Undergraduate Summer Term

Wellesley College Summer Term


Wellesley College Summer Term offers students a unique opportunity to interact with some of Wellesley’s top scholars and professors in an intimate environment. The Summer Term features full-credit classes drawn from a sampling of courses taught during the academic year at Wellesley. All current college students as well as college graduates, professionals and commuting high school juniors and seniors in good academic standing are eligible to enroll in this exciting summer program.

Summer is an excellent time for exploring challenging topics and new areas of interest. Wellesley College Summer Term combines academic excellence in our state of the art classrooms and laboratories with a spectacular lakeside campus that is close to Boston.

Summer Term 2018 Dates (no classes on Wednesday, July 4)

Calendar Segments

Start Dates

End Date

Co-Ed Summer Term I

Monday, June 4, 2018

Friday, June 29, 2018

Co-Ed 6-week courses

Monday, June 4, 2018

Friday, July 13, 2018

Co-Ed Summer Term II

Monday, July 2, 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018


GETTING STARTED: Important Information

What you should know if…

…you are a Wellesley College student

  • Once you have been admitted to a course, you will receive a grade unless you formally withdraw from the course before it ends, or alternately opt for the Credit/Non grading system.  All withdrawals must be done in writing to the Registrar's Office  registrar@wellesley.edu  by the deadlines. 

  • Wellesley College students must ensure that any balance from a previous term is resolved by the published deadlines. A financial hold assessed due to an unpaid balance can prevent you from registering for summer courses.

  • Limited financial assistance is available to Wellesley College students only, and is based on financial need.  

  • Students remaining in their dorm rooms during the week of Commencement (until May 26) will be responsible for paying a "board charge" for meal service. This is required as meals are provided during that week for graduating seniors.

…you are a High School Student

  • To apply, you must be a junior or senior in good academic standing currently attending a high school in the United States.

  • You will be taking classes with college students and will be held to the same high academic standards.

  • High school students are not permitted to live on campus unless you are registered for the Pre-College Program. 

Helpful Hints

  • For Non-Wellesley College students:  Applicants are notified by email as soon as they have been registered into a course.

  • International students should allow adequate time for the processing of student visas and the receipt of payments.

  • Please make sure that your application is complete.  Other fees may apply to individual courses.  Please see course listings.

  • There will be orientations available to all new students before each session.  During the orientation you will be given a tour of the campus and receive your parking pass and college ID.  Orientation dates will be posted as soon as they have been scheduled. Campus Map & Travel Directions

The Wellesley Honor Code

The Wellesley College honor system is central to our mission as a liberal arts college. It is a system of mutual trust and respect upon which we base our community. Honor is the foundation of teaching, learning, and community life at Wellesley, and all students, including all students enrolled in Wellesley College Summer Session courses, share responsibility for preserving this foundation.  By enrolling, all summer students promise "to act with honesty, integrity and respect" in all aspects of their experience at Wellesley, including adhering to the highest standards of academic honesty and integrity.  Please note that charges of violating the Honor Code will be pursued using the procedures posted at http://www.wellesley.edu/studentlife/aboutus/honor .