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Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Everything You Need to Know about Applying to Wentworth

Wentworth Institute of Technology welcomes a diverse and talented incoming class each and every year. Students seeking technology-focused careers and who appreciate the role of technology in society find their way to the Wentworth campus in the heart of Boston.

Wentworth practices rolling admissions, which means we review applications as they are received. The application priority deadline for completed applications is February 15. After this date, some programs may be closed to further applications, please check with the Admissions Office for space availability in the area of your interest.

Applicants are reviewed based on the following criteria:

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 or ACT. Wentworth's College Board code is 3958 and ACT code is 1928. 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.


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, Applied Sciences, Computer Science, Cybersecurity or Electromechanical, Civil, Computer, Biomedical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering must also have taken a minimum of Pre-Calculus.

Additional Information for Specific Applicants