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!

New Student FAQ!

May 28, 2015 — Leave a comment

Friends, Leopards, Countrymen, Wentworth Class of 2019, lend us your ears!

 

 

This is a friendly reminder that if you haven’t already, you should sign up to attend New Student Orientation.  You will learn SO much helpful Wentworth information at New Student Orientation but to tide you over until then, we’ve compiled a short list of New Student Frequently Asked Questions.  You might be feeling anxious, excited, nervous,  or all three as these are typical emotions to be experiencing as moving to college is a major milestone in your life. But, you can feel confident that all of your questions will be answered and hopefully your nerves will be calmed at orientation. If your initial questions aren’t answered below, or you want further clarification about any of the information presented, check out the New Student Programs website or give the Wentworth Admissions Office a call at 617-989-4000. We look forward to meeting the class of 2019!

Q: How do I transfer my college credits?

A: Students who have taken courses for college credit should request that their official college transcript be sent to the Admissions Office for transfer credit evaluation.

Q: How do I register for classes?

A: Sit tight! You will learn how to register for classes at orientation.

Q: Which meal plan do I chose?

A. All first year students are required to purchase the mandatory full meal plan of $1,495 per semester.

Q: Do I need to complete the English Placement Exam?

A: All first year domestic students, who do not have AP or transfer credit for English 1, need to complete the English Placement Exam. This must be completed by May 29.

Q: When is move in?

A: Wednesday, August 26

Q: How do we get housing assignments?

A: In early June, students will receive an email directing them to complete their housing agreement and roommate matching questionnaire. Students select housing assignments online between July 13 and July 17.

Q: Does Wentworth offer gender inclusive housing for freshman? 

A: Yes! For questions regarding gender inclusive housing, please contact Greg Mantolesky, Assistant Director of Housing and Residential Life at mantoleskyg@wit.edu

Q: Can I bring my car to campus when I move in?

A: Students living on campus cannot bring a car freshman year. Commuter students can purchase their parking pass on LConnect.

Q: What if I want to change my major?

A: Change of major requests should be directed to the Admissions Office, 617-989-4000 or admissions@wit.edu.  A change of major is not guaranteed.  Please reach out to your admissions counselor for clarification!

Q: When is the fall semester tuition bill due?

A: Your bill should be settled by July 30

 

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Seniors, we hope you had a lovely weekend after May 1 and feel confident and happy with your college decisions!

 Wentworth Class of 2019 students, we are thrilled to have you join us!  Find more information about next steps before classes begin on August 31 on our New Student Orientation page.

And until we see you this summer, May the 4th be with you!

-The Wentworth Admissions Staff

 

Are you a student in California interested in learning more about Wentworth Institute of Technology?  You’re in luck!  Wentworth will attend fairs in San Diego, Greater Los Angeles, and San Francisco this week!

The Wentworth Leopard made the journey with Carlo and insisted on taking a selfie with delicious food from the California classic, In-N-Out Burger.  We think the Leopard’s eyes are a little bigger than its stomach!

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Views from the Road: California Dreaming

“In like a lion out like a lamb” wouldn’t be the phrase Wentworth Admissions would use to describe the month of March this year.  With highs nearing 18 degrees the “spring” breezes have been less than mild, but that hasn’t stopped our spring athletes from taking to the field and giving it their all. Hear from four current Leopards about  highlights from this season and their advice for prospective student athletes.

 

robby_sheldon15Robby Sheldon of Dover, NH is a Biomedical Engineering major. Robby enjoyed watching the success of the men’s basketball team this winter (who made it to the CCC championship and went 14 and 14 for the season).  His advice for prospective students thinking of participating in athletics at Wentworth? “Try out. Get involved. It is a great experience and you meet a lot of great people. Balancing schoolwork with athletics is more of a challenge but it makes you a better person in the long run.”

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Megan Berryman, a Mechanical Engineering major from Middleboro, MA, enjoys having the ability to continue playing a sport that she loves while furthering her education.  Her highlight of the season—”Bonding with my teammates during spring break in Fort Myers, FL. It’s a huge benefit to have many friends [on the Softball team] in different majors all over campus.”

 

 

 

 

tyler_weninger15Tyler Weninger is a Civil Engineering major from Chandler, AZ. He thinks the baseball team has the potential to make a deep run this year. He recommends that prospective student athletes not hold themselves back from playing a sport because they think it will interfere with school. He notes, “Playing a sport has kept me organized and on task more than I have ever been. Having practices and games makes me want to finish all my homework and studying beforehand so I can solely focus on baseball when I step on the field.”

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Hailing from Fremont, NH, Vanessa Weymouth is a Biomedical Engineering major. She recommends that prospective student athletes stay “determined and dedicated to both academic and athletic pursuits.” She notes, “the team has improved a lot compared to last year and we have a solid group of dedicated girls.”

 

 

 

 

 We wish Leopards Baseball & Softball continued success during the 2015 season. Track their records below.

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