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!
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!
There is a lot for high school seniors to consider at this time of year. If you are still in the process of applying to Wentworth—don’t panic! We practice rolling admission, so students can apply at anytime until our majors are full. We do have a priority deadline of February 15, though. This means that we do not guarantee space in any major if you apply after this date. It is definitely a good idea to make sure we have received a completed application from you by February 15. If you are unsure if we have received all required documents, follow up with your Admissions Counselor.
If you have been accepted, and have not yet thought about financial aid, now is a good time to start! You should complete your FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) as soon as possible. We do not require the CSS profile in addition to the FAFSA. March 1 is the priority deadline to apply for federal financial aid. The earlier that you apply, the earlier that you will receive your financial aid award from us. Typically, students that apply for financial aid in January should receive their financial aid package by the end of March. Financial aid can be a very confusing process, especially if you are the first in your family to attend college. Our Financial Aid Office is here to help. There is a lot of helpful information available to you through Wentworth’s Financial Aid Blog as well as some additional resources on our website. And, you can always reach out to your Financial Aid counselor. If you are not sure who that is, call the student service center at 1-800-222-9368 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To look for additional funding, we recommend checking out Fastweb Scholarships to see what types of scholarships you might be eligible to apply for. This is free money, so it is worth taking advantage of!
As always, if you have any questions feel free to reach out to us by emailing email@example.com or calling 617-989-4000.
Sorry we haven’t written in a while, we have been busy reviewing your applications for Spring and Fall 2016!
If you are unsure of your application status always feel free to call us at 617-989-4000, but please note that we will be closed for the holidays from Thursday, December 24 through Monday, January 4. We encourage you to complete your application as soon as possible, keeping in mind that our priority filing deadline is February 15. Having a complete application by the 15th of February ensures a spot in the major that you apply for if you are accepted.
Accepted Students: Congratulations from all of us in the Admissions Office!
You should be very proud of your academic accomplishments. Get excited! If you still haven’t visited campus, we are open for 10:00 a.m. campus tours, Monday-Friday until Tuesday, December 22. We will begin spring semester campus tours on our first day of classes, Wednesday, January 6. Additionally, we are excited to announce that we are currently finalizing our merit scholarship awards which we will be mailing out to all accepted students shortly.
If you haven’t already, follow and engage with us on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You can also follow our student bloggers who offer great insight into what life is truly like as a student at Wentworth. We want to get to know you, so once you’ve been accepted, use the #WITAdmit hashtag. Maybe even include a snapshot of you with your acceptance packet!
Best wishes from all of us for a wonderful holiday season and a happy, healthy new year!
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 also have the opportunity to learn about each academic department, financial aid, athletics, co-op and much more! Our first Open House of the year is already full, so hurry up and register now for our final Open House on Sunday, November 22. 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 West Lot (main campus) and Parker Street Lot. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing all of you at Open House!
Attending college fairs is a fantastic way to gain information that can then help you make informed decisions about which colleges you might be interested in applying to. Wentworth’s Admissions staff is currently in the midst of fall travel and can’t wait to meet all of the prospective students for the class of 2020!
We have compiled some helpful tips to ensure that you are prepared for college fair season:
Do your research
We know it sounds like something your mother would tell you to do, but it can really help to feel more prepared when speaking with college representatives. Knowing which schools will be attending the college fair and conducting prior research on some schools that interest you will make you feel more confident and also appear knowledgeable and interested to the college representatives.
Make a list
Similar to making a shopping list when you go to the store, it is a great idea to make a list of all the schools you really want to speak with. Once you have established the schools you are initially interested in, it’s a great idea to visit these booths first. Time is of the essence!
Venture outside your comfort zone
Once you have visited the booths of the schools you developed initial interest in, do not be afraid to explore other schools! We all deviate from our shopping lists from time to time. Some of the best finds in life are not a part of the original plan.Take advantage of having so many college representatives at your disposal. Speak with representatives from colleges outside your geographic region, large schools, small schools, urban, suburban, rural, big name schools and maybe schools you have never heard of before. Gather information regarding scholarships and financial aid at the schools that might seem financially out of reach. You never want to rule out a school all together just based on the sticker price. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!
Prepare questions to ask
It is important to come to the college fair with questions to ask college representatives. You will be able to obtain more information and you will appear more prepared. Being engaged, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable comes across in a positive light. There are NO stupid questions, so never be afraid to ask about the food, or whether or not we have an Ultimate Frisbee team. (Our cafeteria has so many great options and we do have an Ultimate team, in case you were curious!)
The Admissions Staff are taking over Instagram and documenting their travels every Thursday in October. Follow their travels @WITAdmissions on Instagram.
Are those the gorgeous rolling hills of Vermont? No, they’re not! Admissions Counselor Abby took this serene shot of a field in the Nutmeg State on her way to a college fair!
The Jersey Shore: Seaside
On location at the Jersey Shore House!
After a great day of high school visits, Carlo—admissions counselor and fan of “The Jersey Shore”—explored Seaside Heights.