Registration and Information for Summer Term

Eligibility: Open to high school and undergraduate students 


  • Tuition: $2,800 for 1.0 unit 

  • Housing: $150/week

Visa support provided (for full time students)


Summer Term Registration Guidelines

Admission Eligibility for Summer Term

Wellesley College Students

Wellesley College students of diploma-grade standing may enroll in Wellesley College Summer Term courses. Wellesley College students not of diploma-grade standing may enroll with the permission of their class dean. Students on leave should consult their class dean before registering. Wellesley College students are required to register on-line for classes through MyWellesley.

Please note: Only registered students may attend classes.

Visiting College Students

Undergraduates who are matriculated and in good standing at other colleges and universities are welcome to enroll in the Wellesley College Summer Term. To register go to the Visiting Student Application.

As a student in the Wellesley College Summer Term, you will experience the same quality of instruction that Wellesley undergraduates receive during the academic year. Our courses are approved for regular college credit. One Wellesley College Course Unit (1.0) is the equivalent of four semester hours (4 Course Credits at other institutions).

For those who wish to transfer credits from Wellesley, please consult with the Registrar of your college or university in advance. Please note that the final determination of credit awards lies with your home institution.

US High School Juniors and Seniors

Rising high school juniors and seniors in good academic standing may enroll in the Wellesley College Summer Term. Wellesley College summer courses are college credit classes that you will be taking with college students and will be held to the same high academic standards. To register go to the Visiting Student Application (live on January 2nd, 2019).

Wellesley College Students Starting in the Fall

High school graduates who plan to enroll as full-time first-year students at Wellesley in the fall are not eligible for participation in Wellesley College's Summer Term prior to their first semester at the College. Our expectation is that our first-year students will begin their Wellesley experience by participating in New Student Orientation with the rest of their classmates and start their classroom work during the fall semester. Occasionally exceptions are made for entering students. If approved, any Wellesley Summer Term courses taken prior to your first semester will be counted toward the maximum total units (4), including units from AP courses, of college level work taken before matriculation that you may apply toward your Wellesley degree. If you would like to discuss the reasons why Summer Term might be right for you in advance of beginning the fall semester, please contact the Dean of First-Year Students at 781-283-2327.

International Students

If you are enrolled in at least 2 classes during either Summer Terms, Wellesley College will now be able to offer you immigration support. If you are currently in the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 visa status:

  • As long as your status will be valid until the end of the summer or beyond, you may attend Wellesley Summer Term in your current status.
  • Please check with your current school/program International Student Advisor to verify that you are eligible to study at Wellesley for the summer.

To register go to the Visiting Student Application (live on January 2nd, 2019).

Registration Procedures

Students may register for up to two courses in each of the two summer terms. However, those registering in a laboratory science or a math course should not enroll in another course in the same term. Applicants should bear in mind that all courses will require considerable study time outside class hours.

Confirmation of registration will be emailed to Wellesley students promptly. 

If at any time you decide to drop a course, you must drop the course online through Banner Self-Service before the published drop deadline, which can be found here.

*Please note that the registrar's add and drop deadline are in relation transcript records.  Please review our Summer Term Refund Policy to note the last dates to drop and receive a refund (which are earlier than the official drop deadline).

Course Changes and Cancellations

Students may change a course during the first two days of each Summer Term with the permission of the instructor and the Registrar's Office. All add/drop transactions are completed online through Banner Self-Service. Applicable Fees/Course Tuition will apply. Please note that the dates for refunds are not necessarily commensurate with add/drop dates; please see the Summer Term Refund Policy for details.

Summer Term courses with low enrollment (less than 5 students) are subject to cancellation approximately one month prior to the first day of classes. If you are interested in a course it is recommended that you register for it keeping in mind the Summer Term Refund Policy, which outlines the last day to drop classes for a full refund.

Academic Credit

Wellesley College Summer Term courses carry full academic course credit. The four-week summer term is more intensive than the academic year semester schedule, but in terms of course material covered, course assignments, class time and laboratory time, the Summer Term courses are equivalent to Wellesley College courses offered during the regular year. Because the term is intensive in nature, it is not advisable for students who are uncomfortable covering large amounts of material in a short amount of time to sign up for Summer Term. Students should not miss any classes due to the intense pace of instruction. For those who wish to transfer credits from Wellesley, please consult in advance with the Registrar of your college or university.

Wellesley College courses are approved for regular college credit. One Wellesley College Course Unit (1.0) is the equivalent of four semester hours (4 Course Credits at Other Institutions).

Once you have completed the course, you can request a transcript by following the instructions here.

Auditing classes
Wellesley Summer Term does not allow for auditors to sit in on summer classes due to space constraints and the intensive academic schedule.
Grades will be available online approximately 3 weeks after the end of classes. Students may view their grades by logging into My Wellesley; grades are available on Banner Self Service. Wellesley College Summer Term transcripts will be available upon request from the Wellesley College Registrars Office, Please call 781-283-2307 for assistance.


PLEASE NOTE: Registration in the Wellesley College Summer Term is not linked in any way to admission to Wellesley College for degree purposes. Any eligible student wishing admission to Wellesley College should request application materials from the Admissions Office.

Learn more about your next steps to join One Wellesley Summer.