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Wellesley College


Application Requirements 

Wellesley College
National College Match Application Requirements
for College Match Finalists

 

If you have ranked the Wellesley College as one of your choices for the QuestBridge National College Match, the following Application and Financial Aid materials must be submitted to the college as soon as you are notified of your finalist status on October 22. It is highly recommended that you begin this process in early October.

  • The deadline to submit these requirements is November 4, 2013.
  • If you do not submit the required materials by November 4, 2013, Wellesley may choose not to consider your application for the College Match.
  • If you are not selected as a National College Match Finalist, please review the college-specific requirements for QuestBridge students who wish to apply through the Regular Decision process.

 
Please review the FAQ for QuestBridge students applying to Wellesley.

Required Application Materials

1.

Official test scores
Request official score reports from the College Board and/or ACT as soon as you are notified of your QuestBridge finalist status on October 22. You should not use the "rush reporting" service.
SAT code: 3957
ACT code: 1926
For more information about testing and testing deadlines click here.

2.

Official transcripts
Mail to:
Maggie Farnsworth
Board of Admission
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
or
Fax to:
(781) 283-3678, Attn. Maggie Farnsworth

 

Required Financial Aid Materials

1.

2014-2015 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
CSS PROFILE online
(Available October 1)
Wellesley's CSS Code: 3957

2.

A copy of your parents' 2012 federal income tax returns (signed, with all schedules, attachments, W-2s, and other earnings statements). Include personal and corporate/partnership tax returns. Submit directly to Wellesley using this cover sheet. Mail, fax or email to:

Wellesley College, Student Financial Services
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Attn: QuestBridge Documents

Fax: (781) 283-3946, Attn: QuestBridge

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

3.

The CSS Financial Aid/PROFILE Business/Farm Supplement, if your parents own a business or farm.

4.

If your parents are separated or divorced:

a. Your noncustodial parent must submit the online Noncustodial PROFILE using the login ID and password that will be emailed to you when you complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.

b. Your noncustodial parent must also submit copies of their 2012 federal tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2s, and other earnings statements. Submit directly to Wellesley using this cover sheet.

c. If you do not have any contact with your noncustodial parent, then you may submit a request to waive the requirement of their financial information. Your request must include a statement from a third party who can verify your situation. The Noncustodial Parent Waiver Petition is available online at http://www.questbridge.org/images/ncp_waiver.pdf

 


 

Wellesley College
Regular Decision Application Requirements

You may apply to Wellesley via Regular Decision by completing the steps below.

  • Request Regular Decision application forwarding on your "Application Management" page between December 2nd and December 12th.
  • Submit all required additional materials depending on your status below.
  • All additional materials are due by the Wellesley Regular Decision deadline, and you will be notified of the admissions decision according to their normal deadlines.


Please review the FAQ for QuestBridge students applying to Wellesley.

Question Finalists - Ranked Wellesley for College Match (but did not match with a binding college) Finalists - Did Not Rank Wellesley for College Match Non-Finalist
Can I use my QuestBridge application in lieu of your regular application?

No.  Submit the Common App. You can use the same essay from your QuestBridge applciation for the Common App.

You should also request that QuestBridge forward your application to Wellesley College.  The QuestBridge applicaiton will be included in your file. 

No. Submit the Common App.


You should also request that QuestBridge forward your application to Wellesley College. The QuestBridge application will be included in your file.

No. Submit the Common App.



What additional materials do I need to submit? Submit all required Common Application components, including:
  • Teacher recommendations
  • Secondary school report
  • Official transcripts
  • Official test score reports
  • Mid-year school report
More info

If you have already sent your transcripts and test scores to Wellesley as part of your College Match application, you do not need to re-submit them.
Submit all required Common Application components, including:
  • Teacher recommendations
  • Secondary school report
  • Official transcripts
  • Official test score reports
  • Mid-year school report
More info

Submit all required Common Application components, including:

  • Teacher recommendations
  • Secondary school report
  • Official transcripts
  • Official test score reports
  • Mid-year school report
More info
Is the application fee waived? Yes. Yes.

Yes.

What financial aid forms are required?
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
  • FAFSA
  • W2s, Federal Tax Returns
More info
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
  • FAFSA
  • W2s, Federal Tax Returns
More info
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
  • FAFSA
  • W2s, Federal Tax Returns
More info
What are the application deadlines? Early Decision: Nov. 1
Early Evaluation: Jan. 1
Regular Decision: Jan. 15
More info
Early Decision: Nov. 1
Early Evaluation: Jan. 1
Regular Decision: Jan. 15
More info

Early Decision: Nov. 1
Early Evaluation: Jan. 1
Regular Decision: Jan. 15
More info

Can I apply Early Decision?

Yes. If you are not matched and you would like to apply Early Decision to Wellesley, email Maggie Farnsworth at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by December 3.

Yes. 

Yes.

 


 

Wellesley's Testing Requirements

Each of our partner colleges has different requirements for standardized tests that students must take in order to be considered for admission. Please review the testing requirements for Wellesley below. Refer to the National College Match Requirements (above) for instructions regarding submission of test scores to the colleges.

Must take one of the following combinations:

  • SAT Reasoning Test and 2 SAT Subject Tests; or
  • ACT with Writing

Please see our Standardized Testing page for a complete list of the standardized tests and testing deadlines required by each QuestBridge partner college.