Welcome to Wells!

We're happy you're here. This page contains essential next steps and important forms that you will need throughout your enrollment process to Wells College.

Questions? We're here to help. Contact the Admissions Office at admissions@wells.edu or 315-364-3227!

After Receiving Your Acceptance Letter...

Congratulations! We are glad you're joining our community. After receiving your letter of acceptance, here are some vital next steps:

  • Accept your offer of admission and submit your deposit to secure your place. You can pay online using the Online Deposit Form (login required). 
  • Submit your FAFSA (if you haven't already done so). We encourage all students to submit the FAFSA regardless of need. We use the information provided by your FAFSA to determine additional financial aid packages and scholarships you may be eligible for.
  • Accept your financial aid award package. Review the Financial Aid Award Information Sheet sent to you by the College, indicate your decision on the form, and send one copy to the Financial Aid Office. Keep a copy for your records! The Financial Aid Team is always happy to help with any questions at financial-aid@wells.edu or 315-364-3289.
  • Schedule a campus visit. Sit in on a class and see what Wells is like from Wells students! You can even stay overnight on campus.
  • Reach out to a faculty member to learn more about your area of academic interest as well as get to know your future professors!
  • Look for invitations to accepted student events. Participate in these exclusive campus events!
Financial Aid Quick Start

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 all of the U.S. Department of Education’s consumer-facing websites, such as StudentLoans.gov, National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), and My Federal Student Aid.  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 StudentLoans.gov
    2. Log in using your FSA ID
    3. Click on Complete Counseling (Entrance, Financial Awareness, Exit). Entrance counseling is required for all first-time borrowers.
    4. Choose Entrance Counseling and complete all sections
    5. Complete the Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN)
    6. Sign, date, and return one copy of your Financial Aid Award Letter to the Financial Aid Office. Your signed award letter gives us permission to process your federal loans on your behalf.

FILE FOR THE FEDERAL DIRECT PLUS LOAN PROGRAM.

    1. Go to StudentLoans.gov
    2. Log in using your FSA ID
    3. 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 90 days only. Another check will be performed if the loan application is certified by the College after 90 days has lapsed. If approved, complete the Direct PLUS Master Promissory Note (MPN).

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

After Submitting Your Deposit...

  • Get acquainted with the Globe. With the same username and password you used to check your application, you can log onto the Globe at Wells as a new student. The Globe is a convenient portal where you can access important information from the College.
  • Submit required paperwork. The forms required for enrollment are listed below and can also be accessed on The Globe. They must be submitted to their respective offices before your arrival on campus. These forms help us get to know you better and make sure your unique needs are met. For example, the Housing Preference Form allows us to sit down and match you with your ideal roommate.   Students who pay their enrollment deposit early will be given priority consideration for housing assignments. 
  • Check your mailbox. We will send you your very own Wells student e-mail account, and details about Wells Accepted Students events like orientation.  We will also communicate important dates and times to help you prepare for arrival on campus.  Be sure to check your email regularly.
  • Review our course offerings to gain a sense of classes that you will want to take as a Wells student.

Important Forms

Here are some essential forms to help us prepare for your arrival on campus. The required forms must be submitted and received by the Dean of Students Office as soon as possible to ensure that you are ready to be fully enrolled at the College. The due date for all forms is July 1st, but the sooner you return them, the more options you will have for housing and the easier your enrollment process will be. Failure to return forms promptly may result in a less desirable selection for housing and services. Forms returned early will ensure a smooth check-in process in August. Be sure to contact individual offices if you have questions about completing the forms.  
To request paper copies of each form, please contact the Admissions Office by email admissions@wells.edu  or phone 800-952-9355.

Required Forms

HOUSING PREFERENCE FORM

(can be submitted electronically here)

INFORMATION AND EMERGENCY CONTACT FORM

(can be submitted electronically here)

FERPA RELEASE FORM

Mail to:
Dean of Students Office
Attn: Enrollment Handbook Forms
Mac 210
170 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026
Or faxed to: 315-364-3329

THE HEALTH REPORT

Mail to:
Community Medical Center
18 Wells Road
Aurora, NY 13026
Or faxed to: 315-364-7287

Optional Forms

DISABILITIES DISCLOSURE FORM

This form should be completed when a student has indicated his or her desire to request reasonable accommodation(s) from the College for a learning, physical or psychological disability. Disability includes a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Major life activities include such things as caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, sitting, standing, lifting, reaching, seeing, hearing, breathing, learning and working. Reasonable Accommodation includes any modification or adjustment or educational environment of the college to enable an applicant or student, to meet and perform requisite academic standards and to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of education. For questions regarding this form or additional information, please contact the Office of Student Success at 315-364-3432 or studentachievement@wells.edu.

VEHICLE REGISTRATION FORM

 

STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUAL INTERESTS FORM

(can be submitted electronically here)
Students can indicate in this form clubs and organizations they would be interested in pursuing while at the College. This form also provides space for students to indicate any religious or spiritual needs. While the College has no religious affiliation and participation is a matter of personal choice, the College Chaplain tries to insure that students have the opportunity to practice their faith and explore spiritual values during their time at Wells. Completion of this form will allow the Chaplain to help meet your religious and spiritual needs during your time at Wells. 

HOUSING EXEMPT REQUEST FORM

Students who meet specific criteria can submit this form to request exemption from on-campus housing. Exceptions to on-campus housing policies (and accommodations based on documented medical circumstances) must be requested as soon as possible upon admission for new students. All decisions regarding the following exceptions are made by the Director of Residence Life in consultation with the other faculty/staff as appropriate. For additional information, please contact the Office of Residence Life at 315-364-3311 or residencelife@wells.edu.

All forms can be mailed to:
Dean of Students Office
Attn: Enrollment Handbook Forms
Mac 210
170 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026
Or fax to: 315-364-3329

Before Classes Begin...

  • Start wearing red on Wednesdays in preparation for Wells Wednesdays on campus
  • Assemble your purple/gold or green/blue clothing to prepare for our Odd/Even tradition. Read all about Wells traditions!

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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