Skip to main content

How to Apply for Undergraduate Admissions

Student in library on laptop

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. 

We review applications as they are received. The priority deadline for full-time program applications is December 1. After this date, some programs may be closed due to high demand so please check with the Admissions Office for space availability for your program of interest.

What You'll Need to Submit for Full-Time Admissions

  • An Application

    We accept any of the following online submissions:

    First Year application for Fall 2021 has closed. Should you have any questions or concerns, please email

  • Your Official Transcripts

    You may submit an unofficial transcript as part of your application, but final official transcripts are required prior to enrollment.  Final transcripts need to be sent directly from your school. 

  • Recommendation Letters

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

  • Personal Statement/Essay

    You may 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 

    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. 
    • Students applying for Applied Mathematics, Applied Sciences, Computer Science, Cybersecurity or any Engineering program must also have taken a minimum of Pre-Calculus. 

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.

  • 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

Part-time Admissions

The part-time and professional studies opportunities have different admissions requirements, depending on the program. Wentworth is currently evaluating the part-time admissions programs and process. The next available application cycle will be available for Fall 2022 admission and will become available in Fall 2021. Additional information about the process and programs available will be posted throughout the Fall so please be sure to check back.

If you would like to receive the most up to date information as it becomes available, please be sure to submit your information to us and we will be sure to keep in touch.

Should you have additional questions, please contact