Come visit us!

The Office of Admission is located in Balch Hall, Room 100.

Scripps College’s intellectually stimulating environment, the physical beauty of our campus, and the warmth of our community can’t be fully communicated through a website. We encourage you and your family to come visit us in person.

Students may register online for one or more of the following events: campus tour, information session, admission interview, and overnight stay.

Campus Visit 

If you are signing up for a campus visit, please register here. If you’re signing up for only an interview, please register here.

Campus Tour

Our student-guided campus tour provides a close-up view of the facilities and resources available to Scripps students, as well as insight into the academic and social life of the College. All tours last approximately one hour.

During exams and school breaks tours will be offered on a limited basis. For same-day tours, contact the Office of Admission at 909.621.8149 to confirm tour times offered.

Information Session

Led by a Scripps admission officer, the information session provides an opportunity for prospective students and families to ask questions about application procedures, admission policies, and other topics.

Class Visit (September – April)*

Available to high school seniors and transfer applicants during the academic year. Prospective students may attend classes from a pre-approved list and registration is only available in the Office of Admission upon arrival to campus. NOTE: Monday – Thursday offers a much wider array of classes than Friday.

*Class lists for Spring 2015 will be available in mid-February. 


Interviews usually last 30-45 minutes and are conducted by trained Scripps seniors or admission officers. All interviews begin at the Scripps College Office of Admission, located in Balch Hall, Room 100. Please be sure to check the interview deadlines for different admission plans and be advised of the earliest date you may interview. They are listed below for your convenience:

Interview Availability
Rising and current high school seniors: May 1 to December 15
Spring transfer applicants: May 1 to November 15
Fall transfer applicants: January 5 to April 15

First-Year Applicant Interview Deadlines

Early Decision I: November 15
Early Decision II: December 15
Regular Decision: December 15

Transfer Applicant Interview Deadlines
Spring: November 15
Fall: April 15

Group Tours for High Schools and Community-Based Organizations

*Due to limited student guide availability, please call the Office of Admission at 909-621-8149 to discuss summer group tour options*

One-hour student-led tours and short information sessions for groups of up to 20 female high school students are available on a case-by-case basis. Please submit an online request to have your group tour considered by the Office of Admission. We will email or call you within three days to confirm your visit.

Arrangements for lunch in our dining hall must be made at the time you request your group tour. Lunch passes are issued at a cost of $7.50 per person, payable by check made out to Scripps College or exact cash for the total amount. Payment is due when you check in for your tour.

Interview Only

If you are visiting campus only to interview, please register here. You must sign up at least 48 hours (2 days) in advance.

Overnight Stay

An overnight stay is an excellent way to experience social and residential life at Scripps. Hosted by a current student, visitors spend the night in a residence hall and eat meals in our dining hall. They can also be combined with a campus tour, information session, interview, and/or class visit. Please be sure to check the overnight eligibility below before registering.

Overnight visits are available to current high school seniors and are held Monday-Thursday. Guests should check in at the Office of Admission at 4:00 p.m. Meals in the dining hall are provided by the College. Don’t forget to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and towel for your stay.

Overnight Availability 
September to December: Current high school seniors
January to early March: First-year applicants
April: First-year admitted students

If you are signing up for just an overnight stay, please register here.

Required Overnight Stay Form

All overnight guests must complete the overnight stay emergency information/medical release/liability waiver form. This form is necessary for any prospective student staying overnight in a Scripps College residence. Please complete both pages of this form and either fax it to our office at (909) 607-7508 before your visit or bring it with you to campus. The prospective student WILL NOT be allowed to stay overnight on campus without this form signed by a parent or guardian – NO exceptions.

Local Accomodations

Doubletree Hotel Claremont
555 W. Foothill Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711
2-minute drive to campus
Request Claremont Colleges rate

Sheraton Suites Fairplex
601 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
10-minute drive to campus
Request Claremont Colleges rate

Casa 425
425 West First Street
Claremont, CA 91711
4-minute drive to campus

Doubletree Hotel Ontario
222 N. Vineyard Ave.
Ontario, CA 91764
15-minute drive to campus
Request Scripps College rate

Sheraton Ontario Airport
429 N. Vineyard Ave.
Ontario, CA 91764
15-minute drive to campus
Request Scripps College rate

Other area accommodations are listed in the Hotel and Restaurant Guide. For discounted SuperShuttle service to/from nearby airports, please click here to receive a 20% discount on shared van ride service or a 10% discount on exclusive van service when you book your ride online. This link will activate the Scripps College group discount code; however, should you need to reference our code, it is T2YEJ.