Scores sent from the high school counseling office will be considered as official.
  • Personal Statement (optional)
  • Interview (Optional)

Use the links on this page to start your application.

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


Physical Address: 300 W. Seward St. Ripon, WI
Mailing Address: PO Box 248 Ripon, WI 54971-0248
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 800-947-4766
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