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First-year Applicants

Domestic First-Year Students

Beloit College is a selective institution. Application for admission, however, is a process of mutual exploration. Our desire is to allow individual students the opportunity to express his/her aspirations, concerns, achievements, and motivations.      

What are the required application components?

1. A Completed Common Application.

2. The Beloit College Supplement

The writing supplement is the final component of the Common Application, also submitted online through the Common Application.

3. School Report and Secondary School Transcripts*

Your college advisor or guidance counselor should complete the School Report and submit it through Common App (or, less preferably, directly to Beloit) with official copies of your high school transcript/s. (See "Note" below.)

Beloit has no absolute secondary school requirements, but gives preference to applicants who have challenged themselves in a demanding college preparatory program.  This includes four years of English and three years of a foreign language, three years of college preparatory mathematics, three years of laboratory science, and four years of history or social science.

4. Teacher Recommendation (1)*

Submitted through the Common Application process, preferably by someone who has taught you within the last year. (See "Note" below.)

5. Standardized Tests

SAT/ACT: Submit results of the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT exam to the Admissions Office.  Beloit considers your highest section scores across all SAT test dates that you submit.  Our code numbers are SAT - 1059 and ACT - 4564.

SAT Subject Tests are optional. Beloit College does not consider the SAT or ACT Writing Exam.

TOEFL: Every applicant for whom English is a second language should take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

*Note: It is our expectation that students apply online through the Common Application, however, we will accept any or all of your supporting materials online, by mail, by fax (608.363.2075), or scanned and sent in PDF format to


Optional Components:

1. Interviews

A great way to learn more about Beloit College—and help us learn more about you—is an interview. At Beloit, the interview is meant to be a conversation. We love to hear your goals, interests, experiences, and questions. Contact the Office of Admissions to set up a campus visit or learn when we’ll be offering interviews in your area. Additionally, you can request a phone or Skype interview by emailing us at

2. Additional Letters of Recommendation

We welcome recommendations from faculty, parents, employers, advisors or others who might provide further insight about you.  Preferably submitted through the Common App process.

3. Creative Samples

You may submit samples of creative work (poetry, photography, art, music recordings, research, etc). Digital files may be uploaded through Beloit's online applicant portal after your Common Application has been processed. If you choose to send physical media to the Office of Admissions, Attn: Creative Supplement. Please note: items cannot be returned.