Wellesley College Students

Wellesley College students of diploma-grade standing may enroll in Wellesley College Term 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 through MyWellesley at https://portal.wellesley.edu.

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

Please note: Only registered students may attend classes.

Tuition Assistance (Wellesley College Students Only)

Student Financial Services (SFS) will evaluate financial aid eligibility for Wellesley College students enrolling in Summer Session courses. SFS will review financial aid eligibility as students register and will release notices of aid eligibility (or revised eligibility) on a weekly basis on or after March 6, 2017. Students will be considered for financial aid if they register by May 5, 2017. No formal application is required but students are expected to comply with any individual requests made by SFS.

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 Term.   If you have any questions about the registration process, please email the Summer Term office at cfrazer@wellesley.edu.

As a student in the Wellesley College Summer Term, 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 Term.  Please complete the registration form.  If you have any questions about this process, please email the Summer Term 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 Term 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 Term 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 Term 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 terms.  However, those registering in a laboratory science or a math course should not enroll in another course in the same term.  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 Term I is May 9, 2016 and for Term II June 6, 2016.  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 drop the course online through Banner Self-Service before the published drop deadline.

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

Term I - Monday, May 9, 2016 by 3:00pm

Term II - Monday, June 6, 2016 by 3:00pm

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

Term I - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Term II - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Course Changes

Students may change  a course during the first two days of each Summer Term with the permission of the instructor and the Registrar's Office.  All add/drop transactions are completed online through Banner Self-Service.  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 Term 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):

Term I - Monday, June 6, 2016

Term II - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Student Acknowledgement of Financial Responsibility

All students are required to acknowledge the cost of tuition and relevant fees as part of the online course registration process. Students are prompted with the tuition acknowledgment statement and must agree to it before they may register for courses. The tuition acknowledgement statement reads as follows:

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 understand that Student Financial Services will use my Wellesley College email as the primary method of communication. I acknowledge that I must officially drop a course online using Banner Self-Service prior to the published drop date. I acknowledge the summer term academic calendar deadlines and policies including the non-refundable course fees and the tuition refund guidelines. I agree to pay all collection fees including attorney fees and all other charges necessary for collection of this debt.

Students agree to the statement by selecting "I agree" and then "DONE."

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 Term 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 Term 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.