Wellesley AAR Program
Thank you for volunteering to support Wellesley's Office of Admission as an Alumnae Admission Representative! We appreciate your enthusiasm and passion for Wellesley, and we look forward to working with you.
What's happening in the AAR Program right now...
We are fully into the fall semester and it's so nice to see some of the trees on campus turning colors. The counselors are traveling all over the country and the world and we are meeting great students, parents and alums everywhere!
- The Off-Campus Interview requests are pouring in! We have already received many interview requests from prospective students and Caryn Wood has been emailing them out as she gets them. We are focused on the early decision requests right now as tudents cannot request one fafter October 15. We are also receiving early evluation and regular decision requests as well, but please make sure that priority is given to early decision applicants. Also, please remind all of your interviewers that they need to register with us every year. It's also really helpful for them to review the materials on the website: http://www.wellesley.edu/admission/aar/interviews. The form for the interview write up is also on this site.
- Our new Estimator tool! We are very excited to share the news of the launch of the new college cost estimator tool: “My inTuition.” Developed by Phil Levine, the Katharine Coman and A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics, in collaboration with staff in Admission and Financial Aid, the new estimator is designed to give families an estimate of the annual cost to attend Wellesley. Our goal is to use the tool to encourage more students to consider Wellesley by providing access to information about how a Wellesley education may be more affordable than they might think. The result provided to each family is meant to be an estimate of what they might expect to pay for their daughter’s education at Wellesley. It is a starting point in their process. Upon completion of a financial aid application later on, the Office of Student Financial Services will work with students and families on a more detailed analysis of a family’s financial situation to provide an actual financial aid award and final cost.
The launch of this tool was featured in the NY Times, as well as the Chronicle of Higher Education. Admission counselors and our alumnae admission volunteers are also promoting this new tool this fall in meetings with students, parents, and guidance counselors. We are looking forward to seeing the broader impact of My inTuition on outreach to students who may not have originally considered Wellesley.
- Fall Travel: Want to see where our counselors are going? Check out this link: https://admission.wellesley.edu/secure/on_the_road/
- Last minute AAR registration?: We have received a couple of emails from clubs stating they have new AARs. You can still register, so please go ahead and register your new AAR. Just a reminder that we suggest that AARs serve no more than three years so that others may have the opportunity to be a part of the admission process. If your area has a club, the club must appoint an AAR. If there is no club or the club needs help in finding a new AAR, please be in touch with our office. Once you have found an AAR or your current AAR is ready to register, please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Please note that AARs must register every year. If you do not register, you will be removed from our list and will not receive important information.