Undocumented or DACA Applicants
The application: an overview
Hi! Thanks for being here. We hope this is the start of something great.
Here's a quick orientation:
- Wellesley accepts applications from undocumented and DACA students but before you begin your application, you must choose a decision plan. Your decision plan will determine when your application materials are due.
- Use our application instructions for first year applicants to keep track of your application process.
- Frequently asked questions for undocumented or DACA applicants are over here.
- If you still have unanswered questions about applying to Wellesley, please feel free to contact the Office of Admission or the Student Financial Services Office.
Important updates for First-Year Applicants
Suspension of Standardized Testing Requirement for 2021-22 (Updated February 2021)
Financial aid for undocumented and DACA students
For financial aid purposes, Wellesley considers undocumented and DACA students as international citizens. Financial assistance is available for a limited number of undocumented and DACA students. Wellesley is committed to meeting 100 percent of calculated need for all admitted undocumented and DACA students who apply for financial aid during the admission process. Admitted undocumented and DACA students will receive financial assistance in the form of grant aid. Students will not be expected to borrow (via a student loan) as part of their aid packages. If students are ineligible to work in the United States, students will receive grant aid in place of the typical school year work-study and summer work earnings expectation.