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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. 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.

3. Teacher Recommendation (1)*

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

4. Test scores are required only of home-schooled applicants, candidates applying from secondary schools that do not provide grades, and applicants for whom English is a second language.  (See #1 below.)

5. Early Decision applicants who wish to be considered for financial aid must file the CSS Profile and identify Beloit College (CSS code 1059) as a recipient of the results.  The CSS Profile must be completed and submitted by November 1.


Optional Components:

1. Test Scores

Submission of test scores is optional for most applicants.  This policy allows applicants to decide for themselves whether or not their test results accurately reflect their academic ability and potential.

Home-schooled applicants and candidates applying from secondary schools that do not provide grades are asked to submit results from one or more standardized test, such as SAT, ACT, AP, or IB examination results, or grades from college courses. Applicants for whom English is a second language should take the TOEFL or IELTS. Scores can be submitted either directly from the testing agency (SAT code: 1059 / ACT code: 4564) or on your official secondary school transcript.

2. 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

3. 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.

4. 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 in our office. If you choose to send physical media to the Office of Admissions, Attn: Creative Supplement. Please note: items cannot be returned.

 *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