Resources for Counselors

We know your time is valuable. This page contains quick resources that will be helpful when you introduce Wells College to your students.

"I love that the Wells education gives me the opportunity to branch out and explore all my interests, not just those immediately connected to my major. The small community makes it easy to foster relationships with the professors that will last for years to come."

Tegan Watson '16
Film and Media Studies Major, Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Chronicle
Important Deadlines


Early Decision: December 15
Regular Decision: March 1


Freshmen Applicants: December 1* (recommended)
Early Decision Applicants: November 1 (early estimate)
Fall Transfer Applicants: August 1 (recommended)
Spring Transfer Applicants: December 1 (recommended)

*Filing for FAFSA can now start as early as October 1

Counselor Campus Visit
  • Get to know Wells in person!  We invite you to join us on campus for a personalized counselor visit.  Wells will gladly host school counselors for a campus visit at any time of the year.  We will be happy to develop an itinerary for your trip and make arrangements for your stay here in Aurora, the gem of New York's Finger Lakes region.   Contact us to schedule your visit!
  • Of course, we also offer daily visits for your students and their families, plus they can also sign up for one of our upcoming Open Houses to mingle with current students and faculty.
  • Wells College Campus Map
Scholarships at Wells
  • 21st Century Leadership Award: Presented to high school juniors nominated by their guidance counselors for their spirit, integrity, intellectual and leadership qualities. Qualified candidates must have a cumulative grade point average of 85% and demonstrated leadership ability and/or potential through school and community activities. Please note that as an NCAA Division III college, athletic participation is not considered when selecting candidates for this award. The award carries with it a $40,000 Scholarship for Leaders ($10,000 per year) for four years of study at Wells College. DOWNLOAD NOMINATION FORM (.PDF, 616 KB).

Institutional Scholarships (no nomination needed)

  • Henry Wells Scholarship: Awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement throughout their high school experience. Recipients are selected by the Admissions Committee and generally have a 94% cumulative grade point average in academic subject areas. The student receives a guaranteed first-year internship during Wells' January intersession, a $3,000 stipend for the second internship and a $15,000-$25,000 scholarship each year for four years of study at Wells College.
  • Presidential Scholarship: Awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence in high school with a cumulative grade point average of 90% or higher and a strong record of service to their schools and communities. The Admissions Committee selects recipients at the time of admissions based on information supplied in the student’s academic file. Recipients are awarded between $10,000-$20,000 per year for four years of study at Wells College.
  • Dean's Award: Awarded to students with strong academic records and active participation in clubs and organizations within their schools. Awards range from $10,000-$15,000 per year. Recipients are selected by the Admissions Committee.
  • Janet Taylor Reiche ’52 Legacy Scholarship: Awarded to the children and grandchildren of Wells College alumnae/i. These scholarships are valued at $2,500 per year for four years of study and are named in honor of Wells College alumna Janet Taylor Reiche ’52, who served as the first female chair of the Wells College Board of Trustees.
  • FAFSA Grant: For first-year students enrolled for the first time at Wells College, this grant is valued at $1,000 and is offered to students who filed the FAFSA by December 1st.
  • Transfer Student Scholarship: Awarded to students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their college coursework. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher to qualify. Recipients are selected by the Admissions Committee and awards range from $10,000-$15,000 per year. 
  • Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship: Awarded to transfer students who are members of this two-year college honor society. The scholarship, valued at $15,000 per year, is awarded at the time of admissions and requires proof of PTK membership.
  • International Student Scholarships
Financial Aid

Wells College Tuition and Other Costs:

The cost to attend Wells College as a full-time residential student for the 2016-2017 academic year:

  • Tuition and Fees: $38,530
  • Room and Board: $13,360
  • Total: $51,890

Wells College Codes:

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

FAFSA Resources

Financial Aid Office Contact Information

Wells College Financial Aid Office
170 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026
Phone: 315.364.3289 | Fax: 315.364.3445

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