Registration & Admission
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 email@example.com.
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.
Financial Assistance (Wellesley College Students Only)
Summer Session offers very limited financial assistance. Financial 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 application process will begin January 28, 2013.
Deadline for Financial Assistance Application -
Thursday, March 28, 2013
(Wellesley College Students Only)
Financial Assistance Awards will be announced by Friday, April 5, 2013
Final Decisions regarding acceptance of Financial Assistance Must Be Determined by
Friday, April 12, 2013
Financial 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 financial assistance.
To secure their financial assistance, applicants must notify the Summer Session Office of their acceptance of assistance by email no later than Friday, April 12, 2013.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: there is an international fee to assist students in enrolling for summer session from outside the US. Please click for the Summer Session Application.
US High School Juniors and Seniors
High school juniors and seniors in good academic standing may enroll in the Wellesley College Summer Session. Although high school students cannot be accommodated in residence on the Wellesley campus, they are welcome to join all community events and activities. 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 email@example.com.
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.
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 13, 2013 and for Session II June 10, 2013. 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 13, 2013 by 3:00pm
Session II - Monday, June 10, 2013 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 5, 2013
Session II - Wednesday, July 3, 2013
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 10, 2013
Session II - Monday, July 8, 2013
Student Acknowledgement of Responsibility
As part of the registration process, all students will be required to acknowledge the cost of tuition and relevant fees prior to online 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. 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 "I agree" and clicking on "DONE" before they may register for classes. This acknowledgement may be completed prior to the start of online registration.
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.
If you are currently abroad and will need a visa status to enter the U.S. to study:
- You will need to request a Form I-20 from Wellesley College to enter the U.S. on an F-1 student visa. Information regarding immigration status and the visa application process is available at the Slater International Center website at http://www.wellesley.edu/studentlife/campus/centers/slater
- You will need to submit your Summer Session Application as early as possible to ensure sufficient time for the visa application process. In some countries, it can take up to three months to apply for and obtain a visa.
- You will need to show proof that you have sufficient financial resources to meet the tuition and living expenses of the summer program. This is done on the Certificate of Finances (COF) which will be sent to you once you submit your application indicating that you are an international student.
Immigration Procedures & Certification of Finances (COF)| Summer School 2013
To attend Wellesley College Summer Session as an international student, you must comply with institutional and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations. This means you must do some extra planning to ensure a smooth and timely entry into the United States. First you should identify your current situation; then, follow the steps below to facilitate your legal entry to the U.S. or immigration transfer to Wellesley College.
1. Request your Form I-20:
2. Submit the following documents to the Slater International Center:
Certification of Finances (COF)
If you plan to attend Wellesley College in F-1 student status, you will need to provide proof of financial support by preparing a COF and providing supporting financial documents. The COF shows that you have the ability and the intent to pay the cost of your program.
Complete the attached COF clearly and accurately to avoid delays in the issuance of your Form I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility). You must show an exact total in U.S. dollars at the bottom of the Source of Funding Chart in the total section. This total amount should include any financial aid or scholarships that you are receiving. Funding can be from multiple sources. A bank letter, or letter from a parent or other sponsor, can be attached to the COF but must be in English and include a specific amount of money. Be sure to include supporting financial documents for each source of funding (i.e. bank statements, copies of financial aid award letters, sponsor letters, etc.) with your COF. The original COF and supporting financial documents must be shown to the consular officer at the U.S. embassy or consulate in your home country when you apply for your visa. A copy of the COF and supporting financial documents must be sent to the Slater International Center at Wellesley College in order to obtain your Form I-20. Submission of incomplete financial support documentation may result in a delay of issuance of your Form I-20.
Copy of Passport ID Page
You must attach a copy of your passport identification page and expiration page to the COF to ensure that your Form I-20 will be issued to the exact name indicated in your passport.
Email or fax copies of all documents to:
Slater International Center
After receiving and reviewing your documents, the Slater International Center will prepare your Form I-20.
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.