International Students

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For more information about academic and student life at Wells, visit our International Student information page.

International students coming from China may work through The Cambridge Institute of International Education. We have partnered with Cambridge to help Chinese students through the admissions process. If you have any questions, please contact our partners at

Admissions Requirements

An admission review will begin only after the following items are on file in the Wells admissions office:

  • Completed application and personal essay.
  • Official school report and transcripts or records of academic achievement in secondary school.
  • A letter of recommendation from your school counselor, headmaster, or principal.
  • One teacher recommendation (optional).
  • Official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Wells does not require TOEFL scores for students with a combined score over 800 on the SAT Critical Reading and Writing sections.

All documents must be submitted in the English language.

Accepted international student applicants will be required to submit a non-refundable* $2,500 enrollment deposit, a Certificate of Finances Form indicating an ability to pay the costs as outlined in the acceptance letter, and a photocopy of the ID section of their passports.

* The deposit will be refunded to students who are unable to obtain a visa in time to begin the desired term.

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Admissions process

Quick response time
Wells offers rolling admissions, which means that you can pick up, complete, and submit your application anytime. We'll be ready to respond! Within two weeks of receiving your completed file, Wells will let you know of our decision on your application.

1-20 and F1 Visa
After Wells has received your non-refundable* enrollment deposit ($2,500 USD) and originals of the certification of finances with supporting documentation, we will review your file for submitting an I-20 application. You will need the I-20 to apply for an "F-1" visa stamp at a US Consulate.
* The deposit will be refunded to students who are unable to obtain a visa in time to begin the desired term.

TOEFL Examination Results

Wells requires a score of 525 or higher on the paper-based TOEFL and/or 70 or higher on the Internet based TOEFL.

Please be sure to designate Wells as the recipient of your test scores. The TOEFL code # is 002971; the SAT code # is 002971; the ACT code # is 002988. You also have the option of sending your score report with your application.

Cost of Attendance

Tuition and Other Costs
The cost to attend Wells College as a full-time residential student for the 2015-2016 academic year includes the following expenses:

Tuition $36,000
Room and Board $13,000
Fees $1,500
Total $50,500

Wells College Scholarships are awarded to international students who demonstrated academic excellence in their coursework. Recipients are selected by the Admissions Committee and awards range from $10,000 to $15,000 per year.

Correspond with Current Wells Students!

If you would like to know more about Wells College and what it means to be a Wells student please write to our student ambassadors! They are all international students who can share their experiences and perspectives on coming to Wells and life on campus! Email:


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