Planning for College

College Admissions officers have a difficult job these days as many applicants have 4.0+ GPAs, high SAT scores and AP course credits in multiple subjects. They seek more unique applicants and must determine whether a student is ready to thrive academically away from home. Students who have successfully navigated an experience at The Woolman Semester School demonstrate both.

"The Woolman Semester School offers an excellent environment for fostering the voices of students who would let their lives speak; a superb preparation for future studies. Earlham College is fortunate to have several Woolman students on our campus today who are letting their voices be heard, enriching our community and engaging in our changing world."
~Marie Cope-Nicholson, Associate Director of Admission, Earlham College, Richmond, IN
Scholarships for Woolman Semester School Alumni
Woolman has established strong relationships with a number of colleges and universities in the United States and Costa Rica. Two colleges, Sterling College in Vermont and College of the Atlantic in Maine, have created a special scholarship specifically for graduates of the Woolman Semester School. Alumni who are accepted to these schools are eligible for a $10,000 grant for all four years they attend the college. 


The following colleges have said “YES” to Woolman graduates:

University of AberdeenBard College
Beloit CollegeBerkeley City College
Brandeis UniversityBrown University
Cabrillo CollegeCarnegie Mellon University
Chico State UniversityCity College of San Francisco
Clark UniversityCollege of the Atlantic
College of the SequoiasContra Costa Community College
Deep Springs CollegeDuke University
Earlham CollegeEvergreen State College
Grinell CollegeGuilford College
Hampshire CollegeHaverford College
Kalamazoo CollegeKnox College
Lewis and Clark CollegeMacalester College
Manatee Community CollegeMansfield College (UK)
Marlboro CollegeNew College of Florida
Northwestern UniversityOberlin College
Oxford UniversityPitzer College
Pomona CollegeReed College
Richmond American UniversitySanta Rosa Community College
Smith CollegeSt. Cloud State
SUNY New PaltzStanford University
Swarthmore CollegeTemple University
University of BelmontUniversity of California at Berkeley, Davis, Merced, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz & Los Angeles
University of Minnesota DuluthUniversity of Maine
University of Mary WashingtonUniversity of New Mexico
University of PennsylvaniaUniversity of Puget Sound
University of South FloridaUniversity of St. Andrews
Vassar CollegeWarren Wilson College
Wesleyan UniversityWhitman College
Yale UniversityWilliams College