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Ripon College faculty unanimously endorsed a recommendation by the Academic Standards Committee to adopt a test-optional admission process beginning in fall 2016. Prospective students who apply in fall 2016 or later will have the option to submit ACT or SAT test scores as part of Ripon’s admission process, but they will not be required to do so.

Students are encouraged to present application materials that most accurately reflect their diverse academic talents and potential, including: high school transcripts, recommendation letters, writing sample, leadership positions, work history, involvement in school and community activities, and commitment to Ripon’s core values.

Students may choose to submit either their ACT or SAT scores if they feel those results best represent their academic potential. The admission committee makes no assumptions between students who choose to submit scores and those who do not. All students will be given equal consideration in the admission process.