Scripps College Office of Admission 1030 Columbia Avenue, Claremont, California, 91711 (800) 770-1333 or (909) 621-8149, Fax: (909) 607-7508 email@example.com, www.scrippscollege.edu Application Instructions for First-Year Applicants Scripps College is committed to a holistic and thorough review of each application. When evaluating applications, admission officers carefully consider the following factors: academic performance, standardized test scores, personal essay, recommendations, and extracurricular activities. Admission Plans and Scholarships ADMISSION DECISION PLANS Early Decision I Early Decision II Regular Decision Deadline November 1 January 1 January 1 Notification Mid-December Mid-February Late March ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS To be considered for scholarships ranging from half-tuition to the full cost of attendance, applicants must check the merit scholarship box on the front of the Common Application and submit all application materials by November 1. Finalists are brought to campus in early February at the College’s expense for final interviews. EARLY DECISION OPTIONS For those students for whom Scripps is clearly a first-choice college, Scripps’ binding Early Decision plan is an excellent option. Applicants who are admitted Early Decision I or II must withdraw their application(s) to other colleges and enroll at Scripps. Students who apply by the November 1 Early Decision I deadline will receive an admission decision by mid- December. Those who apply by the January 1 Early Decision II deadline will receive a decision by mid-February. Application Checklist REQUIRED CREDENTIALS OPTIONAL CREDENTIALS Common Application (www.commonapp.org) Interview $60 application fee Official SAT subject tests scores Scripps Common Application Supplement Art, music, dance and/or athletic supplements Secondary School Report and counselor recommendation For more information on the art, music, and dance Official transcript(s) from all schools attended supplement, please visit www.scrippscollege.edu/admission/ Two academic teacher recommendations from junior/senior year Official SAT or ACT scores Graded, analytical essay from junior/senior year, preferably 3-7 pages FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS (required in addition to materials for domestic students) TOEFL (Test of English as a Second Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Official Results of any International Baccalaureate or national exams Confidential certification of finances CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (if applying for need-based financial aid) For more information, please visit https://profileonline.collegeboard.com English translations of all documents INTERVIEWS Interviews, although not required, are highly recommended. We invite current high school seniors to interview on campus with an admission officer. Those seniors unable to visit campus are encouraged to interview with a Scripps alumna closer to home. Please refer to our website to schedule an alumnae interview. Students may schedule an official admission interview anytime after May 1 of their junior year. GRADED ANALYTICAL ESSAY All applicants are required to submit a 3-7 page graded analytical writing assignment, preferably from a class taken in junior or senior year. For more information regarding the analytical essay, please see “Graded Analytical Essay FAQ” at www.scrippscollege.edu/admission/pdf/writing-sample-faq.pdf. Scripps College Office of Financial Aid 1030 Columbia Avenue, Claremont, California, 91711 (800) 770-1333 or (909) 621-8275, Fax: (909) 607-7742 firstname.lastname@example.org, www.scrippscollege.edu Financial Aid Information and Checklist To ensure equitable and objective evaluation and financial aid packaging for families at all income levels, Scripps uses the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To apply for financial aid, students must complete the following steps by the appropriate deadlines. Financial Aid Filing Checklist Complete the College Scholarship Service (CSS)/Financial Aid PROFILE The application is available on the College Board website at https://profileonline.collegeboard.com Scripps College PROFILE code is #4693 Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) FAFSA can be filed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov Scripps College FAFSA code is #001174 FAFSA cannot be completed prior to January 1, as it utilizes the previous calendar year’s income Submit signed copies of all pages, schedules, and forms of the 2009 federal income tax return and W-2 forms Send directly to Scripps College Office of Financial Aid For both the applicant and the applicant’s parents Complete the CSS Business/Farm Supplement For families who derive income from or negative income from self-employment, a business or a farm CSS Business/Farm Supplement is available at https://profileonline.collegeboard.com Parents with a business who file a tax return should submit the 2009 federal business tax return and all K1 forms Complete the CSS/Noncustodial PROFILE For parents who are divorced, separated, or were never married Custodial parent should complete the PROFILE form and FAFSA Non-custodial parent should complete the CSS/Noncustodial PROFILE Financial Aid Deadlines Early Decision Early Decision II Regular Decision Academic Scholarships* CSS/PROFILE November 1, 2009 January 1, 2010 February 1, 2010 November 1, 2009 FAFSA February 1, 2010 February 1, 2010 February 1, 2010 February 1, 2010 Supporting Docs May 1, 2010 May 1, 2010 May 1, 2010 May 1, 2010 *Scholarship applicants applying for need-based financial aid in addition to academic scholarships must complete the CSS/PROFILE and FAFSA by the published deadline dates. Scripps College Office of Admission 1030 Columbia Avenue, Claremont, California, 91711 (800) 770-1333 or (909) 621-8149, Fax: (909) 607-7508 email@example.com, www.scrippscollege.edu Common Application Supplement for First-Year Admission Name: last first middle preferred Home address: street city state zip ( ) country phone email address Social Security Number: Birth date: 1. How did you become interested in and learn about Scripps College (please mark all that apply): Alumna Interview Campus visit, Date(s): _______________ On-campus day or event Claremont Colleges Information Session Parent CMS coach Presentation at high school College fair Scholarship letter College guide book/website Scripps College Academy Counselor/teacher Scripps publications/website Current student Other: ___________________ 2. Why are you applying to Scripps? How is the college a good match with your academic/co-curricular interests and aptitudes? 3. Please list the names of relatives who have attended Scripps or other Claremont Colleges: Name Class Year (if known) Relationship College 4. Please list all books you have read in the past year, placing an “x” next to those that were required reading for school. 5. Give specific examples here of any talents or unusual skills you possess and any achievements you think are important, but are not described elsewhere in your credentials (optional).