Wellesley College


National College Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Wellesley

Please submit these materials as soon as you are notified you are a Finalist.

College Match Required Application Materials


Official Test Scores
SAT code: 3957
ACT code: 1926

Request official scores from the College Board and/or ACT. Do NOT use the rush reporting service.

Wellesley requires either the SAT or the ACT Plus Writing. Students who have already taken the ACT without the Writing section, and for whom taking it would present a financial burden, may request a waiver of this part of the testing requirement.  Please contact the main admission number at (781) 283-2270 if you wish to make such a request.  

Although not required, students who want to self-report SAT Subject Tests, AP scores, or IB exam results may do so in their QuestBridge applications. 

Note: If the cost of sending test scores from the College Board/ACT would present a financial burden, you may have your guidance/college counselor email a copy of your score report to applicant@wellesley.edu. In addition, Wellesley will also accept test scores that are reported on an official high school transcript. 


Official Transcripts

Have your counselor email, mail or fax to the Admission Office (see Contact Information below).


Optional Supplement

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


CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
CSS code: 3957
Available: Oct. 1

If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Your noncustodial parent must also submit the CSS/Financial Aid Profile online using the login ID and password that will be emailed to you when you complete the CSS/Financial Aid Profile. 
  • Your noncustodial parent must also submit copies of their 2016 federal tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2 Forms, and other earnings statements. Submit directly to Wellesley using this cover sheet.
  • If you do not have any contact with your noncustodial parent, then you may submit a request to waive the requirement of his/herfinancial information. Download the Noncustodial Parent Waiver Petition.


A copy of your parents’ 2016 federal income tax returns

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).


2018-2019 Wellesley College Verification Worksheet

Available here. Note: documents will be updated sometime this fall. 


2018-2019 FAFSA
Available: Oct. 1

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 submit an Applicant Intention Form (link available in early fall), in addition to her QuestBridge Application, to Wellesley, by January 1. See Contact Information below for submission instructions.  

Regular Decision

Please note that Wellesley has two application options: Regular Decision (deadline: January 15) and Regular Decision with an Early Evaluation option (deadline: December 15). Please see this link for further information on each specific plan.

Follow the instructions below to apply through either of these plans. 

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Wellesley on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 6 - December 11. 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: Submit all additional required application and financial materials to Wellesley according to your status by the deadlines listed below. 

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Required Application Materials
DEADLINES: DECEMBER 15 (Regular Decision with Early Evaluation Option) OR JANUARY 15 (Regular Decision)


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

Finalists who did not rank Wellesley

Applicant Intention Form

Official Transcripts

Update including recent grades

Update including recent grades

Official Test Scores
SAT code: 3957
ACT code: 1926

Only if new scores to report

Only if new scores to report

QuestBridge Midyear Report

Application Fee



Optional Supplement (See the Wellesley College Art Supplement Guideline for instructions and further details). 



Regular Decision Required Financial Aid Materials


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

Finalists who did not rank Wellesley

2018-2019 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
CSS code: 3957
Available: Oct. 1
Deadline: Feb. 15


2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2

Deadline: Mar. 2

2018-2019 FAFSA
Available: Oct. 1
Deadline: Feb. 15

Contact Information 

Contact Information (for mailing/faxing materials and general questions):

Have your counselor email official transcripts to: applicant@wellesley.edu with the subject line: "QuestBridge official transcript."

Mail or fax official transcripts to:
Office of Admission
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Fax: (781) 283-3678, Attn: QuestBridge Documents

Mail documents to: 
Wellesley College, Student Financial Services
Schneider Center 122
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

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

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Financial Aid