Applying to Wesleyan

Regular Decision Students

Admission to Wesleyan University is based on the applicant's academic and personal record. Information considered includes school records, evidence of academic maturity and independence, standardized test scores, extracurricular activities and general contributions to school and community.

For students who apply under the regular notification program, the deadline for applying is January 1st.  Notification of admission decisions will be by April 1st.

Wesleyan notifies all applicants electronically for all admission decisions.  Instructions on how to view your online decision letter will be sent via e-mail prior to the notification date.  Related materials will be mailed to students who are admitted, deferred or waitlisted.   For those students whose applications are denied, letters will be available online only.

As soon as you have decided to apply, register for the Common Application and add Wesleyan as one of your schools. The Member Questions for Wesleyan must be submitted along with your application. You may take more time to complete the Writing Supplement, submitting it and paying your application fee, no later than January 1.

What is the recommended preparation for Wesleyan applicants?

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
What are the requirements for standardized testing?

Wesleyan requires either the SAT I and two SAT II tests or the ACT. The Test of English as a Foreign language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required for non-native speakers of English. All tests should be taken so that scores will be received by the Office of Admission by the application deadline.

Where can I get more information on financial aid for applicants?

For details on Financial Aid at Wesleyan, click here.