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Sterling requires two letters of recommendation, official transcripts of any educational institution attended, a personal essay and a 30 minute phone interview. Admission to Sterling College is competitive. However, students who did not excel in high school or who have taken a non-traditional path to college may gain admission to Sterling by demonstrating work ethic, character, and passion for ecological thinking and action. Sterling College practices test-blind admission. We do not consider standardized test scores during application review. We welcome and encourage communication from prospective students at all stages of the application process. No student is granted admission to Sterling College until they have completed an interview.
Sterling requires two letters of recommendation, official transcripts of any educational institution attended, a personal essay and a 30 minute phone interview. About half of our student body transferred here to study. Transfer of credits, financial aid, and academic advising are highly personalized throughout the process. Students who wish to transfer in credits from another college or university will need to submit official copies of transcripts for review by the Dean of Academics. Generally, if a student has earned a C or better in a course offered by an accredited college the credits will transfer to Sterling. Specific coursework from other colleges may fulfill equivalent requirements at Sterling.
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We are not like any school in the country. Which is why you need to visit. Eat a radish fresh from the garden. Tour our forest and sugar bush. Sit in on an Ecology class held in our very own Cedar Swamp. We will tailor your campus visit to your interests and eat locally-sourced food in our nationally renowned dining hall. A Sterling College campus trip is part farm visit, part ecotourism, and part college visit rolled into one.
"Returning to a sense of place, community and local resilience is the next step in ecological thinking and action. Sterling is at the forefront of this movement; getting a college education here trains you how to be a leader through engaged practice in community living, work and celebration."