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In Your Area

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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, knowledgeable person about your future.

We can talk—near your hometown (thanks to our alumnae network) 😊, or through the magic of a video conferencing app. Applicants may have only 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 off-campus interview.

(CLOSED) request an off-campus interview

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What should I expect?

You’ll be interviewing off campus (or virtually!) 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!

High school seniors June to early December
Spring Transfer
September and October
Fall Transfer or Davis Candidates January and February

See the interview request form for the interview request deadline.

Please note, applicants may only have one interview.

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On the Road

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 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, 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  

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

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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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Wednesday, April 15: Student Life at Wellesley

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 6:00-7:00 PM EST

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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Thursday, April 30: All About Academics

Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 6:00-7:00 PM EST

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. Bring your questions!

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Thursday, May 14: Let's Talk Money: Understanding the College Financial Aid Process

Tuesday, May 14, 2020 6:00-7:00 PM EST

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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Tuesday, May 26: Let’s Get Connected: A Guide to On- and Off-Campus Visits

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:00-7:00 PM EST

Campus visits! Interviews with (amazing, awe-inspiring, down-to-earth) alumnae! College fairs! High school visits! We want to make it as easy as possible for you to get to know Wellesley—and for Wellesley to get to know you. Join us to learn more about the many, many opportunities you have to connect with Wellesley offline, face-to-face, human being-to-human being. 

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Wednesday, June 10: Outcomes: To Wellesley and Beyond

Wednesday, June 20, 2020 6:00-7:00 PM EST

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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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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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. 

This webinar has passed. Click to access a recording of the webinar.

 
 
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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.

This webinar has passed. Click to access a recording of the webinar.

 
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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!

This webinar has passed. Click to access a recording of the webinar.

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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.
 

This webinar has passed. Click to access a recording of the webinar.

 

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