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Welcome to the Wellesley application process! 

It's free to apply, so why not?

We are interested in who you are and how you think, and in assisting you through this process.

We hope you'll find the college application process to be an enjoyable educational journey in its own right. We expect that your application and supporting credentials will convey to us your academic abilities and intellectual accomplishments, as well as your personal achievements and aspirations.

We want everyone, regardless of ability to pay, to feel they can apply. You may apply through:

The Common Application
The Coalition Application, or
The QuestBridge National College Match Application. 

Applicants: If severe weather or a community crisis (such as a natural disaster or a community tragedy) causes you to miss a standardized test date or prevents your school from submitting credentials on time, please don’t panic! Simply let the Admission Office know when we might expect your application materials. Please send us an email at from the same email address you are using for your application.

Applicant categories

Important applicant information


If you need more information, email us at or call us at 781.283.2270. 


Clery Act Disclosure Report:  
In accordance with the federal requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Wellesley College annually reports information about campus crimes and campus security.  An online copy of the report is available at the website of the Wellesley College Campus Police; a paper copy may be obtained by contacting Campus Police at 781-283-2121.

The Wellesley College Notice of Non-Discrimination:

Wellesley College is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students, and applicants. No employee or student shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, ethnic or national origin or ancestry, veteran status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, membership in Uniformed Services, or any category protected by applicable state and federal laws. The same principles apply to admissions policies and practices concerning women applicants. Similarly, Wellesley College is committed to making its programs and campus accessible and compliant with all applicable non-discrimination laws.  See full notice and contact information.