We strive to make meaningful and lasting connections with secondary school counselors and teachers who serve as mentors and advisors to students considering their college options.
Ripon College is happy to welcome your group to learn more about our academic and extracurricular programs. A group visit to campus will include a student led campus tour (approximately 90 minutes) and an admission presentation (20 minutes). To make arrangements for your group to see campus and inquire about other options, visit our High School and College Access Program Group Visits page.
Please peruse the following publications to learn more about Ripon College, our liberal arts and sciences experience, and our mission to prepare students of diverse interests for lives of productive, socially responsible citizenship. You can also view our 2019-2020 Counselor Guide.
Give us a shout if you’d like to request a visit by one of our Admission Counselors or if you are interested in serving on our school counselor advisory board. We also welcome visits from school groups and other organizations serving college-bound students. Learn about our visit policies and request a group visit here.
Out-of-State Counselor Tour Opportunity
Ripon College is one of five Wisconsin colleges which operate the Counselors Observing Wisconsin Schools (COWS) Tour. COWS is a four-day tour that takes place in mid-April every year. Counselors on the tour visit Marquette University, Beloit College, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ripon College and Lawrence University. The tour is invite-only to school counselors who work outside of Wisconsin, so if you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please let us know. Limited invitations are open to counselors from our closest neighboring states, Minnesota and Illinois.
Invitations are sent by early December. The tour is filled on a first-come, first-served basis and the 45 available seats fill quickly. Only one counselor from an institution may attend in the same year, and there is a four-year period between when a counselor may attend from the same school as a past attendee. Please contact Lyn McCarthy at [email protected] with any questions about the COWS Tour.
If you would like to recommend a student for admission to Ripon College, please fill out the form below.