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Here are some questions you may have for us. If we’ve missed something, don’t hesitate to reach out to us by emailing ( or by texting 909-285-2443.

Enrollment Questions

The deadline to reply to our offer of admission is Friday, May 1.  

To secure your spot in the Scripps College community, submit the Reply to Offer of Admission form in your applicant status portal, along with your $500 commitment fee. 

Please reach out to Laura Stratton, Director of Admission, directly at She will work with you on a reduced amount that will work for you and your family. 

If you didn’t submit official SAT or ACT scores with your application, please do so by May 15 (as indicated on your admission letter) and submit your final high school transcript by July 1. Over the summer, additional information regarding about class registration, orientation, and housing will be sent to you. 

Our goal is to create as few barriers as possible at this time when so many things are rapidly changing. In the near future, we will be providing guidance to our enrolling students, should they have trouble securing a final transcript. Bottom line: we will work with you to figure out a solution. 

If you were admitted under the Regular Decision admission plan, send us your official test score report by May 15. All Early Decision students should have already submitted official test scores at this time. 

Remember that your offer of admission is contingent upon successful completion of your current academic work, but we understand that current global health concerns may impact your academic opportunities. If you are considering a schedule change, please email Laura Stratton, Director of Admission, at, with the proposed change and the reason for the change. These are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and Laura will get back to you within 72 hours.

We understand that factors out of your control could impact grading scales. If that’s the case, we will honor whatever grading scale your school adopts. 

If you have applied for need-based financial aid, you received additional information (posted within 24 hours of your admission decision) on your Applicant Status portal. 

All merit-based scholarship recipients are notified in their admission offer letter. Please refer to the admission letter and read it carefully –the name and amount of the scholarship is clearly outlined there. If a student’s admit letter does not reference a scholarship, this indicates you were not selected for a merit-based award. 

There is no appeal process for merit-based scholarships, but the Office of Admission staff is available to answer questions you may have. You can text us at 909-285-2443 and we will get back to you within 24 hours (M-F). 

Financial aid staff is happy to discuss your need-based financial aid package and strongly encourages students and families with questions to schedule a 15-minute appointment. You can register for a financial aid appointment by clicking here. As a reminder, financial aid appointments are to discuss need-based financial aid. Any questions about merit-based scholarships should be directed to the Office of Admission. 

We understand that limitations on end of year exams is an ongoing conversation and will likely be out of your (and our) control. Cancellation of exams will not negatively impact your admission to Scripps and we are closely monitoring guidance from testing agencies and high schools. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email us at 

As you may know, we have suspended all of our admitted student programs, tours, and information sessions due to ongoing global public health concerns. However, we have lots of great ways for you to connect with us virtually as you decide if Scripps is the right place for you. You’ll be able to join webinars, watch videos from various departments on campus, chat with admission and financial aid staff, and more! Everything can be found on the Scripps on your Screen virtual experience hub. In addition, be sure to follow us on Instagram and join the Class of 2024 Facebook group. See you on your screen! 

Requests to defer enrollment for one year are considered on a case-by-case basis and are approved by the Vice President for Enrollment. The $500 commitment deposit must be paid by the outlined deadline and there are no one semester deferrals for first-year students. To learn more about deferring admission or to request a deferral, please email Victoria Romero, Vice President for Enrollment, at Requests must be made no later than June 15. 

All information about move-in and orientation for new students can be found here. When you visit this site now, you may see limited information as the Scripps community is transitioning to online classes and social distancing measures for the remainder of the spring semester. The orientation staff will be in touch via email in the summer with more information. 

Orientation at Scripps is a multi-day experience where you will meet new friends, get to know the area, and register for classes. We can’t wait to see you in the fall! 

Scripps on your Screen virtual experience hub is your one stop for learning more about the Scripps community. We are working hard to regularly update content and opportunities to connect with your future classmates and resources on campus.  

You can join the Class of 2024 Facebook group! You can meet your fellow admitted students, introduce yourself, ask questions, and just get an overall sense of your future community at Scripps.  

Scripps 101 FAQ

As a small residential community, there are opportunities to get involved in the Scripps campus and The Claremont Colleges through: Scripps clubsScripps Associated Students (SAS)Laspa Center for Leadership, and CMS athletics 

Scripps College believes in a comprehensive, holistic approach to promoting the emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing of its students. Scripps-based resources include: 

Career Planning & Resources (CP&R) engages, educates, and empowers students through personalized career counseling, skill building, experiential learning, and up-to-date career planning and readiness technology.  

In addition to a faculty advisor, Scripps students are able to access Scripps’ tutoring programs and Writing Center for any course at The Claremont Colleges. More information on accommodations for students with disabilities and contact information for the Academic and Resources staff can be found here.

Yes! The Claremont Colleges Services (TCCS) are designed to provide support for students enrolled at the seven colleges. Resources are located among the contiguous campuses and offer campus specific as well as consortial-wide programs, support, and services to augment and enhance students’ academic and psycho-social needs.  

Check out a list of other Scripps resources/services and CLORGs (Scripps lingo for clubs and organizations) here!

Academic Resources and Services FAQ

Academic Resources and Services (ARS) is the department on campus devoted to academic student support. ARS manages academic and housing accommodations, tutoring, academic coaching, general advising and the first-generation at Scripps program for students who are the first in their families to attend a 4-year, U.S. College/University.

ARS is located on the north side of Kimberly Hall and near the Tiernan Field House

Yes. You should start by completing an intake with Bianca Vinci. You can reach her

You can reach the Department of Academic Resources and Services at

Registrar FAQ

For Advanced Placement courses and examinations, scores of four or five on the examination will be considered for credit. For International Baccalaureate courses and examinations, scores of five, six or seven on higher-level examinations will be considered for credit. A maximum of four such elective course credits will count toward the degree, but may not be used toward the 16-course residence requirement.  For more information, click here.

No, usually they need to be requested through College Board which the student orders and tells them where they would like it to be sent.

If the student has a sealed copy that has not been tampered with, we will take it and consider it official. Otherwise, College Board needs to send it directly to our office for evaluation.

Thirty-two (32) courses, or an average of four (4) each semester, are needed for graduation, though students are encouraged to, and often do, exceed the minimum.

For new students- they will be assigned a preregistration time and will have access to registration via their student portal for a 24 hour period to add/drop courses. If their time is up, and access to registration is denied, they may make changes to their schedule during the add period. Usually the deadline is the 10thday of class. For step by step instructions, please click here.

Yes, during the add/drop period. Usually the deadline is the 10thday of class.

For a list of our requirements, please click here.

For instructions, please watch the following video.

Career Planning & Resources FAQ

In addition to resources available on the Career Planning & Resources website and our Consortium wide internship/job/event portal called Handshake, Scripps CP&R staff are here to help you with your specific internship search. This includes helping you build and expand your network with Scripps alumnae working in your dream organization. CP&R also provides summer internship grant funding for unpaid opportunities. Learn more on our internships webpage and see where some of the recipients have interned. For students who secure unpaid internships during the academic year, the Linda Scott Fund, provides travel assistance to cover the cost of commuting.

Career Planning & Resources hosts on-campus recruiting events throughout the school year including employer information sessions, career fairs, skill-building workshops, and on-campus interviews. One of the benefits of being a student of the Claremont Colleges is that Scripps students can attend any recruitment event happening at any of the 7 Claremont Colleges.

Alumnae often return to campus to participate in CP&R’s recruitment events and career panels. Many alumnae outside of the greater Los Angeles area are willing to share their career stories with Scripps students through informational interviews.

CP&R staff are here to coach you on how to connect with our alumnae through the Scripps Community Alumnae database and LinkedIn

Both work study and non-work study positions are available at Scripps and throughout many of the Claremont Colleges. On-campus jobs can be found on Handshake and CP&R organizes a Student Employment Fair every fall to help a Scripps students find the perfect on-campus position for them.

Tiernan Field House FAQ

We offer a comprehensive list of workshops and programs that support students from a holistic perspective focusing on the eight dimensions of wellness: intellectual, environmental, occupational, physical, social, spiritual, financial, and emotional wellness.

Some of our signature programs are:

  • Fresh Check Day –Suicide Awareness, Education and Prevention
  • Therapy Dogs –Time to destress with some of our favorite 4-legged friends
  • Tasty Tuesdays –Learn how to make nutritious recipes
  • DeStress Thursdays –Socialize and learn about various methods and strategies to destress
  • Condom Canary –Learn about sexual and reproductive health
  • BeWell Fridays –A variety of fitness, health and wellness topics hosted once monthly on Bowling Green Lawn
  • Changing Minds Changing Lives–A workshop that focuses on strengths and resilience


Go to our website to find out more.

There is a plethora of functional equipment to be used in the facility, it is spread throughout the facility and includes versa-bands, bosu-balls, stability balls, dumbbells, barbells, kettle bells, ab mats, stability, foam rollers, yoga mats and blocks. Our cardiovascular equipment includes step mills, treadmills, adaptive motion trainers, ellipticals, upright and recumbent stationary bikes, lateral trainers and ergometers. Most of these pieces are connected to cable tv, and or the internet and have features such as variable workouts, virtual trainers, and connection to movies or your favorite music. We have a fantastic circuit of strength equipment to work the major muscle groups.

The field house is open to students of all genders enrolled at the Claremont Colleges with the purchase of a daily pass or membership.

During open hours, bring your ID and check-in at the front desk. There is no need to tap in outside the building.

For safety reasons, personal floatation devices may not be brought into the pool. Inflatable toys and swim aids, such as water wings, swim rings, and floatation devices, are not designed to be used as substitutes for life jackets or adult supervision.

We have a variety of fitness and wellness resources for you to check out. In order to do so, please visit our front desk to speak with an TFH staff member. Once you have identified the item you wish to borrow, you will need to leave your ID card safely in our files. Your ID will be returned when the item you borrowed is returned.

  • Locks
  • Goggles
  • iPods
  • Headphones
  • Mats
  • Boxing gloves
  • Fruit picker
  • Skateboards
  • Bikes
  • Croquet
  • Bocce
  • Soccer balls
  • Volleyballs (volleyball standard)
  • Basketballs
  • Playground balls
  • Bases
  • Frisbees
  • Hula hoops

The Sallie Tiernan Field house offers equipment orientations every Sunday from 3:00-4:00pm. Check out our FitScripps class schedule for more information.