Graduate Admissions FAQ
Can someone review my transcripts and/or test scores to determine if I qualify for admission to a graduate program?
You must submit a complete application in order for us to determine your eligibility for admission.
Who should write my letter(s) of recommendation?
Your recommendation(s) should be strictly professional or academic. It is a good idea to choose someone who you feel knows you well and can give you a strong recommendation. We cannot accept recommendations from family members or friends.
How are recommendations sent/received?
When you fill out the online application, you will enter contact information for your reference(s). They will then receive our automated recommendation form to fill out. They also have the option to upload a supplemental letter, but it is not required. Once your reference has responded, you will be notified via email.
When can I expect a decision on my application?
Most programs take around 1-2 weeks to receive an admission decision once your application is complete. The M.Arch program does not make decisions until after the February 15th priority deadline.
How will I know when a decision has been made on my application?
When a decision has been made, you will receive an automated email letting you know that an update has been made to your online application portal. Please log in and check the status update to view your admission decision.
What is the difference between an “official” and “unofficial” transcript?
An “unofficial” transcript can be submitted by the student and is typically downloaded from their college’s student database. An “official” transcript must be requested by the student to be sent to Wentworth directly and may not be handled by the student.
How do I send my official transcript?
We strongly recommend having your official transcript sent to us electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. If electronic delivery is not offered by your institution, please have your official transcript mailed to the following address:
Wentworth Institute of Technology
550 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Can I apply to more than one graduate program at time?
You can only apply to one graduate program at a time. If you need help deciding between two programs, you’re welcome to reach out to your program’s dedicated admissions counselor for assistance.
What if I make a mistake or would like to change one of my uploaded documents?
Please reach out to Graduate Admissions at email@example.com for assistance.
I have been accepted, but I would like to defer. What should I do?
In order to defer your admission, you must first make your enrollment deposit. You can defer your admission only one time for up to one year. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request to defer.
I previously applied; do you still have my application materials?
We encourage all students to provide the most recent and up-to-date materials for our review. We only keep prior application materials for up to one year.
If my undergraduate degree does not meet the requirements for the graduate program I am interested in, is there a way for me to still enter the programs?
Yes, Wentworth offers APEX (Accelerated Pathways to Engineering & Computing eXperience) as a pathway for applicants with non-technical undergraduate degrees to prepare for enrollment in master’s degree programs in engineering, computing or data science at Wentworth or elsewhere. You can find more information at the APEX website.
What is the cost of tuition for your graduate programs?
Information about the cost of tuition can be found on the Graduate Financial Aid page.
What scholarship opportunities are available?
All full-time graduate applicants are reviewed for a merit scholarship. An additional application is not required. For information regarding each merit scholarship, visit our Financial Aid page.
What are your English language proficiency requirements?
All applicants whose first language is not English or who completed a bachelor’s degree outside of the U.S., are required to show proof of English proficiency to meet our English requirement. Accepted exams and required scores can be found on our website.
Which programs are F1 Student Visa applicable?
All of our master’s degree are eligible for F-1 student visa sponsorship except for the M.S. in Facility Management.
What are my housing options as a graduate student?
Graduate students are welcome to live on campus, but it is not required. Information about on-campus housing options can be found at the Residential Life & Housing website.