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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!

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! 

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!

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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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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Happy New Year blog-o-sphere! On January 1, 2015 the FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) became available for the class of 2019. For tips and tricks from Wentworth’s financial aid experts check out Wentworth’s Financial Aid Blog.

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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!

 

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Interested in learning more about Wentworth from the comfort of your own home?  Stop by our Fall Online Chat tomorrow, September 17. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about our programs and scholarship opportunities, speak to current Wentworth student about campus life, and hear directly from Admissions Counselors about the application process.

To log-on:

1. Go to

http://wit.adobeconnect.com/f2014admissionschat

2. Enter as a guest

3. Fire away with your questions!

If the September 17 date doesn’t work for you, chat with us on October 21 instead.

We hope to see you in Cyber Space.

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