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New Student Information

Welcome to the family! Check this page for important next steps.

Welcome to the Wells community! Now that you have been accepted to Wells College, following the steps on this page to complete your enrollment process. Remember: The Enrollment Team is here to help you! Get in touch with us through email or call 315-364-3264. You can also reach out directly to your admissions counselor.

Confirm Your Enrollment

Step 1: Confirm Enrollment

CONFIRM YOUR ENROLLMENT BY SUBMITTING YOUR ENROLLMENT DEPOSIT.

After you receive your letter of admission, you will also get your personalized financial aid offer in the mail. This mailing includes your Financial Aid offer, which details all scholarships, awards, grants, and other funding you are eligible for. Review and sign this to accept your financial aid, then upload the signed financial aid offer as a scanned document or clearly lit photo through your portal (under the "Upload Materials" section). You can also send it to the Financial Aid Office by postal mail. Remember to keep a copy for your records!

Step 2: Submit FAFSA

We encourage all students to submit a completed FAFSA, regardless of financial need. Your FAFSA helps us determine additional financial aid and scholarships you may be eligible for. Send your FAFSA to Wells to uncover more funding opportunities!

Step 3: Accept Financial Aid Offer

After you receive your letter of admission, you will also get your personalized financial aid offer in the mail. This mailing includes your financial aid offer, which details all scholarships, awards, grants, and other funding you are eligible for. Review and sign this letter to accept your financial aid, then upload the signed Award Letter as a scanned document or clearly lit photo through your portal (under the "Upload Materials" section). You can also send it to the Admissions Office by postal mail. Remember to keep a copy for your records!

one-on-one financial advising

If you have questions or need further assistance, contact the Financial Aid Office through email or call 315-364-3289.

Step 4: Participate in Online Wells Events

We will be hosting several interactive panel discussion online for admitted students. Get to know professors, staff, and current students, ask questions, and learn more about what makes a Wells education special. You can see videos of past events and a list of upcoming virtual events here.

Step 5: Complete Required Paperwork

COMPLETE REQUIRED PAPERWORK.

These forms and documents help us prepare for your arrival on campus. See the following tutorial to learn how to submit these forms on your portal.

Want to print these forms? Download them here:

  1. Important Contact Information Form
  2. Housing Preference Form
    If you intend to live off campus: Housing Exemption Form
    If you require living accommodations: Housing Accommodation Request Form
  3. Housing Roommate Questionnaire
  4. Health Report (please see this Notice on Meningococcal Disease from the Community Medical Center at Wells College)
  5. Proof of Health Insurance: Students who are United States citizens or permanent residents must upload a photocopy of the front and back of their health insurance card
  6. FERPA Release Form (once signed, you can upload this form directly from your portal)
  7. Optional: Disabilities Disclosure Form

Students who are United States citizens or permanent residents must submit proof of health insurance. Upload a photocopy of your health insurance card on your portal.

GET ACQUAINTED WITH THE GLOBE.

  • The Globe at Wells is a convenient portal where you can access student-only information from the College and also take important action, such as signing up for classes. You will receive your personal log-in information for the Globe around this time.
  • Pre-register for classes. Line up classes for your first semester in college! More details will be available around this time.
Step 6: Register for Classes

Once you receive your unique student ID number you can use this ID number to log into the Globe, the central information portal for current students at Wells. You will use the Globe to register for your first semester of Wells classes! Once you register for classes, your personal wells.edu email account will be generated.

Review the following information to help you register for classes: 

Early Class Registration tutorial video

Step 7: See Your Campus Housing

Watch your mail for dates and additional details about campus housing registration. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis depending on the date you enrolled.

Once you've submitted the Housing Preference Form and the Roommate Questionnaire, check your email inbox for a notification. You can check your housing  and roommate information on the Globe. If you have concerns about your assignment, don't panic! Plenty of things shift around during the summer and requests for housing changes are typically granted before move-in day.

Please note that roommate requests require both students to ask for each other as the roommate.

A Quick Guide to Financial Aid

GET YOUR FSA ID.
Create your unique FSA ID here. In addition to  students having a unique FSA ID, parents should also create their own unique ID.  The FSA ID provides you with a username and password that will give you access to the U.S. Department of Education’s consumer-facing website: studentaid.gov/.  You will need your FSA ID to complete the FAFSA.

COMPLETE AND SUBMIT YOUR FAFSA.
View instructions on how to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

WELLS SCHOOL CODES
Federal FAFSA Code: #002901
New York State TAP Code: #1050

COMPLETE THE STUDENT DIRECT LOAN APPLICATION.

  1. Go to Studentaid.gov
  2. Log in using your FSA ID
  3. Under the In School tab, click on Complete Loan Entrance Counseling.  Entrance counseling is required for all first-time borrowers.
  4.  Complete all sections of the Loan Entrance Counseling
  5. Complete the Loan Agreement/Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN)
  6. Complete the Annual Student Loan Acknowledgment
  7. Sign, date, and return one copy of your Financial Aid offers to the Financial Aid Office. Your signed offer gives us permission to process your federal loans on your behalf.

FILE FOR THE FEDERAL DIRECT PLUS LOAN PROGRAM.

  1. Go to Studentaid.gov
  2. Parent logs in using your FSA ID
  3. Under the "Parent" tab, choose Apply for a Direct PLUS Loan
  4. Complete Direct PLUS Loan Application for Parents to initiate the credit check. Complete all sections.
  5. The credit check will remain active for 180 days only. Another check will be performed if the loan application is certified by the College after 180 days has lapsed. If approved, complete the Direct PLUS Master Promissory Note (MPN).
  6. Parent completes the Annual Loan Acknowledgment

Questions? Contact the Financial Aid Office at financial-aid@wells.edu or 315-364-3289

Confirm Your Enrollment

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