Transfer Applicants

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Transfer Applicants

The application: an overview

Hello! Thanks for thinking of applying to Wellesley. Each year we accept a small number of transfer students for entrance in September or January.

As a transfer student, you’re integrated into an existing class and have the same opportunities and privileges as your classmates. In order to receive a Wellesley College degree as a transfer student, you must complete at least two years (16 units) of coursework at the College.

Interviews are not required but they are recommended. Read more about alum interviews and review the deadlines required for each decision plan before scheduling. 

Select candidates will be invited to interview if additional information is needed after the application is submitted. 

If you have questions, start with our transfer FAQ. If that doesn’t work, please reach out. We’re here to help!

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Who can apply as a transfer student?

Incoming sophomores and juniors

The Office of Admission expects to see at least two full semesters of course work completed at another college or university for transfers. Therefore, only incoming sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply. If you’re 24 or older, or a mother or U.S. veteran, see our Davis Degree Program for nontraditional-age students.

From accredited private or public U.S. institutions

Transfer students may have attended accredited four- or two-year private or public U.S. institutions. Note: International students who are attending U.S. institutions and are seeking financial aid may apply only for fall entrance.

From international colleges or universities

Wellesley admits transfer students from U.S. colleges and universities only. Any student who wishes to apply from an international college or university must apply as a first-year student, not as a transfer student. See first-year students and financial aid for international students.

From there, use our application instructions to keep track of the materials you need to submit.

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Spring Transfer Applicant Update

Wellesley is focused on the needs of its current students as we support their student experiences both on campus and off campus during the COVID-19 public health crisis. To maintain this focus, Wellesley has decided it will not accept any new members into its community for the Spring 2021 term. We welcome and look forward to reviewing transfer applications for Fall 2021 and except to enroll a typical size cohort of transfer students next fall.