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New Student Information

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

Welcome to the Wells family!

Now that you have been accepted to Wells College, be sure to click the button below and submit your deposit to let us know you'll be joining the Wells family! Remember: our admissions team is here to help you with next steps. It's easy to get in touch with us by email or calling 315-364-3264. You can also reach out directly to your admissions counselor.

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Visit Wells

There are lots of good reasons to road trip to Wells, even if you've visited campus before. Schedule a personalized visit to tour our facilities, meet with a financial aid counselor, or chat with an academic advisor or admissions counselor. Just let us know who you would like to meet with in the Specific Requests section located at the bottom of the registration form. In-person meetings with campus staff are available Monday through Thursday. 

Your Next Steps

Submit the FAFSA

We encourage all students to submit a completed FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, 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!

Sign and Return Your 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, or take a photo of it and email it to us. 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.

Participate in Admitted Student Events

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 events here.

Complete Your 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. Some of these forms are PDFs. You may access  them all here:

  1. Important Contact Information Form
  2. Housing Preference 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


Log In to 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 and seeing your housing assignment. We begin sending instructions and log-in credentials for the Globe to deposited students in mid-May.

Register for Classes and Advising 

Once you receive your unique student ID number you can use it to log into the Globe to register for your first semester of Wells classes! You will receive a notification in early June to schedule a session with an academic advisor to select courses for your first semester. To schedule an academic advising appointment, please contact Kate Cooper in the Academic Advising Office at kcooper@wells.edu

Review the following information to help you register for classes: 

Early Class Registration tutorial video

Access your Wells Email Account

After you register for courses, you will receive an email with details about how to access your new Wells student email account. 

See Your Campus Housing

Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the date you submitted your deposit. The housing assignment process begins in early June for incoming students.

Once you've submitted the Housing Preference Form and the Roommate Questionnaire in your portal, check your email inbox for notification. Your housing and roommate assignment will be available on the Globe. If you have concerns once you receive 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.

Eligible students may also request a housing exemption. See your portal for more details and a separate form. 
If you want to room with a specific person, please note that roommate requests require both students to ask for each other as the roommate.

Important Dates to Remember

Please review the important dates below and mark your calendar! 

June 1: Housing forms due. Complete the Housing Preference Form and the Roommate Questionnaire in your portal.
Mid-June: Housing/Roommate assignments announced. Log in to the Globe to see your housing/roommate assignment!
July 1: Financial aid documents due. Submit your FAFSA (Step 2), sign and return your financial aid offer (Step 3), complete loan entrance counseling & sign the Master Promissory Note at studentaid.gov.
July 8: Semester bill mailed. Check and pay your bill on the Globe.
July 15: FERPA Release Form & Copy of Health Insurance Card (front and back) due. 
Early August: Apply for on-campus student employment.
August 1: Health Report and Important Contact Information Form due.
August 8: Semester bill payment due. (Full payment or first installment of payment plan). Pay your bill on the Globe.
August 24: Move-in day for most incoming students; athletes and international students will receive separate instructions about early arrival.
August 25-28: Orientation  

A Quick Guide to Financial Aid

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.

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

Federal FAFSA Code: #002901
New York State TAP Code: #1050


  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.


  1. Go to StudentLoans.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

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