2016-2017 Academic Catalog: Undergraduate Day Programs Admissions

Maureen Dischino, Executive Director of Admissions
Wentworth Hall, Room 108
617-989-4000

Wentworth accepts applications on a rolling admissions basis, which means that applications are reviewed as soon as all required documents are received. The priority deadline for full-time day admissions for Fall semester is February 15. After that date, applications are reviewed on a space-available basis. Transfer students will be considered for spring semester admissions depending on space availability.

Wentworth accepts only full-time students in the day program majors, either as first-year or transfer applicants. Students seeking to study part time should apply to the College of Professional and Continuing Education’s (CPCE) evening and weekend programs.

Wentworth accepts international students into full-time day programs only as first-year or transfer applicants. Specific requirements regarding international student admissions are found later in this section.

The deposit deadline for admissions ($250.00) and on-campus housing ($500.00) for all full- time undergraduate students is May 1. Deposits may be accepted after May 1 if space is available. Admissions and on-campus housing deposits are not refundable after May 1.

Please refer to the section regarding transfer credit for information and policies about receiving academic credit for courses taken at another institution, for Advanced Placement and other exam courses, and for military, professional or other experience.

Wentworth Institute of Technology reserves the right to be the exclusive judge of the acceptability of any applicant for admission to its programs of study.

Admissions Requirements

All undergraduate applicants must have completed four years of English, algebra I, algebra II, plane geometry, and one laboratory science (e.g., chemistry, physics, or biology). For students applying to the Applied Mathematics program, the Computer Science program or any engineering program, pre-calculus is also required.

Application Process and Required Documents for Full-time Undergraduate Day Admissions

High school seniors may apply any time after August 1 of their senior year. The application priority deadline for completed applications is February 15. After this date, some programs may be closed to further applications.

Applicants for full-time day academic programs must submit the following:

  • A completed application, which can be submitted online through the Wentworth homepage (www.wit.edu), through the Common Application (www.commonapp.org), or through the Universal College Application (www.universalcollegeapp.com)
  • A $50 application processing fee, due a t the time the application is received
  • An official high school transcript or G.E.D. scores
  • Official SAT or ACT scores
  • A letter of recommendation
  • A personal statement (essay)

First time freshman may be required to submit an English Writing Sample during new student orientation based on SAT or ACT scores.

Application Process and Required Documents for Full-time Undergraduate Day Transfer Admissions

Students who have attended and completed a course(s) at another college, other than those who completed college courses as part of a high school curriculum, must apply as transfer students. The priority deadline for full-time day transfers for fall admissions is February 15. After that date, applications are reviewed on a space-available basis. Transfer students will be considered for spring semester admissions depending on space availability.

In addition to the requirements listed above for full-time undergraduate admissions, transfer applicants must also submit the following:

  • A Transfer Report from the most recent college attended. This form must be completed by a school official who is knowledgeable of your academic and disciplinary standing (www.wit.edu/transferreport).
  • An official transcript from all institutions of higher learning attended
  • SAT/ACT Scores (for students who are within one year of high school graduation)
  • TOEFL Scores (if necessary, please refer to our English Proficiency)

Additional requirements for transfer students (if applicable):

  • Transfer students may be required to submit an English Writing Sample at transfer student orientation, unless transfer credit is granted for courses equivalent to English I or English II
  • Students seeking to transfer into the Electromechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering program must have completed similar coursework at an accredited college or university (NEASC and/or EAC-ABET accreditation or equivalent), and have a minimum of 2.5 out of a 4.0 GPA for all mathematics and physics courses.
  • Students seeking to transfer into the Interior or Industrial Design program must present a portfolio of work to receive credit for courses with visual content.

Transfer Credit

Please see the section “Transfer Credit” in this catalog for information and policies about awarding academic credit based on courses taken at another institution, Advanced Placement and other exam results, and professional or other experience.

Financial Aid

Students applying for financial aid are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the financial aid priority filing date of March 1. For more information about financial aid, please refer to the Financial Aid section of this catalog.

Application Process and Required Documents for Full-time Undergraduate Day International Admissions

International students

The term “international student” refers to any student who is not a United States (U.S.) citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or DACA beneficiary. Most international students obtain F-1student non-immigrant status.

Application Process and Required Documents for Full-time International Undergraduate Day Admissions

  • A completed international application, which can be submitted online through the Wentworth homepage (www.wit.edu), through the Common Application (www.commonapp.org), or through the Universal College Application (www.universalcollegeapp.com).
  • Academic records attesting to the applicant’s secondary and (if applicable) post-secondary education. These records must be mailed directly by the   attended institution(s) to the Wentworth Office of Admissions. The records must have an original signature, in ink, from the appropriate certifying official (such as a registrar or keeper of records) and bear the institution’s seal. If originals cannot be sent, exact copies certified as such by the appropriate official may be submitted. If the documentation is not in English, it must be accompanied by an official English translation.
  • Evidence of proficiency in English if the applicant’s first language is not English. Acceptable evidence of proficiency includes:
    • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 79 or higher on the internet- based exam or 550 or higher on the paper-based exam
    • A n International English Testing System (IELTS) overall score of 6.0 or higher, with no sub score below 5.5
    • A “C” (2.0) or higher grade in English I and English II on an official transcript from a U.S. college or university
    • Successful completion of the highest level of a Wentworth-recognized intensive English program and a recommendation from that program’s director. A list of recognized programs is available from the Admissions Office.
    • Proof of financial support to cover the cost of tuition, books, supplies, medical insurance, and living expenses for the first year of study at Wentworth. For the 2016-2017 academic year, the estimated cost of twelve months for commuter students is $59,206, and for resident students is $57,981. Proof of support must be provided in one of these formats:
      • Completed Wentworth Declaration and Certification of Finances form, signed by the student’s parent or other sponsor, with an attached certified bank letter from the sponsor’s bank.
      • Original signed letter of support from a recognized sponsoring embassy, agency or organization.
  • At least one letter of recommendation from an academic advisor or teacher.
  • A personal statement (essay) of 250-500 words.
  • A copy of the identity page from the applicant’s passport.
  • College Official’s Report (if transfer student)

When these items are received, an evaluation is made of the applicant’s eligibility for admission. If all requirements are met and the applicant is determined admissible, a letter of acceptance will be mailed to the student.

Once accepted, a tuition deposit of $250.00 (and a housing deposit of $500.00 if the student chooses to live on campus) is required to guarantee enrollment. The deposit deadline is May 1. Deposits will be accepted after May 1on a space-available basis. Payments may be made by Flywire at www.flywire.com/pay/wit or by credit card, check, or Cashnet. These deposits are refundable for the fall semester provided that a written request for a refund is sent to the Admissions Office postmarked by May 1 and the original I-20 Form (if issued) is returned to the Admissions Office. For spring semester admission, the tuition and housing deposits are non-refundable.

Once the deposit(s) are made, a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I- 20) is issued for visa purposes. All remaining charges and monies due to Wentworth must be paid by one of the following methods:

  • A bank draft in United States dollars drawn on a correspondent bank with offices in the United States. Checks must be in U.S. dollars and payable in the United States.
  • Credit card.
  • Flywire at www.flywire.com/pay/wit

It should be noted that payment for each semester’s tuition, room, and board charges must be paid by the due date, as failure to pay may lead to the cancellation of classes and/or housing.

All first time international students are required to submit an English Writing Sample during International Student Orientation. International transfer students will be required to submit an English Writing Sample unless transfer credit on prior course work has been awarded for college level English I or English ll.

Each international student accepted for admission to Wentworth must submit completed immunization records and enroll in the Wentworth Health Plan or waive enrollment in the plan if eligible by the bill due date.  Failure to provide complete immunization and physical examination records may lead to the cancellation of classes and/or housing.