Applying for Admission

Applying for admission to Wesleyan’s Graduate Liberal Studies (GLS) program begins with a simple online form. Prospective students applying for GLS degree candidacy are encouraged to contact the Graduate Liberal Studies office to discuss the application process.

GLS Degree and Certificate Program Admission

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications received prior to the stated deadline will be considered for degree matriculation in the following term.

Degree, Certificate and Financial Aid Application Deadlines

Deadline to enroll as a GLS degree or certificate candidate

  • November 6, 2017—for spring 2018
  • April 16, 2018—for summer 2018 
  • July 16, 2018—for fall 2018

GLS Non-Degree Admission

Many students begin their Wesleyan GLS course of study as non-degree students before later applying to a GLS degree or certificate program. Up to four courses taken with non-degree status can be applied toward your subsequent enrollment in such a program.

Deadline to enroll as a GLS non-degree student

  • September 8, 2017—for fall 2017
  • January 26, 2018—for spring 2018
  • June 29, 2018—for summer 2018 

Please note: GLS students are encouraged to submit their non-degree study applications as early as possible. Class registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis, and registration opens approximately 6 to 8 weeks before the non-degree application deadlines shown here.

Info Sessions for Prospective GLS Students

Meet with GLS staff, hear more about the program's curriculum and requirements, and get a glimpse of what it's like to be a GLS student. Click on the RSVP link below to register for an upcoming info session. Want to learn more about Wesleyan’s GLS program but aren’t able to attend an upcoming info session? Contact us to schedule an informational call or meet one-on-one with a GLS staff member. Evening and weekend appointments are available.

Upcoming Information Sessions

All information sessions take place at the GLS office at Wesleyan University.

August 28, 2017, 6 p.m. | RSVP
September 19, 2017, 6 p.m. | RSVP
October 17, 2017, 6 p.m. | RSVP
December 7, 2017, 6 p.m. | RSVP

Take a Seat: Class Visits

Prospective GLS students are invited to visit select classes by appointment. Call (860) 685-2900 or e-mail masters@wesleyan.edu to arrange a date and time for your on-campus visit, hosted by a current GLS student.