Ripon College welcomes and encourages applicants from all over the world. We are excited to have a diverse population of students on campus during the academic year. Foreign students on campus last year totalled 27 students, which accounts for 3 percent of our campus population. Our students come from Myanmar, China, Kenya, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Australia, Nepal, Indonesia, Togo, Congo, Mexico, Canada, Philippines and South Korea. We welcome your culture and your background to our campus and believe you will find a home away from home at Ripon College.You are welcome here!
An international applicant should present the following:
- A completed application. You may apply online or complete a Common Application online.
- International applicants are required to provide an unofficial transcript, in English, when they apply. If accepted, a student is required to provide an official evaluation of their secondary schooling and/or post-secondary schooling. We encourage students to utilize One Earth Evaluations or World Education Services. These evaluations can take several weeks to complete, so please plan accordingly.
- A TOEFL, IELTS, GTEC, SAT or ACT score is required for all international students.
- Acceptable minimum scores:
- TOEFL Paper: 550
- TOEFL Computer Based Test: 213
- TOEFL Internet Based Test: 79
- IELTS: 6.5 out of 9 overall band score
- GTEC Computer Based: 1200
- GTEC: 1204
- SAT: 590 out of 800 on Critical Reading
- ACT: 24 out of 36 on English/Writing
- Ripon College Certificate of Finance Form (PDF). This form is not required for an admission decision to be made. Ripon College does require that this form be submitted to Ripon College before an official I-20 document is mailed to a student. This document must be accompanied by at least an official bank statement from each source of funding that is notarized and signed by a bank official reflecting the final balance of the account in U.S. dollars. Ripon College will also accept the International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA) form through College Board; an official bank statement, notarized and signed by a bank official with the total balance in the account listed in US Dollars from each funding source is still required.
- High School Counselor Recommendation Form. This form must be completed by a school counselor or teacher.