We are excited you are considering applying to Wesleyan!

We will walk you through every step of creating and filling out your application, including what you need to know if you are a first-year, transfer, international, or first-generation student.

If you have any questions as you go, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Admission team—we are here to help. 

Converging + Emerging

We believe we are all stronger for the endless ways our paths converge, overlap, and align here. We find the freedom to let our truest selves emerge when we are accepted for who we are, and who we’re becoming.

Together, we make Wesleyan, Wesleyan—and you can become part of our story, too.


Holistic admission: tell your story, your way

At Wesleyan, we look for the story your application tells about your achievement and potential, in light of the academic and social resources available to you. We’re looking for:

  • Intellectual curiosity: 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 willing to change your mind? Then you may be a great fit for Wesleyan.
  • Academic Commitment: We’re looking for intellectual risk-takers who possess the ability to succeed in a broad, rigorous academic environment, take full advantage of the opportunities available to them, and go above and beyond what’s expected simply for the sake of learning.
  • Collaborative spirit: Our community is committed to working toward the greater good—and that’s a commitment we want you to share.

Application Process and Requirements

To get started with your Wesleyan application, you will need to fill out the Common Application or Apply Coalition, Powered by Scoir online. When to apply depends on whether Wesleyan is at the top of your college list.

  • If you know you want to be in an environment where collaboration is prized over competition, where thinking differently is an asset, and where future success is ensured through academic exploration and interdisciplinary curiosity, then you should consider applying Early Decision.
  • If you want to keep your college options open and consider your offers of admission in the spring, we welcome you to apply Regular Decision
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Important Dates and Deadlines

Applying as Admission Financial Aid Notification Date
Early Decision I November 15 November 15 mid December
Early Decision II January 1 January 1 mid February
Regular Decision January 1 January 15 late March
Transfer March 15 March 15 late April

Recommended Preparation

The Admission Committee encourages students to take a 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


Wesleyan has long been a leader in higher education in the effort to provide access to underrepresented students and is a proud QuestBridge Partner College since 2008.

Class Profile

Our Class of 2026 brings the world to our campus, speaking, reading and writing more than 62 languages, representing more than 65 countries, and including 49% students of color.  Is Wesleyan the right fit for you? Find out how you might fit in against other students who were admitted to Wesleyan.

Class Profile

Class of 2026 Stats


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countries represented


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Frequently Asked Questions

We know you have lots of questions. We are always available at We can’t wait to meet you on campus or online. Come and find your And + More at Wesleyan.

Frequently Asked Questions