Wellesley College is committed to providing the support that each student needs to succeed.
Class deans and faculty members all provide academic advising. Each incoming first-year student discusses her goals and wishes with an advisor during Orientation, who offers suggestions and information about course selection, degree requirements, and opportunities to pursue individual interests. Each student also works with an advisor throughout her academic career—generally, juniors and seniors are mentored by a faculty member in their specific field or discipline.
Wellesley also offers a variety of learning support services, designed to help students reach their academic potential. The Pforzheimer Learning and Teaching Center offers individualized peer tutoring, supplemental instruction, and study skills instruction to help students build on academic strengths, overcome difficulties, and develop effective academic strategies.
The Stone Center offers counseling services for students who wish to speak with a professional about personal matters affecting their daily lives. Licensed clinical staff includes psychologists, social workers, a psychiatrist, and a clinical nurse practitioner.