Wellesley College Students

Wellesley College students of diploma-grade standing may enroll in Wellesley College summer courses.  Wellesley College students not of diploma-grade standing may enroll with the permission of their class dean. Students on leave should consult their class dean before registering.  Wellesley College students are required to register on-line for classes at https://my.wellesley.edu/cp/home/displaylogin

Please contact the Summer Session Office for special circumstances at cfrazer@wellesley.edu.

Please note:  Only registered students may attend classes.  If you choose to switch courses after the first day, you must do so through the Registrar's office.

Tuition Assistance (Wellesley College Students Only)

Summer Session offers very limited tuition assistance.  Tuition assistance is awarded at the discretion of the Summer Session Office.  Only Wellesley College Students currently receiving financial aid are eligible to apply for summer financial assistance.   The tuition assistance application process will begin January 5, 2015.

                Deadline for Tuition Assistance Application:              

Thursday, April 2, 2015

(Wellesley College Students Only)

Financial Assistance Awards will be announced by Friday, April 10, 2015

Final Decisions regarding acceptance of Financial Assistance Must Be Determined by
Friday, April 17, 2015

Tuition assistance awards take into account a variety of factors including the % of aid that a student receives during the regular school year, the number of classes the student is enrolled in and the number of students that apply for assistance.

To secure their tuition assistance, applicants must notify the Summer Session Office of their acceptance of assistance by email no later than Friday, April 17, 2015.


Visiting College Students

Undergraduates who are matriculated and in good standing at other colleges and universities are welcome to enroll in the Wellesley College Summer Session.  Visiting College students need to include a sealed transcript from their current college Registrar's office confirming their good standing. If you have any questions about the registration process, please email the Summer Session office at cfrazer@wellesley.edu.

As a student in the Wellesley College Summer Session, you will experience the same quality of instruction that Wellesley undergraduates receive during the academic year.  Our courses are approved for regular college credit.  One Wellesley College Course Unit (1.0) is the equivalent of four semester hours (4 Course Credits at Other Institutions).

For those who wish to transfer credits from Wellesley, please consult in advance with the Registrar of your college or university.


US High School Juniors and Seniors

High school juniors and seniors in good academic standing may enroll in the Wellesley College Summer Session.  Please complete the registration form, include a copy of your most recent transcript and a letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor.  If you have any questions about this process, please email the Summer Session office at cfrazer@wellesley.edu.


Wellesley College Students Starting in the Fall

Ordinarily, high school graduates who plan to enroll as full-time first-year students at Wellesley in the fall are not eligible for participation in Wellesley College's Summer Sessions prior to their first semester at the College.  Our expectation is that our first-year students will begin their Wellesley experience by participating in New Student Orientation with the rest of their classmates and start their classroom work during the fall semester.   Occasionally exceptions are made for entering students.   If approved, any Wellesley Summer Session courses taken prior to your first semester will be counted toward the maximum total units (4), including units from AP courses, of college level work taken before matriculation that you may apply toward your Wellesley degree.  If you would like to discuss the reasons why Summer Session might be right for you in advance of beginning the fall semester, please contact the Dean of First-Year Students at 781-283-2327.


Registration Procedures

Students may register for up to two courses in each of the two summer sessions.  However, those registering in a laboratory science or a math course should not enroll in another course in the same session.  Applicants should bear in mind that all courses will require considerable study time outside class hours.

Confirmation of registration will be emailed to students promptly.  The final deadline for making all tuition and housing payments for Session I is May 11, 2015 and for Session II June 8, 2015.  If you register after the payment dates, payment is required at the time of registration. 

If at any time you decide to drop a course, you must notify the Registrar's office in writing. 

The last day to drop a course for 100% tuition refund is:

Session I - Monday, May 11, 2015 by 3:00pm

Session II - Monday, June 8, 2015 by 3:00pm

The last day to drop a course for 50% tuition refund and Last day to add/change a course:

Session I - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Session II - Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Course Changes

Students may change  a course during the first two days of each Summer Session with the permission of the instructor and the Registrar's Office.  Each student is responsible for completing a registration add/drop form and delivering this form to the Registrar's Office before the deadline (see calendar).  Students should drop courses promptly IN WRITING by email or in person to the Registrar's office: registrar@wellesley.edu  and immediately notify their instructors and the Summer Session Office.  Applicable Fees/Course Tuition will apply.  Please note that the dates for refunds are not necessarily commensurate with add/drop dates, please see the Summer Session refund policy for details.  Courses may be canceled 2 weeks prior to the starting date if the enrollment is not at 5 or more students.

The last day to declare a course CR/NON and the last day to drop a course without a WDR appearing on transcript (no refund is available at this date):

Session I - Monday, June 8, 2015

Session II - Monday, July 6, 2015

Student Acknowledgement of Responsibility

As a part of the registration process, all students will be required to acknowledge the cost of tuition and relevant fees prior to on-line registration for each term. When registering students will be prompted with a screen that will state:
By my registration, I acknowledge that I am responsible for payment of my tuition account and related expenses by the published payment due date. I acknowledge that I must provide written notification to the Registrar's Office if I intend to drop a course.  I acknowledge the Academic Summer Session Calendar Deadlines including the non-refundable course fees and the tuition refund guidelines. I agree to pay all reasonable collection costs including attorney fees and other charges necessary for collection of this debt.
Students must agree to this statement by clicking on the "I agree" button and clicking on the "DONE" button before they may register for classes. This acknowledgement may be completed prior to the start of online registration.

International Students

If you are currently in the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 visa status:

  • As long as your status will be valid until the end of the summer or beyond, you may attend Wellesley Summer Session in your current status.
  • Please check with your current school/program International Student Advisor to verify that you are eligible to study at Wellesley for the summer.
  • At this time, we are not able to provide immigration support for international students not already studying in the United States.      

PLEASE NOTE: Registration in the Wellesley College Summer Session is not linked in any way to admission to Wellesley College for degree purposes.  Any eligible student wishing admission to Wellesley College should request application materials from the Admissions Office.