In order to help all our new students prepare for their arrival at Wellesley, we have prepared a checklist of tasks, forms, and information for students to work with over the summer.
Students will find this checklist by logging into MyWellesley. The active checklist there provides information about each item, including its due date, and a link to the form that students should complete or to further guidance about the checklist item. Students see only those tasks that are relevant to them. Most checklist items are available on May 7, although some will become active later in the summer.
Below, for public reference, is a full listing of all the checklist items, the brief description that appears in the checklist for each item, and the due dates (and starting dates if later than May 7). Please note that the descriptions refer to links that are available only in MyWellesley.
Emergency Contact Information Form:
All new students are required to follow the link to the right to submit information about emergency contacts. In case of an emergency, the College needs to know how best to contact you quickly and to contact family members or others who need to know about you. You will not be able to register for fall classes until you provide the portions of this information that are required. Questions about this can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Due June 9.
Family Information Form:
All new first-year and transfer students must follow the link to the right to review and update information about their family. The College uses this information to support students in their time at Wellesley and to communicate effectively with students' families. Questions about this form can be addressed to email@example.com
. Available May 19 and due June 9.
Required Health Information:
All new students must follow the link to the right to complete an online health history questionnaire, provide evidence of immunizations or immunity, have a medical provider conduct a physical examination, and complete and submit by mail the “Student Health History and Evaluation Form”. The deadline for submitting this health information is July 1. You will not be able to register for fall classes until this information is complete. Detailed instructions regarding the health requirement, the online student health link and health form are available at: http://www.wellesley.edu/healthservice/incomingstudents
. Questions regarding this health requirement should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
or 781.283.2810. Due July 1.
All students must make satisfactory arrangements for paying the comprehensive fee in advance of the start of the semester. Bills are emailed to students' wellesley.edu accounts in early July and payments are due by July 26. Check here after July 5 to see information about billing and payment procedures. In July, there will be additional information about your account. For questions, please contact Student Financial Services at 781.283.2360 or email@example.com
. Due July 26.
Room and Board Contract:
All new students who will be living on campus must follow the link to the right to acknowledge the terms of the Room and Board contract, covering their entire time in Wellesley residence halls. Questions about housing can be sent to StudentHousing@wellesley.edu. Due July 25.
Wellesley College Policies:
All new students are required to follow the link to the right to review and acknowledge their acceptance of some critical College policies. All of our policies are collected in the Student Handbook
, which all students should be familiar with. Questions about College policies can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Due July 25.
Religious Interest Form:
Students interested in finding out about our religious and spiritual organizations and programs should follow the link to the right to indicate their preferences. Questions about these activities can be addressed to Donna Matson at email@example.com
. Due June 9.
Disability Accommodation Request Form:
Students requesting accommodations for specific disabilities should follow the llnk to the right to submit information about their needs. Questions about our disability services can be sent to Jim Wice at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Due June 16.
Housing Information Form:
All new students planning to live on campus should follow the link to the right to submit information we will use in selecting your housing assignment. Questions about housing and room assignments can be sent to StudentHousing@wellesley.edu
. Due June 9.
Order Form for Class T-Shirts and Photos:
Starting June 1, new first-year students can order and pre-pay for class t-shirts and photos by following the link to the right. Questions can be sent to the Orientation Team at email@example.com
. Due July 1.
Final High School Grade Report:
New first-year students should remember to instruct their high schools to submit an official copy of their final transcript no later than July 1, 2014. Receipt of a final transcript by our Admission Office is required before registering for classes. Follow the link to the right for more details. Questions about this can be sent to the Admission Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Due July 1.
International Student Pre-Orientation Attendance and Hostess Request:
Pre-Orientation: International non-immigrant students (F-1, J-1, H-4, etc.) are required to attend a Pre-Orientation program for international students from August 22 to August 24. This program is optional for permanent residents of the United States, dual citizens, and US citizens living abroad.
Hostess Program. This is an optional program offered to students travelling along from their home countries. The program allows students to arrive early (August 20-21) and to be picked up at the airport by volunteer Hostesses.
For information on the Pre-Orientation and Hostess Programs, please contact Slater International Center at 781.283.2082 or email@example.com. Due July 1.
Certificate of Finances:
International students who require F-1 or J-1 status must complete and submit a Certification of Finances (COF). Follow the link to the right to download the COF form, upload your completed COF, any supporting financial documents and/or bank statements, and a copy of your Passport ID page. If you have any questions about your COF, contact the Slater International Center at 781.283.2082 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please complete this as soon as possible to avoid delays in applying for a visa or entering the U.S. Due July 1.
SEVIS Record Transfer Form:
All new international students coming to Wellesley from a secondary school or college in the United States must complete a Transfer Report Form. Follow the link to the right to download the Transfer Report Form, upload the completed form and copies of your current Form I-20 and Form I-94. If you have any questions about the Transfer Report Form, contact the Slater International Center at 781.283.2082 or email@example.com
. Due July 1.
Like the Class of 2018 Facebook Page:
Get updates from the College and meet and stay in touch with your new classmates! Follow us on Twitter too! Due July 1.
Race and Ethnicity Information Form:
New students are asked to follow the link to the right to provide information on their racial and ethnic identities. The information is used for statistical and group reporting purposes only. Questions about this form can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-Registration for First Year Writing Courses and First Year Seminars:
All first year students at Wellesley must take a First-Year Writing course. Students also have the option of enrolling in a First-Year Seminar, and we strongly encourage you to take advantage of that opportunity to get a strong introduction to our academic program. Starting during the week of June 9, the link to the right will take you to a form that will guide you through the process of indicating your preferences over both these types of courses. Please review the information about this pre-registration process at http://www.wellesley.edu/esp/entering/academics/pre-reg
. Questions about pre-registration for these courses can be sent to John O'Keefe at email@example.com
. Due July 2.
On-campus Placement Exam Signup:
Students wanting to take the on-campus placement exams in Music, Chemistry, Physics, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Russian, or Spanish, or who have an interest in German (no exam given) should follow the link to the right to sign up. Please review the information at http://www.wellesley.edu/esp/entering/academics/exams
about the specific exams before signing up; in particular, relatively few students will need to take the Chemistry or Physics exams, so read that information carefully. General questions about placement exams can be sent to John O'Keefe at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Due July 14.
Placement Exam in French:
New students interested in taking the online French Placement Exam should follow the link to the right. Take this exam if you have taken French before, and plan to continue your study of this language at Wellesley. Questions about the exam can be sent to Prof. Scott Gunther at email@example.com. Due July 14.
Placement Exam in Italian:
New students interested in taking the online Italian Placement Exam should follow the link to the right. Take this exam if you have taken Italian before, and plan to continue your study of this language at Wellesley. Questions about the exam can be sent to Prof. Flavia Laviosa at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Due July 14.
Placement Exam in Latin:
New students interested in taking the online Latin Placement Exam should follow the link to the right. Take this exam if you have taken Latin before, and plan to continue your study of this language at Wellesley. Questions about the exam can be sent to Prof. Ray Starr at email@example.com
. Due July 14.
Advising Information Form:
New first-year students should follow the link to the right to provide information that we will use to match you with a Faculty Advisor. Questions about our advising programs can be sent to John O'Keefe at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Available May 19 and due July 14.
Math Placement Questionnaire:
All first year students must follow the link to the right to take the online math placement questionnaire. It is best to take this as early in the summer as possible. The math department will use this questionnaire, in combination with any AP/IB scores or other information about your math background, to make a placement recommendation for you. Questions about math placement can be sent to Prof. Helen Wang at email@example.com
. Due July 14.
Financial Aid Materials:
Students who have applied for financial aid should regularly monitor the Financial Aid Requirements button on the Financial Services tab in MyWellesley as requirements will be updated to reflect your current status. Questions about financial aid can be addressed to the Student Financial Services office at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Due July 25.
Health Insurance Waiver:
All students enrolled at least 3/4 time are required by Massachusetts State law to enroll in the Student Health Insurance or be covered by a health insurance plan with comparable coverage. Wellesley College has arranged for appropriate coverage and the cost will be included in each student's fall semester bill. If you prefer to remain covered under another policy, you must waive the College's arranged coverage. Waiver information is available through the link to the right, which will be available June 2 and must be completed before July 25. After July 5, you will be able to track the completion of this task here. If you have questions regarding the student health insurance plan, then please contact University Health Plans at email@example.com or 800-437-6448. Due July 25.
Logan Airport Shuttle:
Strting June 1, students may sign up for a shuttle service from the Logan Airport shuttle stop at Shoppers World in Framingham to the Wellesley campus on August 25, by following the link to the right. Questions about this shuttle service can be sent to the Orientation Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Due August 1.
Optional Orientation Events Signup:
Starting in early July, all new students can use the link to the right to sign up for several optional Orientation programs. Information about these programs will be posted once plans are made, and questions about them can be sent to the Orientation Team at email@example.com
. Due August 1.
ID Card Photo and Information: