Frequently Asked Questions:
QuestBridge Applicants

1. I applied to Wellesley through the College Match process.  How will I know if you have all of my materials?
2. I didn't match with Wellesley but I am still very interested.  Can I still apply?
3. Is the fee waived if I apply for Regular Decision?
4. I am an international, undocumented, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) student. Can I apply for the QuestBridge Match program with Wellesley?
5. Can I use the same essay I submitted to QuestBridge for the Common Application?
6. Is an interview required?
7. I really needed the scholarship that the College Match program provided.  What is your financial aid package like outside of the College Match?
8. Does Wellesley offer any visit programs in the fall?

 


 

1. I applied to Wellesley through the College Match process. How will I know if you have all of my materials?
You will receive an email from Wellesley that will allow you to login to the Wellesley applicant portal  and see all of your received credentials.

2. I didn't match with Wellesley but I am still very interested. Can I still apply?
Yes!  There are different application requirements depending on what plan you apply under.  See application requirements

3.  Is the fee waived if I apply for Regular Decision?
There is no fee to apply if you apply online. 

4. I am an international, undocumented, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) student. Can I apply for the QuestBridge Program with Wellesley? 
Yes, Wellesley does consider international, undocumented, and DACA students for the QuestBridge Match Program. 

5. Can I use the same essay I submitted to QuestBridge for the Common Application?
Yes. You may copy and paste the same essay submitted through the QuestBridge application on to your Common Application. 

6. Is an interview required? 
Interviews are not required for first year applicants, but strongly recommended. If you are interested, learn more about scheduling an interview

7. I really needed the scholarship that the College Match program provides. What is Wellesley's financial aid package like outside of College Match?
We have a need-based financial aid policy, and we fulfill 100 percent of demonstrated need, so for some students it could be the same. For international, undocumented, or DACA students, please note that while we meet 100% of demonstrated need for all admitted students, we are only able to fund a limited number each year. That means that the admission process is especially selective for these groups that are not being considered through the QuestBridge Match process. For information about how Wellesley determines financial need, please refer to Wellesley's Student Financial Services website.

8.  Does Wellesley offer any visit programs in the fall?
Yes!  We host an overnight program for any interested student in mid-October. See Discover Wellesley. Please check your email from QuestBridge for more information on this program and possible ways to fund your visit.