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 10: 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 #WIT2020. 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: You are not required to attend New Student Orientation. Transfer students are invited to attend an optional transfer orientation in July. The date will be announced sometime in June.

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 Emily Smedick at smedicke@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 1st. 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 18: 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 11-15: Students will be notified of their housing selection slot, which will specify their date and time to chose 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.

6. Documents Due August 3: Fall 2016 bill, immunization form, and  student insurance plan waiver or insurance enrollment form are due on this day.

FMI contact the Student Service Center 617-989-4020 or ssc@wit.edu. 

As always, contact Admissions with further questions or concerns.  We are happy to help! 

Accepted Students:

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Time is winding down!  May 2 is our deadline to deposit for the Fall 2016 semester. Submitting your deposit on or before May 2 secures a seat in the major that you were accepted for and space in our residence halls.

Deposit FAQs:

Q. How do I submit my deposit online?

A. To deposit online:

  1. Click on this link
  2. Click on the link that says “Click here to login using student’s WID Number and Last Name.”
  3. Login using your WID Number and Last Name. (Located on the grey enrollment form that was included in your acceptance packet)
  4. Click on “Undergraduate- Tuition Deposit.”
  5. Complete the form and click “Add to Shopping Cart.”
  6. If you intend to live on campus, click on “Continue shopping” and choose “Undergraduate- Housing Deposit.” Complete the housing deposit and click “Add to Shopping Cart.” Otherwise, click on “Checkout.”
  7. Select your method of payment and click on “Continue Checkout” to finalize your payment information.

 

Q. Can I send a check?

A. You can send a check for either tuition ($250) or both tuition and housing ($750), if you plan to live on campus. The check should be made out to Wentworth Institute of Technology. The letter should be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

 

Q. Can I deposit over the phone?

A. You can call your Admissions Counselor and make a deposit over the phone using a credit card.

 

Do you have questions that we didn’t answer here? Please reach out to the Admissions Office at 617-989-4000.

If you can’t wait to attend Wentworth this fall, let us know on Facebook or Twitter by using the hashtag #WITCOMMIT !

Welcome Wentworth Class of 2020! We have some awesome Accepted Student events coming up. We hope to see you there! #WITAdmit

Accepted Students Day:

What: Accepted Student Day is an important event to attend if you are considering Wentworth for Fall 2016 whether or not you have already visited campus. There will be a variety of information sessions throughout ASD. We will also run “Ask the Experts” panels, one specifically for students and another for parents. ASD is a great opportunity to get all of your questions answered, whether about co-op, student life, transitioning to city living, homework, or even the food on campus. If you are wondering how you can get involved on campus, look no further, student clubs and organizations will be available to speak with potential new members for Fall 2016 including Society of Women Engineers, Competitive Video Gaming Club, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers, just to name a few!

Make sure to bring your appetite, we will have a continental breakfast and lunch buffet. We will also run campus tours continuously throughout the day for students who haven’t had a chance to visit campus, or want to take a second look! Don’t be nervous to break the ice and introduce yourself to other accepted students. Everyone is apprehensive about starting college in the Fall. Developing lifelong friendships is one of the most rewarding aspects of the college experience. Someone sitting next to you during a session on Accepted Student Day might end up being your freshman roommate!

When: Friday, March 25 and Friday, April 1

Why: ASD is a great opportunity to determine if Wentworth is the best fit for your educational needs.

How: If you haven’t yet registered for Accepted Student Day, there is still time! Sign up through our Accepted Student website or by calling the Admissions Office (617-989-4000). Lastly, if you’re excited about attending Accepted Student Day, let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram by using the #WITASD and #WITADMIT hashtags!

 

Shadow Program:

Who: Students who have been accepted for Fall 2016.

Why:  Attending a Shadow Day at Wentworth is a great way to determine if you can truly see yourself as a student here. It is also a great way to see if the major you are considering is everything you had hoped for!

What: You may be asking yourself, “What is a typical day-in-the-life of a Wentworth student?” A Shadow Day will answer this question for you! We will match you with a current Wentworth student in your major and you will have the opportunity to shadow their classes for the day, as well as dine on campus!

When/How: Our Shadow Day program concludes on April 8th and we do request that students give us at least 2 weeks’ notice to ensure that we can organize the most informational day possible! You can sign up for a Shadow Day through our Accepted Student website or by calling Admissions.

Last but not least…

Our Financial Aid Office is working hard to send all of your Financial Aid awards ASAP! Remember to check your email periodically because we will be reaching out to you when your Financial Aid award is ready to be viewed on LConnect. You will receive a hard copy in the mail as well. If you have any specific questions regarding Financial Aid, make sure you reach out to your Financial Aid counselor directly.

If you absolutely can’t wait to be a Leopard, you can deposit for tuition and housing through LConnect now! Our deadline to deposit for tuition and housing is May 1st. Depositing for tuition and housing by or before May 1st ensures you a spot in the class of 2020 and in our residence halls.

As always, reach out to the Wentworth Admissions Office with any questions or concerns, we are always here to help. We look forward to meeting all of you soon!

Understandably, winter is not the most desirable season to live in Boston. Boston is notorious for frigid temperatures and way too much snow. It is important to not let the winter weather get you down. There is always something fun to do in Boston, no matter what the season! Here are some favorite, budget-friendly winter activities from the Wentworth Admissions Staff.

 

  • Ice Skating on the Frog Pond at the Boston Common: Admission is $5 and skate rental is an additional $9. Tuesdays are college nights! Bring your Wentworth ID and pay only $2.
  • Tour some architecture: The Boston Public Library offers free tours highlighting the architecture of the historic building. The tour lasts about an hour and leaves from the Dartmouth Street entrance. Check the library’s website for days and times.
  • Attend a sporting event: Support your Leopards! Check our the Wentworth Athletics events calendar to see when there are local games. You can also check out the Info Hub for discounted Bruins and Celtics tickets!
  • Indoor rock climbing: If you are feeling cooped up and craving some adventure, check out Rock Spot Climbing in South Boston. A day pass is only $20 with your student ID.
  • Broaden your horizons at the Museum of Fine Arts: The MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world and is home to nearly 500,000 works of art! The museum is always free with your student ID.
  • Take the plunge at the New England Aquarium: Admission with your student ID is only $24.95 and only $29.95 if you also want to see an IMAX movie!
  • Check out the Boston Public Market: At BPM you will find fresh, locally grown food even during the coldest months of the year! The Market is located at 100 Hanover St. and is accessible by the T at Haymarket Station.
  • Get up, Get energized: It’s challenging to feel motivated to exercise during the winter months. Venture out of your comfort zone and check out these Boston-area fitness classes. Your first class is free! Don’t forget, we also have awesome group exercise classes offered right here at Wentworth, also free of charge!

Happy Winter!

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Happy Spring…Semester!

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 ssc@wit.edu. 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 admissions@wit.edu or calling 617-989-4000.

 

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Happy Holidays!

December 10, 2015 — Leave a comment

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!

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Fall Open House

October 27, 2015 — Leave a comment

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 admissions@wit.edu. We look forward to seeing all of you at Open House!

 

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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.

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Sorry we haven’t written in a while! We’ve had a busy summer in the Admissions Office undergoing some exciting changes, enjoying the summer weather, and preparing for another great school year! The first of these exciting changes is that we’ve had a wonderful addition to our staff.  Join us in welcoming Sasha Veiga, our newest Admissions Counselor.

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Sasha began her journey with us as a graduate intern this past spring, and is now a permanent member of our staff. Sasha’s reading and travel territories include: Middlesex county, Massachussetts, and upstate New York. She is originally from Lynnfield, Massachusetts and is no stranger to all the wonderful history and culture that Boston has to offer. Sasha enjoys baking, exercising, and catching up on all her Bravo TV shows. When in Boston, she especially enjoys dining in the Seaport district, kayaking on the Charles River Esplanade (as pictured), and shopping on Newbury Street. As a new Admissions Counselor, Sasha is most excited to travel to new territories and share her love of Boston with prospective students. Welcome Sasha!

It was a winter of historic snowfall in Boston, now that the temperatures are up, here are some fun activities to get you out and about this summer!

*Get some fresh air while soaking up the historic sites. Stroll around the Boston Harborwalk or the Freedom Trail for free!

*Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch shell – watch some amazing movies right next to the Charles River.

*Free fun Fridays – 70 Museums in the Boston area, with free admission on 10 different days! Make sure to check out the Boston Children’s Museum on July 3!

*Tour the Massachusetts State House – Visit Governor Charlie Baker’s stomping grounds! Tours last for about an hour.

*Free Shakespeare on the Common – Be a part of this play series that takes place on the Boston Common- a tradition since 1996

*Fitness Free-for-all – From Salsa dancing to Zumba to yoga.  Check out the local parks offering plenty of ways to keep in shape this summer! All for free!