First-Year Students

Applying to Wells
We want to get to know you, not just the numbers on your transcript. Applications are reviewed holistically, by people and not algorithms. We welcome students with all types of life experiences to apply and join our community.

How to Apply as First-Year Student

Step 1: Submit an Application to Wells College

Use one of the following methods to apply to Wells College:

Step 2: Provide Required Materials
  • Official high school transcripts and school report
  • One teacher recommendations from 11th and/or 12th grade teachers in academic subject areas
  • Unique Expression: To help us better understand your achievements and potential, we welcome any additional material that showcases your unique personality and talents. These can be but are not limited to: Personal essays, your Zeemee Profile, a résumé, creative portfolio, and/or video recording of a musical or athletic performance.
  • International students only: English proficiency test scores. See here for more details.
Step 3: Financial Aid

To help us provide you with the most complete financial aid award package, you must submit a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This can be done electronically or by paper. If you have questions about scholarships, student loans, or how to file the FAFSA, our Office of Financial Aid is always happy to help! 

Students applying for first-year admission should present a secondary school program with a minimum of four academic subjects each year, including:

  • four years of English
  • three or more years of mathematics
  • three or more years of social science
  • two or more years of laboratory science
  • one or more years of a foreign language

Important Deadlines

To be considered for admission to Wells, you must submit your completed application to the Wells College Admissions Office by one of the deadline options below.


Wells College will be reviewing regular application through June 1.


Wells College promises a relevant liberal arts and sciences education. Intellectually challenging. Reinterpreted for today. Classroom teaching combined with hands-on learning. Wells graduates enter the world prepared for successful futures.

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