Welcome Class of 2020!  You’re here! We’re so glad to see you. Stay with us a while, OK? This is a launching pad to a lot of virtual knowledge about Wellesley. 

New! Dean Velenchik Discusses the First-Year Experience at Wellesley

The first year of college truly marks a milestone. Wellesley is committed to helping you make—and mark—the transition from high school to college. It's a particular moment in both your intellectual and personal development and, at its best, affords you opportunities and pleasures that are unique to the first year. At Spring Open Campus, Ann Velenchik, Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Economics, talked to a packed audience of admitted students and guests about the unique first-year experience at Wellesley

New! Wellesley named as one of best colleges for African Americans

Recently MONEY collaborated with Essence Magazine to analyze more than 1,500 four-year colleges to single out those that offer the best value for African American students. They considered the following factors: graduation rates—specifically for black students; affordability; earnings potential; and representation. To make the list, African Americans had to represent at least 5% of students. Wellesley ranked #17 overall and was one of only two top-ten liberal arts colleges in the country in the top 20. 

New! A young alumna shares her perspectives on Wellesley

Veronica Lin '15 says "Wellesley College gave me four of the most challenging, exciting, and blissful years yet." She created "The places I've been & oh, the places I'll go," a recap of her Wellesley experience, her past year as a public sector consultant at IBM, and her next step— Stanford Graduate School of Education, as a thank you to her family, friends, professors, and mentors. She also generously shared it with the Admission Office. 

Watch this short film: Four years (almost) at Wellesley

We're so excited about this film, Last Day (Almost), that we don't even want to write about it. Just watch it! We interviewed four students at random on their first day at Wellesley—and then interviewed them again four years later, when they're on the verge of graduating. That's pretty sweet, no? You could learn a lot about a college if you watched films like that. It's even better if you watch the film we made four years ago, First Day, which is kind of like the mother of this film.

More short films: Map bias, brains, Shakespeare, more...

Class Visit videos: Experience a few moments in Shakespeare in Performance Across the Globe, Principles of Neural Development (Neuroscience), and Introduction to the Analysis of Art for a glimpse of the possibilities that await you in a Wellesley classroom. See also the English Department's Why Study English? as well as "Day in the Life" student videos showing a quick (nothing fancy) slice of life.

Peruse this website—just for students admitted to the Class of 2020 

See Cool Links for the things a newly admitted student wants to know—from the practical to the frivolous. Start with Why choose Wellesley? Explore academic life in AcademicsSciences, and Arts. Learn more about community life in Roommates, Student Life, and Boston. Look to see what your future might look like through The Network.

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FacebookDay-in-the-life and other new videos from current students, plus alumnae accomplishments, Wellesley facts, and much much more.

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Attend Spring Open Campus—Monday-Tuesday, April 11-12

Come to Spring Open Campus for admitted students! Attend thrilling classes, meet classmates! You may also choose to join us for "Conversations on Diversity" Day, Sunday, April 10.


Make your decision to become a Wellesley woman! (It lasts a lifetime)

To hold your place in the Class of 2020, you must respond to our offer of admission and submit your $300 enrollment deposit by May 1, 2016.  Go to your Wellesley portal, click "Decision" and follow directions. Or see the instructions belowprint a pdf, or refer to the insert in your admission packet.

Check your portal regularly; it will have really important info

Check your MyWellesley portal for entering students beginning in May. Wellesley will post information about orientation and other important information.

Update us if you have a new email or home address

If you are enrolling at Wellesley and have a new email or home address, let us know so that we can continue to communicate with you about Orientation and other timely information. Before June 30: Email us at admission@wellesley.eduAfter June 30: Complete the Registrar's Change of Address Request Form.

Mark your calendar for move-in day, orientation, and more

International Student Orientation: Wednesday-Thursday, August 24-25, 2016
New Student Orientation: Friday-Wednesday, August 26-31, 2016
Classes begin: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Family and Friends Weekend:  October 14-16, 2016





Enrollment instructions to hold your place in the Class of 2020 

Print a PDF of these Enrollment Instructions 2016

1. Log in to your MyWellesley portal at https://portal.wellesley.edu
Forgotten your log-in information? 
If so, use our automated service to retrieve your user name and password. On the portal you will see “Applicants: Click here for login information” or go to: https://esapps.wellesley.edu/applicant/GetApplEmail.jsp/. You will be asked to enter the email address you supplied on your application.) 
2. Click the “Decision” button in your MyWellesley portal. This will take you to your acceptance letter.
3. Click either “Reply to Letter” at the top of your acceptance letter or “Admit Reply” at the bottom. Respond “yes” or “no” to our offer of admission on the “Your Decision” page.
4. If you respond “yes,” please continue to the “Enrollment Form” page and answer six questions before submitting your general deposit payment. You will be asked to:  
Acknowledge that you have not submitted an enrollment deposit at any other institution;
Acknowledge that you will maintain the same high level of academic achievement and continued good citizenship throughout your senior year; 
Confirm or update your mailing address;
Confirm or update your email address;
Indicate whether or not you plan to request a one-year deferral;
Indicate your citizenship status.
5. Continue to the "Payment" page to make a $300 online payment, which will complete the enrollment process. You will have the following options to make your online payment: 
Checking or savings account: You will be asked for a checking or savings account number and your bank's routing number to make your payment.
Credit Card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover cards only): You will be asked for your credit card number, expiration date, and security code. (Please note there is an additional processing charge for using a credit card to make your payment.)
Wire Transfer (for international students only): International students will have the option to make a wire transfer payment using peerTransfer wire service. To make a wire transfer payment, click on the wire transfer link on the "Payment" page of your online enrollment form.
If you make a payment using a checking/savings account or credit card, you will be returned to the “Confirmation” page to acknowledge receipt of your enrollment form and deposit.  If you make a payment using peerTransfer, you will receive a confirmation number from the peerTransfer website, but you will not be returned to a confirmation page.  You should record your peerTransfer confirmation number and consider it your final confirmation. Your confirmation page will stay posted through May 1.