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Fall in Boston is in full swing! This can mean a few things: sweater weather, pumpkin spice, and most importantly—Open House!

 

If you are considering applying to Wentworth, our Open House is a fantastic time to tour campus during one of the most beautiful times of the year. You will have the opportunity to learn about academic departments, financial aid, athletics, co-ops and much more! Our first Open House of the year is this weekend, Sunday October 22. If you can’t attend this weekend, you’re in luck. We have another Open House happening on Sunday, November 19!

Plan to be on campus from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. to ensure that you have adequate time to take advantage of all the information sessions we have going on throughout the day. Parking for the event is free of charge and will be available in the West Lot (main campus) and the Parker Street Lot. Current students will be there to direct you. You do NOT have to be a senior to attend. It is never too early to start visiting college campuses. We will have a continental breakfast and lunch for all attendees.

As always, Wentworth Admissions is here to help! Feel free to stop by our table at Open House, give us a call at 617-989-4000 or email us at admissions@wit.edu.

*Follow this link to register for either Open House https://wit.edu/admissions-aid/undergraduate-admissions/visit-wentworth

We look forward to seeing all of you at Open House!

 

Meet Admissions: Josselyn and Andrew (New Admissions Counselors)

Andrew graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2015, where he studied History and Education.  He was drawn to College Admissions because of the common goal it shares with teaching:  helping students.  Andrew travels to the states of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, as well as to Bristol County, MA. Andrew reviews applications for those areas, as well as Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Utah.  Andrew is a life-long musician and lover of the arts. He loves to fill his spare time with anything music-related, in his free time, he also volunteers with his hometown high school marching band!  He also enjoys hiking, soccer, and spending time with family and friends. While this is technically Andrew’s second travel season, he is excited to hit the road again and meet new students to discuss with them all the amazing things happening at Wentworth!

 

Josselyn is a graduate of New England College with a degree in Educational Studies. Education has been a forever passion and that’s why she loves being an admissions counselor! Josselyn will be traveling and reviewing applications for students residing in Essex and Plymouth County, MA, New York(Albany, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, Greene, Orange, Westchester, Central, Western, and northern counties), and Florida. She will also review applications for students living in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin islands. Josselyn was born in New Jersey but has lived in different states in New England. Raised in the greater Boston area, she enjoys living in the North Shore because she enjoys the ocean. In her spare time, she loves taking walks by the beach with her dog Simba, reading books, and shopping for shoes. Josselyn is very excited to be joining the admissions team at Wentworth and meeting prospective students during travel season.

New Student Timeline

Congratulations on being a #WITCOMMIT!

You’re probably wondering, what’s next?  Here are some important dates and deadlines to keep on your radar.

1.  Activate your Wentworth email address: Now that our deposit deadline has passed, your Wentworth email is ready for use! To activate your email, click the email link in the top right hand corner of your LConnect home page or visit email.wit.edu. Enter your username which can be found at the bottom of your acceptance letter, and your temporary password which is the same as the temporary password for LConnect. Once you login, make sure you follow the instructions to change your password. Once your Wentworth email is active, be proactive and check it often. From here on out, this is how we will communicate with you.

Having technical issues? Contact our Division of Technology Services (DTS) at 617-989-4500.

2. Register for Orientation by June 9: At this point, you should have received an email from the Office of Student Engagement Attending New Student Orientation (NSO) is mandatory, and fun! It is your opportunity to explore campus and make connections with other members of the class of #WIT2021. You will also learn which courses you will be taking in your first semester and how to register for them. Read more about what to expect at Orientation here!

Transfer Students: Transfer students are invited and encouraged to attend a transfer orientation on July 25. More information will come at a later date!

International Students: We understand the high cost of travel, so we also do not require International Students to attend New Student Orientation. We do require International Students to attend Welcome Week and International Student Orientation which will take place right before the start of classes.

Questions about NSO? Email orientation@wit.edu  

  

3. Living on Campus?  Complete the Housing Agreement and Roommate Questionnaire: Both the housing agreement and roommate matching questionnaire will become available to students on June 1. Students are not required to participate in the roommate questionnaire. Students are welcome to room with a friend from high school or someone that they meet at orientation. The questionnaire is a means of pairing students up with a roommate based on living preferences.

4. E-Bills available on June 21: Log into LConnect to access your bill. Students should also remember to assign their parent as a proxy on their account, especially if their parent is paying the bill.

E-Bill questions?  Contact the Student Service Center 617-989-4020 or ssc@wit.edu.  

5. Housing Selection July 10-15: Students will be notified of their housing selection slot, which will specify their date and time to choose housing. If you have already found a roommate at NSO (yay!), the student with the earlier selection time will place both themselves and their roommate in a room.

Wondering about housing?  Contact Housing & Residential Life 617-989-4160 or housing@wit.edu.

6. Documents Due August 3: Fall 2017 bill, immunization form, and student insurance plan waiver or insurance enrollment form are due on this day.

For more information, contact the Student Service Center 617-989-4020 or ssc@wit.edu.

Official High School Transcripts with the date of graduation should be submitted to the admissions office once they are available. This document certifies that you have successfully completed high school and are eligible to attend Wentworth this coming fall. This document has to be an official transcript from your high school.

*Please note: Transfer students are required to submit their final College transcripts before enrolling in the Fall.

Electronic documents submitted through an official document transfer service (i.e. Common App or Naviance) are acceptable.

Documents may also be submitted by mail to Admissions at the following address:

 

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Office of Admissions

550 Huntington Ave

Boston, MA 02115

As always, contact Admissions at 617-989-4000 or admissions@wit.edu with further questions or concerns.  We are happy to help!

 

I’m Ready to Commit To WIT!

Thank you to everyone who attended our Accepted Students Day! The Wentworth community enjoyed meeting all of you in person. We hope after attending Accepted Students Day, you are finally ready to officially commit to Wentworth!  If you plan to live on campus, we require a $250 tuition deposit and a $500 housing deposit. If you do not wish to live on campus, you are only required to submit a $250 tuition deposit. Remember, you are only allowed to live off campus if you will be living with family within reasonable distance of campus. If your housing deposit is not submitted on or before May 1, we will not be able to guarantee you housing for the Fall 2017 semester. In case you aren’t sure how to submit a deposit, we have some easy to follow instructions for you to follow. There are a few different ways in which you can deposit:

  1. Complete the grey enrollment form included in your acceptance letter. You can mail this form along with a check made out to Wentworth Institute of Technology to 550 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02115.
  2. Call the Office of Admission and deposit over the phone with a credit card.
  3. Deposit electronically. Click the link to Commit to WIT! You will be directed to CashNet which will allow you to submit a deposit online. Make sure you have your Wentworth ID number handy! You can find your ID number on your acceptance letter.

Let us know that you’re excited to attend this fall! Engage with us on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #WITAdmit. We look forward to having you on campus in Fall 2017. As always, reach out to the Admissions Office if you have any questions at 617-989-4038 or email admissions@wit.edu.

 

Spring Events for Accepted Students

Spring is a favorite time of year for the Wentworth Admissions team because it is when we finally get to welcome accepted students to campus! We have reviewed your applications, chatted with you on the phone and through email, and now we finally have the opportunity to meet you in person! We know that choosing a college is a huge decision for high school seniors and their families. We hope our spring events will help make your decision as easy as possible. Even if you have visited campus before, we hope that you will come back to campus and participate in any or all of our different events for our accepted students.

Accepted Student Day: We will be hosting two Accepted Student Day events on Friday, March 24 and Friday, March 31. The events are identical so feel free to sign up for whichever one fits your schedule. Accepted Student Day is a chance to get better acquainted with all aspects of the Wentworth experience. You will also have the opportunity to get a first glimpse of what the class of 2021 might look like! We will be conducting campus tours throughout the day so students will be able to view our academic buildings and residence halls. Families will be able to speak directly with representatives from the Financial Aid Office, Center for Wellness and Disability Services, Co-ops and Careers, and more! Students and families will also enjoy a catered lunch. Please register in advance through the accepted students website so that we know to expect you.

Shadow Days: Interested in experiencing a day in the life of a Wentworth student? If so, then we have the perfect program to satisfy your curiosity! The Shadow Day program allows accepted students to come to campus and shadow the classes of a current Wentworth student in their chosen major. We also provide lunch vouchers for prospective students to dine on campus alongside their student host. This program is a fantastic way for students to determine if Wentworth and their anticipated major is the right fit for them. The event will run from Monday February 6- Friday April 7. Please note that there is no overnight component to this program. If interested, complete a request form on our accepted student website. Please give us two weeks notice in order to accommodate your request. For students participating, if you snap a picture while on campus and share the picture on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #ShadowWIT, we will send you some Wentworth swag!

Women at Wentworth Dessert Reception: We invite women who have been accepted to Wentworth for the Fall 2017 semester to join us immediately following Accepted Student Day for a dessert reception. We will be hosting this reception after both Accepted Student Day events. Accepted females will be receiving a formal invitation to the event. Women of the Wentworth community will be in attendance to meet, mingle, and enjoy delicious desserts with prospective female students interested in enrolling at Wentworth.The women of Wentworth look forward to sharing their experiences with the next generation of female students. If you can’t wait until the reception to learn more, follow us on Instagram as we profile an influential woman at Wentworth every Wednesday!

We look forward to seeing you this spring! If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Admissions Office at 617-989-4000 or email admissions@wit.edu.

 

 

I’m a #WITADMIT! What Happens Next?

If you have received your acceptance to Wentworth, congratulations! We are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to welcome the class of 2021! Many of you are probably wondering what happens after you officially receive your acceptance to Wentworth. We have comprised a timeline of “next steps” in the admission and decision-making process.

Priority Deadline: Wentworth operates on rolling admissions, however we do have a priority deadline of February 15. Completing an application before February 15 ensures you a space in the major of your choosing, if you are accepted to the institution. If you have recently completed an application and have not yet heard from us, please try to be patient as the admissions team is working hard to review applications in a timely manner. If you would like to check the status of your application, feel free to reach out to your admissions counselor.

Financial Aid: This is often an area of concern for students and families when trying to make their final enrollment decision. At Wentworth, more than 75% of our students receive federal financial aid and 100% of students receive a merit scholarship. For families who have not yet filed a FAFSA, we recommend that you do so ASAP! We understand that applying for need-based financial aid can be a confusing and overwhelming process. Our financial aid counselors are here to address your concerns. Your financial aid counselor can be reached by phone or email. Understand that our Financial Aid Office receives a high volume of calls and emails in the spring semester, so please allow a few days for your counselor to follow up with you. If you have general questions, refer to the financial aid section of our website. Financial aid awards will not be mailed to students until mid-to-late March, 2017.

Events: This spring, we will be hosting several events for admitted students. Our Accepted Student Days will be held on Friday, March 24 and Friday, March 31. All students who have been accepted to Wentworth will be receiving formal invitations to the event. If you know you will be attending, please make sure to RSVP so that we know to expect you. Wentworth also invites accepted students to shadow classes of a current Wentworth student in their anticipated major. For more information or to request a shadow day, please refer to the accepted student website. The link can be found in your acceptance packet.

Deadline to #CommitToWIT: May 1, 2017 is the deadline to submit your tuition and housing deposit. We cannot guarantee that housing will be available to students who submit their housing deposit after the May 1 deadline. To deposit, you can submit a check or pay online. Instructions for submitting your deposit can be found on the back of your grey enrollment form in your acceptance packet.

Don’t forget to engage with us on twitter and Instagram and let us know if you’re excited to attend Wentworth by using the hashtag #WITAdmit!

Happy Holidays!

The fall semester is coming to a close and our students are getting ready to head home for winter break! If you are interested in visiting campus, keep in mind that our last campus tour of the fall semester is on Tuesday, December 20th at 10 am. Spring campus tours will begin again on Monday, January 9th. We are not offering anymore departmental information sessions this fall, however they will resume in January. Make sure to check the event calendar in January for updated departmental information session dates and times for the spring semester. In the meantime, if you live far away from campus or just can’t bare the winter chill, enjoy our virtual tour from the comfort of your own home!

As a reminder, the Wentworth Admissions Office will be closed starting Friday, December 23rd and will re-open Tuesday, January 3rd. If you are in the process of applying to Wentworth, we encourage you to complete your application as soon as possible. Remember, our priority deadline for admission is February 15th, 2017. Feel free to check in with your admissions counselor if you are unsure of the status of your application.

If you have been accepted to Wentworth and you’re excited to attend, let us know! Engage with us on twitter and instagram using the hashtag #WITAdmit.

The Wentworth Admissions team wishes everyone a happy and healthy holiday and new year!

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Application Review

Sorry we haven’t written in a while—we’ve been busy reviewing your applications for Spring and Fall 2017!

We know that you are all anxious to receive your admission decisions, and we are working hard to get those to all of you as soon as possible. If you aren’t sure if your application is complete, reach out to your admissions counselor to check your application status. If you don’t know who your admissions counselor is, follow this link to see who reviews applications for your region. If you haven’t heard from us recently, make sure you are checking the email that you applied to Wentworth with. The majority of our communication with you is through email.

If you haven’t yet applied to Wentworth, there is still plenty of time!

Wentworth operates on rolling admissions, which means we review applications in the order in which they are received until our majors reach capacity. Wentworth has a priority deadline of February 15th. After this day, we do not guarantee space availability in any of our majors. Completing an application before February 15th ensures you a space in your major if you are accepted to Wentworth. From the time an application becomes complete, we try to send out decision letters within a 3-5 week time frame. If you are applying for spring 2017 transfer, we require a completed application by December 1st. Only select majors are available for transfer in the spring semester. Space is limited in these majors so completing an application as soon as possible is recommended. Read more about the transfer admissions process here.

As a reminder, Wentworth’s application requires:

  1. Application with essay
  2. High school transcript
  3. Standardized test scores (SAT or ACT). W super score the SAT!
  4. At least 1 letter of recommendation from an academic source or guidance counselor

Lastly, we have exciting news! Students applying for admission to the Fall 2017 semester will have the opportunity to apply to a brand new major, Biological Engineering! Read more about Biological Engineering here.

We realize this is a stressful time for high school seniors. The admissions office at Wentworth is here to help, so reach out to us with any questions or concerns at 617-989-4000 or admissions@wit.edu.

 

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Fall at Wentworth

Fall is upon us! If you haven’t visited Wentworth, now is a great time to do so! We have tons of different opportunities to visit campus including: campus tours, academic information sessions, and of course—Open House!

Campus tours:
The undergraduate admissions office offers campus tours Mondays-Fridays at 10 a.m and 2 p.m, as well as some select Saturdays! We do ask that you register in advance so we know to expect you. Our campus tours are given by our student Admissions Ambassadors and typically run for one hour. You will have the opportunity to see our academic areas, fitness center, newly renovated library, residence halls, and more! Our student Admissions Ambassadors are excited to share their experiences at Wentworth with prospective students. Admissions Counselors are always available to answer any additional questions after the tour.

Academic Information Sessions:
In order to make the most out of your visit to Wentworth, we encourage students to visit on a day that we offer the information session that fits their interests. Throughout the week, we offer academic information sessions for all of our different majors. The information sessions are given by a faculty member in the academic department and will provide students with the opportunity to learn more about the program, ask questions, and make connections with professors. You do need to sign up for the information session separately. Information session days and times can be found on the visit calendar along with the campus tours.

Open House:
For any students interested in Wentworth, Open House is a must attend! We will be running two Open Houses this fall on Sunday, October 30 and Sunday, November 20. Students and families will have the opportunity to go on a campus tour, attend academic information sessions, learn more about the admissions process, co-op program, financial aid, and more! Registration opens at 8:30 a.m and concludes around 2:00 p.m. Families should plan to be on campus for the duration of the event to ensure they are able to attend all of the information sessions that interest them. We will also provide a light continental breakfast and a delicious buffet lunch! Please register in advance for either of our Open Houses!

Virtual Tour:
We know some of you won’t be able to make it to campus this fall due to distance, so we’ve made it possible for you to “visit” campus without even leaving your house. Follow this link to experience our virtual tour! If you happen to have a VR headset at home, you can use it and view the tour on your phone for the full virtual reality experience!

We hope to see you on campus this fall! If you have any questions, feel free to contact the admissions office at admissions@wit.edu or call 617-989-4000. We are always here to help!

Meet Admissions: Becca & Nathania (New Admissions Counselors)

We are very excited to welcome our newest Admissions Counselors, Becca and Nathania, to the Wentworth Admissions team!

Becca Kelly, Admissions Counselor

Becca was eager to begin her admissions career after recently graduating from UMass Dartmouth. Becca will be traveling in and reviewing applications for students residing in Worcester County, MA, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. She will also review applications for students living in Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. Originally from the greater Boston area, Becca isn’t new to all the wonders of the city. Her favorite Boston pastime is sampling all the different types of cuisine around the city. In her spare time, Becca loves staying active and exploring new places. She can also be found binge-watching some of her favorite shows on Netflix. Becca is most excited to travel and take in all of the sites that her new territory has to offer, as well as meeting prospective students.

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Nathania Francois, Admissions Counselor

Nathania is a graduate of Salem State University and is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs. Nathania will be traveling in and reviewing applications for students living in Plymouth County, MA and the downstate region of New York (Long Island, NYC, Rockland, Orange, and Westchester counties). She will also review applications for students living in Washington, D.C., Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Nathania is originally from St. Lucia, but has lived in the greater Boston area for most of her life. In her spare time, Nathania enjoys singing, writing poetry, and shopping. She is most looking forward to learning more about Wentworth and its students. Nathania is excited to be working right in the heart of Boston, and enjoys the rich culture of the city.

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Help us to welcome Becca and Nathania to Wentworth when you see them on the road!