The application: an overview
Wellesley is proud to be a QuestBridge partner school. This nonprofit organization links bright, motivated, low-income students with educational and scholarship opportunities at some of the nation’s best colleges.
If you are a QuestBridge student, we are thrilled you are considering Wellesley and congratulate you on being recognized for your outstanding academic and personal accomplishments by the QuestBridge program. Applying to college can be challenging, confusing, and stressful, but we’re here to help! Above all, we want you to be successful.
Wellesley does consider international, undocumented, and/or DACA students for the QuestBridge Match Program. See this video to learn more about QuestBridge National College Match.
Financial aid and QuestBridge
Wellesley has a need-blind financial aid policy for U.S. citizens and permanent residents, and we meet 100 percent of calculated need. For international, undocumented, or DACA students, please note that while we meet 100 percent of calculated need for all admitted students, we are only able to fund a limited number each year.
I didn’t match with Wellesley but I’m still very interested. Can I still apply?
Yes. If you’re not selected with the National College Match with Wellesley College, you will have additional options for applying to Wellesley through one of our decision plans. In order to complete your application, please explore our application instructions for QuestBridge applicants.
QuestBridge Scholars Network at Wellesley
The QSN chapter at Wellesley aims to promote issues of access to education and leadership for students drawn from underrepresented segments of society and to provide members with services offered by the national QuestBridge Scholars Network, including but not limited to leadership opportunities, professional development resources, internships, and fellowships.
Our chapter provides a space for low-income students to join together to share their joys and work through their obstacles, as well as get suggestions for finding jobs, academic preparation, career planning, and more.