Information for Admitted Transfer Students

Congratulations incoming Fall Class of 2024 Cardinals! We can't wait to welcome you to campus on August 28th with classes starting on September 2nd. You will have the opportunity to meet individually with your class dean shortly after your arrival to campus. In the meantime, to make sure you’ve made all the necessary preparations for a smooth transition, please review the important information on this page.

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    Recording: Academic Advancement and Student Services Panel
    Hear from our Transfer Class Deans and Directors of Academic Advancement and Student Services, including information on academic advising and support, student involvement and housing. 

    Access the event recording here.  Passcode: pDpg6y$5


    Connect with a Wes Alum
    Explore our alumni profiles and request a one-on-one Zoom meetup to chat about all things Wes.

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    Intellectual independence, critical thinking, and exploration of a wide range of traditional and interdisciplinary fields of study are the hallmarks of a Wesleyan liberal arts education.

    At Wesleyan, you will work under the guidance of scholars, scientists, and artists who care deeply about teaching and advising. Upon your acceptance of Wesleyan’s offer of admission, we will provide you with academic and advising resources that contain detailed information. What You Need to Know About Academics

    Academic Advising and the Advising Relationship

    Developing a strong relationship with your faculty advisor is key to taking full advantage of your Wesleyan educational experience. Your advisor, who will be assigned to you prior to your arrival on campus, will serve as your intellectual guide, answering questions about how to best navigate the curriculum. You will be challenged to undertake coursework in disciplines outside your comfort zone so that you may broaden your understanding of yourself and the world. After you arrive on campus, your advisor will point you to additional resources needed to develop your academic plan. When you declare your major, you will be assigned a new faculty advisor in your major department. Your class dean is another source of academic guidance and support during your time at Wesleyan.

    Academic Resources

    Among the many resources that Wesleyan provides to assist with academic planning, WesMaps (, WesPortal (, and the Wesleyan University Course Catalog ( are the most important. WesMaps provides complete curricular information for every course taught at the University, including course description, important readings, scheduling information, General Education designations, prerequisites, grading mode, and course format. As a new student, you will utilize WesMaps, Wesvising, the Advising Guidelines, and other resources as you participate in course registration and craft a tentative plan of study to be discussed and approved by your faculty advisor at your orientation meeting.

    WesPortal is your online gateway to the University, with important academic processes, including course registration, drop/add, and declaration of your major. WesPortal also helps you monitor progress towards graduation by providing access to your academic history, General Education Report, credit analysis, and major certification form. Beyond these core academic functions, your WesPortal also provides access to your Wesleyan email and Google Docs accounts, class blogs, enrollment and personal data information, and student account balance and payment tools.

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    Residential Experience

    Residential living is based on a model of increasing independence, supported by a variety of options that include program houses, community-based living programs, wood-frame houses, apartments and residence halls. What You Need to Know About the Residential Experience
    Transfer students are assigned to single and double rooms in residence halls near returning students so it is easier for them to make connections with other students. They also have the option of living in Writers' Block, one of the theme communities.
    If you have any questions, feel free to submit a help ticket through your WesPortal.
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    Financing Your Education

    A Guide to Resources and Strategies for Wesleyan University Students

    There are many ways to pay for a university education and many resources available to make the costs more manageable. The following guidelines, primarily designed for domestic students, summarize those resources and outline useful strategies in financial planning.

    What You Need to Know About Financing Your Education

    Programs for all Students and Parents

    Family circumstances vary widely, and so do the means for meeting the cost of a year at Wesleyan. Family resources—including student and parent income, assets, and loans—will most likely be the primary source of financing. Need-based financial aid is available for qualifying students who applied during the application process. Other financial strategies and resources that many families use include the monthly payment plan, outside scholarship support (which initially reduces self-help amounts for financial aid recipients), and supplemental loans.

    It is best to inquire about these programs early to understand your options for making Wesleyan affordable. Optional tuition insurance is offered through A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. Application to Dewar must be made prior to the first day of class. For more information, visit

    How Wesleyan Bills Students

    Students are charged one semester at a time for tuition, fees, and the Residential Comprehensive Fee. If a student is receiving financial aid, the pending credits for the financial aid are subtracted from the account total, as long as the student has provided the Office of Financial Aid with all necessary certifications and documents.

    The account balance, minus tentative credits for any financial aid not yet posted to the account, is the amount the student is responsible for paying. The full amount due must be paid within 30 days of the billing date. Fall semester charges are posted in July. Spring semester charges are posted to the student account in January. Students are not permitted to enroll unless the full amount due is paid or otherwise satisfied.

    Financing Options 

    See current financing information.


    Some FAQs

    When should we make arrangements for a payment program?

    Program enrollment can begin when the semester charges are posted to the student account.

    When should we apply for an educational loan?

    Complete loan processing, including approval, may require several weeks. In order to receive loan proceeds prior to fall enrollment, applications for any educational loan should be in process by January 15.

    Are any campus jobs available to students who are not receiving financial aid?

    Yes. Preference is given to students who are authorized to work as part of their financial aid awards, but about one-third of the on-campus jobs typically are held by non-financial aid students. Non-university jobs are also available in the local community.

    If we did not apply for financial aid but would like to explore this option, what should we do?

    For U.S. citizens and permanent residents, please contact the Office of Financial Aid to discuss any special circumstances or changes that may have occurred since your admission to Wesleyan. In general, if you applied to Wesleyan without seeking financial aid, you must be enrolled one year before becoming eligible to receive Wesleyan financial aid.

    Who receives student account access?

    The student has primary access to their student account. The student can enable guests to view their student account online or make online payments. For more information, visit the Student Accounts website.

    What forms of payment are accepted by Wesleyan?

    • E-check or paper check
    • Wire transfer
    • Flywire for international money transfer
    • Private educational loan
    • Monthly Payment Plan
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    University Calendar 2024-2025

    View updated Academic Calendar

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    Honor Code and Code of Non-Academic Conduct

    Students at Wesleyan are given a great deal of independence and, in turn, are expected to act responsibly as members of a community that includes all students, faculty, staff, and other Middletown residents. Read more about the Honor Code and Code of Non-Academic Conduct in the Student Handbook.

    Wesleyan University is fully committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.