Wellesley College

Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Wellesley

If you are a Finalist who ranked Wellesley, your National College Match application will be sent to Wellesley, and you will need to submit the following requirements to the school by November 1. If you have questions after reviewing the information below, please view the FAQs for Wellesley applicants or reach out to the school directly.

Match Requirements
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

Wellesley Applicant Portal Activation: QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to Wellesley on October 19, and Wellesley may need a couple days to import them into their system. Once processed, Wellesley will then email you instructions to log in and activate your Wellesley applicant portal, where you can track the status of the materials you submit to Wellesley.

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Official Transcript(s)

Have your counselor email or mail official transcript(s) to the Admission Office (see Contact Information below). Please note that Wellesley also requires all students to submit midyear or first and second trimester grades.

2

(Optional) Test Scores 
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 3957
ACT code: 1926

Submitting test scores for Fall 2022 applicants is optional. 

Students applying for entry in the fall of 2022 have the option to apply without consideration of SAT or ACT scores. If an applicant wishes to have their standardized test scores considered as one component of their application, the Admission Committee will consider those scores in a nuanced and contextual way alongside all other application credentials. If applicants choose not to submit standardized test scores, their application will be evaluated in a nuanced and contextual way without scores. Wellesley's holistic, committee-based application review process gives the Admission Committee the flexibility to evaluate each applicant’s academic and extracurricular accomplishments within individual context.

QuestBridge applicants who wish for scores to be considered during the evaluation of their application should submit the SAT-ACT Score Choice Form available in the Wellesley Applicant Portal after submitting the application. If an applicant does not submit this form, scores will not be considered. Applicants who elect to have scores considered may submit self-reported scores while their application is being reviewed and must provide official scores upon enrollment. Students may self-report scores on the QuestBridge application or the Self-Reported Scores Form in the Wellesley Applicant Portal.

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Optional Arts Supplement

If you would like faculty members to provide the Admission Committee with a formal review of your visual art, music, or theatre work, please submit an Arts Supplement through your Wellesley Applicant Portal. QuestBridge Match Finalists should note that the deadline date for submission is November 1. Please see the Wellesley College Arts Supplement Guideline for instructions and further details.

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2022-2023 FAFSA

FAFSA Code: 002224
Available: Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

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2022-2023 CSS Profile

CSS code: 3957
Available: Oct. 1

Please select Early Decision as your admission application type.

If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Your non-custodial parent must also submit the CSS Profile online using the login ID and password that will be emailed to you when you complete the CSS Profile. 
  • All tax returns and income documentation should be submitted through IDOC. You will receive an email giving you access to the uploading feature after you have completed your CSS Profile.
  • If you do not have any contact with your non-custodial parent, then you may submit a request to waive the requirement of their financial information. Download the Non-Custodial Parent Waiver Petition.

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2020 Federal Tax Returns and Forms for Custodial and Non-Custodial Parent (if applicable) 

All students will need to submit signed copies of their families' tax returns and income documentation through IDOC. You will receive an email giving you access to the uploading feature after you have completed your CSS Profile. If you have any difficulty submitting documents, please feel free to contact Wellesley directly (See Contact Information below).

Your non-custodial parent must also submit copies of their 2020 federal tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2 Forms, and other earnings statements.

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2022-2023 Wellesley College Verification Worksheet

Submit the Verification Worksheet through IDOC. (Note: documents will be updated sometime this fall.)

Options following the Match

Early Decision

Finalists who do not match may apply to Wellesley through Early Decision Round II to Wellesley. Please note that this is a binding application plan.

Finalists interested in applying Early Decision Round II must reply via the Applicant Intention Form in early December, in addition to her QuestBridge Application, to Wellesley, by January 1. See Contact Information below for submission instructions.  

Regular Decision

All Finalists not matched with Wellesley will be automatically moved to Regular Decision review in early December. Candidates may withdraw their application at any time using the Withdrawal Form in their Wellesley Applicant Portal. Finalists interested in remaining a candidate for admission must submit the Wellesley College Writing Supplement via the Applicant Portal.

Please note that Wellesley has one Regular Decision deadline for those applying for Fall 2022 Entry. The Regular Decision deadline is January 8. Please see this link for further information on Regular Decision.

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Wellesley on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 3 - December 12. Only check the box if you fully intend to submit a complete application to Wellesley (including all of the materials detailed in the table below).

Step 2: Activate your Wellesley Applicant Portal. QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to Wellesley on December 15 and Wellesley may need a couple days to import them into their system. Use the Wellesley applicant portal, sent to you via email, to track the status of your materials you submit to Wellesley. 

Step 3: Submit all additional required application and financial materials by the applicable deadlines directly to Wellesley as detailed in the table below.

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Requirements: Admission Materials
DEADLINES: JANUARY 8 

 

Finalists who ranked Wellesley and submitted all materials (but did not match)

Finalists who did not rank Wellesley

Wellesley College Writing Supplement

Applicants must sign into the Wellesley Applicant Portal to upload and submit

QuestBridge Midyear Report
Deadline: Feb. 14

Official Transcripts

Update including recent grades

(Optional) Test Scores 
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 3957
ACT code: 1926

Only if new scores to report

Optional Arts Supplement 

See the Wellesley College Arts Supplement Guideline for instructions and further details. 

Optional

Optional

Regular Decision Requirements: Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINES: SEE BELOW

 

Finalists who ranked Wellesley and submitted all materials (but did not match)

Finalists who did not rank Wellesley

2022-2023 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002224
Available: Oct. 1
Deadline: Feb. 15

 

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2022-2023 CSS Profile

CSS code: 3957
Available: Oct. 1
Deadline: Feb. 15

 

2020 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
Deadline: Mar. 2

 

Contact Information

Wellesley Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications and general questions):
admission@wellesley.edu.
Please include QuestBridge in the subject line of your email.

Office of Admission
Office of Financial Aid

Contact Information (for sending admission and financial aid materials):

Mail or email official transcripts to:
Office of Admission
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Email: Have your counselor email your official transcripts to: applicant@wellesley.edu with the subject line: "QuestBridge Official Transcript" or upload using Slate.org