Applying As:AdmissionFinancial Aid Notification Date:
Early Decision I NOV 15 NOV 15 mid December
Early Decision II JAN 1 JAN 15 mid February
Regular Decision JAN 1 MAR 1 late March
Fall Transfer MAR 15 APR 15 mid May
Spring Transfer NOV 1 NOV 1 mid December
Freeman Scholar Program JAN 1 JAN 1 end March


The Admission Committee encourages students to take a most challenging program of courses, and recommends that it include at a minimum:

  • 4 years each of English and History/Social Science
  • A single Foreign Language through the fourth year
  • 3 laboratory sciences including Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Math through Calculus


Although not required, some students supplement their application with work - such as art, music, or scientific research - that represents a special accomplishment or interest, or reflects an educational goal. Please adhere to the application program deadlines:

Early Decision I applicants - November 15
Early Decision II and Regular applicants - January 1
Fall Transfer applicants - March 15
Spring Transfer applicants - November 1

Materials submitted after these deadlines WILL NOT be reviewed.

All materials must be submitted electronically through the Common Application website. If you need to submit your supplemental materials AFTER you have submitted your Common Application to Wesleyan, please visit https://wesleyan.slideroom.comMaterials mailed to the admission office will not be evaluated or returned.


See table above for online decision notification dates for all admission programs. Application decisions will be available through WesCheck, the applicant portal.  Applicants will receive a status update email to check their Wesleyan Admission Portal after online decisions are officially released.

For those students who are offered a place on the waiting listdeferred or denied, letters will be available online only.  For more specific information about the waiting list please refer to the First Year Waiting List FAQ or the Transfer Waiting List FAQ.

Related materials will be mailed to students who are admitted.

The Wesleyan admission deposit is $250.00.  Note: the deposit is non-refundable.


Students may request a fee waiver if they are applying for financial aid and the cost of applying to Wesleyan would be a financial hardship for the family. Note that applying for a fee waiver will not disadvantage an applicant in any way.

College Board Fee Waiver

If you received an application fee waiver from the College Board, you should still answer the questions presented in the Common App Fee Waiver section.  Doing so will help Wesleyan identify you as a fee waiver eligible applicant.

Common App Fee Waiver

If you feel you qualify for a Common App fee waiver, you must certify this by typing your name in the Common App Fee Waiver section.

Having problems requesting a fee waiver?

If you do not qualify for a Common Application waiver, you may still qualify for a school-specific fee waiver from Wesleyan.  There is now a question on the Common Application which asks "Do you intend to use one of these school-specific fee waivers?"  There are three options to answer:

  1. Yes, I am part of an organization that has a fee waiver agreement with Wesleyan
  2. Yes, I have been pre-authorized by a Wesleyan staff member
  3. No, I do not qualify for a Wesleyan fee waiver

Choose the option that accurately reflects your status.

Additional questions about fee waivers may be directed to Diane Crescimanno

Additional information about fee waivers:

  • Wesleyan will also accept a letter from your guidance counselor/college advisor or representative from a social service or community agency, stating that the fee would cause financial hardship given limited family resources;
  • The NACAC fee waiver request form completed by your guidance counselor/college advisor;
  • We also accept ECO (Expanding College Opportunities) fee waiver forms.