Candidates for the Postbaccalaureate Study Program are men and women who already have a bachelor's degree and wish to do further undergraduate work.

Postbaccalaureate students may, for example, take courses to prepare for graduate school or a career change or to enrich their personal lives. The Premedical Study program is a popular choice. The Postbaccalaureate Study Program does not offer a degree or certificate, nor is there campus housing or financial aid for students in the program.


At Wellesley, students may take courses alongside traditional-age undergraduates, and whether they choose to study on a part- or full-time basis, they have access to all the facilities and services of Wellesley College—from the sports center to the computer labs.


Admission to the Postbaccalaureate Study Program at Wellesley College is selective and competitive. You must have completed a four-year bachelor’s degree to be eligible to apply.

In evaluating prospective postbaccalaureate candidates, the Board of Admission looks for evidence of intellectual ability and initiative to meet the challenges of Wellesley course work. Your previous academic performance at the college level is the most important criterion. Work and volunteer activities are also considered in evaluating your candidacy. For more information, please contact the Board of Admission