Application Process

Applicants to Wesleyan must submit the Common Application or Coalition Application (with member questions) electronically. 

EARLY DECISION PROGRAM

ED1 and ED2 Application Deadlines
  ED1 ED2
Application Deadlines NOV 15 JAN 1
Online decision notification by: DEC 15 FEB 15

As soon as you have decided to apply, select Wesleyan as one of your colleges. Complete the Wesleyan Member Questions along with your application. 

Your Early Decision application to Wesleyan University uniquely includes the following:

Early Decision Agreement Form

Your signed Early Decision Agreement must be received by the ED application deadline. Students applying under Early Decision certify that Wesleyan is their first choice and agree to accept Wesleyan's offer of admission if extended. Students also agree to withdraw applications submitted to other colleges and not to initiate any new applications. The Early Decision Agreement form is available for download, but it is also provided as part of the Common Application.

How ED works in Common Application

If a student is applying Early Decision to an institution, it is necessary that he/she complete the Common Application Early Decision Agreement form. In order to complete and submit this form online the student must first select the Early Decision term option for one school. Once this decision is selected, the ED Agreement will be available in the Supplements section of the student's Common Application account.

1. The applicant must read and sign the ED Agreement from within his/her Common Application account; a parent/guardian signature is also required. He/she must then notify the counselor that he/she is applying ED.

2. The counselor must then log into his/her account to read, sign and submit the ED Agreement from within his/her Common App School Forms account (if the counselor has agreed to complete school forms online).

If the counselor is not completing the school forms online, the student must print the ED Agreement (within the school forms section) and give it to the counselor to send directly to the institution. Please note the counselor is responsible for the submission of the ED Agreement once the student has completed it. 

Special Note about Early Decision for International Students

While Wesleyan does not prohibit international citizens applying for financial aid from applying in either round of Early Decision, please note that due to the highly selective nature of our selection process for those students, it is unlikely that we will offer an international citizen seeking financial aid admission in Early Decision. Most Early Decision applicants who are international citizens seeking financial aid will be deferred to the Regular Decision round for consideration with the entire applicant pool. Students applying for the Freeman Asian Scholarship (applicants applying for financial aid who are citizens or permanent residents of China, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Japan, or Singapore) should NOT apply in Early Decision as applicants for the scholarship will only be considered in the Regular Decision round. International citizens NOT seeking financial aid may apply for and be considered in both Early Decision rounds.

REGULAR DECISION PROGRAM

Regular Decision Application Deadlines
Application deadline JAN 1
Online decision notification by: APR 1

As soon as you have decided to apply, select Wesleyan as one of your colleges. Complete the Wesleyan Member Questions along with your application.

Note: Applicants to the Freeman Asian Scholars Program should visit the Freeman Asian Scholars Program webpage for application instructions.

EARLY DECISION AND REGULAR DECISION PROGRAM

Both Regular Decision applications and Early Decision applications include the following:

  • Secondary School Report Form & Transcript

    Your college counselor should submit a secondary school report along with an official transcript (including courses in progress) and school profile.

    Homeschool Supplement (if applicable: only available on Common Application site)

    Wesleyan encourages applicants to request that school forms be filed electronically via the Common Application website.

  • Homeschool Supplement
    (if applicable: only available on Common Application site)
    Wesleyan encourages applicants to request that school forms be filed electronically via the Common Application website.
  • Midyear School Report Form
    Your college counselor should submit your midyear grades when available (end of first semester or second trimester).
  • Teacher Evaluation Forms

    Two academic teacher evaluations are required. You are encouraged to submit one from a humanities or social sciences teacher and one from a math or science teacher.  

    Wesleyan encourages applicants to request that teacher evaluations be filed electronically via the Common Application website.

  • Test Scores

    Wesleyan does not require applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of the application for admission. Students can decide for themselves whether or not their scores reflect their ability and if they would like their test scores to be weighed alongside their day-to-day work in secondary school. 

    Learn more about test scores. 

    Wesleyan University School Codes:     
    CEEB (SAT) 3959     
    ACT 0614

  • Track Your Application Materials:

    After you have submitted your application you will receive an email with a PIN which will enable you to access WesCheck, your applicant portal, to track your application materials.