Visual Supplement Guidelines

Visual Art Supplements (for Prospective Applicants)

Each year, the Studio Art faculty works closely with the Admission office to identify outstanding visual arts applicants. If you submit a visual arts supplement with your application to Wellesley College, a member of the studio art faculty will review your images and advise the Admission team reading your file. While a strong visual portfolio may well enhance your application, it is but one of many factors that the Board of Admission considers when making decisions. We do not preview portfolios of prospective applicants. Please check the Wellesley Admission or Common Application website for guidelines about submitting a visual arts supplement with your application. 

The department does not retain copies of the visual arts supplements, so transfer and first-year students with a background in the arts may wish to bring documentation of past work with them during orientation and advising. While an AP or IB course will not count toward the minimum requirements of a studio art or architecture major, on rare occasions, students may be granted permission to enroll in certain 200-level studio courses based on the strength of recent work. 

For further information on Visual Arts Supplements, visit the Admissions website.

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