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 check out our live and recorded 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.

 

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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

 

The date to request an interview by for Fall 2021 First Year applicants has passed. If you are a Transfer or Davis Student you can request an interview until March 1.

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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Everything You Need to Know: Student Life at Wellesley 04/21/2021 07:00 PM

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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Planning Your College Search: Finances, Scholarships, and Tuition ... Oh My! 05/05/2021 07:00 PM

Finances, scholarships, and tuition... Oh My! We are aware that understanding financial aid may be overwhelming for many families, but no fear, you are not alone and we are here to help! Join the Dean of Admission and Student Financial Services, Joy St. John, and the Director of Admission Jessica Ricker as they break down the basics of applying for financial aid. In this session they will go over common terms, break down MyIntuition calculator, and answer live questions!

 

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Everything You Need to Know: Academics at Wellesley 05/12/2021 07:00 PM

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 Ama Baafra Abeberese '04, Assistant Professor of Economics, to learn about the amazing academics and experiential learning at Wellesley. We’ll also discuss the resources and spaces available to students including our state-of-the-art labs on Science Hill, newly redesigned studios, instructional technology spaces, and athletic facilities. Bring your questions!

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Faculty Discussions: Interdisciplinary Studies at Wellesley 05/26/2021 07:00 PM

If the terms academic freedom of choice and interdisciplinary exploration pique your interest, you're in the right place! Join three dynamic faculty members, Angela Carpenter, Program Director of Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences, Patrick McEwan, Chair of Latin American Studies, and Jay Turner, Chair of Environmental Studies, as they discuss the liberal arts and the unique interdisciplinary approach at Wellesley. 

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Planning Your College Search: Writing Effective College Essays 06/02/2021 07:00 PM

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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Everything You Need to Know: Outcomes 06/16/2021 07:00 PM

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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Planning Your College Search: Ahoy! Navigating the Application Process 07/07/2021 08:00 AM

So, you’re ready to start your application, but you’ve got a few questions about, well, your application?! Fair enough! Be the captain of your ship and join us to chart your application course with a Wellesley Admission representative. We'll dive into some common questions about the application process and you'll get insider tips from behind the desk. From how to request a letter of recommendation, to tips on completing the Wellesley-specific application questions, we’ll make sure you’re ready to set sail and hit submit when it comes to your application to Wellesley.

REGISTER

 
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Planning Your College Search: Ahoy! Navigating the Application Process 08/04/2021 07:00 PM

So, you’re ready to start your application, but you’ve got a few questions about, well, your application?! Fair enough! Be the captain of your ship and join us to chart your application course with a Wellesley Admission representative. We'll dive into some common questions about the application process and you'll get insider tips from behind the desk. From how to request a letter of recommendation, to tips on completing the Wellesley-specific application questions, we’ll make sure you’re ready to set sail and hit submit when it comes to your application to Wellesley.

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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! 

Planning your college search? Want the inside scoop on social life? Eager to dive into faculty chats? Great! You can access recorded webinars on a range of topics on-demand and watch them from the comfort of your room, office, or tree fort, (just not while you're riding your bike, OK?). Enjoy! 

Watch Recorded Webinars

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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