Admission Requirements & Plans

The college selects for admission applicants who appear to be best qualified to benefit from and contribute to its educational environment. Beloit seeks applicants with special qualities and talents, as well as those from diverse ethnic, geographic, and economic backgrounds.


Beloit has no absolute secondary school requirements but gives preference to students from a rigorous college preparatory program.

This includes four years of English and at least two years of a world language, three years of college-preparatory mathematics, three years of laboratory science, and at least three years of history or social science.

Applicants planning to major in the natural sciences should complete four years of high school mathematics and be prepared to begin calculus during their first year in college.

SAT or ACT test scores are optional for most students, however, TOEFL, IELTS, or other approved English proficiency test scores are required for international students whose instruction has not been in English.

Language achievement tests are used for placement.

Application Procedures

The online applications for first-year and transfer students can be found at www.beloit.edu/apply. Beloit College does not discriminate in the admission process based on the application form a student uses.

To enroll, students must be beyond the age of compulsory school attendance in Wisconsin (18), have a diploma from a valid secondary school, or have passed a high school equivalency test such as the GED, HiSET, or TASC. The Secondary School Report should be completed by the applicant’s college advisor/guidance counselor and submitted directly to Beloit College with the high school transcript.

In addition, Beloit requires one teacher recommendation. Additional recommendations are optional, although the Admissions Office may request others in certain instances. Interviews are highly encouraged but not required. Beloit does not require an application fee.

Students may apply under one of the following plans

Binding Early Decision

Beloit offers a binding Early Decision Plan with a deadline of Nov. 1; notification is Dec. 1. Early Decision applicants interested in need-based aid must provide financial documents by the application plan deadline in order to receive an estimate of aid eligibility. Students admitted under the binding Early Decision plan will send their enrollment confirmation and deposit by Jan. 5 and withdraw all other applications.

Early Action

Students may apply under either of two Early Action Plans (deadlines are Nov. 1 or Dec. 1 and notification is Dec. 1 and Jan. 1, respectively). This is a non-binding program; admitted students may reply any time before May 1.

Regular Admission

Beloit’s priority deadline for admission is Jan. 15. Applications received after that date will be considered as space allows. Reports of seventh-semester grades may be required. Students are notified when the admissions committee makes its decisions, beginning in early February. May 1 is the national candidates’ reply date for students’ responses

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