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Application Requirements

Application requirements vary by department and degree.  Please check the application guidelines for the specific department and degree you are interested in. 

Transcripts of Previous Study. Prospective candidates who hold baccalaureate or advanced degrees from colleges other than Wesleyan may submit unofficial transcripts with the application.  Official transcripts are required of matriculates. 

Test Scores. GRE: Graduate departments are not requiring GRE scores for admission in Fall 2022.

TOEFL/IELTS: Applicants whose primary language is other than English will be expected to demonstrate a proficiency in English sufficient to undertake graduate study. This includes the ability to read, write, and speak the language.  Wesleyan University accepts TOEFL or IELTS scores. There is not a minimum required test score. Applicants may enter their unofficial scores on the application or may enter the date of a scheduled future test.

Official TOEFL scores from the Educational Testing Service should be sent electronically to Wesleyan University, school code 3959.  Official IELTS scores should be sent to the Office of Graduate Student Services, Wesleyan University, 265 Church Street, #128-132, Middletown, CT  06459. 

International applicants who have received a degree from an institution with English as the primary language may email the academic department to which you are applying to request a waiver of the English proficiency testing requirement.

Foreign Languages. Specific language preparation may be required as part of the application or as part of the program of study. Departmental statements regarding mastery of a second language may be found on the department’s website.

Notification of Acceptance. Students will be notified via the online admission portal of preliminary acceptance into the graduate program. Final acceptance is subject to the student’s satisfactory completion of work for the baccalaureate degree, receipt of official transcripts, and meeting the health requirements as set by the state of Connecticut.