Class Deans

students gathering on campus

The Class Deans work closely together to provide strong individualized advising to students.

We collaborate with faculty advisors and staff members from many other offices across the College to help make sure all of our students have the support they need to realize their goals. Students can also email their Class Dean directly to set up a meeting.

Additional resources

Advising Resources

Academic Resources:  frequently asked questions for students,

Advising Resources for Faculty:  Advising Resources for Faculty

Advising Resources for Parents and families:  Office of Parent & Family Programs

Connections Across Campus:  A Resource List

Degree Requirements: Checklist

Disability and Accessibility:  Office of Accessibility and Disability Resources

Leaves of Absence:  Please see the Rules and Requirements for Leaves of Absence and Withdrawals from Wellesley College.

The Pforzheimer Learning and Teaching Center (PLTC):  Pforzheimer Learning and Teaching Center (PLTC)




Commonly used forms

Listed below are forms that students may need to fill out at certain points of their Wellesley career.

Please note that some forms are not currently available online.  Please consult your Class Dean with any questions. 

Degree Requirements

Your chosen major will determine many requirements as you progress toward your degree at Wellesley.  Class deans and advisors are there to help.

Certain common requirements for graduation apply regardless of your major, the key points of which we outline here. Students with questions about Wellesley College degree requirements should speak with their class dean.

Engineering Opportunities

Within the context of a Wellesley liberal arts education, there are a number of options available to students who wish to pursue an interest in engineering.

Each program is distinct in its characteristics and may provide different advantages to different students, depending on a student's individual academic interests and needs.  Interested students are encouraged to explore each of these options carefully.

However, as Wellesley is a liberal arts institution that offers Bachelors of Arts degrees, engineering is not a major that is offered at Wellesley.

Student Handbook

Wellesley College's Student Handbook includes the policies, procedures and rules that frame student life at Wellesley College; these are collected under three categories:

Each student is responsible for being familiar with this material.

Fundamental to the life of the Wellesley Community is the Honor Code. In entering Wellesley College, each student pledges the following:

As a Wellesley College student, I will act with honesty, integrity, and respect. In making this commitment, I am accountable to the community and dedicate myself to a life of honor.

This ideal is the basis for all our interactions with each other and for all the procedures we have in place to deal with the complications that arise in our shared life.

Other policies that affect students are grouped for convenience of reference as those related to academic matters and those connected to community life.

Students with questions about these policies may consult with any College faculty member or staff person. Class Deans will be especially helpful on academic matters, and Area Coordinators and Residence Directors will be especially helpful on many campus life policies. Students may also be interested in consulting the Provost's website and the Faculty Handbook (located on MyWellesley) for policy matters connected to the faculty and the Human Resources website for policy matters connected to the College's non-academic staff.

Wellesley College has made every effort to ensure that the policies and information included in this Student Handbook are accurate as of August 26, 2013. Wellesley College reserves the right to make changes at its discretion to the policies and information included in this Handbook.

Transfer Students

Wellesley welcomes students who have transferred from various schools as well as students participating in exchange programs.


If you are interested in transferring to Wellesley College, please visit our Admissions Office web page.

Checklist for transfer students entering in fall

Checklist for transfer students entering in spring

If you have already been accepted as a transfer student and will enter Wellesley please check the pages regularly for information related to your arrival, Orientation, and your first semester at Wellesley. Once you have paid your deposit and received information about logging into Wellesley's online systems, you should follow the link in the top left hand corner of this page to MyWellesley. There, on a tab labeled "Entering Students" you will find a checklist of tasks to complete before your arrival.

Quantitative Reasoning Requirement.  All students take our Quantitative Reasoning Basic Skills Assessment as they enter Wellesley, and you will take this shortly after your arrival.  You will need to take this assessment even if you are receiving transfer credit for a statistics course taken elsewhere; passing this assessment is itself part of the requirement.  You can prepare for this assessment by reviewing the material and taking the practice test.

Other information:

New Student Guide from Summer 2019 (useful information about academic and campus life, although geared for first-year students)

Entering Student Website from Summer 2019 (useful information about academics and campus life)

Accessibility and Disability Resources

Student Financial Services

Quantitative Reasoning Program


Religious Holiday Observance

For Students - Notification to your faculty about a missed class due to Religious Holiday Observance:


Students who intend to observe any religious holy day in a manner that necessitates missing class or work assignments should inform their instructors within the first two weeks of each semester of their intent (even when the exact date of the day will not be known until later) so that alternative arrangements convenient to both students and faculty can be made at the earliest opportunity.

Students use the Religious Observance Notification Form to inform faculty that they will be missing class during religious holidays. This form does not take the place of students following up with their instructors to make arrangements for any work they may miss during their observance. Please fill out the form and speak with each instructor in advance of any missed class.

For more on Wellesley College’s religious observance policy and the multifaith religious observance calendar, visit ORSL’s website. For questions or concerns, please contact Dean Jackie Marquez in the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at

Class Deans Newsletter

View past newsletters from the Wellesley College Class Deans.

"You are not on this journey alone, in life or at Wellesley.  Your Class Deans will be there for you every step of the way to make sure that you have the individual attention & support you need to realize your goals." 

Nayanika Das, Class of 2021

Contact: Class Deans Office | Schneider Center, 2nd Floor | | 781.283.2325