Pre-College Exploratory Workshops

Pre-College Exploratory Workshops

One-Week Academic: July 29 - August 5, 2018 | August 5 - August 10, 2018
Two-Week Academic: July 29 - August 10, 2018
One-Week Sports Leadership: August 5 - August 10, 2018 

Students in Exploratory Workshop



Exploratory workshops offer girls the opportunity to delve deep into a specific subject. 

Designed for rising sophomore, junior and senior high school girls, these one- and two- week residential programs offer a taste of college life. Students can study a specific, interesting subject by taking a workshop taught by renowned Wellesley faculty. Students will make new friends, participate in fun group activities, and challenge themselves in ways they had never considered possible!

The Exploratory Experience

  • Intensive study in one area of academic interest in the liberal arts and sciences curriculum, with an interdisciplinary perspective.

  • Meet and bond with women of similar interests through learning together in a small class taught by renowned Wellesley faculty.

  • Live in a historical residence hall, discovering "college life" with mentoring from 24/7 residential directors and RAs.

  • Explore Wellesley's beautiful campus, and the surrounding areas and its beautiful, and historic, surrounding areas. 


At a glance

  • Dates
    • One-Week Academic Workshops: July 29 - August 5, 2018 and August 5 - August 10, 2018
    • One-Week Sports Leadership WorkshopsAugust 5 - August 10, 2018
    • Two-Week Academic WorkshopsJuly 29 - August 10, 2018
  • Eligibility: Rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors by June 2018, in good academic standing
  • Workshops: Choose one offered workshop related to the humanities, sciences or sports
  • Credits: All courses are non-credit/certificate
  • Residential Hall: Historic Wellesley Residential Hall
  • One-Week Workshop Total Fee: $1,050 (Tuition) + $300 (Room, Board, and Activities) = $1,350
  • Two-Week Workshop Total Fee: $1,800 (Tuition) + $600 (Room, Board, and Activities) = $2,400

A Typical Day

  • 8 AM: Breakfast in the Dining Hall
  • 9 AM: Morning Session 
  • 11:30AM: Lunch in the Dining Hall and Free Time
  • 2PM: Afternoon Session
  • 5PM - 6PM: Free Time (homework, walk around lake, exercise)
  • 6PM: Dinner in the Dining Hall
  • 7PM: Residential Life Staff Planned Program (Games, Movies, Karaoke, Davis Museum, etc.)
  • 8PM: Free Time (trip to The "Vil", hanging with friends, planned activity continued)
  • 10PM: Curfew (students back to residence hall, not rooms.)
PLEASE NOTE: Registration in the Wellesley College Pre-College Program is not linked in any way to admission to Wellesley College for degree purposes. Any eligible student wishing admission to Wellesley College should request application materials from the Admissions Office.

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