Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Everything You Need to Know about Applying to Wentworth

Wentworth practices rolling admissions, which means we review applications as they are received. The priority deadline for completed applications is February 15. Apply early as some programs may reach capacity.  If applying after February 15, we invite you to contact the Admissions Office for space availability in your area of interest.

 
At Wentworth, we have two primary criteria for evaluating all applicants: academic achievement and personal qualities.

Academic Achievement

We recognize that academic achievement is measured differently within the home school student experience. Our admissions counselors will work with you to determine the most appropriate method for you to demonstrate your individual strengths and achievements. We require a complete high school transcript and certification of your home school program. Your personal statement or essay, a required element for any application to Wentworth, will be especially important coming from you as a home school applicant. In addition to telling us about any extra-curricular activities, part-time jobs, or community services you have performed, we would want to hear about your reasons for choosing to home school. As with our more traditional high school student applicants, SAT or ACT standardized test scores are required. In addition, a portfolio, progress report, or credit evaluation form may help illustrate your experience and achievements.

Personal Qualities 

Personal qualities are reflected in the information in your completed application – including your personal statement or essay and at least one letter of recommendation. We’re looking for students who are focused and motivated to succeed in their chosen field of architecture, computer science, design, engineering, engineering technology, or management. In addition, we’re seeking students with an understanding of how a Wentworth program will help them reach their individual goals.

Here’s what you’ll need to submit:

An Application

We accept any of the following online submissions:

Your Official Transcripts

Please note that transcripts are considered official only if sent directly from your high school.

Standardized Tests

You must take either the SAT or ACT. Official scores should be sent to us directly from College Board. Wentworth's College Board code is 3958. Scores may also be submitted directly from your guidance office. In addition, please note:

  • In order to receive full consideration for admittance, we encourage students to sit for the SAT no later than January of each year. Applicants who either apply or who take the SAT after January will be reviewed on a space-available basis for the intended major.
  • Redesigned SAT
    • If you are applying for Fall 2017 or later, you may submit scores from the old SAT if the exam was completed prior to March 2016.
    • If you take both the old and the new SAT, both exams may be submitted.
    • If you did not complete the SAT prior to March 2016, you must submit the new SAT scores.

Recommendation Letters

We require at least one recommendation from a guidance counselor or teacher.

Personal Statement/Essay

You can submit your essay with your application, or send it separately by mail or email. The required length is 250-500 words. Please make sure your name is included on your essay.

Extracurricular Activities 

Be sure to include your participation in community service activities, athletic teams, employment and involvement in clubs and organizations.

Prerequisites

You must complete a mathematics course of study through the Algebra II level, at least one laboratory science course (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, or Physics), and four years of English.

  • Students applying for Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or Electromechanical, Civil, Computer, Biomedical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering must also have taken a minimum of Precalculus.

Additional Information for Specific Applicants