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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.

How to Apply for Full-Time Admissions

  • An application and review the application deadlines

    First Year students can apply to Wentworth using the Common Application. The application for Fall 2022 will become available on August 1, 2021. Transfer applicants should view the application requirements as they vary from First Year applicants.

    Application Deadline Apply By Notified By Enroll By
    Early Action Round 1 November 15 December 15 May 1
    Early Action Round 2 January 15 February 15 May 1
    Regular Decision February 15 April 1 May 1

    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.

  • Your 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

    We require two letters of recommendation from people who can comment on your academic potential. This might be a guidance counselor and a teacher or two teachers of your choice. 

  • 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. 
  • 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 admissions@wit.edu.

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 admissions@wit.edu 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 admissions@wit.edu.