First-Year Applicants

Now accepting applications for Fall 2021

Admission Timeline

September 15: Admission application review begins.
October 1: Apply for financial aid at Ripon College code 003884.
November 1: Financial Aid decisions mailed to accepted students with completed FAFSAs
January 15: Priority scholarship application deadline.
March 1: Financial aid priority deadline; Invitation scholarship deadline.
May 1: Priority enrollment deposit date.

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We look forward to meeting you, and adding you to the Ripon College family!

You are a first-year applicant if you’ll complete high school during the 2020-2021 academic year or if you’ve graduated from high school but have earned fewer than 12 credits at a college or university. As you prepare to 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 Jan. 15!)
  • Secondary School Transcript
  • Secondary School Recommendation (Optional)
  • Results of ACT or SAT Tests (Optional. We will consider test scores if you elect to submit them.)
    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.


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300 W. Seward St. Ripon, WI 54971
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