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Wellesley College is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. But most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years—women who are committed to making a difference.

Every year, some 2,400 of the world’s top undergraduate women are challenged to exceed their own highest personal and intellectual expectations. The mastery Wellesley graduates demonstrate across the professional and vocational spectrum, and the influence they wield—whether in their own communities or on the world stage—is testament to a singularly empowering undergraduate experience.

Wellesley’s lively academic community places a high value on rigorous, probing inquiry, and creative, cross-discipline thinking. Its collaborative approach to scholarship encourages students to question, debate, and refine their points of view, not only with each other, but with our world-class faculty—often by working directly with them on groundbreaking projects.

A Wellesley education fosters the highest standard of readiness for the “real world” in its graduates, in terms of ability to think, act, and contribute meaningfully and effectively in their chosen areas of interest. And now, in addition to the traditional undergraduate summer term Wellesley College is offering academically motivated high school women a Pre-College Residential program where they will have the chance to experience college, take classes and make new friends.

Commitment to Women
Everything about Wellesley College bespeaks its commitment to women, and to providing them with an unequaled educational experience that honors and cultivates not only what is best about each of them, and their own potential, but about what women offer our world.


About Wellesley’s Pre-College Residential Program:
Wellesley College invites motivated female high school juniors and seniors to join us this summer for a unique, immersive college experience—The Wellesley Pre-College Residential Program. For four weeks, students will have the opportunity to become members of the Wellesley community, taking courses with college students while earning full college credit. Students will also enjoy academic, social, and intellectual opportunities that cannot be found in a high school program.

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Summer 2017 Dates:
June 25, 2017 through July 21, 2017

Application Deadline:
Pre-College applications will be considered on a rolling basis until all spaces have been filled or until the May 1, 2017 deadline. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

How to Apply:
Applicants must complete and submit the following no later than May 1, 2017:
    -  The online Pre-College Application Form
    -  Two letters of recommendation (no specific form), one from a current teacher and one from their guidance counselor
    -  An academic transcript
    -  A $100 non-refundable admission fee for domestic students; $200 non-refundable fee for international students

Tuition and Fees:
    -  Admissions Fee for domestic students (nonrefundable): $100.
    -  International Admission Fee (nonrefundable): $200.
    -  Tuition: $5,200.
    -  Room and Board: $3,025.
    -  Total (without Admission Fee ): $8,225

Scholarships & Financial Aid:
Wellesley College will select two NSHSS members to receive a tuition fee discount of 50% off the four week residential program (valued at $2,600.00).

Contact Summer Session Office:
Address: Wellesley Summer Term Office, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
Telephone: (781) 283-2200


Apply for Wellesley's Pre-College Residential Program before Monday, May 1st:
Submit the online Pre-College Application Form.

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