In Your Area

All in-person events are suspended until further notice.

Based on COVID-19 recommendations from the CDC, the College has suspended all in-person events until further notice. You can register for live and recorded online webinars to learn more about Wellesley. 

Registration for online interviews and virtual fairs is forthcoming.

In Your Area

Let the connecting commence!

You’d like to know more about Wellesley you say? Great! We’d love to give you more information.

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Interview

“Interview” sounds so formal. This is more of a conversation—a chance for you to talk to an interesting, passionate alumna about your future.

We will match you with a nearby interviewer (thanks to our global network of over 30,000 alumnae😊) who is excited to connect with you through the magic of a video conferencing app. Applicants may only have one interview.

📅 Please note that the deadline to request interviews for students entering in Fall 2020 has passed. If you're interested in applying for Spring or Fall 2021, you will be able to request an interview in late Summer 2020. If you join our mailing list now, we'll send you a reminder once the interview request form has opened.

Please check back in late Summer 2020 to request an interview.

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What should I expect?

You’ll be interviewing with a trained alumnae volunteer. You’ll have a conversation with a smart, engaged person who wants to know more about you. We’ll talk about what excites you, what you’re most looking forward to in college, how you like to learn, what you do for fun, and how Wellesley might match your goals and interests. We won’t read from a script, we don’t have a formal list of questions, and we’re not looking for “right” answers. This is basically a getting-to-know-you session: You’re getting to know Wellesley, and we’re getting to know you.

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When should I request my interview?

Pro tip: the earlier the better! 

First-Year Applicants Late summer to early December of your final year of high school
Spring Transfer Applicants
September and October
Fall Transfer or Davis Scholar Applicants January and February

See the interview request form for the interview request deadlines.

Please note, applicants may only have one interview.

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Webinars

We know that you’re busy (you know, with … school, studying, family, friends, extracurriculars, practices, Netflix) and that visiting campus may not be possible. Fret not! Via the miracle of the internet we bring Wellesley admission counselors to you! 

Well, virtually at least. 

A webinar is a great way to get to know more about Wellesley instantaneously without leaving the comfort of your home. Scheduled webinars are listed below.

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Thursday, June 25: The Inside Scoop: Social Life at Wellesley

Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:00-7:00 PM EST

What's it like to be a student at Wellesley? Join two current students (no admission representatives or parents here!) for unfiltered opinions on social life on campus and in Boston, what it's like to be at a women's college with 2,375 other brilliant students from 50 states and 83 countries, and first-hand experience of navigating Boston and Cambridge, home to over 250,000 college students! We promise you'll never get bored at Wellesley, join us to hear all about the opportunities available to you! Better yet, get your questions about social life at Wellesley answered live during our Q&A.

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Thursday, July 9: Everything About Us, All At Once!

Thuesday, July 9, 2020 9:00-10:00 AM EST

If you can't make it to campus for an information session, join us virtually! We'll be bringing the Wellesley experience to life through an overview of what it's like to study the liberal arts and sciences at a women's institution. We'll talk about academic rigor, research, study abroad, interdisciplinary learning, diversity, our award-winning Career Education model (fueled by the world's most powerful network of 35,000 alumnae), funded internships, and the application and admission process.

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Thursday, July 16: A Stress-Free Approach to College Planning

Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 PM EST

Would you believe us if we said that college planning doesn't have to be stressful? And perhaps it's actually fun?! Join us for an overview of how to build your college list based on what makes you, you! We'll review strategy, organizational tips, and inside advice on curating your college list. Additionally, we'll give you first-hand advice on how to plan your college visits, with an overview of Wellesley's spring and summer visit offerings. We'll leave ample time for questions and answers to ensure you get the most out of this college planning webinar!

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Wednesday, July 22: Writing Effective College Essays

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 PM EST

We're here to let you in on a secret: there's no perfect college essay! Join Director of Admission, Jessica Ricker, to learn inside tips and tricks for writing an effective college essay. We'll talk about the Common and Coalition essay prompt questions, the reflection process, how to choose your essay topics, and the Wellesley-specific essay prompt. We'll also provide a list of essay-writing tips and an opportunity for you to ask your questions.

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Tuesday, August 11: A Guide to the Common Application

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 PM

So, you’re ready to start your application, but you’ve got a fair few questions about that little called the Common Application. Join our requisite Common App expert—Associate Director of Admission, Anna Young—as she tackles some all too common questions about the Common Application. From how to request a letter of recommendation, to tips on completing the Wellesley-specific application questions, we’ll make sure you’re ready when it comes time to hit submit.

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Tuesday, August 18: Applying to Wellesley as a Transfer Student

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 PM EST

Are you planning to apply to Wellesley College as a Spring Transfer student? Wellesley welcomes transfer students from two-year and four-year colleges! Attend this webinar to explore the possibility of transferring to Wellesley and meet the Dean of Admission and Director of the Davis Program, hear first-hand about student and academic life from a transfer student, and get information about applying, requirements, and transfer credits.

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Recorded Webinars

Because of the aforementioned busyness, we want to make our webinars available to you on-demand. You get a webinar, and you get a webinar, and you get a webinar! 

Watch these from the comfort of your room, office, or tree fort, (just not while you're riding your bike, OK?). Enjoy! 

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All You Need to Know: A Wellesley Information Session

Since we're not hosting in-person information sessions right now, we're bringing them to you! Join us virtually as we bring the Wellesley experience to life through an overview of what it's like to study the liberal arts and sciences at a women's institution. We'll talk about academic rigor, research, study abroad, interdisciplinary learning, diversity, our award-winning Career Education model (fueled by the world's most powerful network of 35,000 alumnae), funded internships, and the application and admission process.
 

Click to access a recording of the webinar.

 

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All About Academics

If 1,000+ courses, 54+ majors, cross-registration, and an 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio piques your interest, you’re in the right place! Join our faculty liaison and admission counselor, Anna Young, and a current faculty member to learn about the amazing academics and experiential learning at Wellesley. We’ll also discuss the resources and spaces available to students at Wellesley College including our state-of-the-art labs on Science Hill, newly redesigned studios, instructional technology and athletic facilities. 

Click to access a recording of the webinar.

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Student Life at Wellesley

The title says it all - come learn about student life at Wellesley! We're talking about the nearly indescribable energy on our 500-acre campus that is located just 12 miles from Boston. Join two Wellesley students to learn more about everything from residential life (with 21 residential halls!), student involvement and 160+ organizations, support and resources, inclusion and engagement, student employment, wellness, and more!

 

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A Stress-Free Approach to College Planning

Would you believe us if we said that college planning doesn't have to be stressful? And perhaps it's actually fun?! Join us for an overview of getting started with the college search process! We'll review strategy, organizational tips, and questions to start thinking about as you build your college list. Additionally, we'll give you first-hand advice on how to get the most out of your college visits, with an overview of Wellesley's spring and summer visit offerings. We'll leave ample time for questions and answers to ensure you get the most out of this college planning webinar!

Click to access a recording of the webinar.

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Outcomes: To Wellesley and Beyond

We’re talking outcomes—because once a Wellesley sibling, always a Wellesley sibling. We’ve got the strongest women’s network in the world, full of bold, bright, game-changing alumnae who provide guidance and support to each and every Wellesley student. From Career Education—which connects students with real-world professional mentors that follow them (even after graduation!)—to the Wellesley Hive—an online networking platform that puts Wellesley students in direct contact with over 5000 alumnae in their areas of interest—Wellesley is invested in your success. Join the Office of Admission (and a Wellesley alum!) to find out about success after Wellesley and to hear more about the bold, bright, game-changing-ness of our network!

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Let’s Get Connected: College Planning During COVID-19

We recognize that planning your college search during the current COVID-19 crisis may be overwhelming and uncertain. Join us to learn about the different ways you can connect with colleges virtually and navigate your online college planning. We'll review strategy, organizational tips, and advice on adding Wellesley to your college list. Additionally, we'll give you an in-depth overview of Wellesley's upcoming virtual visit offerings. We'll leave ample time for questions and answers to ensure you get the most out of this college planning webinar!
 

Click to access a recording of the webinar.

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Let's Talk Money: Understanding the College Financial Aid Process

Conversations about money can be tricky – so we’re here to make them easy. Join representatives from Wellesley’s Office of Admission and Student Financial Services for an in-depth (and stress-free!) discussion of college financial aid. We’ll walk you through the financial conversations you should be having (and when you should have them), we’ll point out key dates and deadlines, and we’ll shed light on the intricacies of financial aid and scholarship. And don’t worry—there’ll be plenty of time to get your questions answered!

 

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Faculty Lecture: "Islands You Will (Probably) Never Visit" with Justin Armstrong

Join Justin Armstrong, Lecturer in Writing and Anthropology, for "Islands You Will (Probably) Never Visit" A far-flung outpost in the South Pacific where all 49 inhabitants are descended from 18th century mutineers, an isolated Indian island that is home to one of the most mysterious and least understood tribes on the the planet, ghost towns along the rugged coast of rural Newfoundland, and Grimsey in Iceland, a lonely chunk of earth bisected by the Arctic Circle where chess and vicious seabirds rule. Islands are cultural microcosms, and in this class we'll examine what makes their people, places and things so unique and how we, as anthropologists, can study these locations to better understand the interconnectivity and diversity of human culture.

 

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Faculty Lecture: "Ancient Roman Law: Parents and Daughters" with Ray Starr

Join Raymond James Starr, Theodora Stone Sutton Professor of Classics; Professor of Classical Studies, for "Ancient Roman Law: Parents and Daughters." Law both affects and reflects society. Roman law gave fathers enormous power over their children, no matter how old the daughter or son was. The father, for instance, owned everything acquired by his children, who did not have the right to own property so long as he was alive, and he could, in theory, execute them. But was the law the same as actual practice? After exploring how law affected Roman families, we'll turn to Augustus, the first Roman Emperor, to see how he positioned himself as a father for the entire Roman people.
 


 

 

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What happens after I submit my application to Wellesley?

Join the Director of Admission to find out just what to expect once you've hit submit on your Wellesley application! You'll get a sneak peek inside the Wellesley admission process, hear pre- and post-application submission tips, and get your questions answered. 
 

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Transfer & Davis Applicant Open House

Wellesley welcomes transfer students from two-year and four-year colleges and has a special program for students ages 24 and over—the Elisabeth Kaiser Davis Degree Program. View this virtual open campus to explore the possibility of continuing your education by completing a Bachelor of Arts degree (A.A. not required) at Wellesley. You'll also meet the Dean of Admission and Director of the Davis Program, hear first-hand about student and academic life from Karen Alvarez Julian '21, transfer student and neuroscience major, and learn about applying, requirements, and transfer credits.
 

Click to access a recording of the webinar.

On the Road

Based on COVID-19 recommendations from the CDC, the College has suspended all in-person and on-campus events until further notice. 

Wellesley admission officers will offer sessions at virtual fairs hosted by schools or other organizations around the world. We will email you once these events have been confirmed so you're the first to know! We look forward to connecting with you and your parents at these events. 

Every fall and spring, Wellesley’s admission counselors travel across the country visiting high schools, attending college fairs, and hosting informational meetings for you and your parents.

In some areas, our terrific alumnae volunteers—as representatives of our office—attend fairs and host events as well. This is a great opportunity to meet an admission counselor or chat with an alumna about her experiences at Wellesley. 

Check out if we’re in your area coming up!

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Group Travel

Want to connect with us and learn more about Wellesley and some of our peer institutions? Join us at one of our group webinars! These unique virtual opportunities allow you to hear from more than just Wellesley College during your college search process. Check out the events below. We will post past group event webinars as they become available for you to view at your leisure. 

Want to connect with us and learn more about Wellesley and some of our peer institutions? Join us at one of our group travel events! These unique visit opportunities allow you to hear from more than just Wellesley College during your college search process. Check out the events below.

Harvard, Pomona, Stanford, and Wellesley

Join admission officers from Harvard, Pomona, Stanford, and Wellesley for a virtual information session. We look forward to sharing details about the extensive academic and extracurricular opportunities for undergraduates at our institutions, offering advice about the admission process and financial aid, and answering your questions.
 

Dates for Harvard, Pomona, Stanford, and Wellesley  

 

Sister Colleges

The deans and directors of admission at the Sister Colleges invite students yearly to join them to learn about our outstanding campus opportunities—internships, research, leadership development, career preparation and social life. Discover how these elements of a liberal arts education translate into powerful outcomes for our alumnae.

Dates for the Sister Colleges

 

Harvard, Princeton, the University of Virginia, Wellesley, and Yale  

Don’t miss an opportunity to hear admissions officers from all five schools discuss the variety of opportunities one can find at our institutions. Learn about scholarships and our generous need-based financial aid offerings. This group is committed to making education at our schools affordable, accessible, and unforgettable. 

Dates for Harvard, Princeton, the University of Virginia, Wellesley, and Yale  

 

 

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