Academic/Advising Resources

The following resources are available to students, faculty and staff to promote academic excellence.

Academic Regulations

Requirements and regulations regarding General Education Expectations, Review and Promotions, Degree Requirements, Acceleration, Academic Standing, Honors, AP/IB and pre-matriculation credit, general regulations, transfer students, international study and special programs. 

Advising Guidelines

Information about course selection, particulary for the first year, featuring videos with faculty members and students providing general guidelines in order to build a balanced and diverse course schedule.

AP and IB Test Credit Information 

Information regarding the process of having AP/IB credits counted toward the Wesleyan degree.

Class Deans 

Class deans are responsible for a comprehensive program of academic advising and class management in the context of a residential liberal arts environment. This includes helping students develop educational goals and complete their graduation requirements; working with faculty to support student success in the classroom; facilitating access to academic and non-academic support services; and supporting student transitions from high school through the undergraduate years to life post-Wesleyan.

Course Registration

Information regarding Pre-Registration, Adjustment, Drop/Add and Summer Session.

Accessibility Service

Wesleyan University is committed to supporting all students in their academic and co-curricular endeavors. The mission of Accessibility Services is to create an accessible and inclusive learning environment where disability is recognized as an aspect of diversity.Students with documented learning, physical, sensory, health, or psychiatric disabilities are able to request reasonable accommodations through Accessibility Services to ensure access to education, housing, meal, and co-curricular activities at Wesleyan. Students who have, or suspect they may have, a disability for which they would like to request accommodations, should contact Accessibility Services to discuss their needs.

Faculty and Student Advising Handbook

The Faculty and Student Advising Handbook is a collaborative effort of the Deans’ Office and Office of Academic Affairs. It is a convenient and invaluable source of information for both advisors and advisees. Features information on academic advising and schedules, academic regulations and procedures, departments and programs, and academic and student-service resources.

Languages and Cultures

This site discusses the many benefits of studying a foreign language and a list of resources to help you.

General Education Courses 

The inclusion of courses that fulfill Wesleyan's General Education Expectations is vital to the student's educational experience at Wesleyan. To assist in the experience, the faculty has divided the curriculum into three areas: natural sciences and mathematics (NSM), the social and behavioral sciences (SBS), and the humanities and the arts (HA). The faculty has assigned a general education designation to a course when appropriate as well as established a distributional expectation for each general education area. In consultation with their advisors, first-year and sophomore students are encouraged to select courses from all three areas to experience the full dimension of intellectual breadth vital to a liberal education.

Health Professions 

For most students interested in medicine -- osteopathic, chiropractic, veterinary, dental or allopathic-- exploring and preparing are simultaneous activities. Please seek more specific advice from Mildred Rodriguez, the Career Center's Health Professions Advisor, if you are interested in other types of health professions since the application process is slightly different in each case.

Honors Program

The Honors Program recognizes a B.A. attained with distinction, either in the major or in General Scholarship. Honors recognizes the successful completion of a mentored, independent, honors capstone project that has been evaluated by qualified examiners and that meets the standards of excellence in the major or those of the Honors Committee when completed in General Scholarship.

International Student Resources 

The Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) provides advice on every aspect of international students’ adjustment to life at Wesleyan—cultural, academic, personal, financial and immigration.

Major Declaration

Major declaration timeline, declaration guide and information, including the University Major.

Math Workshop

The staff offers a drop-in tutoring service, available to all members of the Wesleyan community. Staff members provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere while answering questions about mathematics.

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

The fundamental objective of MMUF is to increase the number of minority students, and others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities, who will pursue PhDs in core fields in the arts and sciences.

Peer Advisors 

The Academic Peer Advisors provide students with well-informed student peer advisors who support the academic achievement and success of all students.

Peer Tutoring Program/Dean's Office

Peer Tutors provide supplementary course-content instruction for students who request them. Tutors are employed by the University and paid by the Deans’ Office. Tutees are self-identified, or are referred to the program by professors, departments and interdisciplinary programs, the tutoring program coordinator, or their class dean.


Wesleyan does not have a formal pre-law track or program of study, but offers a Pre-Law Advisor, as well as many events designed for students interested in attending law school.

Prizes and Recipients

Wesleyan University's awards, prizes and scholarships program connects recipients to the legacies of alumni, administrators, faculty and friends whose lives and work are honored through endowed gifts. Recipients of academic scholarships, fellowships and prizes represent the highest ideals of Wesleyan University--intellectual curiosity, academic excellence, creative expression, leadership, and service.

Study Abroad 

Under the auspices of the Office of Study Abroad, Wesleyan provides its undergraduates with the opportunity to study in any area of the world, through either a Wesleyan-administered program (in France, Italy, or Spain) or a carefully monitored field of third-party options.  While studying abroad, our students are enrolled at Wesleyan and they continue to make normal progress toward the completion of their Wesleyan Bachelor of Arts degree. 

Student Academic Resources (SAR)

Student Academic Resources (SAR) coordinates programs for intellectual enrichment and academic support.  The goals are to foster a community culture that recognizes the relationship between intellectual growth and personal development; to ensure that students know about and are encouraged to seek out appropriate services; and to share information among programs and constituents to ensure the provision of high quality and accessible services that facilitate academic achievement for all students.

Transfer, Exchange and Visiting Students

Information regarding orientation, the major application process, academic regulations and course registration for incoming transfer students.

Undergraduate Research in the Sciences

The Wesleyan program for undergraduate Research in the Sciences encourages active participation of students in research in science laboratories on the Wesleyan campus.  Stipend support is provided for summer research in the Sciences.  Normally, this support is directed to students working with Wesleyan faculty.


A full listing of courses available for a given academic year. 

Writing Workshop

At the Writing Workshop a staff of trained peer tutors is available to meet with you at every stage of the writing process.  You can meet with a tutor to discuss ideas for an upcoming assignment, edit a rough draft of a paper, or review a professor's comments on completed work.