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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.

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.

 

 

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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Summer Preview Days

The summer is a wonderful time to start touring college campuses and making your list of schools to apply to in the fall! To help aid you in your search process, Wentworth  invites you to participate in one of our Summer Preview Days. We will be hosting two different Preview Days this summer. The first will be on Friday, July 22nd specifically for all students interested in our Engineering majors. The second Summer Preview Day will take place on Friday, July 29th and this day will be for students interested in the College of Arts and Sciences, the college of Architecture, Design and Construction Management, and our Computer Science and Computer Networking programs.

During our Summer Preview Days, students will have the opportunity to tour campus as well as learn more about:

  • The admissions process
  • Co-op
  • Financial Aid
  • Majors

Students and families should plan to arrive on campus between 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to check-in at Blount Auditorium. The day will conclude at 2:00 p.m. after the optional Admissions Counselor Reception. If you choose not to stay for the reception, the day will conclude at 1:15 p.m. The reception is an excellent opportunity to meet your Admissions Counselor, who will later be reviewing your application. There will also be light refreshments served! Our Preview Days do reach capacity, so register ASAP if you are interested in attending!

If you are not able to make it for a Summer Preview Day. There are still other opportunities to visit campus this summer. We regularly offer campus tours Monday-Friday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and department information sessions are available on specific days. Check out our campus visit calendar to schedule a tour or information session.

 

As always, the Admissions Office at Wentworth is here to help. Contact admissions@wit.edu or 617-989-4000 if you have any questions!

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Holiday Admission Decisions!

Sorry we haven’t written in a while, we’ve been busy reviewing your applications for the Fall and Spring 2015 semesters. If you’re not sure about the status of your application, don’t panic! Please give us a call  at 617-989-4000 and we’ll be happy to help.

Please note, Wentworth will be closed on Wednesday, December 24 through Monday, January 5 for Winter Break.

The Leopard makes a winter friend as applications abound in the Admissions Office.

Sending warm wishes for a happy, healthy, holiday season.

-The Wentworth Admissions Team