Note to Applicants Regarding Peaceful Protests:

February 23, 2018

Wesleyan students have a proud tradition of civic engagement, and the university supports students’ rights to peaceful protest. The admission committee reviews the details of any suspension reported by an applicant, and a suspension for peaceful protest on issues of public concern would not impact an admission decision in any way. 

Read President Roth's message here.


Are you curious about almost everything? Do the questions interest you as much as the answers? Do you dream of the ways you can change the world? Are you open to changing your mind? If you answered yes to these questions, you're the kind of student Wesleyan is looking for!

Wesleyan students are intellectual risk-takers who possess the ability to succeed in a rigorous academic environment, take full advantage of the opportunities available to them and demonstrate a concern for the larger community. Diverse in nationality, ethnicity, race, first language and socio-economic background, all Wesleyan students have two things in common: an intellectual curiosity and a genuine love of learning.

Important Dates

Applying As: Admission Financial Aid  Notification Date:
Early Decision I NOV 15 NOV 15 mid December
Early Decision II JAN 1 JAN 15 mid February
Regular Decision JAN 1 MAR 1 late March
Freeman Scholar Program JAN 1 JAN 1 late March


Application Process

From filling out the common app to requesting recommendations, everything you need to know about applying to Wesleyan.

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Deadlines and Requirements

Deadlines and requirements are the nuts and bolts of the application process. Check back often for updates and additional information.

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Standardized Testing

Wesleyan's test-optional policy gives you the power to decide how to best present yourself to the admission committee.

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An interview is a great way for you to make new connections and stand out in the crowd. Make an appointment, today!

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Class Profile

Is Wesleyan the right fit for you? Find out how you stack up against other students selected for admission.

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Undocumented & DACA Students

Wesleyan welcomes all undergraduate applicants regardless of citizenship status.

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Wesleyan has long been a leader in higher education in the effort to provide access to underrepresented students and to diversify our student body and has been a QuestBridge Partner College since 2008.

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Hamilton Prize

Wesleyan is proud to announce The Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize for Creativity, a four-year full-tuition scholarship established in honor of Hamilton writer and star Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02 and director Thomas Kail ’99.

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Want to know more? Find the answers to your most frequently asked admission questions, from how many students apply each year to the importance of class rank.

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Why Wesleyan?

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    At WesFest we asked, Why Wesleyan? Here's what students had to say.

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    This is why We are Wes!