Application Review

November 18, 2016 — Leave a comment

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

October 26, 2016 — Leave a comment

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!

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!

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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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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