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First-year Applicants

Application Requirements:

1. A Completed Common Application or Universal College Application.

2. Secondary School Report

This includes your transcript and counselor recommendation. Beloit College gives preference to applicants who have challenged themselves academically with a strong rigor of curriculum. While there are no specific curricular requirements we like to see: Four years of English, 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

We recommend that the recommendation come from someone who taught you when you were a junior, but you know your teachers best so request a recommendation from the teacher who will provide the admissions committee with the most insightful perspective of you as a student.

Optional Components:

1. Standardized Test Scores

Submission of test scores (the ACT and SAT) is optional for most applicants.  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. 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. ZeeMee Profile

At Beloit, we’re setting our sights higher. In an effort to get-to-know our applicants, we have partnered with ZeeMee, a free service that helps students bring their application to life. As part of a holistic review, we are committed to learning about the person behind the application. Simply copy and paste your link into the Common App (there's a dedicated field for it); include the link with your essay if using the Universal College Application.  Sign up at Please note, submitting a ZeeMee profile is completely optional and evaluation of your admissions application will not be delayed as long as all materials are received by the stated deadlines.