Undergraduate Admissions 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 December 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.
Undergraduate applicants are reviewed based on the following criteria:
What You’ll Need to Submit
Your Official Transcripts
- Please note that transcripts are considered official only if sent directly from your high school.
- We require at least one recommendation from a guidance counselor or teacher.
- 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.
- 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 any Engineering program must also have taken a minimum of Pre-Calculus.
Additional Information for Specific Applicants
- International or international transfer applicants
- Transfer applicants
- Homeschooled applicants
- Interior Design, Industrial Design, or Architecture applicants: Wentworth does not require incoming first-year applicants to submit a portfolio. However, transfer applicants who wish to be evaluated for possible transfer credit in design or drawing courses must submit a portfolio.
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
During the 2018-2019 academic year, members of Wentworth’s Enrollment Management Division, in collaboration with a Faculty Senate sub-committee, the Enrollment and Admissions Committee, began to explore becoming a test optional university. Following external and internal research, along with discussions with test optional peer institutions, Wentworth will become a SAT/ACT test optional university beginning with the class of Fall 2020.
Below are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) asked of the Wentworth Admissions Office. This FAQ is intended to address the most common questions received and in a brief manner. If you do not see your questions addressed here, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-989-4000.
Why SAT/ACT Test Optional?
- The research conducted has found that standardized test scores are not always the best indicator of academic success and can be a barrier to applying to college for some students. Wentworth has long practiced holistic admissions and will continue to do so with more emphasis placed on high school GPA, rigor of courses, extra - curricular activities and personal qualities as evidenced in the applicant’s essay and 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, or management with an understanding of how Wentworth’s hands- on learning approach and cooperative education program will lead them to create smarter, better, bolder solutions to 21st-century challenges.
Are All Applicants Eligible for SAT/ACT Test Optional?
- Yes, with the exception of home-schooled applicants and applicants attending a high school that employs a narrative assessment of course performance and do not provide grades on a 4.0 scale. International students are not required to submit SAT/ACT scores but must show proof of English proficiency. Please see the English Proficiency Requirements.
How Do I Decide Whether to Submit SAT/ACT Test Scores?
- If you feel that your SAT/ACT scores will strengthen your application, then you should submit the scores. If you feel that the SAT/ACT scores are not a reflection of your academic ability and would prefer the admissions committee review your admissions file based on your high school performance, extra - curricular activities and personal qualities as evidenced in your essay and letter of recommendation then you may decide not to submit the scores.
Will My Potential for Admittance be Affected if I Do Not Submit SAT/ACT Test Scores?
- Not at all. Your admissions application will be reviewed holistically with or without test scores.
Am I Eligible for Merit Scholarships if I don’t submit SAT/ACT Test Scores?
- Absolutely. All accepted students receive a merit scholarship based overall academic performance.