Guidance Counselors

Wellesley College Fall 2013 Admission Report
for Guidance Counselors

Important Early Decision Deadline Update:
Deadline extended to November 6. Details


Wellesley welcomes the Class of 2017

Wellesley welcomed 595 members to the Class of 2017.  Jennifer C. Desjarlais, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, reports, “The Class of 2017 represents 27 nations of high school, including places as varied as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Malaysia, and Tanzania, as well as 43 states. They bring wide-ranging and eclectic interests, a multitude of academic and extracurricular talents, and a diversity of perspectives.” See also Admission Statistics and Student Demographics, as well as complete statistics for the Class of 2017 in the Admission Report.


Introducing Wellesley's new (and simple!) Quick College Cost Estimator

Try out Wellesley's myIntuition, Wellesley's Quick College Cost Estimator,  see how easy it is to use, and assist students in navigating the start of their college admission and financial aid exploration. Wellesley may be more affordable than you think. See also Wellesley is Affordable and four Sample Aid Awards.


Watch video: First Day—The start of something big

Parents and students arrive for the first day at Wellesley. See how parents and students react to this momentous day. Read more about the first-year experience at Wellesley, and how Wellesley supports each student through this milestone year. Watch other videos on our playlist; encourage your students to learn about life as a Wellesley student.


News from Wellesley

Read about Mars Rover data, Wintersession in Morocco, synthetic biology research, hyper-active Italian lab, fossils, bicycles, and more in a sampling of News Stories from 2012-2013, including students, faculty, and alumnae in the news. For current news, see Wellesley News Highlights.


Excellent Outcomes from the Liberal Arts at Wellesley

“Complex modern problems require not just leadership, but the ability to collaborate and navigate through multiple interests and viewpoints.  There is no better foundation than a Wellesley education for integrating knowledge across disciplines without losing sight of the human dimension.” – H. Kim Bottomly, President of the College  
See Wellesley Outcomes and After Wellesley.





Early Decision Deadline Update: 
In our conversations with students and counselors this fall, we have learned that some have encountered problems in completing or submitting applications or applicant credentials via the Common Application.  We expect that most of the problems with the Common Application have been resolved, or will be resolved, very soon.  We are also confident that our process for receiving applications and applicant credentials is working correctly.  However, we recognize that some students and counselors may still face unanticipated challenges in submitting Early Decision applications and applicant credentials by our November 1 deadline, so we have extended our Early Decision deadline to Wednesday, November 6.  
If student recommenders or counselors are experiencing difficulty submitting application credentials using the Common Application online systems, please feel free to ask them to contact our office directly at or 781-283-2270.  Rest assured that we will notify students by email if we are missing any materials required to complete their applications.  
Recommenders and counselors are welcome to mail or fax credentials to our office.  Mailed materials should be addressed to Office of Admission, Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481.  Materials can be faxed to 781-283-3678.  In order to assist us in processing application documents as quickly as possible, we ask that all materials include the applicant's name, date of birth, high school state or nation, and the decision plan under which she is applying.




Admission Report

View or print the 2013 Wellesley College Admission Report (pdf).





Admission Staff Directory 
with states/regions Wellesley admission counselors will visit this fall



Wellesley on the Road this fall
fall admission and alumnae events