The application: an overview
Hi! Thanks for being here. We hope this is the start of something great.
Here's a quick orientation:
- Before you begin your application, choose a decision plan. Your decision plan will determine when your application materials are due.
- Use our application instructions to keep track of your application process.
- Frequently asked questions are over here.
- If you need us, please reach out. We’re here to help. Onward, friends!
Important Updates for First-Year Applicants
Suspension of Standardized Testing Requirement (Updated April 2022)
Wellesley College has temporarily suspended its standardized test requirement for a four-year period of review. Applicants to Wellesley for entry in 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 are not required to submit SAT or ACT test results with their applications.
Our holistic, committee-based application review process gives us the flexibility to evaluate each applicant’s full record within the context of their available resources. While standardized tests have long served as an external benchmark of college readiness, they are one factor among many that we can consider in the admission process.
Regardless of an applicant’s decision to submit test scores, the admission committee is particularly interested in an applicant’s demonstrated writing and quantitative skills as key predictors for success in Wellesley’s curriculum.