Hi! We're glad you're here.

We have a few things for you to keep in mind as you start your college search:

First, getting into a college isn’t proof of your excellence—you’re already an excellent human being. Second, this process shouldn't feel like an existential burden; it should feel like an opportunity to remind yourself of who you really are. Third, there’s no fee to apply to Wellesley. Fees are barriers, and we’re all about breaking down barriers.

So let’s get into it (if you’re ready, of course).

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Key dates and deadlines

Application Round Application Deadline
Early Decision I November 1
Early Decision II January 1
Regular Decision January 8
Transfer and Davis Degree Program March 1

Important updates for applicants

Suspension of Standardized Testing Requirement for 2024-2025 (Updated April 2024)

Wellesley College will continue to be test optional for those applying for entry in fall 2025. Since the introduction of test-optional practices at Wellesley, approximately 45% of our enrolling first-year students chose to apply without testing. As always, testing is just one part of our holistic, committee-based application review process. We review each applicant thoughtfully and within the context of their available resources. Regardless of an applicant’s decision to submit test scores, the admission committee is particularly interested in an applicant’s demonstrated writing and quantitative skills as key predictors for success in Wellesley’s curriculum.

The College will continue to assess the test-optional policy, and we will communicate updates for future application cycles as they become available.

Wellesley College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.