Application Instructions

Postbaccalaureate Study Program Application Instructions

Each year Wellesley College opens its doors to a group of highly qualified men and women who have special needs for non-degree course work. Candidates for the Postbaccalaureate Study Program are graduates of an accredited college or university who wish to do further undergraduate coursework to prepare for graduate studies or medical school, make a career change, or experience personal enrichment. Admission is selective and competitive. 

Please note: This program is not for degree-seeking students. If you have already earned a bachelor’s degree, regardless of the institution where you earned it, you are not allowed to apply to Wellesley for a second degree. Also, Wellesley does not provide financial aid or housing to postbaccalaureate students.


Spring Semester Entry

Interview request deadline: October 31
Application deadline: November 1
Decision notification: mid December

Fall Semester Entry

Interview request deadline: February 15
Application deadline: March 1
Decision notification: mid April


The cost of tuition for the Postbaccalaureate Study Program is prorated by the number of courses taken. See a complete schedule of costs and fees on the Student Financial Services website.

We must receive all of the materials listed below in order to consider your application.


Please complete your application as early as possible before the deadline and mail to:
Board of Admission
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481-8403 $50

Application Fee

Please enclose with your application a check for $50 payable to Wellesley College.

HS and College Transcripts

Please submit official transcripts from all high schools, colleges, and universities you have attended or at which you are currently enrolled.

Mid-Term Report

If you are currently enrolled in classes, please ask your instructors to complete this form.


Please send a recommendation form to each person you have listed as a reference on the application. Academic references are the most helpful for the Board of Admission. Two recommendations are required.


An on-campus interview with an admission counselor is required for all postbaccalaureate candidates. Please call the Admission Office at 781-283-2270 to schedule.

SAT Scores for pre-med student

Applicants who are applying for premedical studies are required to submit their SAT or ACT scores.

TOEFL for international students

If English is not your first language, you must submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign international Language) scores. A high level of fluency in all areas of English—including reading, students: writing, and speaking—is required of all applicants, since Wellesley does not offer courses in intensive English or in English as a Second Language (ESL). All foreign credentials must be translated into English and certified as accurate translations