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									                    Scripps College Office of Admission
                    1030 Columbia Avenue, Claremont, California, 91711
                    (800) 770-1333 or (909) 621-8149, Fax: (909) 607-7508

           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
                                      Early Decision I                        Early Decision II        Regular Decision
Deadline                              November 1                              January 1                January 1
Notification                          Mid-December                            Mid-February             Late March

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.

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 (                            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
  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
 English translations of all documents

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.

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
                  Scripps College Office of Financial Aid
                  1030 Columbia Avenue, Claremont, California, 91711
                  (800) 770-1333 or (909) 621-8275, Fax: (909) 607-7742

                   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
              Scripps College PROFILE code is #4693

   Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
              FAFSA can be filed online at
              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
              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

     Common Application Supplement for First-Year Admission
                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

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).

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