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How to Apply for Undergraduate Admissions

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Everything You Need to Know About Applying to Wentworth

Wentworth welcomes students who are eager to bring their passion and talent to work hands-on with real-world problems. Our talented community is comprised of students who like to work in teams, tackle big problems, and put their hearts and minds into everything they do. 

Wentworth accepts applications for First Year students during three different application rounds: Early Action round 1, Early Action round 2, and Regular Decision. Applicants will pick an application round to apply with and all applicants are applying to a specific area of study/major. Please be sure to read specific requirements in the below section.

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For more information on our Undergraduate transfer program, please visit our Transfer Admissions page.

How to Apply for Full-Time Admissions

First Year students can apply to Wentworth using the Common Application. 

Transfer applicants should view the application requirements as they vary from First Year applicants.

View more information about the requirements below:

  • Deadlines

    Application DeadlineApply ByNotified ByEnroll By
    Early Action Round 1November 1December 15May 1
    Early Action Round 2January 1February 15May 1
    Regular Decision*February 1April 1May 1

    *Regular Decision Deadline has been extended until March 1 for the 2024 application year. 

    All application deadlines are non-binding, non-restrictive. Wentworth encourages you to apply when you feel ready to hit submit and all rounds are reviewed in the same way, there is simply a difference in timing for you as the applicant

  • Official Transcripts

    An official high school transcript or G.E.D. scores. Please note that transcripts are considered official only if sent directly from your high school.

  • Recommendation Letters

    Letters of recommendation at Wentworth are optional.  If applicants would like to submit a letter of recommendation, we will accept up to two recommendations from guidance counselors, teachers, employers, or coaches. Email letters of recommendation to

  • Extracurricular Activities 

    How you spend your time above and beyond academics is important to us! Be sure to include your participation in community service activities, athletic teams, employment and involvement in clubs and organizations, as well as any family commitments you may have.   

  • 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. 
    • Pre-Calculus is not a requirement for admission.  However, students applying for Applied Mathematics, Applied Sciences, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data Science or any Engineering program without pre-calculus, may have to take one summer course to complete their math sequence.  
  • Submitting Additional Documents

    Support materials from schools should be uploaded through the appropriate channels. Wentworth will be sure to match the documents to your application upon receipt. Any additional materials can be emailed to

After Submission

Once you submit your application, watch your email for a confirmation from Wentworth. You will be able to check your admissions portal throughout the process to confirm we have everything we need, your decision letter, and more!

Test-Optional Admissions for Full-time Admissions

Wentworth adopted a test-optional admissions policy in 2018 as part of its institutional commitment to inclusive excellence.  We encourage students of all backgrounds to pursue their passions, especially in the science and engineering fields where women, students of color and first generation students have been historically underrepresented.  Below are some frequently asked questions to address questions you may have. If you do not see your questions addressed here, please feel free to contact us at 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, the rigor of courses, extracurricular 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 does 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, extracurricular activities, and personal qualities as evidenced in your essay and letter of recommendation then you may decide not to submit the scores. Please note: If you do decide to submit test scores, Wentworth requires official test scores that come from the testing agency.  

  • 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 are considered for merit scholarships based on overall academic performance. 

Additional Information for Specific Applicants