Announcements & Service Updates

Academic Year 2021-2022

COVID-19 Protocols regarding cross-registration

Cross-Registration at MIT

If you are planning to cross-register for an MIT course in the fall 2021 semester please note MIT’s detailed instructions for Wellesley students available on the MIT Registrar’s website. MIT requires that Wellesley students follow the same COVID protocols as are required of MIT students. This will include:

  • Upload proof of vaccination: Upon registering, MIT requires Wellesley students to provide proof of COVID vaccination through the COVID Pass system (MIT’s in-house COVID monitoring system). 

  • Obtain an MIT ID for building swipe access: Wellesley students must get an MIT ID card and sign-up for an MIT computing account (Kerberos account) because they will need the ID card to swipe into buildings and they’ll need the Kerberos account to upload proof of vaccination.

  • 2 times per week COVID testing for MIT through the COVID Pass system.

Email covidapps-help@mit.edu with questions or technical issues about the COVID Pass system.

Students will still need to complete their required COVID testing at Wellesley.

 

Cross-Registration at Babson, Brandeis and Olin:

Wellesley students must be vaccinated to cross-register at Babson, Brandeis and Olin. However, the vaccination documentation that each student provided here at Wellesley is sufficient for cross-registration at Babson, Olin and Brandeis and does not need to be provided again as part of the cross-registration process. Unvaccinated students who wish to cross-register should contact Dean Michael Jeffries (mjeffrie@wellesley.edu).

Information about Cross-Registration Process:


For Students: Notifying Faculty about a missed class due to Religious Holiday Observance

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. The student notification form deadline for the Fall 2021 semester is Tuesday, September 7th. 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 jm100@wellesley.edu.


Academic Year 2021-2022 Cross-Registration Policy

The Registrar is highlighting these changes to the Cross-Registration policies:

Each fall and spring semester, enrolled students may register for one credit-bearing course per semester at Babson, Brandeis, MIT or Olin. Cross-registration is not available during Winter and Summer.

Follow the link to the complete 2021-2022 Cross-Registration Policy.


MIT UROPs

Each fall and spring semester, a student may register for no more than 2 separate UROP opportunities for credit, pay and volunteer. Each summer semester, a student may register for no more than 1 UROP opportunity for credit, pay and volunteer. Each winter period a student may register for no more than 1 UROP opportunity for pay and volunteer.


Summer 2021 Transfer of Credit

Wellesley College will accept transfer credit for remote/distance learning and online courses taught at other institutions. For more information, please refer to the Transfer of Credit Guidelines.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are not eligible for transfer.


Summer 2021 MIT UROPs

Students wishing to enroll in a summer UROP for credit may do so using the cross-registration system by bringing a completed UROP cross-registration form to both the Wellesley and MIT Registrar’s offices. Students must be cross-registered at MIT by Monday, June 7th, 2021 at 4:30pm EST. Cross-registered students then must complete the UROP online application by Thursday, June 24th, 2021 at 5pm EST. For Summer 2021, Wellesley students will not be required to pay the Wellesley Summer Session tuition for a one-unit course.

 

 

Academic Year 2020-2021

Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 MIT UROP Policy

Effective for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, Wellesley students are not eligible to cross register for academic credit bearing UROPs. Wellesley students may cross register for UROPs for pay or volunteer. If a Wellesley College student would like to receive academic credit for the work done in the UROP, they may register for an independent study with a Wellesley faculty member based on their work.


Academic Year 2020-2021 Class Block Schedule

The Fall and Spring semesters in 2020-2021 are being subdivided into two Terms.

The Fall 2020 semester is divided into

  • Term 1: August 31st - October 13th
  • Term 2: October 26th - December 11th

The Spring 2021 semester is divided into

  • Term 3: February 15th - March 30th
  • Term 4: April 12th - May 26th

Classes will be offered On Campus, Remotely, and as a Hybrid (combination of On Campus students and Remote students). These are the approved standard schedule meeting blocks.


Summer 2020 Transfer of Credit

Only for Summer 2020: Wellesley College will accept transfer credit for remote/distance learning and online courses taught at other institutions. For more information, please refer to the Transfer of Credit Guidelines.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are not eligible for transfer.


 

Academic Year 2019-2020

 

Spring 2020 Final Grades for Academic Courses

All courses this semester, including independent studies and senior theses, will be converted to mandatory credit/non grading status. For more information, see Academic Policies and Calendar for the Rest of the Semester.


Spring 2020 PE Courses

Term 4 PE courses are cancelled. Students enrolled in semester-long PE courses will be eligible to earn 2 PE credits for the portion of these courses if they were successfully meeting the requirements of the course when these courses ended on 3/13/2020.


Spring 2020 Midterm Grades

As part of the transition to remote courses that took place this semester, we have implemented a one-time midterm grade process for Spring 2020. Midterm grades provide an assessment of a student’s progress toward meeting the learning goals of a course as of 3/13/2020 (when the College transitioned to remote courses). These grades are informational only and do not count toward the GPA and are not part of the official transcript. 

What Grades Are Valid as Midterm Grades?

Midterm grades include letter grades (A - F) as well as the following non-letter grades:

S (Satisfactory progress)

U (Unsatisfactory progress)

MCR (credit in a course graded as mandatory credit/ noncredit - the equivalent of ‘S’)

MCRD (credit with distinction in a course graded as mandatory credit/ noncredit)

MNCR (noncredit in a course graded as mandatory credit/ noncredit - the equivalent of ‘U’)

Do All Courses Have Midterm Grades?

Not all courses have midterm grades. Courses taken at Wellesley that carry academic credit toward the degree have a midterm grade. PE courses that satisfy the Physical Education requirement and cross-registered courses taken at other campuses (Babson, Brandeis, MIT and Olin) do not have midterm grades. Many Wellesley faculty elected to give all students midterm grades of S because they did not feel they had enough work on which to base a letter grade. The Registrar does not have additional information about student performance in those courses.

Do Midterm Grades Count in the GPA?

Midterm grades are informational only. They do not count in the cumulative grade point average (Cum GPA).

How Do I Access My Midterm Grade Report?

A student’s midterm grade report is available through Workday. Step by step instructions are:

  • Log into Workday.
  • Click on the search bar in Workday (at the top of the page when you first open Workday) and search for ‘Maintain My Student Documents’ 
  • The next page will show you a list of documents available to you. Click on ‘Spring 2020 Midterm Grades’.
  • Click on the link labeled ‘Spring 2020 Midterm Grades’ on the right hand side of the page under Attachments
  • The Midterm Grades document will open in a new browser tab.
  • Students have the option to view, print, and download the document as a pdf file.
May I share my midterm grade report with others?

Students may, at their discretion, share their midterm grades with others. Through Workday, students have the option to view, print, and download the document as a pdf file.