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Application FAQs

 

What is the Common Application?

What is the International Financial Certification?

What is the Teacher Evaluation?

What does "Reply to Offer of Admission" mean?

What test scores do I need to send to Wofford for my application?

What is Early Decision?

What is Early Action?

What is Regular Decision?

What does my guidance counselor need to fill out?

What is the additional college transcript?

What is the college official's report?

How do I apply for scholarships? 



What is the Common Application?

This online application is used by many undergraduate institutions and allows students to apply to multiple schools with only one submitted application. Wofford exclusively uses the Common App.

 

What is the International Financial Certification?

This is a form required by US immigration law for international students to verify that they have enough money available to fund their education in the US. The student’s bank and parents must complete this form and submit it along with a bank statement. Including scholarship money and the family’s personal funds, all international students must show the ability to pay the full cost of attendance in order to receive an I-20 for their F-1 Visa application.

 

What is the Teacher Evaluation?

As part of the Common Application, a teacher or high school official must fill out an evaluation of the applicant. In addition to the completed form, the same teacher or high school official must submit a written recommendation in the space provided. Both sections are required. The Teacher Evaluation form must come directly from the school, and cannot be accepted if received directly from the student (unless in an official sealed envelope from the institution). This form can be sent in electronically via the Common Application or mail.

 

What does “Reply to Offer of Admission” mean?

In this step of the Application Checklist, you will notify Wofford whether or not you will be enrolling for the upcoming semester or declining your admission. Wofford prefers that you reply online through your myWofford account.

 

What test scores do I need to send to Wofford for my application?

Submission of test scores for admission is optional for domestic students. If you feel your scores reflect your academic ability, please submit them, but scores are not required for admission. The ACT consists of four multiple choice sections, including English, mathematics, science, and reading, as well as a writing supplement. The old SAT consists of three multiple choice sections; reading, writing, and mathematics, as well as a writing supplement. The new SAT consists of two sections; reading and writing (together), and mathematics, as well as an optional essay. Wofford currently accepts scores from both the old and new SAT formats. The TOEFL is for international students and is a test that consists of reading, writing, listening, and speaking sections. If you take the ACT or SAT multiple times, send us all of your scores, and we will take the highest score from each section to create the highest possible score. Wofford accepts any test scores you want to send. ACT and SAT scores need to be sent by the test service or shown on your transcript to be considered official. TOEFL scores need to be sent in by ETS.

For more information on our test optional policy, please visit our Test Optional page. 

 

What is Early Decision?

This application deadline is recommended for students for whom Wofford is a clear first choice.

This application deadline is binding; meaning that students who are admitted Early Decision are expected to enroll at Wofford and withdraw all applications to other schools. Students admitted through Early Decision must pay their $500 nonrefundable enrollment deposit ($300 for commuting students) and withdraw applications to all other colleges and universities by December 15th. Students applying Early Decision to Wofford may not apply to other institutions in a binding Early Decision option. All applicants for Early Decision can be considered for merit and need-based financial aid. If you would like to discuss your plans to apply Early Decision before making the commitment, please call us at 864.597.4130 to speak with an Admission Counselor.

 

What is Early Action?

This application deadline is recommended for students who do not have a clear first choice college at the point of application.

Early Action is a non-binding application deadline that allows students to receive a decision about admission and scholarships earlier in the process than a Regular Decision applicant. Students must apply by November 15th and, if admitted, have until May 1 to make a decision to enroll. The nonrefundable $500 enrollment deposit ($300 for commuting students) is due on or before May 1.

 

What is Regular Decision?

This application deadline is recommended for students who do not have a clear first choice at the point of application and cannot meet the Early Action deadline. 

Students must apply by January 15 and, if admitted, have until May 1 to make a decision about where they will enroll. The nonrefundable $500 enrollment deposit ($300 for commuting students) is due on or before May 1.

 

What does my guidance counselor need to fill out?

Your guidance counselor needs to send in your school report form and your official transcript. They can also submit your teacher evaluation.

 

What is the additional college transcript?

This requirement is only for Transfer Students. If you are currently attending another college, you will need to send a transcript from each college you have attended.

 

What is the college official’s report?

This is another requirement only for Transfer Students and needs to be filled out by the Dean or Registrar of the current college in which that you are enrolled. This document reports whether or not you are in good standing with the college upon your request for transfer.

 

How do I apply for scholarships? 

All applicants are considered for merit-based financial aid. No additional application is required. However, some scholarships do require a separate application process:

Wofford Scholars

The Wofford Scholars program is the largest merit-based scholarship program at Wofford College. In order to be nominated, a student should be ranked in the top 10 percent of the class and have achieved a combined score of 1250 (Critical Reading and Math) on the PSAT or SAT or a 28 on the ACT or PLAN. In order to be considered for the Wofford Scholars program, your high school counselor must submit a nomination through our website. More information can be found here

Bonner Scholars

The Bonner Scholars program allows students to receive scholarship dollars through volunteer service. In order to be considered for the Bonner Scholars program, students must submit a separate application and must demonstrate financial need and commitment to community. 

 The Launch Program

The Launch Program at The Space provides students with scholarship support to discover, develop and direct their entrepreneurial talents toward the creation of a viable business or social venture. Students learn to take their critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills, regardless of major, and combine them with their interests to create economic and social impact. Students must complete an additional application to be considered for this scholarship. 

For more information and a complete list of other scholarship opportunities please click here.