Non-Degree Students

Apply as a Non-Degree Student

All completed and official application materials must be received at least two weeks prior to the first day of class. Please consult the academic calendar to confirm the start date for the term for which you are applying. 

To apply to study at Wesleyan as a Community Scholar or Residential Scholar:

  1. Read and understand the policies outlined in the Wesleyan University Student Handbook.
  2. Complete the Non-Degree Scholar Application Form.
  3. Write and submit a brief (one-page) statement of purpose. 
  4. Have an official, sealed transcript sent directly to: Continuing Studies, 74 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT 06459. Transcripts must be sent by your current/most recent undergraduate degree-granting institution or high school directly to our office. Transcripts sent by students will not be considered.
  5. Request your TOEFL score (only required if English is not your native language).
  6. Have your transcript and TOEFL score (if applicable) sent directly to: Wesleyan Continuing Studies, 74 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT 06459. 
  7. Send in the application form and your statement of purpose.
  8. If planning to become a Residential Scholar, read the Housing Contract and complete the Student Immunization Form and Non-Degree Scholar Housing Request Form.
  9. When all paperwork is received, the admissions committee will review your application. You will be informed of your status by email. 
  10. Once admitted, determine which courses you would like to take, then complete and submit a Non-Degree Scholar Registration Form
Transferring Courses to Another Institution
Wesleyan will issue an official transcript after grades are received.  Since each institution of higher education has its own credit transfer policy, visiting students should contact their own registrar about transferring credits.

Students with Disabilities
Wesleyan University is committed to making its educational programs and facilities accessible to people with disabilities. Students with a documented disability that requires accommodation should notify the Office of Disabilities Services as soon as possible by submitting the Disabilities Services Notification Form. Information about requesting housing, academic and other accommodations is available at the office's website, or you may write to Laura Patey, Associate Dean for Academic Resources, at

For More Information
For more information about studying at Wesleyan as a Community Scholar or a Residential Scholar, please contact the office of Continuing Studies:

Wesleyan Continuing Studies
74 Wyllys Avenue
Middletown, CT 06459