Wesleyan Summer Session:
Applying to PreCollege Study

Email study@wesleyan.edu with any questions. 


Students who will have completed their junior year of high school by June 27, 2020 are eligible to apply. Younger students will be considered on a case by case basis. Residential students in the July Session must enroll in two courses; commuting students may enroll in one or two courses in either session. Students graduating from high school this spring and planning to begin college this fall are not are not eligible for the PreCollege Residential Scholar program. However, they are welcome to take Summer Session courses as Community Scholars. They may take as many courses as they wish; they may commute, or live in housing with the undergraduate students. Please click here for more information.

How to Apply:

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all spaces have been filled. Space in the program is extremely limited. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Students and parents should contact the PreCollege Study office at 860-685-2005 or by email at study@wesleyan.edu with any questions.

The application period will open on December 2, 2019.

Applications are considered complete and ready for review once the following items have been received:

  • Application form (online)
  • Recommendation from guidance counselor or teacher (online)
  • Official academic transcript from current/most recent high school (sent directly from a school official to our office) 
    • Hard copy sent to Precollege Study at Wesleyan University, 74 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT 06459 or
    • Digital copy emailed to precollege@wesleyan.edu
  • Single document that includes a 250-word statement of interest and an academic research paper or essay written for a current or previous high school course (online)
    • NOTE! Statement should include the title(s) of the Summer Session courses the student wishes to take.
    • Academic essay/paper should be between 3 and 6 pages in length, or an excerpt of a longer work

Once a student accepts the admission offer, a list of required forms and a link to pay the non-refundable $250.00 enrollment deposit will appear on the application status page. Students will be registered once all required forms and the deposit have been received.


Registration for courses will open in March 2020. Admission to the program does not guarantee space in a particular class. Therefore, students are encouraged to submit registration forms as soon as possible once they are admitted. Enrollment in courses will take place on a first-come, first-served basis.