Frequently Asked Questions

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm EST 

Email: 
summer@wellesley.edu

Phone: 
781.283.2200

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FAQs

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What makes the Wellesley Pre-College Program different?

The Program is exclusively for young women, taught by Wellesley faculty and offers small class sizes on a beautiful lakefront campus. Students will engross themselves in academically rigorous programs, but will also have fun and experience authentic college life.

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Where is Wellesley?
Wellesley is a quiet, safe suburb located 10 miles outside of Boston, MA. Students can walk to the town center to find coffee shops, retail chains, boutique shopping, and ice cream parlors.  
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How difficult are Wellesley College courses?

Pre-College Immersive  students will take one elective 100-level course for credit with other college students and a writing course that will develop their college-level writing skills. The academic expectations are equivalent to a semester’s worth of material.  Exploratory Workshops are built off popular Wellesley courses and offer an overview of a specific topic or subject matter.  Students have access to academic tutors and the writing center.

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Will teacher recommendations be provided?

Faculty who feel that a particular student has exceeded expectations may be willing to provide a letter of recommendation. The grade students earn in a course will be the greatest indicator of their success in future applications.

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Will participating in the Pre-College Program help you get into Wellesley?
Pre-College students will have the opportunity to tour campus and ask questions of the admission office during the summer.  However, participation in the program does not guarantee students admission into the Wellesley College Undergrad Program.
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Are there accommodations for students with disabilities?
Yes, Wellesley provides a full range of services and accommodations to assist students with disabilities.
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What is it like to live on campus in the summer?
Students will reside at Stone-Davis, a historic lakeside residence hall offering spacious common rooms, living rooms and television access. RA’s live in residence with students and ensure the safety of all minors on campus. A full meal plan is also provided; the dining halls can accommodate any food allergies.  Students will have access to Wellesley’s cafe, dining hall, libraries, computer labs, and athletic complexes. There are evening and afternoon planned activities like study breaks, movie nights, and lectures.
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Do students have access to Boston?

Yes. There are planned excursions on the weekends. Past activities have included: Boston Duck Boat Tour, Escape The Room, MIT/Harvard Tours, Faneuil Hall, Newbury Street and Copley Square.

*Please note that students under 18 are not allowed to travel outside of Wellesley on their own.

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Are students international or domestic?
Students come from all over the country and world. In the past we’ve welcomed students from France, China, Dubai, Canada, Spain and many more.
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