For Counselors & Educators

Scripps College recognizes the important role counselors and educators play in a student’s academic career. Below you will find information to learn more about Scripps and our application process.

Facts about Scripps

• 1,048 undergraduate students
• 3,022 applicants
• 32% Admit Rate
• Out-of-state Students: 54.7%
• International Students: 5%
• 60% of students receive financial aid
Data from 2018-2019.

For more statistics, please click here.

Standardized Testing Policy

  • Submitting SAT or ACT exam scores is completely optional.
  • Students will not have to justify why they are not submitting SAT or ACT exam scores.
  • Students will not be disadvantaged in the review process if they do not submit SAT or ACT exam scores
  • If a student chooses to submit SAT or ACT, Scripps will superscore the respective exam across test dates.
  • Students should not jeopardize their health or the health of their families to take the SAT or ACT exam.
  • International students educated outside of the U.S. are required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS exam. An international student may request a waiver if their primary language is English or the language of instruction of their high school is English. More info can be found here.
  • The deadline for changing a decision about submitting standardized test scores is December 4 for Early Decision I students and January 18 for Early Decision II and Regular Decision students. Students may update their decision about submitting standardized test scores by emailing


Connecting with Scripps

Please find your point of contact in our office based on your school or organization location below.

You can request a virtual visit of Scripps College for your group online. For questions, contact or visit our Virtual Group Visit FAQ

Knowing that there are many options for virtual experiences for your rising seniors, we hope you will encourage your students to opt in to our Discover mailing list. The Discover mailing list is designed for rising seniors who identify as a first-generation student, student of color, and/or low-income student; they will be emailed periodically over the summer and fall. Our mailings will highlight tips for the college application process, links to register for virtual events to learn more about the college experience at private liberal arts colleges and women’s colleges (like Scripps), and opportunities to connect with Scripps students to learn more about the Scripps college experience.

Please have your students opt-in on the Discover Scripps website to join the Discover mailing list. For more information on the program, please connect with Zenaida Reyes.

Access our tips for your students applications below

Access our essay tips for your students below