Application Deadlines
Applying As: Admission Financial Aid  Notification Date:
Early Decision I NOV 15 NOV 15 mid December
Early Decision II JAN 1 JAN 1 mid February
Regular Decision JAN 1 JAN 15
late March
Fall Transfer MAR 15 APR 1 late April
Freeman Scholar Program JAN 1 JAN 1 end March



The Admission Committee encourages students to take a most challenging program of courses, and recommends that it include at a minimum:

  • 4 years each of English and History/Social Science
  • A single Foreign Language through the fourth year
  • 3 laboratory sciences including Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Math through Calculus


Although not required, some students supplement their application with work - such as art, music, or scientific research - that represents a special accomplishment or interest, or reflects an educational goal.

More detailed information on supplement requirements.


See table above for online decision notification dates for all admission programs. Application decisions will be available through WesCheck, the applicant portal.  Applicants will receive a status update email to check their Wesleyan Admission Portal after online decisions are officially released.

For those students who are offered a place on the waitlistdeferred or denied, letters will be available online only.  For more specific information about the waitlist please refer to the First Year Waitlist FAQED Waitlist FAQ the Transfer Waitlist FAQ.

Related materials will be mailed to students who are admitted.

The Wesleyan admission deposit is $250.00.  Note: the deposit is non-refundable.


Wesleyan's application fee is $65.  We will waive the application fee for all applicants who apply for aid.  This fee waiver will not disadvantage an applicant in any way.